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Old 05-29-2011, 04:34 PM   #1
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Default In the water with 400lbs of Swordfish

If you want to watch some of Florida's finest jump into the water with a 400 pound Swordfish, take a look at this.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEhL5GZrlSE
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Wow.....that's all I have to say
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Pretty cool vids to say the least. You guys are lucky. You can put a dart in the fish. This is prohibited in California. Those guys must have been fishing pretty deep to be using electric reels. Not too sporting but it get's the job done.

I have never seen or heard of California swordies being so cooperative when they are near the boat and so docile after being gaffed. Our swordies will usually not come close enough to be gaffed and are Purple Terrors that tear gaffs and boats up. I'm jealous.

Thanks for sharing.
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Why would you spear a hooked fish?

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To subdue the fish? I wouldn't put a green sword in my boat unless I wanted to trash the boat.

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Yeah, they sure do fish deep. About 1800'. Few guys have the nuts to hand crank that, and I'm one of them.
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To subdue the fish? I wouldn't put a green sword in my boat unless I wanted to trash the boat.

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Agreed. Haven't caught a sword (yet) but we shot the last mako we caught in the head with a speargun once we got it boatside to finish it off.
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To subdue the fish? I wouldn't put a green sword in my boat unless I wanted to trash the boat.

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Maybe. I've put my fair share of swords int he boat and never found it neccesary. The harpoon or a couple of gaffs slow them down just fine.

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Also the fact that it is illegal to shoot a sword with a speargun, rubber band powered, but hey thats Miami for ya.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2TjpZTO0GI

Not spearing but more than just swordfish

Then check out his site

http://jasonmathias.com/

He is a marine artist who films live video to use as subject in his art.
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Yeah it would take some balls to hop in the water with a fish like that, but it's still not the greatest idea to post a video of yourself doing something illegal on the internet.
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Good thing that dart didn't hit the leader. That wouldn't have gone over too well with the crew.
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Did someone weigh that fish-because it doesn't look to be 400#.
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