Swordfish Fishing Miami on the Spellbound
Swordfish Fishing Miami can be some of the best Swordfish fishing in the world. We can fish for swordfish day and night. Both fisheries are very different, but a lot of fun. Swordfish are truly the gladiators of the sea and a tremendous game fish. hard fighting game fish that make epic jumps and long hard runs. We have had Swordfish hooked in almost 2000′ foot of water rise to the surface lie a ballistic missile. Make a series of amazing jumps then with the speed and power of a freight train dive back down to over 1000′ of water. Every Sword fish battle is different and all are memorable
Miami offers some of the most consistent Swordfish fishing in the world. During the day Swordfish spends their time near the bottom of the continental walls drop off. Off Miami & Miami Beach the deep drop off is about 16 – 18 miles out. Here the sea bottom falls from about 900′ to over 2000′ is a very short distance. The Swordfish swim up and down this deep sea canyon wall feeding on squid and fish.
We can reach these fish by dropping baits down 1800′ plus. The technique is actually slow trolling a bait on or near the bottom. With a Gulfstream current of about 4 knots, we can power drift a controlled trolling speed of about 2.5 knots. The net result is a trolled bait 1800′ foot down swimming North at about a knot and a half. The boat is facing and trolling along to the South, but actually moving north at that magical 1.5 knots.
Daytime Swordfish fishing is deep drop fishing with electric reels. The line we use is spectra and ranges from as light as 50 lbs to as heavy as 150 Lbs. Additionally the weight can be as light as 5 pounds to as heavy as 15 pounds and the leader is constructed out of 200 lbs mono and is about 60′ to as long as 200′. The hook we choose is fitted to the bait, normally a 9/0 to 12/0. The line and weight are chosen to work with the current and the wind of the day. Finding the right combination to keep your bait in the strike zone is the hardest part of rigging for daytime Swordfish.
The bait we use is typically a “Panama rigged ” Bonita belly strip or Squid. All baits are sewn to swim like they are alive and to keep the baits on the hook after a Swordfish attacks it will its bill. Just like traditional trolling on the surface we use a combination of skirts and lures to enhance our trolling baits. Daytime Swordfish fishing we normally only fish one deep rod at a time, because of the extreme depth.
The Bite of a Swordfish grabbing a bait 2000′ away is subtle. Although noticeable against all of the other motions the rod will take on due to environment. Once tight with the fish the fun begins, the fights are hard and long with amazing jumps and epic runs. Let’s go Day Time Swordfish Fishing Miami !
The swordfish rise to the surface at night to feed on Squid and small fish in the moonlight. At night we fish for swordfish very differently. We fish live and dead baits like squid, drifting over the top of the drop off. We set our baits from the surface to down as much as almost 400′. We can use 50 Lbs standup gear or longer rods and the fighting chair.
Typically the fish we catch at night are smaller than the ones that we catch during the day time. Although at night we normally get more bites, but not always. Unlike daytime Swordfish fishing we can fish multiple deep rods. Some nights with just perfect conditions we can fish up to four rods or more.