Land a record swordfish and win $300,000
The swordfish record was broken twice in a hour span Friday at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic at the Golden Nugget.
Team Peacekeeper aboard the boat Big Daddy was the first fish weighed, catching a 120.3-pound swordfish.
An hour later, Donnie Jackson and his crew aboard the Sea Cruiser, shattered that mark with a 219-pound swordfish.
If the catch stands and later certified by the DMR, it will be a new Mississippi record. The former record was 75 pounds, caught by Lorenzo Owen in 2007.
“The conditions were beautiful,” said B.J. Crookshaft of the Team Peacekeeper. “It was amazing out there. Swordfish are the toughest fish to catch.”