Offshore SWORDFISH! 10/24

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This was a dream come true. We left Mission Bay Friday night and headed to Pyramid. Anchored up around 2am. Started fishing around 6:30am just outside Pyramid. Water was nice and about 74. Lots of birds and looked good. A marlin jumped about 7 times in front of us so we worked the area. I got zipped on my big jethead twice. Nothing more for the rest of the day. Around 4pm we were 15 miles off Mission Bay and I put my jethead back out for hoo's. I got bit hard and it was on!! I have a 30 wide with 500 yards of 100lb braid topped with a couple hundred yards of 50lb mono. I was down to my braid pretty quick and the fish was going down and dirty. I'm thinking big tuna and I'm in low gear the whole time. I'm with my nephew Jon and his Dad (my brother) and our friend Rick. After about 40 minutes I'm thinking I'll let my nephew crank on this. We set him up in the harness and he cranks for 30 minutes. He was cool enough to pass it to his dad who cranked another 30 minutes. The whole time this fish is deep. Finally it comes up and the sun is down low so were still not sure what it is. It comes up tail wrapped and the second we see the fat ass tail we FREAKED out. I'm yelling SWORDFISH, SWORDFISH, SWORDFISH!! I sunk the fly gaff and the fish didn't move. Tail wrapped it and got it in the boat in about 30 seconds. Its still unbelievable that we get this on the troll. After its in the boat I looked at the swivel and its straightened out. I have a ball bearing swivel attached to my rod but when I rigged this for wahoo I added this swivel to the wire. Weighed the fish as the gas dock. I was guessing 200lbs but it weighed 195. Fish of a lifetime!!

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Talk to you guys on the radio, yep I thought it was a big tuna also.. Great surprise, Congratulations
Local Sword still on my bucket list, I baited, hooked and lost one a couple years ago.... 2015 A crazy year to remember
 
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    everyone elses
    :eek:
     
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    steelhead88

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    Totally fantastic, great job!!! It's nice when they bite the right gear, seems to never work out that way for us.
     
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    ?? fisherman

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    That's an unreal catch right there!!!!!

    Catching a swordie on the troll is nearly unheard of! It's happened very very few times that I know of....... crazy!!

    And dude...... that swivel...... count your blessings, cause that is some pimpy gear to be landing such a great fish!!

    That is by far the hardest local fish to land off our coast without question! Most of the ones hooked end up being fought for hours on end and being lost............ they are truly one very badass fish!

    You could call it all good now for the season or even fishing in general LOL....... but you might as well really show off and go get yourself a local wahoo as a side dish for your swordie. ;)

    Congrats....... totally sick report!

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
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    SEA SNIPER

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    Awesome job guys!!!!! Heard u guys from the beginning to the end!!!! WOW nice catch.....very tasty! Swivel totally detonated!!!! You must live right!! !:appl::cheers::appl:
     
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    makairaa

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    That's an unreal catch right there!!!!!

    Catching a swordie on the troll is nearly unheard of! It's happened very very few times that I know of....... crazy!!

    And dude...... that swivel...... count your blessings, cause that is some pimpy gear to be landing such a great fish!!
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    That is by far the hardest local fish to land off our coast without question! Most of the ones hooked end up being fought for hours on end and being lost............ they are truly one very badass fish!

    You could call it all good now for the season or even fishing in general LOL....... but you might as well really show off and go get yourself a local wahoo as a side dish for your swordie. ;)

    Congrats....... totally sick report!

    The unknown fisherman:p:
    There was a little one taken last year, but other than that the only ones I know of caught trolling were at night by people targeting them. Incredible catch.
     
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    Phat Boat

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    congrats guys. i was lucky enough to catch the weigh in. What a fish. The head was huge as was the sword. Fish of a lifetime.
     
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    NEZ BITE

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    I'm still super pumped. Feel very lucky. I always prepare for the unexpected but using that swivel was ridiculous, embarrassing. Still cant believe that happened.
     
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    ?? fisherman

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    I'm still super pumped. Feel very lucky. I always prepare for the unexpected but using that swivel was ridiculous, embarrassing. Still cant believe that happened.

    Cut that bill off and save it!

    I can tell you a fun and easy way to make that thing turn out insanely bitchen...... like a piece of polished furniture. ;)

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
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    Right on guys ! I just posted another thread asking about the outcome as we heard the radio chatter too. Guessing black or big tuna was the I heard . great job on landing this fish .
     
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