It seems that the nighttime action for swordfish is where it is at. Since last week we went twice. The first night we caught 4 out of 5, releasing two small fish. The good thing about how we fish for swords, is that if you do get a small fish, you can bring him to the boat quickly and in good shape that the fish can be released to grow. That night we actually had a tripleheader of swordfish on and even with all the chaos were able to catch all three fish.
Our second trip this week was equally as good as we caught 3 out of 4 fish, but the fish were a bit bigger. We caught a 180 pound fish, a 150 pounder and released an 80 pounder. All the fish that night were fired up and were streaking across the surface, diving hard and really pulling some drag. I had one of my best customers with me and his friend, as was extremely happy that I could show them what good swordfishing is about.
We are supposed to go again tonight and luckily the disturbance to the south has dissipated. After that we head over to the islands for a few days then come back and go straight to Islamorada for the Islamorada Swordfish Tournament. I only have a handful of dates left in August as the sword trips are starting to book, but I do have some weekend dates open so give me a call and lets go catch-em!
Capt. Dean Panos