Kite Fishing onboard the “Castings:”
Here off the coast of Southern Florida the most practiced method for targeting sails are with kites, otherwise known as Kite Fishing. Kite fishing is the most popular and effective way of catching these magnificent fish that swim up and down the coast of South Florida. While kite fishing may seem as to be very complicated and difficult at first, it really is quite a simple technique. Just imagine a real long out rigger with a kite at the other end.
Captain James Knox will face the bow of the boat into the wind and than just simply let the wind carry the kite up and away. As the kite gets about 60 feet away there is a little swivel on the line, which we will snap on a little release clip too. Ok, Now here’s where the mate comes in. He will already have a piece of live bait hooked in the collar just behind the head. Now the mate will point the rod tip up to where the Captain can reach the line of the rod tip and just simply snap the line through the release clip. Now as the Captain continues to let the kite out till he gets to the second clip and than repeats the same routine as the first bait. Pretty simple how your line goes right up to the release clip and you have this perfectly placed bait on a leash swimming his but off waiting for this big sailfish that just can’t resist it. As the sail swims away with the bait, the line simply pops out of the release clip, and BOOM you are connected!! Pretty Sweet!
Advantages to Kite Fishing:
- First and foremost is the presentation. It just does not get any better than this live bait splashing and sending out these distress sounds.
- 9 out of 10 times we will see the fish before he even gets to the bait so we are ready for him.
- When we do get Hooked Up and the line pops out of the clip we still have other baits up there so we are still fishing for others while we are fighting a fish.
- Remember we have the bow of the boat pointed at the wind so when it’s rough out there. There is no better way to fish and stay relatively comfortable.
A “Castings” Bonus Tip:
Keep in mind that while Kite Fishing you never know what else might show up while fishing in the specific areas of Beautiful South Florida! Don’t be surprised to catch yourself some of the following aboard the “Casting”, but not limited too:
- Mahi Mahi