Swordfishing in New Jersey
Yes that's right, swordfishing isn't all about south Florida! We do plenty of it off the Florida Keys and Ft. Lauderdale, but all summer and fall we will be targeting swordfish in the New Jersey Canyons as well. The run to the swordfish grounds is about 70 to 80 miles and we fish on the edge of the continental shelf, better known as "The Canyons".
Beginning in July, we will be fishing for swordfish and sharks! In New Jersey our swordfishing is done at night in the canyons 70 to 90 miles offshore. We usually fish right on the 100 fathom curve drifting from 600 to 1200 feet of water. The areas around the Wilmington Canyon have been very productive for us the last few years, and when we go specifically to target swords in the canyons, we do quite well.
We will run as many as 6 lines at night, with the best baits being live squid and mackerel. Most of our fishing is done on PENN 70VSW outfits which are the perfect swordfish stand-up rod/reel combination. Our trips are either 22 or 46 hours, allowing us enough time to get to the canyons and fish all night. During the day, we will usually troll for tuna marlin, dolphin, and wahoo. Nighttime is dedicated to Swordfish and Sharks, and Tuna as well.
For More Details Information on our NJ Swordfish Charters Please Visit our Offshore Fishing Page
NJ Offshore Fishing