Ooh, barracuda

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Augusta angler Ben Estes landed this 22-pound barracuda Feb. 6 during a flyfishing trip to the famed permit and bonefish flats of Ascension Bay in Yucatan, Mexico. The toothy predator struck a "Sabalo Punch" tarpon fly on a fluorocarbon leader with no wire tippet. Shown with Estes is Charlie, a flats fishing guide from the Palometa Club fishing lodge.  SPECIAL
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Augusta angler Ben Estes landed this 22-pound barracuda Feb. 6 during a flyfishing trip to the famed permit and bonefish flats of Ascension Bay in Yucatan, Mexico. The toothy predator struck a "Sabalo Punch" tarpon fly on a fluorocarbon leader with no wire tippet. Shown with Estes is Charlie, a flats fishing guide from the Palometa Club fishing lodge.

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