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Swordfishless Report, 1/21

Fished 5 drops off Miami yesterday 1750'-1500', tip rod and buoy rod, bonito belly baits, not a single sniff.  Current was perfect.  Saw a few boats in the area, but didn't hear of any bites.  Heard of some action farther north.  Another hear of any swords caught off Miami yesterday?  Would love to at least get excited about the next attempt.  In other news, the ocean looked completely dead out there.  I scanned with binocs the entire day and saw no birds, splashes, or even flying fish.  Very discouraging.


  • cranker789cranker789 Posts: 531 Officer
    Went out of dania today, got plenty of gogs but got nothing to show for it. Don’t think the other kayakers got anything either. 
  • b1gdog83b1gdog83 Posts: 294 Deckhand
    Sworded today out of Boca. Got 2 bites on tip and buoy first drop. Missed both then nothing rest of the day. Very rough out there with 6ft seas in a 21ft Dusky. We paid our dues today.

  • xeniaxenia Posts: 1,197 Officer
    Been hearing the bite is better up that way, but have no details.
  • Ron38SpecialRon38Special Posts: 121 Deckhand
    It will be interesting to see what the new buoy fishing will do. There are about 7 boats fishing exempt fisheries permits to look at fishing daytime buoys and allow mechanical haul back. So instead of buoy gear being handline, it will so be mini longlines.
    The gear will use standard buoy gear, but haul back with bandit gear vs hand.

    Just a matter of time folks.....
    next step may be hooking them all together with a long piece of 400 lb mono effectively moving PLL gear back into the straits.

    For over 17 years I represented recreationally anglers at both HMS and ICCAT. This never would have happened under my watch!
  • xeniaxenia Posts: 1,197 Officer
    They already started.  I kept hearing guys on the radio telling other boats to watch out for their buoys.  I found it odd if it was just recreationals setting out a buoy line.  I even asked my friend if the buoy guys would fish daytime with baits down deep.  He later confirmed that the buoy boats have in fact switched from nighttime to daytime, fishing with heavy weights to get their baits deep.  Like you said, it's only a matter of time.
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