Giant Swords Caught This Week!
Pictured here is Bryce McMillan with the 470 pound swordfish caught a few days back aboard the “Reel Crazy”. This fish was actually weighed in at Sailfish Marina in Palm Beach as were several that were boated over 300 pounds. Farther down south where we are off Hillsboro much of the same fishing and success was had. The migration of large swordfish is happening as we speak and if it is your dream to catch a big swordfish then I would highly suggest getting out there on your boat or chartering somebody. The most difficult part this time of the year is getting out there with all the crazy rough weather. Remember that most swordfishing is done about 15 miles off of the coast and around 1700 feet of water. That is a long way to go and you must be prepared with safety equipment and a buddy system if you’re going to make the trip. If you’re just getting into swordfishing in the daytime I would highly suggest reaching out to us at the shop for tips and techniques on landing one of these magnificent fish.
The beauty of the fish above is it was caught hand cranking from the buoy rod. The buoy rod is a secondary rod that we fish out on a float almost like a bobber. Due to the high current off of South Florida most of the time we cannot hand crank swordfish so we do use the assistance of electric to retrieve in the heavy current.
Closer to shore the sailfish and blackfin tuna bite was consistent with boats averaging about 6 tuna each.
Check the weather this week before heading out. Tune in to 105.9 the Paul Castronovo show Friday mornings at 6:40 AM for an up to the minute fishing report.
I get tight!