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Rare denizens of the deep

Went swording again south of Miami.  Conditions were perfect and we saw lots of life on the bottom.  First drop we hooked something not too big that turned out to be a 22 lb Pomfret.  First one for me.  Such a cool looking fish, and pretty tasty as I just found out!  Third drop we hooked into two mahi with the ballyhoo we had out, and during the mahi sequence we get a bite on the tip rod.  After a few bites fish is hooked and feels big.  Slow going getting it up, and it swam south as big swords like to do.  We managed to get 1000 turns on the LP and the fish stopped and we couldn't budge it.  We eased off a little on the drag, but it still pulled the hook.  That hurt.  Really felt like a big one.  A Pomfret and two mahi are OK, but the big prize eluded us again.

One of the mahi had an interesting fresh bite on it.  A perfect circle like someone scooped out a chunk of meat with a spoon.  Could this be a bite from a Cookie Cutter Shark?  I can't think of what else could make that type of bite.


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