Swordfishing Charters

unnamed-11Swordfish have become one of the most popular and sought after gamefish in the world. Swordfish can be found in many deep waters of the world, however, Fort Lauderdale and Miami rivals anywhere as one of the best places to hook up with the Gladiator of the Sea. They are incredibly strong and stubborn fighters with great speed. Once hooked, average encounters last more than a few hours. Swordfish are extremely good eating and with their ability to jump from the sea they offer the ultimate offshore challenge while deep sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale.

Swordfish are chunky, powerfully built fish. The distinguishing feature of Swordfish often seen off of Fort Lauderdale is the huge bill or sword – much longer and wider than the bills of Marlin and Sailfish. The bill is used to kill prey. The swordfish rises from beneath a school of fish, swinging the sword from side to side, then consuming the fish killed.

Daytime swordfishing is a recent trend off the Florida coast for many local sport fisherman, especially here in Fort Lauderdale. We have been innovative in tweaking our own strategies and have met with great success.

pam13Swordfish are primarily night feeders, but it seems as if daytime swordfishing is only getting better and bigger fish are being caught off of Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

Similar to Nighttime Swordfishing, we run 14-16 miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale to the middle of the Gulf Stream current and fish in depths of 800 feet -1,800 feet. Yet, it is totally different from nighttime swordfishing.

We only fish one rod on the bottom with surface baits for by-catch. There is also a great chance of hooking a Marlin while you’re deep sea fishing offshore during the day. Manual or electric reels depending on your preference – just remember that bait is a long way down and it’s more than likely you’ll be passing the rod to your buddies!

Whether you choose to go Nighttime Swordfishing or Daytime Swordfishing, it’s a great way to catch a world-class game fish, right off Ft. Lauderdale’s coast.

pam24We fish in depths of 800 feet -1,800 feet, 14-16 miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale to the middle of the Gulf Stream current. Equipped with top of the line Penn and Shimano tackle, be ready to endure the grueling and punishing game these fish deliver.

Swordfishing in Fort Lauderdale is only a one hour run to the most fertile grounds off the Southeast coast. It will definitely put you in the zone. The techniques we employ include drifting in the Gulf Stream current with a variety of dead squid and live bait. The spread ranges from 500 feet depths to surface baits. Generally, we fish a spread of 5-6 lines depending on wind and current. A Hydro glow light is used to illuminate the water and attract their attention.

While waiting for a bite there is an abundance of life that is attracted to the lights as well, including Squid, Mackerel, Flying Fish, Dolphin, and often our intended quarry. When that Swordfis h takes the bait, there isn’t any rush in the world to match it. Swordfish are famous for taking brutal runs and intense dives.

Nighttime Private Swordfishing (Up to 6 People)

  • Trip Length: 8 Hour
  • Trip Time: 6pm-2am
  • Boat: Custom Carolina 50′
  • Target: Big Game Species: Swordfish

$1600Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charter

Daytime Private Swordfishing (Up to 6 People)

  • Trip Length: 8 Hour
  • Trip Time: 7am-3pm
  • Boat: Custom Carolina 50′
  • Target: Big Game Species: Swordfish

$1600Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charter

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TESTIMONIALS

Rough seas yield sailfish bonanza!

My wife and I arrived late on November 19th, as our taxi driver took us on a unscheduled (you know what I mean) tour. Captain David calmly assured me that we would still make out fine, and in fact the rough seas that day were actually a good sign and improved our chances of a sailfish strike. We stopped to pick up some of the best bait available which they call google-eyes (small extra cost, highly recommended). They fish sailfish with kites in south Florida if weather permits. I’ve fished with a kites before, but not in the same manner as the crew of the Lady Pamela II. This windy day they flew two kites with multiple baits on each. It was truly a sight to see and they explained everything as they were going, so it was very interesting and educational too. It wasn’t long before one of the orange floats was zig-zagging across the water and the mate grabbed the rod and free spooled for a few moments before gradually pushing the drag up to strike. Just as he did this, the orange ball seemingly flew horizontally across the top of the water at an amazing speed (I swear as fast as a car) for about 100 yards…the sail was hooked and the rush was exhilarating! I took the rod and began fighting the fish just as I heard the captain and mate discussing that this was a very large sailfish…smiles were all around the boat. The fish put on an incredible fight lasting about 25 minutes and did a few amazing jumps, dancing across the top of the water for 20 feet at a time. We eventually brought the fish to the boat and it was an impressive 7 feet, 3 inches long! (I’m on the left in the picture)There were high fives all around. I’m having it replica-mounted, and it will be a long overdue addition to my present collection. A few moments later we were on another large sail which my wife fought for 20 minutes (we have some incredible footage of jumps on my GoPro) and got just outside the reach of the leader when it unfortunately pulled the circle hook. She was tired and a bit sore after, so when a third sailfish was hooked, I fought this one all the way to the leader too! Later in that day we hit a school of Mahi-Mahi which devoured all the baits in the water in seconds…another rush and it also provided some supper as well. Lady Pamela II was one of the most comfortable boats I’ve fished on, and definitely was family friendly with a clean and spacious restroom as well. David and his crew were professional and courteous and I would have no hesitation recommending them for a family outing, or to experienced deep sea fishermen like us. The trip was a magical memory that we will never forget. Thanks David!