How to: kitefishing for mahi, sailfish, tuna and more | Peter Miller Fishing

How to: kitefishing for mahi, sailfish, tuna and more | Peter Miller Fishing

Here’s a short instructional video on kite fishing. Kite fishing can be used for a variety of inshore & offshore species. In this video we will go in depth into how to rig baits, terminal tackle etc. If you want to skip to the fish catching (mahi and barracuda) it starts around 8:00 : )


Peter Miller is a 3 time world sailfish champion and host of NBC Sports Bass 2 Billfish w/ Peter Miller. He has been a Professional tournament fisherman for 27 years. Visit for more information!

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  1. NESIAN SIDES on June 3, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    why use kite fishing method on a boat?

  2. Jacob on June 3, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Questions: do you reset the kite each time you get a fish on or just once all three baits have been eaten or are dead? Also, how come with the first bait on the kite, you let it out with the kite but with the second and third, you let the kite take the line a bit first and then hooked on the bait and reeled the slack up?

  3. jmvmike on June 3, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Have you tried the Southern California method using an artificial bait when kite fishing? I love the show Bass to bill fish

  4. Jon Dunn on June 3, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Well informed Peter lots of helpful detail you shared specifically when you say what if something hit on the middle line… then later with the specific details regarding bait, leader, hooks and kite height with rationale- outstanding and informative

  5. chillynose 1 on June 3, 2020 at 5:18 pm


  6. BlacktipH on June 3, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Great tips!

  7. XLA Moody on June 3, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Many thanks for sharing this Peter.
    Would the technique excel in areas which are heavily fished/shy fish?
    I’d like to try this in Australia sometime.

  8. Eliel Garcia on June 3, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Love the video and the willingness to share!!

  9. Allison225merc on June 3, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Great vid! Question…. Any how to info on the "floss markers?"

  10. mike on June 3, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Good video…couple things to note. Leaving the clicker on once the baits are out there would drive be nuts, also makes it harder to lower the baits in the water. Clips should be checked for correct tension depending on the size of the bait. Too tight and the lines won’t release, to loose and you’re bring the entire rig in again to reinsert. For any new anglers note how he’s using the large baits on the long lines. This helps keep the entire kite line stable especially on very windy days such as this. Another helpful tactic is to have the captain bump the boat forward while letting the kite out. This keeps the baits straight up and down for the most part versus having to drag them out with the kite. Nice vid.

  11. Juancho Bolivar on June 3, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    awesome video!… for every catch you have to get back the kite and start over the process?

  12. QSSCEO on June 3, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Great video!!! never fished with a kite b4… this will help!

  13. Ed P on June 3, 2020 at 5:32 pm


  14. skullhart on June 3, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    How are you guys positioning the boat while drifting? Are you bumping it in gear to keep the kite and baits behind the boat?

  15. wolfie498 on June 3, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    I would like to try this because I don’t have a boat. Can you explain why you do this if you’re already far out in the ocean? For me it’s about distance, you already have that.

  16. optimistic but realistic on June 3, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Check out this idea I came up with for a kite fishing release. Its a magnet so there is nothing to get tangled.

  17. Richard NZ on June 3, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    I could see this going all sorts of wrong

  18. Maxx LeBras on June 3, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Great video, simple and to the point. 🙌🐟✔

  19. Black Warrior Lures Studio Edition on June 3, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    So, are anchored or just drifting?

  20. Elias Howe on June 3, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    bein a baitfish aint a good gig

  21. jmvmike on June 3, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    Thanks for the tip Peter.
    Love your show and have a happy Thanksgiving

  22. Diego Garcia Ulloa on June 3, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    how do you stop the release clips on the kite line so they stay?

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