Congratulations to Shane Harrison (Submitted by Jody Harrison) for winning this weeks contest with the best SAILFISH photo. He caught this sailfish on his 40th birthday 6 miles off Ramrod Key in the Florida Keys. His best birthday present ever!
Sailfish are a genus Istiophorus of billfish living in warmer sections of all the oceans of the world. They are predominantly blue to gray in colour and have a characteristic erectile dorsal fin known as a sail, which often stretches the entire length of the back. Another notable characteristic is the elongated bill, resembling that of the swordfish and other marlins. They are therefore described as billfish in sport-fishing circles.
Sailfish are one of the species in the Old Salt LOOP Tournament and the West Coast Triple Crown Series that is in the last event this week. Check out the current stats of the events – CLICK HERE.