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Kite Fishing

Kite Fishing

 

Invented in China and modernized in New Zealand kite fishing is not a new practice.  Originally kite fishing was designed to help fisherman deploy their bait further offshore than a traditional fishing cast would allow.  More recently in South Florida, anglers realized there were other benefits to kite fishing.  Kite fishing allows a fisherman to dangle his or her live bait in place at the surface of the water.  This keeps the most of the leader out of the water and the boat at an adequate distance helping not to scare off any fish.  The live bait often teases the predatory fish by popping slightly out of the water.  It’s quite the irresistible meal for a predatory fish.  Boats often fly as many as two kites at a time with 3 baits connected to each kite.  The kites are flown from  short rods and and the fishing line from the fishing poles are easily disconnected when a fish strikes by an automatic clipping mechanism.  Kite fishing is exceptionally exciting because you can often times see the fish strike the bate because of its proximity to the surface of the water.