Bluewater Sailfish Epic Photos – Sailfish Release

The bite’s been extremely consistent the last few days. With moderate amounts of pilchards available at bug light, we’ve been live lining and kite fishing off Key Biscayne and Miami Beach. The weather’s been favorable with a steady breeze out of the south east, delivering sustained winds to keep our SFE’s in the air without helium assist.

Todd’s new camera has an excellent rapid fire mechanism which has supercharged our documentation capability. We took it for a test run yesterday afternoon and hooked up with a brilliantly lit up sailfish which ate a pilchard in 160 ft of water.

Miami Sailfish Charter - Breaching Sailfish off Miami Beach

The fish made a blitz for deeper water, grey hounding across the surface and thrashing the entire way.

Miami Sailfish Charter - Sailfish headshake off key biscayne

Miami Sailfish thrashing off Miami Beach during a charter

A miami sailfish leaps out of the water after eating a bait while kitefishing

We  managed to capture some awesome GoPro underwater footage of the fish as well – which i’m working to edit. The fish circled the boat for some outstanding video footage before being released unharmed.


Capt. Charlie Ellis

Capt. Charlie Ellis

Captain at Miami Fishing Charters LLC
Capt. Charlie Ellis of Miami, FL has 25 years experience fishing for big game species like Bluefin Tuna, Sailfish, Swordfish, and Sharks. Capt. Charlie is also an avid scuba diver, world traveler, writer, and entrepreneur.
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