Nice Swordfish Caught Daytime Swordfishing

2014-03-14 17:44:53
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Fort Lauderdale offshore
Andrew Roydhouse

We had an awesome swordfishing trip today in Fort Lauderdale. We went out daytime swordfishing on a charter and got one! We started off trolling offshore and hit a couple nice mahi-mahi right off the bat. As we were getting them close to the boat, an estimated 400 pound mako shark came up and ate both of them off the line. We tried throwing a shark bait out to the mako, but it didn't work. We weren't fast enough I guess. We got out there to swordfish ground and started doing our drops. The first drop nothing and the second drop we hooked up to this nice swordfish. We caught him and threw him in the box. We kept swordfishing for a few more drops with no more luck. Glad we got the first one, it made the day.

On the way home, we trolled and caught a couple more mahi-mahi (one real nice one and one smaller one) and a nice wahoo. A great day of fishing offshore of Fort Lauderdale. There have been some nice swordfish biting off our coast, it was great to catch this one. We don't get to go swordfishing as often as we'd like, so this is a very special fish for us to catch. The guys went home with a lot of good eating fish fillets from this trip. We're getting into our best time of year for swordfishing and fishing in general. Fort Lauderdale really shines the next couple of months fishing wise. This is a great time to come out and book a trip. Let's go fishing!

Tight Lines,

Capt. Andy Roydhouse


Fish Species: Swordfish, Mahi-mahi, wahoo
Bait Used: Squid
Tackle Used: Penn 130 International
Method Used: Daytime Swordfish Deep Dropping
Water Depth: 1400ft
Water Temperature: 78 degrees
Wind Direction: east
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Swordfish and mahi-mahi
Swordfish and mahi-mahi

Nice swordfish
Nice swordfish

Andrew Roydhouse

About The Author: Captain Andrew Roydhouse

Company: Fishing Headquarters

Area Reporting: Fort Lauderdale South Florida

Bio: I am a 3rd generation fisherman out here off Ft. Lauderdale and have been fishing proffessionally all my life. My company, Fishing Headquarters, runs daily drift fishing trips, sportfishing privae and shared charters, night time swordfishing trips, and any other type of fishing you would like to try.

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