13 Jan FLORIDA KEYS CREW CATCHES NEARLY 500-LB. SWORDFISH OFF ISLAMORADA
By Jim McCarthy
DirtyBoat Capt. Kit Carson Mobley was all but 15 minutes away from calling an end to a swordfish outing roughly 26 miles off shore with six on board. The waves were stacking up and daylight hours were dwindling.
A prayer from crewman and Mobley’s friend, Jack Philip, of Washington State, however, subsequently led to a bite and a fight from hell for mate Jose Boza. An initial surfacing by the swordfish had those on the boat believing the swordfish was in the 200- to 300-pound range. Two-and-half-hours later, the DirtyBoat out of Robbies of Islamorada had a 460-plus-pound swordfish on an Islamorada Swordfish Baits rod, with gear that included a Lindgren-Pitman SV-1200 electric reel from Tackle Center in Islamorada.
“We were tight,” said Mobley, who was watching it unfold behind the wheel. “We didn’t know how big the fish was until we got close. She was swimming up and down and not fighting us just yet. She didn’t fight until she was 800 feet off the boat.”
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