Prepare for an unforgettable journey with Sundance Sportfishing as we set sail in the Florida Keys to capture the stunning sailfish! Our charters promise an exhilarating and immersive experience, tailor-made for anglers seeking an exciting challenge. Renowned for their remarkable speed, aerial acrobatics, and vibrant hues, sailfish pose the ultimate test for passionate fishermen and offer an unforgettable adventure for beginners or families in search of a fun-filled day on the water.
You'll be at the center of the action during our charters! Get ready to:
- View sailfish aerial displays
- Practice your fishing skills, whether you're experienced or not
- Enjoy breathtaking views
- Test your endurance and strength in an epic battle
Expect the Best on Our Sailfishing Charters
On a Sundance Sportfishing Sailfish Charter, you can expect an exhilarating experience that combines the thrill of reeling in speed demons with the convenience of a short journey to prime fishing grounds. Located just 5-6 miles from shore, our sailfish-catching machine, equipped with twin 300HP engines, ensures a quick and comfortable ride to the heart of the action.
Once on the fishing grounds, our expert crew employs dynamic live bait techniques, including kite fishing and the 'run and gun' method, where we spot fish swimming near the surface and swiftly pitch live baits to entice them. This approach creates a fast-paced and exciting fishing adventure with the potential for double-digit sailfish releases, especially during certain times of the year. Get ready for an adrenaline-packed day on the water in search of a sailfish encounter and memories that will last a lifetime. Prepare yourself for:
- A crash course on fishing techniques (if needed)
- Expert guidance and support as you take on sailfish fishing
- A fast-paced day of fishing
- All the supplies you need to reel in the catch of a lifetime
Fast Facts About the Speedy Sailfish
Before embarking on a sailfish fishing adventure, here are a few quick facts about them. By learning more about sailfish, you’ll be able to better understand and appreciate the fight they put up. Here are some brief facts about them:
- Sailfish are known as one of the fastest fish in the ocean and can reach speeds of up to 68 miles per hour.
- One of the most distinctive features of a sailfish is its large, sail-like dorsal fin, which can be raised or lowered. It has beautiful shades of blue and purple.
- Sailfish have seasonal migration patterns, moving to warmer waters during the winter months and returning to cooler waters during the summer.
- When hooked, sailfish are known for their acrobatic leaps as they jump out of the water and showcase their impressive size and strength.
- Sailfish can vary significantly in size, with the average length ranging from 6 to 11 feet and weight ranging from 120 to 220 pounds.
- Successful sailfish fishing often involves live bait techniques, including kite fishing and the 'run and gun' method. (We use both on our charters.)
Are Sailfish Hard to Catch?
Sailfish are known for being a challenging catch, making them a popular target for sport fishing. Many anglers find the thrill of the chase and the rewarding experience of successfully landing a sailfish to be well worth the effort. Skill, strategy, and a bit of luck all play roles in achieving a successful sailfish catch, making it a memorable adventure for those who seek the challenge.
Here are a few reasons why sailfish are a challenging catch:
- Sailfish are one of the fastest fish in the ocean.
- Sailfish often leap out of the water, tail-walk, or perform other aerial moves when hooked.
- Sailfish have a keen sense of smell and sharp vision, meaning they can be skeptical of bait.
- Sailfish have a fighting spirit, meaning they resist being captured with strong pulls, sudden changes in direction, and lengthy reel times.
What’s the Best Bait for Sailfish Fishing?
Picking the best bait for sailfish fishing can vary based on things like location, water conditions, and the time of year. No matter what you use, the key is to offer a bait that mimics the natural prey of sailfish. Thankfully, you have the help of an expert captain and mate to help you select the best bait. Here are some of the live bait we may use to catch a sailfish:
- Cigar minnows
- Blue runners
- Threadfin herring
- Goggle eyes
Choose Sundance Sportfishing for Your Next Sailfishing Adventure!
Get ready for the ultimate sailfish fishing adventure! Sundance Sportfishing Charters promise an unforgettable experience with top-notch services. Join us for a thrilling day on the water, where we provide everything you need for a successful and enjoyable trip.
Included in your trip:
- A variety of bait options to attract and hook that prized sailfish
- Our vessels are fueled up and ready to take you to prime sailfish fishing spots
- Experience the thrill with top-of-the-line fishing gear at your disposal
- No need to worry about purchasing a fishing license; we’ve got you covered