Origin of sailfish
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Sailfish would jump around us for a while and then they would stop.
Still, we do not know much about sailfish or how to take them.
Sailfish had been caught occasionally at Long Key, during every season.
I never liked it, but with the sailfish I at least was not nervous about him attacking the boat.
I got hold of the leader and drew the sailfish close to the boat.
- any of several large scombroid game fishes of the genus Istiophorus, such as I. albicans (Atlantic sailfish), of warm and tropical seas: family Istiophoridae. They have an elongated upper jaw and a long sail-like dorsal fin
- another name for basking shark
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