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Old 07-29-2013, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default Solo Swordfish trip

Left Destin friday night on a solo mission to kill a sword. Reached my favorite spot around 11 pm, two lines in the water by midnight. Had a sword wack the first bait while still trying to deploy the float. Slashed it in half and no hook up.

Tip rod went off 15 minutes later, and an hour after that had a 200# class fish on the deck.

While scrubbing the blood of the deck 10 minutes later the other rod went off. Released the second fish of the night after a quick 20 minute fight, roughly a 100# fish. Fished a one rod spread the rest of the night and had two more bites, grabbed the leader on the third fish right before he got off for the legal release, and around 4:30 had the fourth fish on, but he came undone boat side before a legal leader grab. Had one more mystery bites at 5:00 am.

Ran back in at first light. 3-4 on swordfish in 5 hours. All solo, super stoked that I pulled it off. It's a bit of challenge to wire a fish with one hand and hit him with the flying gaff in the other hand when he's a bit green next to the boat.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:27 PM   #2
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Pretty work .
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:29 PM   #3
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Well played sir.

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Take the black out away I need to see lures!! 3-4 on swords solo great work.
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Nice man I was the one at the dock when you were leaving. Told you I would be jealous! That's epic!
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Nice man I was the one at the dock when you were leaving. Told you I would be jealous! That's epic!
Ha right on man
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Nice work!
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:21 PM   #8
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you did what most of us dream about doing with a whole crew, strong work!
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:39 PM   #9
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Pretty work!!!
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:43 PM   #10
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Nice job!
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