“There he is on the kite bait.” The sailfish slowly circled as it stalked the bait. As the bait frantically tried to get away, the sailfish became more aggressive and moved in. Once it grabbed the bait, the sailfish slowly disappeared below the surface. By now, the excited angler had the fishing rod in his hand waiting for the line to start running off the reel before engaging it and winding. The line comes tight, the release pin on the kite popped open and the slack fell toward the water as the angler started frantically winding to pick up all the slack. When the line comes tight, the sailfish make its first jump and powerful run as it realizes that something was wrong. The battle with a sailfish is on.

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Those words and that scene are repeated numerous times on a daily basis during the height of the sailfish season from December – April each year.

Captain Gil Gutierrez is well versed using all of these methods. Their sailfishing skills have been honed by many hours and many years spent on the water in pursuit of the acrobatic sailfish. He has shown many clients the thrills of catching a sailfish. Whether it is your 1st or 101st sailfish or anything in between, the thrill of sailfishing is always the same.

While winter time is the most popular time to hunt for and catch sailfish, the fact of the matter is that given the right conditions, sailfish can be caught on almost any given day of the year. Don’t be fooled into thinking that sailfish bite only in rough sea conditions. Some of the best sailfish days by both captains have been when the seas were flat calm. While catching sailfish, using a kite is the most popular method, many sailfish are also caught on flat line baits and on the downrigger or break away lead.

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If you want more thrills, then you might consider combining both sailfish and tarpon action during the same trip. Ask about an afternoon/evening combo trip. January – June is the most popular time of the year for this thrilling trip.

Whether you’re coming to the Miami/Miami Beach/Key Biscayne/Ft. Lauderdale areas for business or pleasure, be sure and contact one of the captains and schedule a day of sailfishing action on the clear blue waters of the Gulf Stream.

Choosing an experienced professional such as Capt. Gil for your sailfish fishing charter will ensure you have the best opportunity to enjoy the thrills of catching sailfish with the beautiful Miami and Miami Beach skyline in the background.

Captain Gil Gutierrez
charter sailfish fishingAs a child, Captain Gil Gutierrez fished with his dad on party boats out of Haulover. In high school, he worked on those same boats as a mate. He also fished on several boats owned by his dad. This experience helped him hone his basic fishing skills.

After graduating high school, he went on to college earning a degree in Liberal Studies, from Florida International University. Upon graduation, he worked for Sysco Foods and focused on tournament fishing. After several years of tournament fishing and faced with changes in the work place, he decided to buy his first charter boat. That boat, a Conch 27, would be the platform that he used to build his business. As the business grew, he needed a boat that would allow him to fish in a more comfortable manner in less than ideal conditions. In 2008 he was happy to be taken on by SeaVee boats as one of their sponsored captains. He currently fishes from a 2008, 32’ SeaVee powered by Mercury engines with state of the art electronics and loaded with up to date tackle in perfect condition. Check Capt. Gil's main web site here, www.luckyfishingcharters.com

Captain Gil as the benefit of being full time fishing guide and commercial live bait supplier; this has, consistently, provided him with the ability to find fish when they are being uncooperative. Take advantage of his countless amount of, “on the water”, time and greatly increase your opportunity to catch that sailfish of a lifetime.

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