If it gets any better than this, I don't think I really need to know about it.
Dan and Dave Bedell graced the deck once again and as per usual - they tore them to pieces out there. Not a bad couple of days of fishing, and our first Pacific Swordfish!!! The fish bit a live squid fished at 100' on 150# Yo-Zuri pink fluorocarbon leader and a 10/0 Mustad circle hook yesterday afternoon at 1230pm. For the first hour we thought it was a giant tuna, and thus pulled on it with maximum force. Then the beast came to the surface for a go at the boat, needless to say the yelling started in a hurry. 4 hours, and six puckered arses, later, the flying gaff went SHUCK! and the broadbill was ours. Largo nearly got decapitated by the fish as it attacked the boat once the gaffs went in. He won't be throwing any curve balls anytime soon, that's for sure. All in all it was another absolutely EPIC trip in the books and after 10 years of fishing with the Bedell bro's from PV to Panama to Clarion and beyond, i have to say from the bottom of my heart it couldn't have happened to anyone better. Thanks for all the incredible trips over the years boys, you two are amazing and dedicated anglers and it is, as always, a supreme pleasure to fish with you!!! (Now let's go get a bigger one!!!!!!)
I'm trying to tell you guys and girls, this is perhaps the best bite we have ever seen down here and you really need to get down here NOW before it's too late!!! Sell the car, kid, whatever, just get on a damn plane!!!!
Great report Josh - that's quite a first sword!
Keep us up to date on the action down there.....
Nice work JT! Beautiful sword, to say the least. Cheers from Kenya!