SWORDFISH! 10/24

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by NEZ BITE, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. NEZ BITE

    NEZ BITE Member

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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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  2. lynndeva

    lynndeva Fishing mom

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    Heard the radio chatter.. Nice!
     
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  3. mongoose969

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    wow congratulations, a rare catch.
     
  4. PUDDLER

    PUDDLER John

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    Congrats!!! Just heard about it on the radio.
     
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  5. Vermonster

    Vermonster Well-Known "Member"

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    Unreal! Huge congrats!!!
     
  6. Captfishkiller

    Captfishkiller Member

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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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  7. Carl

    Carl Bridesmaid,,,,,,,Again

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  8. 26grumpy

    26grumpy who hooked who

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    ^^^THIS!!!^^^^

    Congrats!!!
     
  9. mullet

    mullet Metal Fabricator

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    That will eat well
     
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  10. Gil Marlin

    Gil Marlin World Peace? Visualize Using Your Turn Indicator

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    I have a really great recipe for Swordfish, I'll trade for fillets... :D
     
  11. Deep_blue

    Deep_blue Cristy J

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    Wow! That is an awesome catch. Congrats!
     
  12. steelhead88

    steelhead88 Marriage is not a word; it is a sentence!

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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.
     
  13. ?? fisherman

    ?? fisherman super Captain

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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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  14. SEA SNIPER

    SEA SNIPER #willfish4tacos

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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:
     
  15. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    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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  16. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    local swordy on the troll. Try telling that story - without pics - in ten years from now. :rofl:
     
  17. Phat Boat

    Phat Boat I've posted enough I should edit this section

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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.
     
  18. 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.
     
  19. Mr. C

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    u guys r amazing I think u had help from above way to go
     
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  20. ?? fisherman

    ?? fisherman super Captain

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    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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