Description: black, grayish blue, brown, metallic purple, or bronze; the sides are dusky; the underbelly is white; flat and long, sword-like upper jaw; with no scales, teeth, or pelvic fins; they have a single keel on each side of body in front of tail; the first dorsal fin is rigid and short; they have large eyes as they are from deep dark water.
Location: Swordfish are an offshore species found worldwide in temperate and tropical waters; they are known to lurk in depths of 400 to 500 fathoms; and can been seen basking at the sea surface
Sizes: once averaged 200 lbs, excessive harvesting has reduced the size of commercially caught swordfish to 48 lbs
Notes: larger swordfish are all females, males rarely exceed 200 lbs; except when spawning, females believed to prefer water cooler than that favored by males; they feed on octopus, squid, and many other type of fish
Miami Swordfish Charter
Ready to go deep sea fishing Miami for swordfish? A Miami swordfish charter takes you offshore to the depths of the Gulf Stream on the trail of big-eyed beauty is a memory making event. The thrill of dropping a bait to the depths upwards of 1200 feet for an opportunity to catch a swordfish is indescribable. Deep sea fishing charter boat Jumanji can take you there.
On a Miami swordfish charter you will find that swordfish are primarily a deep sea fish found at depths of 600-1200 feet and water temperatures of 63 to 72°F. The swordfish is commonly observed in surface waters, although it is believed to swim to depths of 2,100 feet or greater, where the water temperature may be just above freezing. They have an organ that acts as a warmer similar to the tunas which keeps their brain functioning in extreme temperatures. Swordfish feed on the surface as well as the middle and bottom of their depth ranges. They mostly feed on other pelagic fish, squid, and other mollusks. Swordfish use their bills to catch their food, though smaller prey is simply swallowed whole.
Miami Swordfish charter fishing has really boomed in the last few years. The deep water canyons off Miami Beach Florida are considered a swordfish nursery. Don't miss out on a deep sea fishing adventure...BOOK your Miami deep sea fishing charter trip today!
Swordfishing primarily takes place in the evening and at night as they are primarily nocturnal feeders, though daytime swordfishing in Miami Florida has become extremely popular. Most Miami swordfish charter boats leave the dock in the early evening hours and come back in after midnight. Miami Swordfish charter boats Jumanji fishes about 10 miles offshore from Miami Beach at night after spending the day trolling for tunas, dolphin, and kite fishing for sailfish. Swordfishing is a much more pleasant experience when the weather and seas are calm. Swordfish are prized for their meat and bills and have fallen prey to commercial fishing long liners and recreational poachers. 20 years ago, swordfish would typically average 450+ lbs or more. Now a days while deep sea fishing Miami the average swordfish is no more than 200lb.
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