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New Georgia State Swordfish Record

Georgia officials have announced that Savannah angler Brendin Page’s 205-pound, 8-ounce swordfish has been confirmed as the largest swordfish taken from Georgia waters. Page took the fish on May 31, 2014, after a 90-minute fight. The catch was certified by Charles Russo of Russo’s Fresher Seafoods in Savannah. Page’s swordfish eclipsed the previous record held […]

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NOAA Releases Data on Atlantic Swordfish Landings

NOAA Fisheries released a report today about commercial and recreational Atlantic swordfish landings between January 1, 2013 and October 31, 2013. From the report: The table below provides preliminary landings estimates and remaining quotas as of October 31, 2013, for the Atlantic swordfish fisheries for the 2013 fishing year. We estimate landings using commercial dealer reports and reports […]

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Delaware State Record Swordfish Confirmed

Nate Rust of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish and Wildlife and Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament Director has confirmed that a 358-pound swordfish caught on September 7, 2013 is a new state record. The record fish measured 90 inches long, with a girth of 47.5 inches. Angler Kurt Lorenz of Burke, […]

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NJ Inshore and Offshore Looking Good

We’re hearing good things from along the New Jersey shore, both inshore and offshore. Inshore, fluke (Paralichthys dentatus) are still holding well. Though most of them are shorts, there are enough keepers mixed in to keep anglers interested. Saltwater Nation anglers have also been getting consistent catches of bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) out to five miles. […]

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One Rod, One Bait, One Swordfish

The Sun Sentinel reports today of a great swordfish catch out of Lighthouse Point Marina in South Florida. According to the Sentinel, anglers Mark Francis and Doug Norwick headed offshore with just one rod and just one bait to find swordfish. They came back with a 395-pound swordfish. The Sentinel quotes Francis as recounting, “We […]

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Huge Swordfish Caught in Texas

Texas angler Brian Barclay fishing with Booby Trap Fishing out of Surfside Beach, Texas yesterday boated what looks to be a new Texas State Record swordfish.  The 107 inch, 493 pound fish stands to beat out the previous state record of 341 caught in January, 2011. Barclay fought the fish for more than four hours. […]

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NOAA Public Webinar Planned

The National Marine Fisheries Service will host a public webinar and conference call on May 15, 2013 to address the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Recreational Fishing Plan which had initially been introduced in December, 2011. the plan addresses Atlantic tunas, sharks, billfish, and swordfish. The webinar is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m and […]

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