Sport: Stalking the Broadbill

Off Miami, the bold pursue giant swordfish by night

Summertime, and the fishing is easy. Unless the quarry is the broadbill swordfish, one of the strongest, most aggressive and highly prized trophies in the sea. New discoveries about the swordfish's feeding and fighting habits have resulted in record catches in the Gulf Stream, off the Florida coast. TIME Miami Bureau Chief Richard Woodbury joined a group of swordfishermen in pursuit of the broadbill. His report:

Precisely at 7 o'clock on a muggy, mosquito-filled evening, we pushed off from a south Miami marina and sped...

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