Stuart Florida is the ” Sailfish Capital of the World”. The Sailfish is one of the most acrobatic fish in the ocean and when they get hooked up they put on a show you’ll never forget. The tail-walking, head thrashing and leaping into the air is an awesome site to see as it’s ripping the line off your reel. The Sailfish is the most sought after sport-fish in the world and although prime time is December, January and February off the coast of Stuart Florida we catch them year round.
The Sailfish migration begins during the fall and packs of Sailfish travel down the east coast of Florida feeding on mullet, sardines and threadfin herring. They’ll stack up along the treasure coast and start moving again when the winter cold fronts start pushing through. Stuart Florida sits right in the middle of Sailfish Alley which encompasses Fort Pierce, Jensen beach, Stuart, Jupiter and West Palm Beach Florida. During the winter months an average day aboard a Stuart Florida Fishing Charter is 3 to 5 Sailfish Releases and a good day is 7 to 10. They move around in packs so multiple hook-ups are plentiful and it doesn’t take long to hit double digits releases if you’re in the right place at the right time.
The Atlantic Sailfish vary in size from 15 to 75 pounds but most of the Sailfish we catch are 40 to 50 pounds. During the summer months the Sailfish are scattered about so we seldom catch more than 2 or 3 on a Stuart Florida Fishing Charter but they’re here year-round and usually eager to play the game. The Sailfish is catch and release only aboard the Reel Busy and most of the Stuart Florida Charter Boats. Get hooked-up with Reel Busy Charters and the Sailfish you’ve been dreaming about.