Fort Lauderdale Swordfishing - The Perfect
Fix for the Experienced Angler
If you are looking to do
battle with the toughest game fish South Florida has to offer, evening
swordfishing in the Gulf Stream of the Atlantic is your best bet. South Florida
has an excellent swordfish fishery, and swordfish are truly one of the toughest
predators and hardest fighting fish in the ocean.
This is what makes
swordfish the gladiator of the sea. Once an angler feels the strength of a
swordfish and sees the beauty of it in the boat or upon release, he or she will
be hooked for a lifetime.
Swordfishing has greatly rebounded off the coast of South Florida. With the
shutdown of commercial long lining of Florida 's Coast, we are able to truly
enjoy great swordfishing. While some nights are better than others, we are
getting numerous shots at swordfish just about every night. The great thing
about these fish is you never know how big the fish you're fighting is.
Swordfish are pound for
pound the toughest game fish that swim the ocean and will keep an angler at the
ready for a prolonged fight.
Most Captains leave the
dock a couple hours before sunset so the can set up their lines before dusk. The
tackle usually used consists of 50 lbs stand up tackle. An average trip lasts
6-8 hours, but we have been known to be hooked up to large and uncooperative
swordfish throughout the night.
Swordfishing is truly the perfect fix for an experienced angler who wants to
test his skills against the Gladiator of the Sea.
About the Author
Tightlines Captain Vinnie La Sorsa Fort Lauderdale Swordfishing Charters
love for the sport of fishing began at an early age. He was raised with a
fishing pole in his hand in the old harbor town of Annapolis, Maryland. Growing
up Vinnie spent his summer's Big Game fishing with his father and brothers out
of Montauk Point, Long Island and in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He spent
the winters fishing for Blues and Stripers in the Chesapeake Bay. Vinnie took
his knowledge of fishing to the next level at the age of 17, when he was a mate
on numerous charter and private fishing boats and worked at local tackle shops
while attending college in South Florida. His love for fishing has taken him all
over South Florida including the Everglades and the Florida Keys, the Bahamas
and the majority of the Caribbean Islands.