Often the most exciting recaptures come from swordfish that are recaptured sometimes thousands of miles from where they were tagged. This swordfish was tagged by Capt. John Holley in the DeSoto Canyon, Gulf of Mexico, in July of 2006. When it was released Capt. Holley estimated it was just 55 lbs. Almost eight years later (2,885 days at large) this swordfish was recaptured more than a thousand miles away off of North Carolina in June of 2014. When it was recaptured by the fishing vessel “Persistence” Capt. Kyle Goodwin and mate Moulay Dos Santos estimated it had grown to more than 300 lbs. Interestingly, the swordfish was caught in a squid net.
Check out some of the recaptures tracks from some of TBF tagged fish.