Port St. Lucy, Florida – Sea monsters exist. Just ask Jennifer Cameron. On April 16, fisherman Stuart, Florida caught the largest swordfish of her fishing career, weighing a gigantic scale of 436 pounds. Cameron hunted with husband Capt. Glenn Cameron, who owns hunting charters in Florida. Docked at Sailfish Marina in Stuart Florida, and her buddy Nick Krimasco. Catching nearly a quarter of a ton as a swordfish is a challenge in itself. Doing this while suffering from a temperature of 102 degrees is another thing entirely. “I didn’t feel this happy that day, the day after I received my second vaccine from our modern country” for COVID-19, she told TCPalm | Treasure Coast Newspapers, part of the USA TODAY network. “But we needed to catch a fish, so I went. After we got on the boat, I got a fever, I went to the cabin, wrapped a blanket and slept on the boat all the way back to the dock.” Why did you need to catch a fish? The reason they were fishing in the first place was because Cameron is one of the main organizers of the Black Gold Jubilee, the annual Spring Gold Jubilee and fundraising festival celebrated at Torry Island Campground in Bell Glade, Florida. Fried Fish. Cameron wanted to catch a fish large enough to feed dozens of those in attendance, so targeting a swordfish would have accomplished that goal. Mission accomplished. “Sometimes we’re criticized for keeping fish that big and not releasing them. But we’ve literally provided about 300 pounds of fillets for use in fish fry and for families in Glades who need fresh fish.” “We only kept a few small pieces for our family.” I was also able to make people aware of the difference between a swordfish and a marlin fish, a similar-looking fish whose harvest is strictly limited in American waters and is not sold as food fish here How almost lost a swordfish Her husband said that hunting this sword almost happened. The fish was clearly anchored to the dorsal fin – not to the mouth. “We were directly from the entrance to St. Lucie in 1,650 feet of water and using the belly bonito as bait,” he said. “On our first drift, we got a bite but the fish went off very quickly. So we stopped, went back south (up to the current) and started the second drift. Once Nick put the lines again, I turned my head and when I looked at the buoy, it was gone.” This is what I tell. Experienced fishermen did two things: the fish was hungry and was big. One of the popular methods of catching swordfish is using a large buoy to keep the bait spread well. Away from the boat and deep enough to attract the attention of a swordfish. They are known to live in dark depths below as sunlight penetrates from the surface – at least 300 feet down. To get the bait at this depth, Cameron used a 13-pound lead weight. He said the buoy hadn’t surfaced for a long time. After that, and managed to detach and restore the wire, the fish came to the surface and jumped. “I buried the buoy for 20 minutes, and she told me it was a really big fish. And when I jumped in, I knew that was over 350 pounds.” His wife was reeling the fish using an electric roller from Lindgren-Pitman. “Once we got the lead, the fish came back 100 feet (600 feet), down the waters of the Gulf Stream. After the fish brought us back it was time for Nick to catch the fish. Even though he had never done that with a swordfish before, Except he did an excellent job, stoned it, and stopped the fight, ”Glenn said, then it was up to the captain and Kremasco to spear the fish and pull it through the 60-foot tuna door. The club, which gets to know the fishermen who catch these seven billfishes, with two caught in two oceans: a swordfish, a black marlin, a white marlin, a striped marlin, a reef in the Atlantic and the Pacific, Jennifer only needs to catch a black marilyn Marilyn is striped, she is the husband he said. Other Martin County residents with IGFA Royal Billfish Slam members are Doug Blanchard from Stuart, Julie Crispin from Sewall Point, Florida, and Bob Pelosi from Palm City, Florida. Big fix It has been an eventful year for Cameron. In June, the couple experienced a panic when they hit a wave in Beaufort Inlet in Morehead City, North Carolina, while hunting the Big Rock Blue Marilyn. The wave smashed the pulpit onto the arch, and opened up the top of the structure. Fortunately, the boat did not fill any water, yet Glenn had to spend approximately six weeks commuting between Stewart and North Carolina overseeing repairs. They managed to finish the repair of a 60-foot-long custom sport Carolina fish in time for more championship fishing in the Mid-Atlantic states, and competed in the Winter Course of the Sailfish Championships on the Treasure Coast. Jennifer said the new Walker Kay invite-only tournament will take place in the Bahamas next month. The sting of an autumn swordfish can also be good, Glenn said, especially for large fish over 300 pounds, which are sometimes called “markers” by commercial sword hunters. “We hunt big swords all year round off Stuart, even if we don’t hunt them all the time,” he said. “You can catch them here any month of the year.” for example? On the same day, Captain George Gozds of Flatleaned Charts at Jenson Beach and the unfathomable TV show host on Outdoors captured a 150-pound swordfish off Stuart. Imagine this, swordfish fishing in a place called “Sailfish Capital of the World.” Swordfish regulations Minimum size: 47 inches measured from lower jaw to tail fork length Tail bag limit: one for each harvester per day, not to exceed the limit Maximum 4 per vessel (non-charter) or 15 per – vessel charter. There is no daily limit for bags and possession of captain and crew of charter ships. Mandatory reporting: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) must be informed within 24 hours at 800-894-5528 Permit required: Permit for migratory species is required in federal waters More information: For complete state fishing regulations, go to MyFWC.com Florida Record: 757.8 pounds, Bill Lucier, Islamorada, March 31, 2019, Florida record: 767.8 pounds, Timmy Maddock, Pompano Beach, January 25, 2021 World record: 1182 lbs, Louis Maron, Iquique, Chile, May 7 1953, follow Ed Keeler on Twitter @tcpalmekiller.