I grew up in st. cloud, fished out of canaveral for years, and on occasions, still do. Im now living down in delray beach while attending florida atlantic university and fish on several boats, including mating on a top notch charter boat (let me know if anyones looking for a charter to catch sailfish, i know a great guy). But any ways, my point being no matter what time of year it is, we always are flying one kite, if not 2, with at least 2 baits off of it. We've caught sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, kingfish, cobia, and sharks doing this and i honestly can't imagine live bait fishing ever again without a kite. my question, and reason behind this post, is has anyone ever attempted kite fishing off of canaveral? if so, any success?
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Beginning just south of Ft Pierce inlet northward a shelf begins to protrude out from the coast and the drop off is more gradual.
When you kite fish you drift slowly and with the target zone less than a mile wide you tend to spend more time " in the zone" with the fish more concentrated. North of Ft. Pierce the target zone can be 3-5 miles wide. Straight out of Sebastian where I live we have a shelf between 120 and 300 that we call the "dead zone" that is nearly 8 miles wide. Fish can be scattered anywhere in that zone or out to 800' depending on currents and wind. There are a lot of eddy's around here making the water temps varied.
Still lots of fun with the kites but the action is more limited round here.
Hope this helps and happy hunting.