520-Pound Daytime Swordfish Caught in Florida Keys

By Doug Olander

This seems to be the Season of the Swordfish. In the May issue of Sport Fishing, you’ll read about two amazing broadbill catches, one a midday catch off Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, when a big swordy hit a tuna angler’s bait near the surface, and the other a 250-pounder from 25 feet off water off Key Biscayne in South Florida. A few days ago, I recall reading of a larger swordfish taken in only about 300 feet of water off the Fort Lauderdale area.

Now comes word of what may be the largest swordfish yet landed on sport-fishing tackle in the daytime off the Florida Keys. Last Sunday, a whopping 520-pounder was weighed in.

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