Atlantic Sailfish

Atlantic Sailfish

Genus and Species:

Istiophorus albicans



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Atlantic Sailfish Description:

The Atlantic sailfish is found in the Atlantic Oceans and the Caribbean Sea, except for large areas of the central North Atlantic. The Atlantic sailfish is known for its speed and long runs when hooked up. They are powerful fish and commonly weigh around 30 to 60-pounds. This sailfish species has a dark metallic blue color with lighter shading near its stomach. Long horizontal bars run the length of its body all the way to its strongly forked tail. When fishing for sailfish, techniques such as trolling rigged baits, or live bait work well.