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October/November 2016 Islamorada Swordfish Report

I only fished a few swordfish charters in October, mostly because I was out of town fishing for 10 days during the month and we had a lot of windy weather  which resulted in canceling the majority of the trips during the month. One trip produced one small swordfish that we tagged and released, another trip yielded no bites at all, and the other trip produced a 20 lb blackfin tuna on the bottom in 1600′ and a night shark. The fishing was definitely “off” from the usual fall bite, but hopefully next October will be as good as it was years prior. So far the November swordfishing has been decent, and we’ve landed fish on 8 out of 12 trips. One trip aboard the “Broad Minded” produced 3 fish and another trip 2 fish. The rest of the successful trips resulted in one fish, and the slow trips we didn’t get a bite on or missed one. We also caught and released an estimated 250 lb mako shark that came up eating one of our swordfish, which was really exciting and he put on a great show jumping in the air. The biggest swordfish for the past two months was a 253 lber, with the rest of them in the 50 – 125 lb range. Capt. Scott on the Catch 22 had a great trip with Mark last week, going 3 for 5 on swordfish! I also had the pleasure of fishing Tred Barta, who is a die hard fisherman, but unfortunately that day was slow with no bites. We are coming into winter, where cold fronts and strong winds are expected, but hopefully I can get a few swordfish trips in. The winter is my least favorite time of year, but if you’re out there, you always have a shot at getting one. We also mixed in a little deep drop bottom fishing on the way in and out from the swordfish grounds, catching some big barrelfish and a couple queen snapper. Two trips also produced some mahi, which was a nice bonus. Send me an email to floridakeysswordfishing@gmail.com when you’re ready to try your luck at getting a broadbill! Remember we have 3 boats available for swordfish trips at Bud n’ Mary’s Marina.

Tight Lines,

Capt. Nick Stanczyk

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Catch22 daylight-swordfishing charter

Catch22

Full-Day $1,400
  • -Big & Fast
  • -Luxurious
  • -Air Conditioning
  • -6-person Capacity

 

Reservation fee for Swordfishing Charter - boat “Catch22”
Booking fee: $150
BnM daylight-swordfishing charter

BnM

Full-Day $1,000
Half-Day $650
  • -Comfortable
  • -Roll-up enclosure
  • -Takes 4 passengers
  • -Affordable

 

Reservation fee for Swordfishing Charter - boat BnM
Booking fee: $500