- COMMON NAME: Sailfish
- SCIENTIFIC NAME: Istiophorus
- TYPE: Fish
- DIET: Carnivores
- GROUP NAME: School
- AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IN THE WILD: 4 years
- SIZE: 5.7 to 11 ft
- WEIGHT: 120 to 220 lbs
The fastest fish in the ocean, sailfish can reach speeds of 68 miles per hour. Their large size and spirited fight make them a favorite among trophy fishers. They get their name from their spectacular dorsal fin that stretches nearly the length of their body and is much higher than their bodies are thick.
They are found near the ocean surface usually far from land feeding on schools of smaller fish like sardines and anchovies.
These powerful, streamlined beasts can grow to more than 10 feet and weigh up to 220 pounds. When hooked, they will fight vigorously, leaping and diving repeatedly, and sometimes taking hours to land.
Sailfish Season In Cancun
We in DeepSeaFishingInCancun® recommend the months prior to April for the best numbers.