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Tag Recapture! GFR2411
Swordfish named “Little Scott”

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The Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) named “Little Scott” (Tag ID: GFR2411) was originally tagged & released by angler Scott Dingle on July 7th, 2015 while fishing with Captain Nick Stanczyk and mate Hunter Barron aboard the charter boat Catch 22 out of Bud N’ Mary’s Marina in Islamorada, Florida Keys.  “The swordfish was just about keeper size, so we decided to tag and release it for somebody else to catch in the future”, said Capt. Stanczyk. 

The Swordfish was recaptured approximately 195 miles north of the original tagging location on September 28th, 2015 by Captain Jackson Coate while fishing aboard his boat F/V The General.  The swordfish was at liberty in the water for 73 days until its recapture.  Captain Coate, a commercial fishermen, recaptured the Swordfish approximately 22 miles off the coast of southeast, Florida while swordfish buoy gear fishing at night.