I absolutely love barracuda and they're my favorite species to catch on a spinning rod. Getting them to eat is no more difficult than bombing a long green tube lure downwind and ripping it back as fast as possible. No matter how fast you can reel, the cuda can swim faster. You get to see the whole strike right under the surface and once they're hooked up the fight is beyond belief. Big barracuda do everything you want a fish to do on the end of your line. They run faster than bonefish, jump like tarpon, and pull almost as hard as a permit.
On top of all that they look awesome in a photo. Check out those teeth up there. They can put a serious hurting on you if you're not paying attention unhooking them.
So if you find yourself down in the Keys when a cold front blows through don't cancel your fishing plans. Every guide knows a handful of good barracuda spots and they'll become one of your favorite things to catch, too.