It’s Official. Sailfish Season Has Started in Miami
The Conditions for Fishing Are Just Right
Fishing Methods We Use to Catch Sailfish
We use quite a few techniques to target Sailfish in the winter. One of the best is slow trolling live baits on the surface using our long 42′ out riggers. The bait of choice is small live bonita or “flips” in the riggers. These baits are the “filet Mignon” of the fish world. We also use Goggle Eyes, Blue Runners, Thread Herring and pilchards. We troll or “pull” these live baits at about 2 – 3 knots right on the edge of the Gulf Stream.
Kite fishing is another great way to target Sailfish. We have a lot of great information about Kite fishing right here or on our blog at SailfishFishingMiami.com. We also catch quite a few Sailfish trolling dead rigged baits. We pull a combination of about six baits at close to 5 – 7 knots, depending on the sea condition and type of baits.