Fort Lauderdale Daytime Swordfish Fishing Bite
June 22nd, 2010
Today, my buddy Ed, his wife, Alan and I headed offshore aboard Ed’s 54′ Viking boat in 5-7 ft swells in search of the Daytime Swordfish. Once we reached our destination, Alan and I were ready to rock and roll in the cockpit and make a drop. Our first drop of the day consisted of a 12 lb lead in 1,950 ft of deep blue water. We waited patiently for the bite and after 45 minutes, it was time to reel it up and go for round two. We rigged up a fancy bait and this time dropped it down in 1,750 ft of water. Within 30 minutes, we got a nice bite but it didn’t last long. Ed made a 3-mile move south and after 30 more minutes we were hooked. It was sloppy out there but Ed managed to hold the boat right on top of the fish. As soon as Alan removed the lead, the Daytime Broadbill swam up to the surface. Nice fish!
I look forward to fishing with you guys again, just in more comfortable seas!
Captain David Ide