Fish Profiles: Sailfish

Sailfish

Sailfish are a prize to most considering that many do not live in an area where sailfish are accessible… like umm, us. Whether you are chasing these bad boys out of a kayak or from the deck of a charter, catching sailfish is a blast and often leads to that one photo of you on your desk. Be ready to reel quickly if you want to stand a chance of landing one of these magnificent beasts.

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Stats


Weight
Upwards of 200 lbs.

Length
60-70 inches common
80-110 inches max

Waters
Pacific

Family Tree


Fish Family
Billfish

Scientific Names
Istiophorus albicans – Atlantic sailfish

Istiophorus platypterus – Indo-Pacific sailfish

Natural Food, Bait and Techniques


* Mackerel
* Squid
* Sardines
* Trolling

Sailfish Fishing Trips