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How to find swordfish

The Gulf of Mexico doesn’t look big on a map, but it’s a big ocean when you are looking for open-water fish like swordfish.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Top rigging tips for swordfish

Fishing for swordfish ain’t like perch fishing. Nothing is tiny and delicate.

Everything is big and strong — and expensive.

Start with the reel. It’s a Shimano Tiagra 80W.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Venice fishing guide marches to his own drum beat

The man whose name has become almost synonymous with swordfish has the look of someone who has lived a lot of life and enjoyed every bit of it.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Mahimahi on the menu for May

Offshore action should be nothing short of spectacular this month out of Venice, according to a fishing guide.

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May 10 at 8:19 am
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Commission modifies recreational grouper season, minimum size limits

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission took action on a notice of intent and declaration of emergency on Thursday to modify the recreational grouper season, and increased the minimum size limits for black and gag grouper from 22 to 24 inches.

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May 06 at 2:32 pm
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The sword whisperer Venice charter guide shares secrets to catching swordfish

Xiphias gladius. Ahh; what a name for a fish!

Xiphius means “sword” in Greek, and gladius means “sword” in Latin.

The latter is also the root word for “gladiator.” A fish with a sword that fights like a gladiator — how could you not be hypnotized by the thought of doing battle with one.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Five cited for alleged red snapper violations in federal waters

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited five men in three separate boats Sunday for alleged red snapper violations 15 miles off of Louisiana’s coast, according to a news release.

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April 28 at 9:19 am
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Feds set 9-day recreational red snapper season

If you blink, you might miss it.

The always elusive red snapper recreational season was announced Wednesday, and anglers will have a whopping nine days this year to venture into federal waters in search of a fish that no one but the feds believes is threatened.

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April 27 at 11:35 am
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