Windless Kite Fishing

Tricks to harnessing the power of a kite on calm days.

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Sailfish love kite baits.
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Helium balloon tied to the kite provides still-weather lift.
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Bird’s-Eye View: The author’s boat viewed from a kite.
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Target Variety: Most people think of sailfish when the subject of kites comes up, but lots of other ­species can be caught on them as well, including nice wahoo like this one.
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Flying High: Trolling with a rubber flyingfish dangled under a kite often produces strikes from tuna.