Kite fishing is an excellent technique for catching a variety of species. It gives anglers the advantage of presenting baits in a variety of ways. Much like an outrigger, a kite line can handle rigging with multiple release clips. Multiple release clips will allow anglers to present various baits at different distances from the boat. It’s essential to be able to offer baits at varying distances to key in on where in the water column the fish are predominantly feeding.
Kite fishing favors the bold and inventive, not just those with boats. Originating and perfected for catching Mahi, Sailfish, and tuna off the Southeastern coast of Florida, anglers all over the globe are discovering the advantages of kite fishing. Shore-based longline fisherman are having great success using kites to get their baits past breaking waves and into areas where snapper and other large fish hang out. Giant Bluefin tuna anglers are using the technique in California.
Tigress offers three specialty wind kites: The Specialty Lite Wind Kite, which flies in 5-10 mph winds, perfect for those calmer days on the water. The kite is constructed using heavy-duty white nylon fabric, easy to spot if the kite ends up in the water. The All-Purpose Kite will fly steady in 10-15 mph winds, an excellent option for gusty conditions. Its hi-vis yellow color makes it easy to keep track of in the sky and quick to find in the water. The Hi-Velocity Kite comes in hi-vis blue and is capable of handling strong winds of 15 mph and up, making it a worthy adversary for those sportier days on the water. Each kite comes equipped with lightweight spars constructed of 100% carbon graphite. One extra spar is included with every kite.
Tigress 88607-2 Specialty Lite Wind Kite, White, 5 - 10 mph Winds, w/Extra Spar
Tigress 88608-1 All Purpose Kite, Yellow, 10 - 15 mph Winds, w/Extra Spar
Tigress 88611-4 Hi-Velocity Kite