Miami Fishing Reports

Kite Fishing With Double Threat Charters

Published January 2nd, 2023

One of the most common questions we get on and off charters is “what are we going to be fishing for?” or “what do we catch”. Here in Miami, winter brings fishing that everyone gets excited for. With the winter months comes kite fishing, and with that brings lots of sailfish. This time of year is sailfish season and that is typically our target species. We also do some Kingfish and Wahoo trolling early in the morning.

How We Kite Fish

When kite fishing, there might be a few questions that come with it, what do we look for? How do we set up? What kind of wind do we look for? When we set up to fly our kites we like to look for a few things. One being wind conditions, we like to fly our kites in anywhere of a range from 10 knots to 30 knot winds. We also search for structures along the bottom such as reefs or wrecks about 3-5 miles offshore of Miami.

Daily Catches

Due to our location we are able to fish right out of Biscayne Bay making our trips to the grounds swift which allows for more time on the water. Early morning we like to start trolling with ballyhoo on our planer rods. This helps us target the mid range kingfish and wahoo for the morning bite as well. We also tend to get into a blackfin tuna school that can occasionally run into our spread of baits.

By late morning we typically get the kites up for sails and other meat fish. The luxury of fishing so close to shore means we can catch anything from kingfish to sailfish in trips as short as a half day. Most places along the east coast can’t make it to deep water without investing in a full day trip.

Our schedule for this winter is booking up fast. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or book online using our booking system. Keep in mind that March and April are our busiest few months of the year so now is a good time to consider getting your dates locked in.

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