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Old 03-05-2019, 09:10 PM
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Very nice catch. What is an estimate on the size?
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Old 03-06-2019, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by R Days View Post
Very nice catch. What is an estimate on the size?
I’d guess over 200; measured 74” x 40”, fairly large girth for the length.
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:55 AM
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nice job !!!
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by daveschw View Post


I’d guess over 200; measured 74” x 40”, fairly large girth for the length.
Yes over 200. My best estimation is 71" LJFT is a 200 lb fish. Excellent catch!
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:07 PM
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Went Daytime Swording again; tried deeper no hits.
Moved shallower, three sets of hits in a row. Couldn’t hook up and baits came up destroyed.
Guessing they were small Swords. 2-2.5 knots in gear.
Beautiful day less than 1’ seas out there n hot. At least we didn’t get soaked like last few trips.

Lots of scattered weeds and 5.5- 6.0 knots of current; no Mahi and little bait.
Looks like good conditions for Mahi soon.
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by daveschw View Post
Went Daytime Swording again; tried deeper no hits.
Moved shallower, three sets of hits in a row. Couldn’t hook up and baits came up destroyed.
Guessing they were small Swords. 2-2.5 knots in gear.
Beautiful day less than 1’ seas out there n hot. At least we didn’t get soaked like last few trips.

Lots of scattered weeds and 5.5- 6.0 knots of current; no Mahi and little bait.
Looks like good conditions for Mahi soon.
You in a Contender by any chance? Very cool that you are getting bites!
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:43 PM
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Not a Contender; on my buddy’s boat.
Since moving up here and usually fishing off Fort Lauderdale,
I’m happy we don’t have to run way south to find Swords.
The bite has been very good down there; we caught two a few weeks ago when I visited.

Btw the fast current was inshore about 13 miles out; slower on the Sword grounds.
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by daveschw View Post
Not a Contender; on my buddy’s boat.
Since moving up here and usually fishing off Fort Lauderdale,
I’m happy we don’t have to run way south to find Swords.
The bite has been very good down there; we caught two a few weeks ago when I visited.

Btw the fast current was inshore about 13 miles out; slower on the Sword grounds.
How far out are you guys running to your sword grounds ? Never fished down there before. Im out of Ponce but like to keep my eyes on my neighbors to the north and south lol
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:02 PM
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I estimate about 22-25 miles out but we run south also, so with the Gulfstream we can be closer to Port when we run back in.
We’re marking the bites to see if there’s a pattern; we don’t have a Bathymetric chart for the area and we haven’t seen any structure that deep on my buddy’s depthfinder.
So just get out there, drop in the mud, and stare at the tip all day!
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Originally Posted by daveschw View Post
I estimate about 22-25 miles out but we run south also, so with the Gulfstream we can be closer to Port when we run back in.
We’re marking the bites to see if there’s a pattern; we don’t have a Bathymetric chart for the area and we haven’t seen any structure that deep on my buddy’s depthfinder.
So just get out there, drop in the mud, and stare at the tip all day!
Love it! We moved up to Jensen Beach 3 years ago from Ft Crapperdale also. The current at Pushbutton on Monday was close to 5mph so we scrapped our daytiming plans. Good to know that they are out here. I too can find nothing significant on any chart out of SLI to start. I am used to daytiming down south where the humps make it very easy.
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I find the faster current is usually near the edges of the Gulf Stream and slower as you go further out to Sword grounds.
5.0 knots makes it very difficult to deep drop on the bottom but we are usually able to pick at the fish. My buddies got a bunch on Sat., including two nice Golden Tiles.
A good pilot at the wheel makes a huge difference just like in Swordfishing.
With Swords you can always use a heavier weight and run the boat faster
and you’re not trying to keep the weight on the bottom.

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Old 03-14-2019, 05:10 PM
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Inshore about 30 min ago..
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by on deck View Post
You in a Contender by any chance? Very cool that you are getting bites!
We are running on an Edgewater 265cc.
this is what Dave was talking about for Saturday. the current was ripping, over 4knots, we had to let a lot of line out before we could get any bites. the hill was productive with porgys.




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Old 03-17-2019, 10:27 PM
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Went out 2 days ago and went 3/4 on sails kite fishing. Also, got a couple nice kings. I was fishing around 95-110ft.
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