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Old 04-22-2009, 02:02 PM   #1
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My target this summer is a day time swordfish. Anyone have any success at the nipple?
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:42 PM   #2
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YOur gonna have to go father
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:56 PM   #3
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peace caught one about 4 weeks ago outta venice...around 11 in the morning
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Old 04-22-2009, 03:53 PM   #4
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www.fishing (4/22/2009)this subject is taboo on public forum.
lol how so?
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:03 PM   #5
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I'd like to know too!!!!!

Or are you just being a #@$%&())_^%

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Old 04-22-2009, 06:18 PM   #6
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I was just talking to Redfish about this the other day. What is the deal with swordfish fishermen not telling anyone else how to catch them. It's the damdest thing.
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:30 PM   #7
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there's info all over the net. But swordfishing is hardly complicated, it's just glorified catfishing, it's pretty simple stuff once you get past the basics, and the gulf swordfishery is vastly untapped so who knows where you may catch one.
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:41 PM   #8
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Bullshark (4/22/2009) What is the deal with swordfish fishermen not telling anyone else how to catch them. It's the damdest thing.
https://pensacolafishingforum.com/fis...=swordfish+101



no secrets being kept here.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:42 PM   #9
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Bullshark, It's not rocket science. I've learned by trial and error. I've developed a simple rig that works. In my six consecutive trips that I've targeted swordfish at night I've at least caught one. My best night was 5 for 7. That was last November.I'll share my rigging techniquest but I'll leave the area I'm fishing a bit in the dark. I can tell you that most of my fish are caught between 600-1,000 feet of water.

I use no more than 250lb leader. I use 10-15' of it. I take the end of the leader and use wire snips to cut the end at a sharp angle. The mono is stiff enough to pierce the top of the mantle of a large squid. Ithen push it all the way through and out near the head or opening of the mantle. I then feed a bead onto the monothat Ijust pushed through the mantle. Next I place a crimp below the bead and then pull the leader from thetop of the mantle so the bead will seat at the top of mantle. Just imagine a witch hat with the hat being the mantle and your head being the bead. Next I use a 9/0-10/0 circle hook and crimp so the that the shank is just hiden inside the mantle and the curved part of the hook even with the head. Let the hook dangle. It needs to rotate so it can find its mark. I normally crimp an LP disco light to the three way swivel using the same 250 lb mono. I use a short piece no more than 12". I then use a #64 rubber band to connect a bank sinker to the same three way swivel. I vary the weight size based on the current. I drop two to three rods and vary the depth. The shallowest I place is 150-ft. and the deepest around 400-ft. The sword I caught last week was taken on the deep rod (400-ft) in 700-ft of water.

I'd be more than happy to show you in person how I rig my rigs. It's not fancy and may not be what everyone else is doing but it has worked for me. Good luck.



Sword caught last week.



Sword caught late January 2009 ten miles from the fish caught last week.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:26 AM   #10
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oh keith i think i know where you fish! my lips are sealed though. excellent jobs on the swordfish asswhuppin as of late...
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