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Sailfish are one of the most popular targets for anglers among bluewater pelagic species
Off Stuart, Florida anglers were battling a 100-pound sailfish when it went airborne and came into their boat, spearing a 73-year old woman from Maryland.
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Widespread and accessible, sailfish are one of the most popular game fish for anglers among bluewater pelagic species in the tropical and subtropical waters of Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. Even though there is only one species of sailfish (I. platypterus), the IGFA lists separate categories for Atlantic and Pacific, the latter growing larger. The all-tackle world record for a sailfish caught in the Pacific: 221 pounds (Ecuador, 1947); for a sailfish from the Atlantic: 142 pounds, 6 ounces (Angola, 2014).
Iconic for their distinctive high, blue dorsal fins, sailfish generally live offshore but near coasts, often over deeper reefs. They are a migratory species, often locally available on a seasonal basis—and almost always released. On appropriately light tackle, sailfish put on memorable aerobatic displays when hooked.