A group of anglers in North Carolina spent an afternoon on the water hoping to catch a swordfish — but wound up reeling in something rare.
On April 21, Jeremiah Elliott, 31, owner of Geronimo Tackle, was joined by Zachary Elliott, his brother, and his fishing buddies, Chandler Butler and Trevor Burns, on his 30-foot regulator center console 60 miles out from the shores of Morehead, North Carolina, Jeremiah Elliott told Fox News Digital.
The Greenville resident took up fishing four years ago with the help of Butler, whom Elliot said has been an avid angler for nearly seven years.
Elliott and the rest of the group were hoping to catch a swordfish out on the water that day, he said.
They headed 60 miles out from the shore, which is quite far out for an average fishing trip, Elliott said.
“We were dropping squid about 2,000 feet down, and we didn’t realize we had a…