I've been reading about how kite fishing has become really popular in Florida for salt water, big-game fishing. Since I don't have the $$$ or boat for big-game fishing, been wondering if anyone has tried to use a kite just for casting purposes? I usually fish for catfish or trout from lake-shore.
I was thinking about trying 3-way barrel swivel, tied off about 20 feet from the kite, just to take my bait/lure out away from shore. The kite would be on a separate reel with 10 to 20 lb. test. After getting out about 80% of the fishing reel's capacity, lock in the fishing line and let the kite pull some type of tether out to drop my bait/lure line. Then reel in the kite back in for another cast.
There is some information on how fishingkites are used.
Its quite a boring fishing style from my perspective. Because you use long lines and have to wait for so long. There is not much finesse involved. You don't play the fish or anything. After a long wait you just haul in the long line with a winch and collect the fish.
Good if you're just after a feed and have a big family
wow never heard of this ! Great Ideas, wonder what ole' Benjamin Franklin would have thought of this ? lol. I really want to try this, we have some good spots on Bull Shoals lake for this, even large rivers could be done . Take it easy, and Tight Lines, AJ
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.