Sailfishing out of the kayak is one of the most exciting types of offshore kayak fishing in Florida. These fish can be found within a mile from shore. Sailfish are very acrobatic and put on a show of jumps and tail walks. These billfish are the fastest fish in the ocean and can reach speeds up to 68 mph. When you hook up in your kayak get ready for a sleigh ride! Sailfish average 35 – 65 lbs. An average fight is 15-45 mins depending on how much energy they expend on the initial hook up. It's not uncommon to hook up to 2 - 4 Sailfish on our offshore kayak fishing trips. Sailfish swim in packs and with multiple baits in the water double and even triple hook ups can happen. Sailfish caught from a kayak will be catch and release. We strive to take great quality photos and video of your catch for you to have a lasting memory of your kayak caught Sailfish. These photos and video can be used to get a release mount done at any taxidermist.
To entice these sailfish to bite we slow troll live baits like goggle eyes, blue runners and pilchards. When specifically targeting sailfish the preferred tackle is an inline circle hook with 15 ft of fluorocarbon leader. Touching the leader will qualify as the Sailfish being caught. Once that is achieved and sailfish is under control we can get the hero shot by grabbing the bill of the fish while keeping her in the water. Call to Book Your Trip!