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03 March 2007

Rock Sound, Eleuthra

03 March 2007
We woke up very early this morning and departed the Exumas through Wax Cay Cut. Leaving the Exumas is hard but we have committed to explore new islands. Today is a great day for the crossing; the conditions are southerly winds with a 3-5' SE swell. It was a bit uncomfortable but we survived. Upon arriving in Eleuthera we found SE protection from the swell. The depth increase from 1000ft to 16ft within 0.1nm. This did not help our fishing situation, but the ride was much better. Once we reached The Bight our fishing pole went crazy. I grabbed it as fast as I could while Margaret prepared the towel and vodka spray. I fought the fish for over 5 minutes when it finally gave up. We were not sure the kind of fish this was because we were in 15ft water and not too many fish feed in those depths. As we were bringing the fish on board its razor sharp teeth gave it away. We pulled the 15lb Barracuda on board. It was over 3ft long with a mouth full of razor sharp teeth. Margaret covered him with the towel and sprayed over 2 shots of vodka in its gills to get him to calm down. This is not the type of fish you want going crazy while you are trying to get the hook out. The vodka did not phase the fish. I tried to hold it down with my thick leather gloves and the towel. I was unable to control the predator. It seems lately that we have been plagued with Barracudas. We did not have any of the proper tools available to pry the hook out without sticking your hand in its mouth. The teeth were � in long and he seemed willing to retaliate for disturbing his feeding time. After accessing our safety we finally cut the line and threw him over board. What a catch!

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Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau Oceanis 351
Hailing Port: Annapolis, Maryland
About: Chris and Margaret Geganto