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April 1, 2024 by reelguides_dev
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Fishing for swordfish is an exciting adventure that takes anglers into deep ocean waters. Swordfish prefer depths from 650 to 1,970 feet during the day but come closer to the surface at night to feed, making them more accessible to anglers. These fish are known for their aggressive strikes and strong fights, weighing up to 600 pounds and considered the monsters of the sea! Anglers use bait like Squid or Bonita to attract Swordfish, deploying baits and heavy weights at different depths. On these charters, your guide will use specialized gear such as deep-drop rigs and electric reels to target these fish. Hooking a swordfish and battling it to the surface is an unforgettable experience for those seeking the ultimate adrenaline rush.

What to Expect?

Swordfishing is very technical; requiring both knowledge and expertise. Your charter will be guided by an experienced captain, and in some cases, a first mate will also be on board. The trip offshore can be quite long, so be please be mindful of this when you’re booking a charter. You may have the chance to fish along the way if your Captain spots a school of Mahi-Mahi.

When you arrive at the Swordfish grounds, your captain will drop down bait, and the waiting process will begin. Swordfishing can be unpredictable—some days you’ll get bites right away, but other times, it takes more time and effort, so patience is crucial. For those fortunate enough to get hooked up, the reward is incredible.

While families are welcome, we recommend this charter for adults due to its full-day duration and distance offshore. It’s ideal for those who are looking for a challenge, have a trophy-hunting mindset, and are willing to embrace the thrill of the hunt with patience and determination.

What to Bring?

When preparing for a day of Swordfishing, we encourage you to bring along sunscreen with a high SPF. You may also want to bring a hat and sunglasses. To stay energized and hydrated throughout the day, bring along food/snacks and any additional beverages you may want to have. You’re welcome to bring alcohol, but please avoid glass bottles for everyone’s safety while on board. By packing these essentials, you’ll be well-prepared for a fantastic day on the water!

What’s Included?

Swordfishing charters typically include bottled water, as well as cooler space on board for storing drinks and snacks. Safety gear like life jackets is provided, along with a music system for entertainment. It’s advisable to check with your captain beforehand to confirm all inclusions and make the most of your day on the water.


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