Swordfish Caught on Sportboat

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Anyone ever catch one of these?
 

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tunanorth

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I never caught one, but in the mid-1980's, the Daily Double used to do an all-night shark trip on summer weekends, and got one about 150 pounds amongst the sharks, probably at the 9 [can't recall exactly].
In the mid-90's the NorCal boat Wild Wave got one about 90 pounds fishing albacore out of Santa Cruz, on an anchovy and straight 20-pound.
 
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No. Seen a few taking sun baths with 0 success. Never seen one hooked. Fishing out of SD then we ran south

Did a shark trip out of seaforth in the late 80s on a party boat. Night time departure. We rented gear with a glow stick and wire bait leader. Buddy caught a blue shark, this is 4th grade. He tried to preserve the jaws and his technique did not work. Was not fun and we should had tried for a swordfish. Never fished shark again

Would like to witness thier power. Its hard to fathom
 
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la vida

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I remember those trips.
Never could figure out why anyone would want to do that. Back when we saw Blue Sharks on every trip.
I haven't seen a blue shark in years
 
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pacificscout

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    I haven't seen a blue shark in years


    Had a small one come up to the boat off Pt. Fermin last year.
    Hooked him on 8lb test and a jig. Fun for a moment then a re-tie and new jig.
     
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    sdrepairman

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    I was not on the trip but I got a couple photos
    I believe it was 2015 or 2016
    And it was on a half day trip on the new seaforth
    The best half day trip I have ever heard of
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    yellow fin tuna, yellow tail, sword fish, and dorado
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    nothing giant but they got one
     
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    Mtnfshr

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    I remember someone hooking a striper on the Pronto when Harold Ellis ran it. Early 70's. The fish rammed the stern below the water line, breaking off his bill. It was cut flush with the hull and is probably still there.
     
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    sdrepairman

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    I think this one was on one of the Oceanside boats last year
    I believe there is a article about this on BD somewhere
    It’s a good read
    Bummer
    The picture is too large to load
    maybe some one knows what I am referring to and could post a link
     
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    mogambosquid

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    I remember Ron on the happy Kanake getting quite a few but pretty sure he darted them hooked up to a 50 wide.

    Yup, baiting em with the lily iron. Ron was a hell of a fisherman, he was always weighing them in at the Marlin club.
    Always the same story ‘fish went ballistic! almost ripped off the flying gaff’
     
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    I think this one was on one of the Oceanside boats last year
    I believe there is a article about this on BD somewhere
    It’s a good read
    Bummer
    The picture is too large to load
    maybe some one knows what I am referring to and could post a link
    Yeah the poor baby had a fuckton of gaff holes in it lol
     
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