Swordfishing is full contact fishing!
You are in a full harness, locked to the rod in the stand up position! No chairs here! This is man against the “Prince of Darkness” (Swordfish’s Nickname) in a stand-up, straight up battle! These fish can take you deep or stay on top, and the second you get cocky, they will show you why the are nicknamed the “Prince of Darkness”. They will Sound on you so fast that you will pray to get line back on the reel! It is an amazing sight to see!
A lot of the fish we catch are on electric reels, so if you are not interested in cranking from 1600′ of water, then we have you covered there as well. Some people still like to fight the fish on stand up tackle, while a lot like to “hit the button”. Some prefer to do a little of both, while letting the electric reel bring up the lead, which is till 150′ away from the hook and let us remove it, then go into stand up battle mode. The majority of the larger fish we catch will swim the lead up to the surface allowing us to remove the lead and quite possibly even get a shot at them with the harpoon. Most will swim up to the surface, make a jump or 2, then sound back to 400′ to 800′ and then the battle begins. These fish are extremely unpredictable, and basically will do whatever they want unless they get in harpoon range by accident. There is no fish alive that has the attitude of the mighty swordfish, and the kill is the ultimate thrill!