USE TO KISS THEORY-keep it simple s........
Kites are not for us. They work good from anchored boats, where the wind can catch it and keep it in the chum. On the drift it ends up on the wrong side. Image hooking a 350 Mako and now you have to do the following, bring in the kite that fell into the water because you turned the boat and the crew was to busy bring up the downrigger, and then the mako mag. got wrap in the wheel, because the guys were bluefish.........LOL.
When the s... hits the fan boys and you got to much going on, all you end up with is a sad fish story about how big he was.
The bottom lines is three baits an the attention to detail. You must keep the baits in the chum!
That is why the downrigger is a bad idea. Why drop a bait deep close, out of the chum. Or a kite on the wrong side, they are tuff to bring in quick.
The only thing I am considering to increase my odds in a 360 range is the magnet. It can be retrivered quickly.
If things are slow and it is calm try the troll. The art or shark trolling will be another great post. Ask my crew if it works!
(This post edited by captainlarry84 on 02/10/2003)