Venice, Louisiana

DAYTIME SWORDFISH CHARTERS

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Daytime Swordfish Charters in Venice, LA

Daytime swordfishing is the latest trend in big game sportfishing to hit the Louisiana gulf coast. This technique, originally pioneered off the Florida Keys, involves the use of heavy-duty electric reels and up to 15 pounds of weight to fish baits at depths of 1,600-1,800 feet. Swordfish are powerful, relentless predators that fight to the death and grow to sizes over 1,000 pounds.

Unlike tuna fishing in Venice, Louisiana – charter guides fishing for swordfish during the day aim to catch one to three fish over the course of the day. The average swordfish caught in Louisiana Gulf waters during the daytime ranges from 100 to 200 pounds. However, some daytime swordfishing trips resulted in a few weighing well over 350 pounds.

man holding swordfish that he caught in the gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast
male on a charter boat with big swordfish that he caught in the gulf of mexico during the daytime

Experienced Daytime Swordfishing Guides

Captain Hunter Caballero learned daytime swordfishing techniques directly from the talented offshore anglers who pioneered the sport in South Florida. While Marlin live near the Gulf of Mexico’s surface, swordfish will stay further below the surface. Daytime swordfishing charters need to fish deeper near the deep scattered layer (DSL).

Reeling in trophy fish is never a sure thing. However, experienced fishing guides improve your chances of catching the big one. The daytime swordfish bite in Venice, Louisiana is red hot year-round.

If you’re interested in booking a daytime swordfish charter in Venice, Louisiana – call Captain Hunter directly or fill out the contact form below.

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Daytime Swordfish Fishing Techniques

Casting topwater lures to pelagic fish that are aggressively feeding on the surface is an unparalleled thrill in the world of sportfishing.  Predatory fish that actively feed on surface baits are ferociously powerful and often attracted to the “injured” motion a lure can present when skipping across the surface. This fishing style requires long-distance casting and rapid retrieval of large lures – making use of heavy-duty spinning tackle which can withstand immense pressure. Many pelagic species caught at the surface can be extremely acrobatic once hooked.  Watching a “fired up” fish charge a surface lure is an incredible experience that should not be missed.

Swordfish Hot Spots

Swordfish are deep water predators caught between 1200’ and 1800’ of water, along ridgelines and drop-offs. Electric reels are recommended. 

When to Catch Swordfish

Swordfishing is a year-round endeavor.  The Fall is considered the best time to catch swordfish.

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5/5
Our Captain Scott and first mate Taylor were excellent! They really knew what they were doing and streamlined the entire process, making for an awesome experience! They were friendly and very accommodating. Scott navigated the boat like a champion. I had such a great time! We caught many fish and the entire experience was wonderful. I highly recommend Paradise Outfitters.
John Graziano
5/5
I flew over to Louisiana from Tampa, Florida for a couple days of tuna fishing with Captains Hunter and Drew. It was absolutely incredible! Captain Hunter is professional and extremely knowledgable about fishing around the rigs. Drew is very determined on the water and works hard to put customers on the fish. These guys are the real deal down in Venice and their experience put me on some absolute monsters. The first fish we hooked into was a ~300lb blue marlin! The fish was safely released after a two-hour battle which nearly brought me to my knees. We followed up with a wahoo, blackfin tunas, and some big yellowfin tunas. Words don't really describe the fishing you'll get with Paradise Outfitters; it's something that must be experienced.
Robert Slipkovich
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