Pictured here are swordfish baits rigged with a circle hook. Several of the charters that we take have no interest in harvesting the fish and they are fishing for the pure enjoyment of the release.
When you use a circle hook the fish is almost always hooked in the corner of the mouth and never harmed.
We pull the fish up next to the boat, take a few pictures and let the fish go.
We love to rig bait for custom fishing applications at RJ Boyle studio. If you’re interested in fishing for swordfish there are several boats locally that can put you on a big one. Let us know if you’d like to catch a sword.