Boaters Spot A Confused Swordfish Swimming In Just 6-Feet Of Crystal Clear Water

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Some boaters in The Bahamas were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime sight when they spotted a massive swordfish swimming in the sapphire blue shallows. In addition to being one of the best-tasting fish on the planet, swordfish is one of the top game fish in the world with fishermen all across the planet trying to catch them.

Fishing for swordfish typically requires targeting them in extremely deep water (up to 1,800-feet) and doing so with cutting-edge electronic fishing gear. One thing you’d ABSOLUTELY NEVER expect to see in a million years is a swordfish swimming in 6-feet of water because it was lost and had probably followed some sort of warm water current but that’s EXACTLY what happened.

Instagram account @catamaranonelife spotted a large swordfish swimming through the shallows in The Exumas, a part of The Bahamas with some of the most crystal clear sapphire blue water that you’ll find anywhere on the planet.

The Bahamas is a bucket list fishing destination of anglers worldwide for many reasons. You can be fishing the flats of Abaco for bonefish and permit in the morning and shoot offshore in the afternoon to target yellowfin tuna, marlin, and swordfish.

The shallow island chain is right on the edge of an extremely deep dropoff on both sides of the islands which means The Bahamas are literally surrounded by pelagic fish. So I suppose if there’s ever a place for a swordfish to get lost and find itself swimming in the shallows then The Bahamas makes just as much sense as anywhere else.

By the way, I came across this video on the @blacktiph Instagram feed and if you’re not following them yet you should really get on that.

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