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ISLA MUJERES
Hotel Vistalmar 11th Annual
Barracuda Bash 2006
 

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The Barracuda Bash is a "Hand-line" fishing contest. Not sure what hand-line fishing is, click on this link and I will try to explain what hand-line fishing is.

 

The Fishermen

It's the First Day and
everyone looks so happy to be here.

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Not a cloud in the sky. The water is as calm as can be.
The sun feels good on your face and they all just can't wait
to get out there and catch the Biggest Barracuda ever.

 

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Bill, the Cuda Buda,
(on the left looking towards his right) stairs out at
the water. Jenni squints as the bright sun shines down.
Bill has caught the biggest Barracuda more than any other contestant
ever. He has truely earned the nick name of Cuda Buda.

 

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The Barracuda Bash is a "hand-line" fishing contest.
I do not know if there is a formal definition for hand-line fishing but this is how I like to explain it.

To put it simply, you do not sit in front of a tripod as you do with ice fishing
and you do not use a fishing pole, you hold on to the line with your two hands.
You troll along on the Caribbean Sea under the warm sun,
drinking your favorite cold beverage waiting for the
Barracuda to take the bait and then the fun starts.
You bring the fish out of the ocean into the boat by
pulling it in with one hand then the other.
This is the way the people of Isla Mujeres have always fished.

The Mexican fishermen use either cut inner tubes slipped over the ponting finger and
the pinky finger or a pair of snug fitting gloves to protect their hands.

I recommend buying at least one pair, preferably two pairs, of snug fitting gloves
that will handle the water. This will help protect your hands and
you will have an extra pair in case you lose one glove on the water.

I use a pair of cotten gloves that have the palms coated with latex.
You can buy these at most any hardware/lawn care store in the US.

Yes it is a challenge but that is what makes it fun.
See you there.

 

Captains and First Mates

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Captains and first mates.

 

The first morning. Getting ready to start

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Everyone is waiting for
the call to boards the boats

People are woundering
just what the hell is going
on and Steve is looking for Rosie

 

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The Catch

Just a few fish. Left click here to see more of the fish caught durring the Bash

Some of the fish caught during the Bash

 

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The Fiesta

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The Party

 

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awards and more of the party after.

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more of the Fiesta Pictures

 

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The Sponsors

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A slide show of some people and places

A montage of people and places both past and present

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pictures of people at the Bash and the party after.

 

If you have any comments on the web page
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I would be glad to hear from you.