Swordfish Lights | Underwater Fishing Lights
The C&H Mity Lite and Mega Lite are perfect for Swordfish fishing and night time fishing.
Swordfish Saltwater Fishing Lures
The powerful bill of the swordfish can be intemidating, but your catch will be too busy chasing the end of your fishing line with a C&H Mity Lite illuminated swordfish light attached. C&H offers 3 different kinds of bottom fishing lights - The Mity Lite, The Mega Lite and the Multi-color flashing Mardi Gras Mity Lite. Whether you’re drift fishing or trolling, we have all the saltwater fishing equipment you will need to land one of the ocean's fiercest fighters. You can let everyone know about your passion for swordfishing when you fly a C&H Lures 18" x 12" Swordfish Flag. Don't forget to add a C&H Chum Bag to attach to the front of your boat as you troll for your swordfish using a C&H pre-rigged lure for natural baits.
The swordfish, named for its sharp bill that resembles the blade of a sword, has a flat (not rounded) bill extending from its sleek, scale-less body. Mature adult swordfish are very quick in the water and will use their bill to defend themselves. Among saltwater anglers, the swordfish is famous for its vigorous fight. Today, most swordfish are caught using saltwater reels or downriggers offshore. Anglers on deep-sea fishing charters often talk of the beauty in watching a swordfish breaching (jumping) the ocean's surface. Like other billfish, the swordfish was over-fished before legislation limited long line fishing along the coast.
Fishing for Swordfish
Because the swordfish was a popular target of long liners, the size of most swordfish today is much smaller than the International Game Fish Association's all fishing tackle record of 1,182 lbs. caught offshore of Chile in the 1950s. Although the male swordfish matures faster than the female swordfish, it's rare to catch a male swordfish larger than 300 lbs. Swordfish rarely approach coastal waters to feed, so fishing for swordfish is a deep-sea sport using a saltwater fishing reel with an offshore fishing rod. There are two popular approaches for swordfishing offshore. Once the ideal spot is found for swordfish to feed, the standard practice is to allow the boat to drift while fishing for swordfish in deep water or to troll the boat while fishing for swordfish in a medium depth below the surface.
Since swordfish have soft mouths, these aggressive giants are more prone to hit your saltwater lure on-and-off rather than suddenly. Swordfish anglers have always disagreed as to the best method of setting the drag on a saltwater reel when their swordfish lure is first hit. Some swordfishing charters recommend the angler loosen the drag on their fishing reel to ensure the lure's hooks are set for the battle. Other deep sea captains believe in keeping the fishing line very tight from the time the angler first notices the fishing tackle move the tip of the rod until the lure is removed at catch-and-release. Using this second method, when a swordfish hits a bait rig or lure, the fishing reel will spin slowly and swordfish sometimes hook themselves. The choice of drag is yours; just remember hooked swordfish have sent many saltwater lures and bait rigs to the ocean's floor with one swipe of their powerful bill.