January 26th 2107
Good Hit Sportfishing goes Day Time Swordfishing
Day Time Swordfishing is not only our favorite Fishing Trip of the Good Hit, it is our Passion and the Heart of Our Business. Before we Chartered the Good Hit, we used to Commerical Fish for Swordfish. Every Swordfish Trip brings surprises and we always see something new on the Sword Grounds.
On This Thursday We had Brandon- and his 3 buddy’s from Virginia.
We arranged a Morning Swordfish Charter at 7:00am with calm Seas and cool weather conditions. So at 7:00am we quickly went out the inlet and pushed the throttles down to approach the sword grounds. The Good Hit can reach speeds up to 40kts and on this day we used this to our advantage. We arrived on the grounds around 8:15 am and began to make our first drop. We like to use a S-1200 Lindgren Pitman, the best reel on the market. I can promise you 90% of the Charter Boats do not possess one of these Gems.
By 9:15am we recieved what we like to call a Thunder Bite- A swordfish bite which immediately loads the rod up with pressure without having teasing and hook the Swordfish. One of the Best scenarios for Day Time Swordfishing. We fought the Fish to the Surface with a decent fight, the fish stopped the S-1200 a couple times and hesitated on the wind on leader. Brandon’s group was here for one thing and one thing only, catching a Swordfish in the Day, so the pressure was on! Especially when the fish came to the surface to put on a little fight, the intensity grew. The fish came up to the side of the boat with ease, then Andrew, AKA, “Sheepdog” planted the harpoon into the head of the Broadbill. We Quickly Bring the Sword in the boat for Some Great Pictures, Mission Complete!
We Made a quick deposit of a Swordfish into the Fish Box, and began to regroup to make a seconds drop. We Began to Make a Run to the South to Repositions the Boat on the same spot we recieved our first strike. We fished our second drop for a about 2 mile before we saw a tap on the rod. We recieved our Second Bite, This Bite Pulled line after the strike and loaded the rod with more tension. I believe we hooked a bigger Swordfish. After the fish reached 1500 revolutions on the reel went slack and the fish came unglued. Its apart of Day Time Swordfishing, you will lose a couple in the Sport, its a part of the game.
With a Large Front Cold Front on the way, I made the decseion to head West towards the Dock. Good thing we called the trip early because as we aproached the shoreline the winds picked up to 25kts out of the North West. Which is not Pretty on the Sword Grounds.