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Fishing for Swordfish

Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

With a special heat exchanger, or controlled heating, swordfish can stretch their territory deep down into cooler water during the day, plunging into water normally too cold for most tropical salt water species.

Following a daytime snack in depths as deep as 550 meters, they retreat to warmer, shallower water at night to continue their search for small baitfish.

Nighttime fishing for swordfish is especially rewarding but fishing for swordfish can also be done during the daytime at deeper water levels. Swordfish loose their teeth in their adulthood, therefore using their sword to whack and injure their prey before devouring it.

They are aggressive, cruising solo and fighting off sharks and other predators with their sword when confronted; making them one of the most dangerous species to go after when spearfishing. Boats going out for swordfish are typically equipped with live bait rigs, freshly killed squid (swordfish's favorite), and strips of skirted baitfish and big baitcasting reels that can take the hit of up to 530 kilograms.

Fly fishing for swordfish exists like a rare ruby, it's out there, and waiting for you to give it a try!

Basic Info

Scientific name: Xiphias gladius

Size: length up to 3 m

Weight: 650 kg

Lifespan: 9 years

Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Continent(s): Moderately warm to Tropical regions worldwide