What is Swordfish water?

Discussion in 'Billfish' started by Deep_Sea_Gull, May 24, 2006.

  1. Deep_Sea_Gull

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    What are you looking for when setting up to fish an area for swords?
     
  2. Bret

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    That is a good question Tony. I would like some input on that subject as well. There have been a few caught about 65 miles from Port Aransas, out around the east breaks area.. It is a big drop off on the 100 fathom curve..
    Hopefully someone will chime in!
     

  3. Deep_Sea_Gull

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    I know that a good fishing spot is kinda like real estate in that it is location, location, location.
    We have to have bait.
    What else???
     
  4. Bret

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    I know that a good fishing spot is kinda like real estate in that it is location, location, location.
    We have to have bait.
    What else???

    lights or light sticks, patience and luck.
     
  5. Minnow

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    Tony, I think What we really need is to get out there and find out for our self.
    In Florida, live bait and squid has been producing good numbers of Swordfish.

    We need to make a trip just to target them, What you guys think?
     
  6. Minnow

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    Hey, how about rig up daisy chain dead squid and use it as a teaser.

    Say like this, we rig up about 6 squids, 2ft apart at the end attacht it to a 12-16 oz sinker, and LP light just below the swivel, on top of the squid that what i mean.

    I think the bait you put out there the more chances to encounter them, but crew need to be very alert to clear lines if get a hook up.

    Do you guys think it will work?
     
  7. Deep_Sea_Gull

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    I guess that I am not being clear, I am asking....

    What does a good swordfishing area look like on a sea chart. How can I tell if an area might be holding swordfish before I even go there.

    What makes an area worthy of putting in the time and effort?

    I am more than game for a trip.

    I like the idea of your squig chain TJ. I do wonder what happens if you get hit in the middle of the chain?
     
  8. Minnow

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    I guess that I am not being clear, I am asking....

    What does a good swordfishing area look like on a sea chart. How can I tell if an area might be holding swordfish before I even go there.

    What makes an area worthy of putting in the time and effort?

    I am more than game for a trip.

    I like the idea of your squig chain TJ. I do wonder what happens if you get hit in the middle of the chain?

    Structure, drop off, temperatur break, and ripped line.

    About the squid chain, it was just pop out of my mind, never tested it yet LOL, if it get hit in the middle, we would pull it out of the water, just like what they do on the marlin fishing, bait and switch. If we got hit we would know there might be swordfish in the area :D ,

    Let's come out with an idea that we can try it out.

    How about a Swordfish trip with Capt.Eddie on first or second week of June?
    Anyone game for it?
     
  9. bellyup

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    How about a Swordfish trip with Capt.Eddie on first or second week of June?
    Anyone game for it?

    Minnow, I would be very interested in such a trip.

    Scott
     
  10. Deep_Sea_Gull

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    I am planning to go out in July with Capt Mike Ellis on an overnighter. Tuna early and late with sword in the middle.
     
  11. Minnow

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    Welcome aboard Scott,

    2 more needed to make a trip.
    Who else?
     
  12. CaptEddie

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    I would love to take yall on a swordfish trip. Fish tuna till dark then drift the dark side all night with squid and then hit the morning tuna bite again.
     
  13. Minnow

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    Capt, i am interested to go on June 9-11. Are those date available?

    Who else want to try for swordfish?
     
  14. CaptEddie

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    The 11th is available.
     
  15. Deep_Sea_Gull

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    Did you guys get to go Minnow?

    Anyway, I did note in some reports for the Cajun Canyons Marlin Tournament that there were swords caught near Medusa....
     
  16. Minnow

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    DSG,

    No, unfortunately I didn't go coz can find enough people to go with me.

    Do you have any info about the Bluefin tuna?
     
  17. Capt. Mike Ellis

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    I saw a bluefin in the 500-700lb range chasing some dolphin on my next to last sword trip. I had visions of the epic old man and the sea fight on my hands. But I had four srong backs to handle the task. Just if my 50w's had enough Jerry Brown on them. The sword bite has continued to produce for the guys fishing for them. Now is the time to get you one. Tony I will save you the three hundred pounder I have vowed to catch before october.
    Capt. Mike
     
  18. Deep_Sea_Gull

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    :eek: That sounds good to me Capt Mike.


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    Welcome to the board!