Ft Lauderdale Sailfish

Fort Lauderdale Sailfish Fishing

Known for their fast runs, acrobatic jumps and violent head-shaking, the sailfish is the official state saltwater fish of Florida. Living in offshore waters, sailfish are often found near the Gulfstream and around the 100 fathom line. They are a rapidly growing fish reaching lengths of 4-5 feet in a year. Sailfish can be identified by the greatly enlarged dorsal fin running almost the entire length of its back, dark blue top, brown-blue laterally and silver or white underbelly. Another prominent feature is its elongated upper jaw in the form of a spear. Sailfish move into shallow inshore water in summer to spawn near the surface. Females are often seen swimming slowly at the surface with their dorsal fins above water and accompanied by one or more males. They feed aggressively on small fish, Blue runners, pinfish, mullet, scads, ballyhoo and squid. Sailfish tire easily and should be revived after a long fight.

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