The Sailfish is the most spectacular fish in the ocean to catch and release. Sailfish are off the coast of Stuart Florida year-round and we catch a lot of them during the spring and summer months but the winter migration creates the best bite. The average size is about 50 pounds and fish up to 75 pounds are caught on a regular basis. The Sailfish Migration begins off the coast of Stuart Florida in October/November. The best time to catch & release multiple Sailfish off the coast of Stuart Florida is November, December and January. This is prime time with packs of Sailfish migrating south to warmer waters. It’s not unusual to catch and release 5 or 10 Sailfish aboard the Reel Busy when the bite turns on.