Where is the best place to go sword fish fishing?

I‘d like to plan a sword fishing trip. Can you tell me where the best areas are and how to find them in the water?

Since swordfish are nocturnal feeders, most of your fishing is going to have to be done in the late evening and after nightfall. I’d suggest South Florida if you’re planning a trip. Swordfish grounds in that area fall about 20 miles off the coastline. If you’ve never been sword fishing, I’d strongly suggest getting on a charter or hiring your own personal guide. Swordfish stick to the ocean and is considered a midwinter fish. You’ll normally track them down at a depth of 650 to 1970 feet. While they are considered a warm-water species, swordfish actually has the highest tolerance for water temperature than any other billfish. While you’ll normally find them in water temperatures of 64 to 71 degrees, they can also sustain waters with temperatures in the 41-80 degree range. Swordfish are often seen in surface water but have been known to swim as deep at 2,100 feet. Swordfish will feed at the bottom of their range as well as on the surface. The popularity of sword fishing is increasing every day, however, the species is just now being to rebound and populations of the fish are increasing. It’s important to do your share for the conservation effort by practicing effective catch and release techniques.

Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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