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.
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“The conditions were beautiful,” said B.J. Crookshaft of the Team Peacekeeper. “It was amazing out there. Swordfish are the toughest fish to catch.”