We are excited to offer this new fishery to our clients, daytime swordfishing. To get a better understanding of this fishery we started daytime dropping in the Fall of 2018. We had great success with our largest fish weighing in at 427 lbs and our best day catching 6. In late July of 2019, we started dropping with some of our charters and had a phenomenal season with our five largest Swords weighing in at 277lb, 290lb, 302lb, 315lb, a 369lb, and a 180lb Big Eye.
These fish are caught on the bottom, fishing depths of 1200-1500 using either Lingren Pitman 1200 (electric) or Hookers with a detachable Shimano for those that prefer to hand crank. At this time I would call the season July through December, however little is known about this fishery out of Oregon Inlet. I do feel as though they are here year-round we just need to find them. This style of fishing is more weather-sensitive than trolling. We carry our gear with us every day so if interested in trying a drop, please let us know.
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