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My bet is you can catch them up here with same tactics if you are willing to give it a try. We never fish on the bottom except for tiles out there. Why wouldn't they be here. Daytime swordfish in NJ, proablly even bigger ones on the bottom!!!
 

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If it works down there I am sure it would work up here as well. Wouldn't hurt to give it a shot, especially if nothing else is doing in the daylight hours. Someone has to play the role of guinea pig!
 

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Different current (no gulf stream except for eddies) but more importantly different bottom contour....we are getting most of our day time swordies in an average of 1400-1600 feet of water....

I bet you the same techniques we use in Miami will work up north however ya gotta find em to poon em as we say down here....

Once you find a good set of numbers that produce fish, if it is anything like down here, that same location should produce for you in the future.

Tight Lines,

Frank


If it works down there I am sure it would work up here as well. Wouldn't hurt to give it a shot, especially if nothing else is doing in the daylight hours. Someone has to play the role of guinea pig!
 

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Different current (no gulf stream except for eddies) but more importantly different bottom contour....we are getting most of our day time swordies in an average of 1400-1600 feet of water....

I bet you the same techniques we use in Miami will work up north however ya gotta find em to poon em as we say down here....

Once you find a good set of numbers that produce fish, if it is anything like down here, that same location should produce for you in the future.

Tight Lines,

Frank
I suppose we'll find out this summer.. :D
 

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They are certainly here and likely follow the same behavior they do everywhere else in the world...and it has already been done off of South Carolina and Maryland/Virginia.
 

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I'm guilty myself of saying every winter that I would try daytime Swordfishing in the NE Canyons.

We've never come close to trying it. There's always an excuse, even when the Tuna aren't biting.
I can remember suggesting a tite fish drop one slow day and heard a chorus of voices sing out "I'm not cranking that all the way up" what would you do with a 1,500 foot deep sword drop? Pump some iron this winter and get ready!!!!
 

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Can you elaborate? Boat names, crew, etc? Would like to learn more about the day time options as we head north from Florida....

Any info would be appreciated.

Tight Lines,

Frank


PS We are using on average a 15# lead (rebar to be exact as its friendlier on the wallet not to mention the boat), a 20 foot leader, and after dropping, point the nose INTO the gulf stream and head south doing about 4 knots.....once she hits bottom we take her out of gear and like a pendulum, the rig ends up right under the boat...then its time to watch the tip of the rod (most bites are on par with that of a fluke bite, literally, and are communicated up the line 1400' below as a series of small taps....don't tell anyone but my favorite bait for day dropn is a 3-4# small mahi mahi....they also make great baits for baitn the giant BFT right outside of Cat in Tuner Alley :D:fighting::D. Anyone want to give it a whirl this summer, just dial up Capitano Brian on the Fish-n-Chips and we will show you how to get 'er done.

They are certainly here and likely follow the same behavior they do everywhere else in the world...and it has already been done off of South Carolina and Maryland/Virginia.
 
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