Hook & Tackle, then Catch & Release - Sailfish May 13, 2019
Sailfish Catch & Release is all about the SPORT of the game! Take a photo, tag and release!
People often ask if one is allowed to keep a sailfish:
Even if you don't want to keep a sail, you should buy a permit each year, in case you land a yellowfin tuna, swordfish or other federally regulated species. Size limit for sailfish is 63 inches, measured from lower jaw to the fork of the tail.
Florida daily bag limit for all billfish is one per person
Top places where to catch Sailfish beside Thailand is the FLORIDA KEYS!
The mortality rate of catch & release fish:
Bait caught fish typically suffer a much higher hooking mortality than fish caught on flies and lures. At least one out of three fish caught with bait will die after release. Over 60 percent of deep hooked fish die.