About noon, we caught a mahi and a barracuda at the same time. We concentrated on getting the mahi in. But it crossed and tangled with the line of the barracuda as Dave was bringing it in. Lesson learned. At least bring in the barracuda close to the boat and out of the way, then deal with it later. Dave did a great job of bringing in the mahi. It was close to 4 ft long. We wrap it in a wet towel and leave it on the floor of the cockpit until we stop and can clean it. The towel helps quiet the fish, keeps it cool, and contains the blood. We were in about 1500 ft of water off the southern tip of Cat Island.
|my shoe for comparison, and I wear an 11|
|beautiful clear water|
|the female has a sloping forhead (and an egg sack). they lose their pretty colors shortly after dying|
Back at the boat, we had a fresh mahi dinner. Yum yum!!