'Cuda of the Flats

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Adrian E. Gray
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Aggressively “sweeping” a tube lure can draw vicious strikes from chasing cudas, even right next to the boat.Jeff Pierce
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Doug Olander
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Both topwaters and diving plugs, like this jointed Rapala, account for plenty of barracuda on the flats. The key is to work them quickly.Doug Stamm / stammphoto.com
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The aftermath of a cuda encounter — be sure to keep tackle boxes full of heavy-duty tube lures and plugs.Jeff Pierce