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BD Video Spotlight: 14-Foot Sawfish Swipes at Anglers

weird fish - sawfish florida keysCheck out this huge sawfish being caught and released in the Florida Keys.

Sawfish Florida Keys

Accomplished swordfish angler Brett Holden was recently fishing in Islamorada with another swordfish expert, Capt. Nick Stancyzk of Bud N Mary’s Marina, when they hooked into a massive sawfish.

Brett had been in Islamorada recently, fishing with another swordfish great, Capt. Nick Stancyzk, of the famed Bud N Mary’s Marina and another guy I’ve spent some time with fishing for swords.

What ensued was an epic battle with Brett’s 80-pound-class spinning rod. At one point in the video, the swordfish swipes at the boat, and the anglers, with its sharp, toothy saw.

“This is probably the coolest catch I have ever made,” said Holden, who is also known as Capt. Ahab. “This is a fish I have wanted to catch since I was a youngster and knocked it off the list last week while fishing with my good friend Capt. Nick Stanczyk.”

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