Fort Lauderdale Daytime Swordfish Fishing, the bite is on!
November 1st, 2010
Hooking up with broadbill Swordfish up to 600 lb’s is common just 15 miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. All you need is an electric Penn 130 reel, 80 lb power pro with 10 lb’s of lead and 1,700 ft of water and you are likely to get a bite. Today was one of the best daytime Sword fishing bites I have ever had fishing in Fort Lauderdale. Robby and I left the dock at 6:30 AM and ran for an hour and a half before we reached our destination. Seas were a steady 2-4 ft and conditions were perfect. At 8:45 AM, we put the boat into the current and made our first drop. Our bait made it to the bottom in 10 minutes and within the first hour, we were hooked. The fish fell off within minutes, and although the bite didn’t last long, we knew the fish were out there. We quickly relocated a few miles south and made our second drop of the day around 10 AM. 11AM, fish on. After a 45 minute fight, we boated our first Swordfish weighing in around 150 lb’s. As I cleaned the fish, Robby relocated the boat more to the south. After we set up at our new location, I pitch baited a 40lb Mahi – Mahi, lost it, but caught his brother, a 25 lb Bull Dolphin. After our Dolphin catch, we hooked up with our second Swordfish, a hefty 200 lb’er. One last move to the south hooked us up with our 3rd fish of the day, a 325 lb’er that fought for over an hour and a half. Around 4 PM, we called it a day and headed back to the dock.
The Lady Pamela III is Fort Lauderdale’s ONLY Sport fishing Boat that can accommodate more than 6 people for Sword fishing and Sport fishing Charters.
Captain David Ide