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Old 01-24-2015, 01:45 PM   #1
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Well the boards have been pretty quiet, so I'll go ahead with my report even though its not to crazy. We put a last minute crew together to do an overnighter. We were originally going to the rigs in hopes of tuna, but due to the last minute nature and the crew we had we decided to do a casual trip out to the sword grounds instead. We left the dock around 11:00 Monday morning and were in no hurry to get there. We stopped at a bottom spot in 320' of water on the way out and we picked off several really nice sized mingos and one scamp. From there we put out a wahoo spread and trolled at 8-10 knots until we arrived around dark to our destination. Seas were kind to us, and were 1' or less as forecasted, and we were only drifting roughly 1 knot per hour. We put two baits out (one shallow, and one a little deeper) and started grilling our dinner. About 8:05 we got our first hit on our shallow rod, but it didn't hold on long enough to get a hook set. At 8:30 we got hit again on the shallow rod, and this time we were hooked up. After a very short fight we landed a small but legal swordy. We harvested that fish as our freezers are empty, and re deployed the baits. We got one more hit around 10:00, but nothing. We stayed in that area until 11:00, then repositioned back to the area where we got hits to do the drift again. Nothing else to report after that. We trolled a spread for wahoo again once dawn came, but that was unsuccessful. Picked up and ran home with smiles on our faces. We didn't slay them by any means, but we had a successful trip with our primary target in the ice box.
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Old 01-24-2015, 01:52 PM   #2
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anytime you get a sword , is a good day. Sounds like it was nice relaxing time. thks for sharing
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Nice job! Now I'm hungry!
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Just curious...what depths were your baits at and what was the total depth you were fishing in? I'm interested in catching a sword this year so any advice is appreciated!
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Just curious...what depths were your baits at and what was the total depth you were fishing in? I'm interested in catching a sword this year so any advice is appreciated!
We started our drift in 1000' of water, and we were drifting towards the North getting more shallow as we drifted. Once we got close to the 800' mark, that's when we relocated back to deeper water where we had several hits. Due to the moon being non existent and heavy cloud coverage, it was very dark... therefore we fished our baits more shallow than normal. The shallow bait was 100' down, and the second bait was roughly 250' down. The second bait never got hit. All hits were on the shallow rod. there isn't much to it man, just keep it simple in the beginning (or always for that matter) and have fun. I was hoping for two that night, but I will settle for one any day compared to the ol skunk haha!
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Sounds and looks like a good night. A pup eats the same as a nickel. Some nice big mongos on ice. Thanks for the pic and post.
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Nice job ! Getting a sword is on my bucket list too.
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Great report. Adapted and prevailed.

Seems the swords are getting smaller? Is this due to commercial pressure? Any theories?
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Nice fish and report.

Panhandleslim, I don't think they're really getting smaller as much as:

1) Sometimes its just not your year for the big ones
2) Not all are reported publicly

I know of several very nice fish taken this past fall. For me, It was a small fish year too, but there were a couple fish over 300lbs caught this past season so...
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