Ft Lauderdale Free Jumping SwordfishPosted on: October 2, 2009
Josh from California and his cousin from Pompano Beach came fishing today for a last minute 3 hour fishing trip in search of dinner. Once we cleared Port Everglades we started trolling east looking for the edge. There wasn’t a color change from 100 ft of water to 625 ft of water so we headed back to 100 ft and shot north a bit. I finally found a nice edge in 250 ft of water that was holding a Barracuda. We preformed catch and release with the Barracuda and got back on track.
Within minutes of saying our goodbyes to the ‘Cuda, our long planner got hit. The 25 lb Wahoo put Josh to work. As soon as we put the Wahoo in the fish box, I noticed a fish jumping behind the boat in 300 ft of water. I pointed out the free jumper to Captain Paul and we both called it a 100 lb Swordfish. I ran the boat over there; Captain Paul pitched the Broadbill a live bait and he yells “I’m hooked!” He set the hook….to a Mahi Mahi. We never hooked the Swordfish but we did end up in a killer spot with loads of Dolphin. It was an awesome day on the water!
Captain David Ide