Rosher tries to create the biggest footprint on the water with his spread so he can cover as much area as possible. He normally fishes two kites with three baits on each kite, in addition to one flat line or middle bait and one deep bait. Sailfish are opportunistic feeders, and Rosher has caught them on pinfish, yellowtail snapper, blue runners and, of course, your regular assortment of baits such as goggle-eyes, threadfin herring and pilchards. On one occasion, he even watched a sailfish spit up a parrotfish when the sail was on the leader. Active live bait is key, and it’s important to handle your baits minimally and store them in a livewell that is not overcrowded. The bait should also match the size of the sailfish that are biting: Sails tend to be a lot smaller during October through December, so smaller baits are essential.