When you embark on our sailfish charter, be prepared for a thrilling adventure that will take you on a journey of exploration and excitement. You will discover the strength and agility of these apex predators as you try to catch them. Our sailfish charter package includes everything you need to make a successful catch. Once you hook a sailfish, you’ll experience a fun and challenging fight as they scream line off the reel and jump through the air. You will be amazed by their acrobatic stunts, including high jumps and sudden changes in direction.
During your sailfish charter with us, we will provide an opportunity to exercise your fishing skills and experience the excitement of catching a sailfish, creating an unforgettable memory. The key to reeling in a sailfish is to utilize your strength, patience, and quick reflexes to maintain pressure on the fish and steadily reel it in. Our experienced crew will assist you throughout the process, ensuring a successful and thrilling catch. Join the many satisfied anglers who have enjoyed our top-rated sailfish charter in the Florida Keys, book with Big Game Sportfishing today!
The Coveted Sailfish
A sailfish is a remarkable and awe-inspiring species of billfish. This fish is highly recognizable for its distinctive dorsal fin, or “sail,” which stretches along its back. You’ll find an abundance of sailfish in the warm waters of the Atlantic, including Marathon, FL and the Florida Keys.
Notable Sailfish Features:
- Length: Can grow up to 11 feet
- Weight: Can reach up to 220 pounds
- Swim speed: Clocks in at a staggering 68 mph while swimming, making it the fastest fish in the ocean
A Glimpse into Sailfish Behavior
Delving up to 1,100 feet into the ocean’s depths, these agile predators pursue their prey with fierce determination. Feasting on small fish and squid, their elongated bills slice through swirling schools, ensuring a bountiful catch. Some of their behavioral traits include:
- Live in pods
- Leaps high out of the water
- Long lifespan
- Excellent vision
- Active swimmers
Sailfish are famous for their ingenious ‘balling’ technique. In a synchronized display, these sleek creatures encircle unsuspecting bait fish like sardines. They work to corral them into a tightly-packed formation known as a bait ball. This strategic maneuver propels the entrapped fish toward the surface. From there, the sailfish has easy pickings to pluck one by one. Witnessing this underwater ballet is truly an astonishing sight!
Best Bait for Catching Sailfish
When you set out to catch a sailfish, you’ll need to have the right bait on hand. No angler wants to arrive at their fishing destination while watching sailfish ignore their bait. When you want the best shot at catching sailfish, consider using the following bait:
- Cigar minnows
- Blue runners
- Threadfin herring
- Goggle eyes
If you don’t have this bait on hand, there’s no need to panic. By coming on board with Captain Ariel, he will supply everything you need to successfully catch a sailfish. All you need to do is book a trip!
Why Catch a Sailfish with Big Game Sportfishing?
Sailfish are highly sought after by anglers due to their impressive size, strength, and extraordinary acrobatics. Spotting or catching one of these magnificent creatures is an unforgettable experience. Their sleek bodies, vivid coloration, and striking sail make them a true marvel of the marine world.
Biggest Benefits of Sailfish Charter Fishing:
If you have yet to catch a sailfish on the open seas, here are a few great reasons to book with Big Game Sportfishing now:
- Thrill of the catch
- Expert guidance from the captain
- Fast and safe access to open waters
- Equipment and gear provided
Chase Down the Fastest Fish in the Ocean
For an unparalleled sailfish adventure, choose Big Game Sportfishing, the premier charter fishing boat in Marathon, FL. With Captain Ariel and his first mate as your fishing guides, you’ll have an excellent chance of landing one of these majestic fish.