FISH the KITE - It's a Helluva Bite! ~ Kite Fishing
for Bluefin Tuna
What makes bluefin tuna fishing even more exciting? ... KITE FISHING!
Winslow with bluefin hooked by kite, fought the entire battle himself
In the past few years, half of our hook-ups are from the kite. This works, and it's awesome fun.
Kite fishing allows the captain to dangle a bait right at the surface - this teases the bluefin into rocketing to the surface to snag its prey.
We fly the kite to run the line up and away from the boat - somewhat like a "flying" outrigger.
The HIT is INCREDIBLE.
The hit - as a bluefin clears the surface to grab the bait suspended from the kite - is awesome.
Tthe reel screams .. all hands man their stations to clear lines for the first angler.
Kite fishing makes for many more hookups than other techniques when fishing conditions allow. It's great to be hooked up battling a fish while others troll by!
TUNA HUNTER has kite fishing down to a science - we rotate four different kites and 2 kite rods depending on winds and weather.
Our experienced crew will instruct inexperienced anglers in the use of all tackle, reeling techniques and in tactics necessary to battle your bluefin. You CAN do this!
School and Medium tuna are fought standup on light tackle. TUNA HUNTER has belts, gloves and harnesses to legally assist you as you battle your bluefin.
Our mates will coach and maintain all lines clear, while Capt Gary maneuvers Tuna Hunter for optimal action and efficiency.
We do everything in our power to help you boat that fish.
Launch kite off stern
The excitement and energy
in the air from strike to tail wrap, to boating the fish
Kite Fishing Highlights:
° Offshore fishing trip, 15-30+ miles
° Heavy Tackle for Giants, or Light Tackle for School
°Kites, Balloons and Speed Jigs used to meet conditions of the day
° Best fishing July through October
° Giant Bluefin tuna fishing may be trolling
or chumming, anchored or drifting.
° May encounter Sharks, Cod and Haddock,
Whales, or Bluefin Tuna
° May go home with sore arms and shoulders
° Sushi served on the way home, soy, wasabi and ginger provided
Tuna Fishing - Kite Fishing Charter Pricing:
- Kite Fishing Charter Options
day Bluefin Tuna Fishing Charter (all techniques)
|9 hours, usually departs 5:00AM
for up to six persons
|12 hours, usually departs 5:00AM
for up to six persons
* Prices do not include 15-20% Mate's tip
for service provided.
Tuna under 73" may be retained by the charter, according to current NOAA Fisheries size regulations.
Charters who land a giant bluefin tuna
are invited on a return Bluefin Tuna trip
as our guests.