We stowed him up in the bow and got under way again, and scarcely had I let my bait far enough astern when a sailfish hit it.
sailfish had been caught occasionally at Long Key, during every season.
The sailfish sheered round on the surface, with tail and bill out, while the shark swam about five feet under him.
I never liked it, but with the sailfish I at least was not nervous about him attacking the boat.
And I have had a sailfish run off three hundred yards of line and jump all the time he was doing it.
Still, we do not know much about sailfish or how to take them.
And the obvious reason is that nobody seems to take the trouble to get what might be proper bait for sailfish.
sailfish would jump around us for a while and then they would stop.
But as I fish for sailfish with a free-running reel, of course I am exasperated when a kingfish takes hold.
That was a magnificent strike, and of course I thought it was one of the sailfish.