I had something happen in Cuba that I’ve never had happen before. I know it happens and it has happened plenty of times to plenty of people. I had a bonefish bit in half on the line by a barracuda.
I didn’t see the cuda around before I hooked the fish. I didn’t think the bonefish was acting weird or wild before the fish hit. I had the bone on and then, all of a sudden, the cuda was there, chewing on the bonefish. When I pulled in the fish, I was left with the front 1/3 or so of the bonefish.
I got to hold it him my hand and look it in the eye.
It was a weird moment. It underscored that this is a blood sport, even when we don’t intend it to be.