Accomplished in a variety of ways with both electric and conventional rod and reel,
Depending on the depth and current and target species. we use a variety of different types of baits and techniques to ensure you have the most successful, productive day on the water possible.
Swordfish swim in all water columns but during the daylight hours, they lie down on the bottom, 1000-1400′ deep.
To catch them, we deep drop a carefully rigged heavy bait all the way down to the bottom using a 20 pound sinker. We can usually get about 20-25 minutes of bottom time on a swordfish drop and then it’s time to wind everything up and try again.
Depending on the day and conditions, we can usually get anywhere from 4-6 drops on a standard swordfishing charter.
With over 20 years professional experience Capt. Erik Know just what to use and when and where to use it.
At night, swordfish rise up to the warmer thermoclines to actively look for food and feed. We set the boat up on a drift and stagger our baits at different depths and distances from the boat.
Each bait is fixed with a flashing strobe light to attract the swordfish. We keep the baits positioned at the proper depths and distances from the boat using balloons, which sort of act as large bobbers. When the bobber goes down, you’ve got a monster swordfish on the line.
Night swordfishing generally yields more bites and overall fish than daytime swordfish trips.