Sailfish are probably the most sought after blue water sport fish in the world and some of the most exciting to catch. The Old. 7 crew spends more time fishing for these billfish than any other both in tournament fishing and pleasure fishing. A few decades ago kite fishing became popular because of its effectiveness for catching sailfish off South Florida. Occasionally also caught off the Bahamas and other islands, through catch and release the numbers of sailfish off Florida has greatly expanded. Double-digit days of releases and multiple hookups on sailfish are a more common occurrence and even catching just one a day makes for a memorable trip. Although caught year round, the best times to catch sailfish are the winter months when the cold fronts blow and the fish migrate and feed in larger numbers.