Offshore Finally got my Swordfish ⚔️

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Well long story short I definitely put my time in to catching my first local swordfish. It definitely pretty boring of hours waiting for something to happen on one of the rods. Kind of reminds me of fishing for catfish as a kid. The worst part is reeling up every time you want to check your bait or try a new spot. I was finally able to get a drill attachment for my tiagra for the drops you don’t get bit. I have a few extra if anyone’s looking to buy an attachment that I got from a tackle shop on East coast.

This fish would come up to leader then sound to 300ft in seconds. I played that game for Two hours since you can’t put a lot of drag on them. It definitely put on a show when it would come to the surface. Ended up weighing in at 185 lbs.

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Time, work, determination =
Rewards! Great job.
 
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    Brother....The swordie maybe the toughest fish to successfully catch and land...and YOU DID IT!!! There are hundreds.... If not thousands of guys who have caught "mass quantities" of tuna...but have NEVER taken a swordfish in local waters.

    That puts you in the "2 percent" group of elite anglers. Patience... technique....home work. ....putting in the time....In the right place! GREAT CATCH! :-)
     
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    Did you get him on a deep drop? Or did you get him on the surface?
     
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    miaf

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    Nice fish! A little detail in the post is always nice. Just the basics, no secrets necessary.
     
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