lee4fish

Newbie
Feb 27, 2009
3
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Costa Mesa, Ca, Usa
Name
LAMAR LEE
Boat
15 ft kayak
Took my buddy out Wednesday for his birthday. I think this is my 40th trip of the year fishing for these beasts. Crunch time as we’re now in December! We launched out of Newport Beach at 6am. We headed South. We finally got out to our spot and set up two rods. We had a buoy rod and one down rod. About 2 hours into our drift we noticed a whack in the down rod. We sat there for a minute to see if he would come back and commit. He then whacked it again. We dropped it down about 50-60ft and waited for him to eat it. There was nothing for a few mins. We cranked it up about 50-60 feet and went tight. At that point, the battle begun. The fish came up several times and did deep dives back down. The Battle lasted a long 4 hours before this beast was bloody on deck. This is my second swordfish I’ve been apart of this year. 1st swordfish caught on the Screamin’ Sardine II. I’ll be back out this weekend looking for a second.
My buddy Greg now has his 3rd swordfish of the year and got the best birthday present ever, a 315lb beast!! So salty, over and out!

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iclypso

Member
Sep 6, 2006
602
44
Bay Area
Name
Dan
Boat
23' Blackman Billfisher, Bimini Twist
Such magnificent fish! Not looking for any secrets but, out of curiosity, do you head for spots that have been known to hold fish in the past or are you crunching water temps and other data to come up with a likely spot for that particular trip?
 
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KneppNasty

Snappin’ necks & cashin’ checks....
Sep 10, 2017
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422
35
Seal Beach, CA
Name
Jeramy
Boat
Trophy 2509
Wow, quite a feat! Huge congrats! 🙌🏽

You mind divulging how deep it was in the area you were fishing when you hooked that behemoth??

Sure beats this swordie that was apparently caught (and released) from the rocks somewhere this week 🤣

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DOGHOUSE26

I Should Upgrade My Account
Feb 22, 2004
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Escondido, CA
Name
jeff meeker
Boat
26 Blackman Billfisher
Holy Shit thats a Nice One! Bet you were hating life after the 2nd hour!

Congratulations & Thanks for the report!
 
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wdlfbio

Once you go Cat, you never go back
Sep 15, 2008
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10,164
Olympia, WA
Name
laurence
Boat
2021 Allied WildCat 30
Good Lord. That thing has quite the nose.
 
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kevina

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  • Sep 10, 2006
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    redondo beach
    Name
    kev
    Boat
    25' aqua sport
    Look at the size of that sword/bill, I would not want to get whacked by that thing when it's coming along side the boat!
     
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