ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) -- A former Navy helicopter pilot reeled in a 455-pound swordfish during a weekend fishing excursion off the Florida Keys.
Capt. Nick Stanczyk says 33-year-old John White, of Rochester, N.Y., caught what was likely one of the largest swordfish ever caught in the Keys Saturday using non-electric, conventional fishing tackle.
Stanczyk says it took five hours to get the fish to his charter boat, Bn'M.
White said he and his wife, Pamela, came to the Keys for a vacation to mark the end of his nine-year naval career. He said he had dreamed about daytime swordfishing off the Keys and wanted to give it a try.
White retired from the military three weeks ago after flying surveillance missions over Iraq for a year.