Kite-fishing, especially for sailfish, is an incredibly effective tactic. Live baits are suspended from fishing kites using release clips: When a fish is hooked after a quick drop-back by the angler, the tension on the line pulls it from the clip and the fight is on. Many teams prefer to use two kites, weighted so they angle off to the port and starboard sides of the boat, with up to three fishing lines per kite. This enables a boat to cover a large swath of water with the spread. While sailfish are a top target for kite-fishing teams, mahimahi, king mackerel and tuna will also line up for a shot at a lively bait swimming under a kite.