Fishing with a kite seems almost, well, unnatural. What would make you think you could catch a fish swimming underwater with a kite flying in the air? But it works – honestly.
Although it was the ancient Polynesians who figured out this trick, kite fishing is just now growing in popularity as a technique in both inshore and offshore waters as well as from the beach.
It requires a kite with baited hanging drop lines. You launch the kite out over the water and let the bait float near the surface. Watch for the kite to dip, a sure-fire signal that the bait has been taken. Then, just haul in your catch.
Pirates Escape Charters (843-271-1230) offers kite fishing and provides all the equipment and bait as well as lessons. It may seem a little difficult at first, but with a little patience (and some wind), it will soon add excitement to an already exciting sport.