BVO fishing is grateful to be just 50 miles from one of the greatest and largest Swordfish migrations in the world. Being located toward the southern end of the migration track, where water conditions are ideal for Swordfish, we get the privilege of catching them all year long. Over the past 50 years, sword fishing has traditionally been done at night, but in recent years, some South Florida captains have perfected the art of catching them during the day, making it a much easier fish for charter boats to target and catch with their customers aboard. At night, Swordfish come closer to the surface to feed on squid and other marine life, allowing most fishermen to catch them in the upper 400 feet of the water column with conventional tackle, similar to the tackle used for Tuna or Marlin fishing. During the daytime, swordfish generally swim to deeper water, so we use electric tackle to drop 10-12 lbs of lead, down to depths of 1500 feet. Attached to the hook is to either squid, bonita belly, or ladyfish. We generally see bigger fish caught during the daytime. At night, only 16-24 ounces of lead is needed even in high current areas. Glow lights are deployed near the boat and the bait in order to attract the swordfish closer. Night time trips are usually successful but can be challenging for the average angler to pull off. That is why BVO offers both nighttime and daytime swordfishing trips. Daytime Swordfishing trips require the same 50 mile run to the fishing grounds, but the tackle and type of fishing is totally different. Both trips are a true adventure, but we recommend daytime trips as they are more accessible to most anglers. Watching for bites and prospecting the bait is key to catching fish and clients will be given the opportunity to work the electric reels in hopes of landing a monster. We believe the swordfish population here is strong and healthy.
Both trips are 12-13 hour trips, allowing for nearly 9 hours of fishing time. Swordfish trips can be done on either of our boats:
- Center Console Swordfish Trip: $2,500
- 47ft Sportfish : $3,000