Barracuda Fishing off Little Corn Island

Good day,

Supposedly the fishing around Little Corn Island is great, why wouldn’t it be? If there aren’t a wealth of large feisty fish 50 miles offshore in the Caribbean Sea, where would they be? This fish is supposedly a “small barracuda” and they get considerably larger. Rumor has it the gent in a few blog posts ago riding the horse aka the guy from the Peace Love Farm has the island record. It was so big they had to bring the boat into shore, a fish story or truth!?

The gent above is named Alphonso and has signs all over, now we know he is legit. I saw Captain Elvis leaving today with some people at about 7am. On the topic of fishing, also met a gent on the beach who said he went and it was very worthwhile. All this said, bigger barracuda have been fished from the dock of Little Corn which supposedly dwarf this one. Let’s not forget about the rumored “resident nurse shark”.

Maybe I’m sheltered but that’s a big fish, I held it up and can’t imagine pulling it on a hand line.  So you know, the people who use hand lines for fishing aren’t super human for the most part, they wrap their hands in old rubber from tires so it doesn’t burn. Supposedly the “thrill” of hooking a large fish with your hands then pulling it in is incomparable.

Heard there is also king fish and tarpon around these parts, another rumor is that tarpon is delicous.

4 Comments

  1. charlie

    January 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    You should throw up a picture of someone in the act of legit hand-fishing before you leave Little Corn, I want to see this.

    • Rob

      January 23, 2012 at 6:02 am

      I’ll try and catch them in the act, besides on the boats only a few old guys hang out at the docks. Usually late at night hunting for that nurse shark or as he put it “whatever is out there”.

  2. SJH

    January 22, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    That’s what I’m talkin’ about…it’s about the size of the barracuda I caught with Alphonso. A big enough job indeed using rod & reel. I, too, would love to see anything you can find in the way of a photo of someone hand-lining a barracuda or other big fish. I hand-caught a number of yellow-tail snapper with Alphonso, but they’re puny compared to this quarry.

    Can’t wait to hear story of Rob’s exploits with Captain Alphonso or Captain Elvis. He needs to take a day trip with these guys.

    Also, supposedly the tarpon can be found near shore…up from the pier in the direction of the Triangle Restaurant (away from Tranquilo’s). And, I also landed a 30-lb kingfish with Captain Elvis, so you heard right about them.

    Best of luck, and keep up the fine reporting. SHABL is my morning routine!

    • Rob

      January 23, 2012 at 6:04 am

      I’m glad SHABL is part of your morning routine, best served the first half hour of work with a coffee.

      A friend is here, we just discussed. Probably going with Elvis first hen we’ll track down Alphonso. Having an image of dudes hand fishing is one thing, getting them with a big fish may be trickier.

      Either way, quite excited about the possible exploits with both these fine captains.

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