Sword-Fish: Caught on the heaviest tackle, along the Atlantic coast of America from Jamaica, latitude 18° N., Cuba, and the Bermudas to Cape Breton, latitude 47° N.; also in Southern California, latitude 34° N., and other waters. Most abundant on the shoals near the shore and on the banks during July and August. It measures from 10 to 15 feet in length, the sword forming about three-tenths of this length, and it acquires a weight of from 300 to 400 pounds. A different species is found along the California coast. See "California Fishing."
Randall, Wainwright. The Angler's Guide: a Manual for Campers and Anglers. New York: Field and Stream Pub., 1909. Print.
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