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09 Feb 2021

Snappers and Swordfish

Snappers and Swordfish

Pictured here is Cassandra Bliss and Cody Bandura with one of the snappers caught on a trip earlier this week. This is the vermilion snapper that we catch outside Hillsboro inlet in depths from 180-350 feet of water. As I have said recently this is really a fish that you can target at this transitional fishing time.

We have been trolling recently without much success. Kingfish, dolphin and wahoo catches have slowed a bit so this snapper fishing really gives us the opportunity to put some meat in the box for our charters. We have been catching roughly a dozen of these fish per trip without putting in much time. They sure are great eating!

Lots of our trips over the last week have been focused on swordfish. We have caught several nice swords up to 125lbs. Ryan Williams pictured here caught his first swordfish ever. He sure was amazed to see how much meat you actually get off a swordfish of this size. We always suggest eating some fresh fish and then whatever is left you should freeze or give away to friends and neighbors. Swordfish runs around $20 per pound in the supermarket. It sure is nice to share such a wonderful eating fish.

Call us with any questions on the fishing!

RJ Boyle

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