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Say hello to the brand new "Fresh Out" Freeman 37VH! She's headed to Mexico Beach with all of the latest and greatest gear! Marsh Tacky Carbon Garmin Line-X of Sarasota Mercury Marine Pompanette LLC ... See MoreSee Less

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The Freemans of the The Mexican Gulf Fishing Company! Tuna fish don't stand a chance against these guys! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Father's Day from our family to yours! ... See MoreSee Less

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Incredible story about a weekend of a life time! Thanks for sharing Capt. Nick Stanczyk! Team Paydirt, job well done!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Well here's the story from last week fishing the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic with team "PAYDIRT". A few months ago the tournament added a swordfish division which got a lot of attention. Mississippi had a pretty small swordfish for their state record, so the tournament and a number of other sponsors decided to make it more attractive by putting up some big money for the team that broke the state record. Sure there was a few months before the tournament so we figured the size would go up, but it never did. This tournament is a marathon style, where you leave at 11 am Thursday morning and have to be back at 6 pm Saturday afternoon. On team "PAYDIRT" we had Brad, Ryan, Bobby, Dan, Clay, Scott, and myself. When the shotgun start kicked off Brad had us on the pins running at speed hitting as much as 70 mph!!! It was a lot of zigging and zagging, but eventually we were one of the boats infront and had a 120 mile run in front of us. Bobby had fished the area more than anyone, so he took us to his favorite spot. We had sword baits down by 2:30 that afternoon, and after a few hours we hooked a nice fish. The fish was hooked deep so it didn't fight as much as expected, but after a 25 minute battle we had a fish pushing 200 lbs in the boat! It was high fives and back out with more baits. Thirty minutes later we hooked up again and put a fish over 160 lbs on the deck. The team was a fine oiled machine at this point. That night the guys really focused on catching yellowfin tuna, but it was slow. We got one 35 lb yellowfin and a big barracuda. Tuna chunking isn't my game, so I tried to sleep during most of it, but running from rig to rig made it tough. The next morning we needed more fuel, so we ran back in, pumped 420 gallons in, and headed back out for swords. Unfortunately while we had phone service I got a text from my mom saying my grandmother had passed away. She had a long life and I knew the inevitable was coming, but I was hoping not then. I said a prayer and thought about all the good times I had with her. She was such a sweet person. Before lunch We ran back out and fished all day. Unfortunately we never had a bite and we were losing our momentum after the first afternoon. that night we put out a couple sword baits and most of us slept while one person stayed on watch. About 1:30 am Clay woke me up and it was my turn on watch. It was hard to stay awake , so I checked the baits and put them back out. At 2 pm I hooked up and everybody got up. The fight only lasted a minute and I pulled the hook. Everyone was up and resetting our lines when Scott said something wasn't right. He locked up the reel and was tight on a swordfish!! The full moon was out and we could see the lights racing on the surface! The fish sounded over 1000' a few minutes later and the battle began. The fish came up one more time and went back down. At about 50 minutes we could see the fish and hit it with the gaffs. It was around 3 am when the fish hit the deck and we figured around 200 lbs. We took a couple pics and iced the fish down in the bag. We started day dropping at sunrise Saturday morning, but at 2 pm hadn't had a bite and it was time to run back to Biloxi. We knew there was a 218 and a 219 sword already weighed in. Then we got news of a 230 hitting the scales and I thought we didn't have a chance. The only good news was I'm known to under estimate fish weights sometimes. Brad reminded everyone that we caught one in the keys last year i called 350 and it went 423. The boats were lined up waiting to weigh in all with all sorts of fish, and finally after an hour and half of waiting we were up. With fingers crossed and the hopes of being wrong on the estimated weight they pulled the swordfish up high. The suspense built up, the crowd watched the scale, and then there was an eruption! The scale read 242.5 lbs!!! It was high fives and hugs for everyone on PAYDIRT!! However, there was still over 30 boats with fish to weigh, and half of them had swordfish. Rumors and pictures surfaced of a nice one coming in from a Texas crew as well as another one from a Venice crew. The next four hours felt like an entire day. A lot of fish in the 150-200 lb range got weighed, but we kept our fingers crossed. At 10 pm the last fish was hung up, and everyone watched the digital scale, and when it read 193 the celebration started!!! Team PAYDIRT had come to Mississippi and set the state record and won the biggest swordfish pot in any tournaments history!!! We had a great team, Some of us were new friends, and we had one hell of a story to tell! For months leading up to the tournament We heard people talking that the Florida Boys were going to be fishing in the Gulf, not our backyard, conditions are different, and we'd be out of our element. However we had the right group of hard working people on the PAYDIRT and we came to play! Part Of me thinks it was my grandma sending us a gift, so thanks Oma. Once the fish clears the paper work and makes the state record the swordfish should be worth $376,075 plus a Nissan truck!!! Thanks again to our team, it was a pleasure fishing with you!!! It took over 20 years of fishing tournaments to be involved in the winnings with one this big! Capt Nick Stanczyk Pelagic YETI Mustad Hooks Fish Shimano Freeman Boatworks

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Incredible weekend for the Freeman boatworks family at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic! 5 of the 13 Freeman teams earned prize money with team Paydirt breaking the Mississippi State Record sword fish! Thanks for all who participated it was a BLAST! The Mexican Gulf Fishing Company Capt. Nick Stanczyk PKS Offshore Adventures Line-X of Sarasota Double J Fishing Poseidon Fishing ... See MoreSee Less

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