Sunday, September 19, 2014
Six anglers aboard Islamorada’s sportfishing charter boat THE SEA HORSE landed an “monster” charter boat catch — a 480.9 lb. swordfish!
The swordfish was caught during a fishing charter booked on THE SEA HORSE. Earlier that day, anglers battled two other swordfish who ultimately got away. The old saying, “third time’s a charm” rung true for the anglers as the third fish was successfully landed by the charter.
The anglers fought this swordfish for one hour and fifteen minutes before bringing it onboard. Fishing in 1,600 feet of water at the continental shelf with a bonito belly rig on 80 lb. braided line, all six anglers onboard THE SEA HORSE took turns reeling in this monstrous swordfish.
Upon returning to Whale Harbor Marina, the swordfish was weighed on an IGFA certified scale.
This gigantic swordfish yielded over 400 lbs. of useable meat and was divided up among the anglers that worked to catch the fish.
This monster catch reinforces the moto of THE SEA HORSE — “You WILL catch fish!” On this day, we proved it!
If you want to attempt to bring in a monster swordfish, call Capt. Rick at 305-664-5020 today to book your trip!
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