Kite Fishing 101 – Florida Sport Fishing TV – A Great Video For Novice South Florida Sailfishermen

While fishing the edge off Boca, Captain Mike takes a break from the action to discuss some simple kite fishing rigging tactics including the right rod, reel, terminal tackle, floats and more. This approach applies for sailfish, dolphin, kingfish and more.


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  1. Sausage N Bellenz on December 29, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    0:15 Did he say dolphin?

  2. Florida Sport Fishing on December 29, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Call me to discuss how we can provide you some exposure, I’d like to learn more about your rods. Capt Mike 954.942.7261

  3. Brandon Neimark on December 29, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Will even the Sails bite the wire trace?

  4. Florida Sport Fishing on December 29, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Absolutely 100%. You’ll catch plenty of sails, even on the wire. Capt Mike

  5. Mason on December 29, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Could I make you guys some custom rods or are you guys set?

  6. Antonio Perez on December 29, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    kite fishing looks so much fun..i have rods but haven’t used them in over a year..always something to do even when im not working im working..but i am definitely doing this in a couple weeks i cant wait.

  7. BLAIRPointO on December 29, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Do you ever need to use a stinger rig for the kings on kites?

  8. Florida Sport Fishing on December 29, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    Yes, we certainly use stingers on our kite baits when specifically targeting kings, especially during tournaments. Remember to keep the stinger short, 4" at most. Unlike nose hooking when flatlining, kite baits will be hooked in shoulder area with j-hook, and stinger will only be about three inches back by tail, so no need for long trace of wire. Capt Mike

  9. Jordan Bennett on December 29, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    What kind of reel was on those rods?

  10. Tate Cappi on December 29, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    How does this wire to mono/Floro connection not fail under tension? I feel like the wire would cut through it when a fish is ripping drag

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