RJ Boyle, a top daytime swordfish angler, shares his top baits and rigs for various species, including ladyfish, dolphin belly, silver mullet, tinker mackerel, Panama bait, double-hooked squid, and bonito belly. The 3-hour instructional video provides step-by-step instructions on gear, monofilament, hook choices, and connections. Fishing smarter with In The Spread fishing videos ensures the best possible outcome for your swordfish fishing experience.
Swordfishing - Rigging Daytime Baits with RJ Boyle(02:43:29)
In the world of daytime fishing for broadbill swordfish, the bait is king. The ones you choose, their freshness, and quality can significantly impact your success. During feeding patterns, the average angler can go out and catch fish. However, when the fish aren't feeding heavily, the bite slows down, or the moon's phase and the tide aren't favorable, that's when a fresh, well-rigged bait makes all the difference.
The In The Spread Rigging Swordfish Baits video, featuring RJ Boyle, is a three-hour high-intensity learning tool for broadbill swordfish anglers. The baits you are rigging need every bit of your effort. The time and expense involved in this kind of fishing are not small. Get it right. The last thing between you and that swordfish is your bait, so it needs to be bulletproof.
Before we start rigging, get organized. You may only get one shot, so make it count. Have all the tools and materials you need readily available. RJ discusses and shows all the tools and supplies used and why he uses them.
- Monofilament: The main line material for rigging.
- Crimps: Needed for the given line.
- Crimpers: Used to secure the crimps.
- Cutting Tools: Various tools for cutting line and bait.
- Hooks: Different hooks for each bait.
- Files: Used for sharpening those hooks.
- Rigging Knife Selection: Essential for preparing and rigging baits.
- Ice Picks: Useful for making holes in the bait for rigging.
- Rigging Floss: Comes in different types, sizes, and colors.
- Rigging Needles: Used to rig swordfish baits.
RJ Boyle's 7 Most Productive Baits
RJ Boyle shares his seven most productive Xiphias gladius baits and how to expertly rig each of them:
- Dolphin Belly
- Silver Mullet
- Tinker Mackerel
- The Panama Bait
- Double Hooked Squid Bait
- Bonito Belly
Each bait has its unique rigging method, and mastering these techniques can significantly improve your success rate in catching broadbill swordfish.
Remember, the bait you use and how you rig it can make all the difference when fishing for broadbill swordfish. So, take the time to learn and perfect your rigging skills. Happy fishing!
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