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(Istiophorus platypterus).

Sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus).

Other Common Names:
Indo–Pacific Sailfish.

Upper body dark blue or black, lower sides can be golden and silvery belly.
Sail and body spotted with light and dark blue spots. Verticalblue bands on upper body.
Very high dorsal fin (highest in center), 'V'–shaped tail and very long pelvic fins.
Straight and slender lower jaw, and a long slender bill.

Typical Location:
Reefs where warm current is running close inshore.
In open ocean around bait fish.

Fishing Methods:
Trolling strip bait, often in combination with plastic squid.
Trolling surface lures.
Trolling or drifting live bait mullet, yellowtail scad or mackerel.
Deep trolling baits or lures.

Fighting Characteristics:
A spectacular jumper with very fast surface run (Recorded 113 km/h).

Fishing Khao Lak's Comment:
Southern Thailand is known as 'The Sailfish Capital Of Asia'.
Aboard "Gecko" we can offer you a realistic chance
of catching the fastest fish in the sea.

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Black Marlin | Black–blotched Stingray | Blackspot Shark | Blacktip Reef Shark
Blue Marlin | Bluefin Trevally | Bluespotted Stingray | Bonefish | Bridled Parrotfish

Broadbill Swordfish | Bull Shark | Camouflage Grouper | Checkered Seaperch
Cobia | Copper Shark | Coral Trout | Coronation Trout | Daisy Parrotfish
Dogtooth Tuna | Dorado | Dusky Parrotfish | Ember Parrotfish

Giant Trevally | Golden Trevally | Green Jobfish | Grey Mullet | Grey Reef Shark
Hammerhead Shark | Honeycomb Grouper | John's Snapper | Kawa Kawa Tuna
Leopard Shark | Long–Finned Bigeye | Longnose Emperor | Longtail Tuna

Longtom | Mako Shark | Malabar Grouper | Mangrove Jack | Maori Seaperch
Narrow–barred Spanish Mackerel | Peacock Rockcod | Permit | Queenfish
Rainbow Runner | Red Snapper | Reticulated Swellshark | Rosy Snapper

Ruby Snapper | Sailfish | Silvertip Shark | Skipjack Tuna | Smalltooth Emperor
Smalltooth Jobfish | Spangled Emperor | Sweetlip Emperor | Tarpon | Threadfin Salmon
Tiger Shark | Tripletail | Tripletail Wrasse | Wahoo | Yellowfin Tuna

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