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fishingfrank

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Wanted to try Deep dropping from my small 15' Whaler Dauntless. Left Dana Point at 6:00 am and had the line in at 6:30. Hooked up at 6:45, fish came straight up and broke water 20' from the boat, what a rush! The sword was neon purple and pissed off. Didn't take long to get a gaff into it, but getting it into the boat is another story. Managed to get it in and roped down for the short ride back in flat seas. Weight was 170.3 # at the Dana Point fuel dock. Had the boat cleaned, fish on ice by 10:00 am, not a bad half day of fishing.

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stairman

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yak and lowe duck hunting skiff but they identify as sportfishing crusiers
It's always that easy huh
 
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twotrack

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Can anyone step to that?
 
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SeaHawk IV

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You either got lucky or you did your homework prior to heading out. I'll assume the latter...

Congratulations for the outstanding accomplishment!
 
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mike mitchell

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Good job! Did you take the fish to a processor or do the cleaning yourself? What kind of yield do you get out of a swordfish?
 
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fishingfrank

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Good job! Did you take the fish to a processor or do the cleaning yourself? What kind of yield do you get out of a swordfish?
I processed the fish myself but was asked at the fuel dock if I wanted the near by fish restaurant to do it. Wish I would have asked how much. I am only guessing but the head, tail, and trimming (less sword) felt like about 65# . So between 100-110# of meat. Just a guess.
 
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