6 Saltwater Fishing Pros Share Their Best Kite Fishing Tips [VIDEO]
By: Joe Simonds on November 9, 2015
It’s kite fishing time!
As I was doing research for this kite fishing tip post, I was blown away that there wasn’t a particular authority fishing site or video tutorial that really covered kite fishing well.
Of course, there are countless fishing shows and YouTube fishing videos that involve kite fishing, but very few took the time to do a purely instructional video on how to catch saltwater fish with kites.
Now I don’t know about you, but kite fishing isn’t something that you just go out and try to learn on the fly (pun intended) without any help or directions.
There are quite a few variables and special gear to kite fishing, so I always recommend watching videos like the ones below before you try to figure it out via trial & error…
That’s why we scoured the web to find these top kite fishing tutorials from saltwater fishing experts.
And like always, we put it all in one place for you… and we believe that if you watch all six of these videos (plus a couple of bonus videos), you will have everything you need to do successful kite fishing for any species of fish.
Hope you enjoy.
Kite Fishing With Capt. Bouncer Smith
Capt. Bouncer Smith is a legendary fishing guide in South Florida, and perhaps one of the most respected fishing legends in all of Florida.
So it was no surprise when we came across this kite fishing how-to video of Bouncer that even the IGFA (International Game Fish Association) released this as their official kite fishing tutorial.
In this IGFA kite fishing video, Bouncer and Mark Sosin go over all of the basics of a perfect kite fishing rig.
Kite Fishing With Lunkerdog
Here is Capt. Jeff Maggio’s most recent kite fishing rig for South Florida offshore fishing including what hooks to use, swivels, and all of the fishing knots that Jeff uses.
Run that Dog!
Bonus Lunkerdog Kite Video!
Watch as Capt. Jeff Maggio (aka Lunkerdog) goes over the basic kite fishing rigs and tackle for running that dog in South Florida right before a big trip out for sailfish.
Related Video: “This is what happens when Salt Strong teams up with Lunkerdog during the Mullet Run” (watch it here)
Kite Fishing With Peter Miller
Peter Miller of Peter Miller Fishing and Bass2Billfish has caught more sailfish using kites than 99% of Americans…
And in this great kite fishing tutorial, Peter gives some of his best tips on how he catches sailfish using kites, including which kite clips, weights, and hooks he uses.
Peter even lands a fish on his kite rig while giving the tutorial!
Well done Peter you fish whisperer!
Related Peter Miller Video: “3 Simple Ways To Bridle Rig Your Live Bait To Catch More Fish” (watch it here)
Kite Fishing With Capt. Mike Genoun
In this kite fishing tutorial, Capt. Mike Genoun of Florida Sport Fishing goes over his entire kite fishing rig… from the high-speed reels, to the line, to the swivels, rings, release clips, etc.
Everything you need to catch nice pelagic fish.
Check out Capt. Mike’s go-to kite fishing setup below.
Bonus Video from Florida Sport Fishing:
This is the full-length video of Capt. Mike Genoun and the Florida Sport Fishing crew showing you everything you need to know about catching offshore fish in Florida with kites.
In particular, South Florida winter time fishing.
Kite Fishing With The Jupiter Sailfish
“Fishing with JOOP time!”
This is a great kite fishing video showing how The Jupiter Sailfish (aka JOOP) sets up and catches fish with the help of kites.
The Jupiter Sailfish gives some specific tips on getting the kite up in the air, and voices over how he sets up each line on the kite.
Good job JOOP!
Kite Fishing With George Gozdz
In this final kite fishing tutorial video, Capt. George Gozdz of Reel Time Florida Sportsman goes over all of the basics of kite fishing, including how each piece works when a pelagic fish hits your line.
Short, sweet, and everything a beginning kite fisherman would need to know.
Another great Florida Sportsman seminar video George!
Still Confused? Then Watch This Animated Kite Fishing Rig Video
Related Fishing Tip Post: “Saltwater Balloon Fishing: How To Effectively Fish Live or Dead Bait Using Balloons” (click here to watch the video)
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