Swordfish can be found throughout the entire world in warm waters. Commercial fisheries have reduced the populations of swordfish, but there are still many available and they are worth traveling many miles to catch.
It is extremely hard and very time-consuming just to get a swordfish to strike your bait. When you finally do get a strike, it will take some skill to land the fish. When you get it to the boat, all the time spent is absolutely worth it. Most fishermen troll many miles searching for a swordfish. Trolling in deeper water is the best way to catch swordfish. They can be found in 200 to 300 feet of water. Heavy trolling sinkers rigged with bonito, squid and mackerel will produce some fish. Large hooks and heavy tackle are a must with these large fish. They can weigh as much as 400 pounds.