Kite-Fishing Tips, Techniques and Gear | Marlin Magazine

Kite-Fishing Headquarters

The home for offshore kite-fishing fans

This is the place for the kite-fishing enthusiasts among Marlin's dedicated offshore fishing readers. Modern kite fishing traces its beginnings to the 1940s and it is a fixture in the south Florida offshore fishing scene.

Here you will learn kite-fishing tips — including strategies for bait, preventing a "kitemare," tactics for catching a specific species, ways to control the wind's effect, and more — straight from the minds of the professionals who have perfected the skill. Enjoy our videos, which include overviews of the kite-fishing pointers plus recaps of days on the water at some of the best kite-fishing areas in the world.

Explore the Florida coast and other Atlantic Ocean hot spots from our experts' accounts, giving you everything you need to know about where and when is best to go kite-fishing. Any in-depth look at kite-fishing wouldn’t be complete without considering the unique insight of pros fishing in this area.

Once you're ready to get out on the water, use our guide to pick the perfect kite for you. Then learn how to rig tackle for those sailfish eagerly waiting the bait out off the Florida coast. Finally, you'll need to learn how to adjust to each situation. When the wind changes, learn how to keep your kite flying and the fish chasing your attached bait. With these tips, even those wanting to kite-fish from bigger boats and defeat the wind's problems can do so with their expert-level knowledge of the style.

Kite-Fishing Tips

  • Fishing a lure from a kite is one of the deadliest techniques on the water.

    Prepare for kite fishing season with these gear essentials.
  • Useful tips when the weather gets tough

    For you kite-fishing enthusiasts: Follow these tips when the wind gets higher than 25 mph.
  • These tricks make flying and fishing kites a bit easier from large boats

    Learn these tips to keep kite fishing a possibility even on a large boat.
  • Maximize your rigging and kite-flying techniques

    Here are a few tips from pro captain and angler Tony DiGiulian on maximizing your success when fishing with kites for marlin, sailfish, mahimahi, and others.

Kite-Fishing Videos