Kite Fishing On The Troll
Trolling live or dead baits while using a kite can be extremely effective
in attracting strikes from sailfish, tuna, dolphinfish and any other blue-water game fish prone to crashing a bait at the surface. When kite fishing while trolling, it is crucial to motor into the wind to keep the kite from stalling.
For maximum surface coverage, many anglers position two kites out of the outriggers and then arrange a full spread of flat lines, as well.
Kite Fishing Adrift
Drifting is the most popular approach to kite fishing, punctuated by exciting surface strikes from aggressive game fish. Again, using two kites (weighted to fly to the left and right), with multiple baits off each kite line, helps to achieve maximum surface coverage. (In fact, flat lines used on the upwind side of the boat provide even more coverage.)
Using a sea anchor(s) to slow the boat’s drift can help the kite fly better.