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Old 07-11-2014, 09:39 AM
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Default marlin? swordfish? sailfish. ..in the intracoastal?

Sailfish in the intracoastal?

My sis in law took this last night... normal?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-0y...e_gdata_player


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Sure look to be billfish, sails. While I think it's probably uncommon, not unheard of. We've hooked some very close to shore. Have to assume maybe they were following a bait school and it came in close.

But wouldn't that be bitchin' cool? Catching a sail from your own dock in the backyard? WOW!

Thanks for sharing, very interesting stuff!
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Not normal...but it happens! Looks like a Sail Fish.

We saw one last year on a channel at Keystone Islands @ North Miami. Stayed for several days and then disappeared.
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Heard a story of some people fishing from a pool on the west side of Cozumel and had a sail chase their bait.
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Old timers I talk to tell stories of catching them here inside the St Lucie inlet.

Great vid, thanks for sharing. Very cool.
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As close as that inlet is to the stream i wouldn't doubt anything straying up in the intercoastal.
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Sailfish in that close? Sure why not.. We had a sailfish caught in the Cape Cod Canal from shore last year in August. Documented with pics and video.
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Sailfish. As above, not common but it does happen. Cool getting it on video.
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Originally Posted by DreamCatcher14 View Post
Sailfish. As above, not common but it does happen. Cool getting it on video.
X2. Yea, definitely sailfish, and there for awhile it looked like they were circling & herding bait!
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Cool! Looks like Florida. Not normal but happens. This time of year when the Gulfstream is closer to shore in Florida we used to catch Sails right at the mouth of the Boynton Inlet pretty often. It wouldn't be too out of the scope of reality for them to swim up in the inlet, get disoriented, and not be able to find their way out....especially one of the wider inlets like Palm Beach or Jupiter.
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Im happy when I catch a snapper blue from my dock. Couldn't even fathom pitching a bait to a sail from the dock! Very cool.
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Makes me want to move to wherever this is.
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Where is the cast net when you need it?
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Apparently pretty common. Here's a picture retirement home had in its advertisement in a Fort Myers newspaper last fall. I saved it for when my time comes!




To the OP, I must say, thats some awesome video your sister got. Wonder what they were circling right there?
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She Said she thought there were bait fish or a school, but she never saw them feeding. She's not sure though. Pretty cool though! I looked for them today, while fishing...only caught 2 bonito a d triggers. ... lol.

It was right inside the inlet on Palm Beach.
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Im in my fifties, born and raised in south florida and fishing all these waters since I was old enough to hold a rod. Never seen that. I've seen many cool things inshore and off, but never a billfish inside. Seeing is believing
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No doubt a double of sails, and not too surprising really. Big Inlet, clean water, and the stronger than normal moon tide probably flushed them right in. They are close to the inlet in that video.

I had a double of sails in 18' of water off Stuart last year while looking for cobia. They are in shallow shadowing the bait schools far more often that folks realize.
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