Photo Courtesy of Le Mieux Charters.
Swordfishing has increased in popularity ten-fold in the past couple of years, mainly because of the recent development of daytime swordfishing (it used to primarily be done at night) and accessibility of electric reels. If you love fishing, I'm sure a swordfish is on your bucket list. The good news is, Palm Beach County residents and visitors alike have plenty access to fishing charters. Whether swordfishing is something to cross off of your bucketlist, or you want to learn how to rig and do it yourself, below is a list of friendly local captains who can help your dreams come true.
- Captain Chris Lemieux
- Address: 7848 S Federal Highway, Hypoluxo
- Phone: 561.767.6211
A Boynton Beach Firefighter, Captain Chris Lemieux is well-known in the charter fishing community as a knowledgeable and versatile captain proven to help his clients catch kingfish, dolphin, wahoo, sailfish, swordfish, snapper, grouper, and sharks. He welcomes anglers of all experience levels and ages, and runs his charter on a beautiful custom-rigged 27-ft Conch center console.
- Captain Randy Yates
- Address: 98 Lake Drive, Singer Island
- Phone: 561.927.7967
The Miss Annie is a 52 foot sportfishing machine. Outfitted with all state-of-the-art electronics, custom tackle, and a professional crew, these guys will put you on fish. From all pelagic species such as Sailfish, Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Swordfish, Shark, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo to all others including Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Grouper and Cobia, the Miss Annie is ready to fish in Palm Beach from October until June. They are also available for overnight Bahamas trips and swordfishing trips.
- Captain Chris Holsinger
- Address: Jupiter Inlet
- Phone: 561.307.3986
“Ole Red’s Fishing Services” provides the option of fishing with Captain Chris Holsinger on a center console, or he can help outfit your tackle and teach you how to fish on your own boat. He specializes in deep dropping and swordfishing, but he can put you on anything from mahi-mahi to snowy grouper. Captain Chris is also a firefighter, so you know you’re in good hands!
- Captain Marvin Steiding
- Address: 1095 Florida A1A, Jupiter
- Phone: 561.797.9769
"Reel Candy" is based at one of the most picturesque locations in Southern Florida, opposite of the historic Jupiter Lighthouse in the Jupiter Inlet at U-Tiki Beach Restaurant. Reel Candy is available for full day ¾ day, and ½ day charters with a maximum of six passengers. If you're looking to go big, all-inclusive package pricing is available for any charter package to include gratuity, food, beverages, multiple boats, and even limo service. Reel Candy specializes in kite fishing, trolling, live baiting, and deep dropping, and can put you on dolphin, sailfish, wahoo, shark, kingfish, swordfish, tuna, and even marlin.