One of the most popular questions we get at DeepSeaChronicles.com is “What makes Miami sailfishing so popular?” There are many popular big game to in Miami from marlin and shark to mahi-mahi and tuna, but most people ask about one fish in particular – the sailfish. So what makes this flamboyant creature so popular with fishermen from all over the world? Sailfish have distinct features and a behavior that make them particularly sought-after by fishermen.
Features: The sailfish has some of the most distinctly flamboyant features of any big game fish in the ocean. They have bills that art typically longer and pointier than marlin or swordfish. Their dorsal fins are also uniquely pronounced giving the appearance of a sail (hence the name). Their slender bodies, massive sail and pointy bill make them beautiful fish to view. They also have absolutely breathtaking colors that are impossible to describe with mere words. This fish receives the adoration of fish enthusiasts the world round.
Behavior: The sailfish is a predator so is naturally aggressive. Their streamlined body is great for bursts of speed that make it one of the fastest fish in the ocean. Their sail is used for maneuverability and warding off predators. When you catch a sailfish – you definitely know. They move quicker than you can possibly see and are extremely aggressive in the water. Their speed adds tremendous tension on the fishing line and they have a characteristic leap out of the water that only adds to the excitement. The fish is one of the greatest prize fish to catch.
The THERAPY-IV is a deep sea fishing Miami charter with more than 45-years’ experience. They have top-of-the-line equipment, skilled crew members and one of the most experienced captains in the country – Stan Saffan. The Miami sailfishing experience on The THERAPY-IV is unique it its quality, consistency and comfort. The THERAPY-IV comes fully equipped with creature comforts like an indoor bar and flat screen television. It’s easily the best deep sea fishing experience you can have.