Rigging Mackerel For Swordfish Bait

rigging mackerelFly Navarro is back with his good friend Capt. Paco Vela to continue their series on rigging up for daytime swordfishing.  In this fishing video tip, they demonstrate how one goes about rigging mackerel for swordfish bait. Daytime deep dropping for swords is an exciting and relatively new fishery and many anglers are gearing up and learning how to tap this awesome fishery all around the world.  Most use electric reels due to the extreme depths and weights involved in fishing the bottom where the swordfish spends the daylight hours.  A mackerel makes a great bait and here is how to rig it up and make it swim again.

Mackerel make a great daytime swordfish bait if rigged properly. Here’s how!

shimano talcFly Navarro will take us to the “Fly Zone” with his vast knowledge and list of fishing connections.  Visit his Fly Zone Fishing site or Facebook to learn more or to ask Fly a question.

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Known by most on the docks as “Fly,” you can pretty much expect to see Robert "Fly" Navarro at the sport's largest tournaments and hot spots. Fly began the life of a traveling deckhand in his early 20's. He took a childhood passion and turned it into a career that took him around the world working on the top offshore fishing boats. Then he leveraged his reputation as a mate to launch a magazine (In the Bite), a marketing agency (Fly Zone Fishing) and several tournaments (The Sailfish Tournament, King of the Hill, and the Gulf Cup Blue Marlin Shootout). He was also recently named the new Tournament Director for the World Cup Blue Marlin Championship. In 2016 he was appointed to the National Marine Fisheries Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel in DC. Fly is an open book. Catch him on Instagram – @thefly100 or @flyzonefishing, Facebook – @flynavarro or on Twitter – @flynavarro. Feel welcome to reach out and ask questions.