Kite Fishing For Sailfish

Experience the Sailfish fishing charter of a lifetime in Stuart, FL.

My two favorite things as a kid were flying a kite and fishing. Now, as a professional fishing guide, it’s an all-in-one method and an exciting way to fish.  Fishing with kites requires live bait.  The day begins when we catch fresh live bait to fish from the kites.  Once we find the right spot, the live baits are suspended from two kites that are flown from the boat in opposite directions creating the widest spread you can to cover more area.  As baits dangle from the kite they constantly try to swim down sending out amazing vibration and stress signals.  This makes fishing a live bait from a kite the most effective live bait method.  Most of our clients love this unique setup.  Everyone is actively involved and can fish their own bait, hook their own fish and fight it from start to finish.  The coolest part of the kite fishing in my opinion, besides the effectiveness, is the bite.  Because the baits are suspended as close to the surface as possible without coming out of the water the bite is usually seen by everyone on the boat.  Not only are you able to see the fish and identify it but it completes the ultimate experience.  See him, hook him, catch him all by yourself.

Want to try out kite fishing? Call (772) 380-3455‬ or book your charter online!

Kite fishing methods start when the live bait shows up.  When cold fronts push through during the Winter months sails move from the North to the South surfing down sea in the North swell.  Bodies of sailfish arrive well before big bodies of bait arrive.  The bait does not move nearly as fast and usually requires a dip in sea surface temperature to push the bait South.  The sails move from North to South and South to North with each changing weather condition during the Winter.  But when the bait finally arrives the sails lock in and that is when some of the best charter fishing for sailfish will occur.

In addition to kite fishing, we also troll for sailfish. Learn more!

All pelagic fish that we can catch with dead ballyhoo on circle hooks we can catch on live bait with a kite.  The common by-catch is DolphinKingfishWahooBlackfin Tuna, Bonito, Shark and Cobia.

Charter FAQ's

Book the perfect fishing adventure for you with DayMaker Fishing Charters in Stuart, Florida. We have a charter option for every angler’s preference and schedule.
What is included in my charter?
The “DayMaker” will provide 110% effort, professional and courteous service from your Captain. All bait, tackle, foul weather gear, ice, cleaning of your fish and fishing licenses that are required for you to fish are provided by the boat at no additional cost. Lunch and beverages for your fishing charter can be picked up and loaded on the boat for you by your Captain. Reimbursement of the food and drinks will be required at the conclusion of the trip. A receipt will be provided for you at that time.

A deposit will be charged to your card if you do not show for your fishing charter and it has not been cancelled within a 14 day window proceeding your trip departure time.  All trips cancelled at the Captain’s discretion because of weather or boat issues will not be charged a deposit.  The deposit rate for a 1/2 day is $500 and the deposit rate for all other trips is $750 per day.

Weather Issues: Any trip decisions involving the weather are at the sole discretion of the Captain. If the Captain determines the weather is not suitable for fishing anywhere, your deposit will be returned


We offer a range of charters including half-day, three-quarter day, and full-day trips. Each is designed to cater to different fishing experiences, from quick trips to full-day adventures targeting specific species. You can see pricing and book a charter here.

No, beginners are welcome! Our experienced crew will provide guidance and assistance for all skill levels, ensuring a great experience for everyone on board.
  • a still or video camera
  • sunscreen, hat and polarized sunglasses
  • sweatshirt during the winter months
  • a cooler to take your catch home
  • food and drink (alcohol permitted)
  • Flip Flops or boat shoes with non black soles
  • If prone to seasickness it is strongly recommended that you take medicine the night before your trip and again in the morning with a light breakfast.
Yes, within legal limits and regulations. Our crew will inform you about the catch limits and help with cleaning and bagging your catch.
We provide water, but you should bring your own snacks and drinks. Alcoholic beverages are allowed in moderation.
We can accommodate up to 6 anglers on a charter.
Safety is our priority. We closely monitor weather conditions and may reschedule the trip if necessary. In cases of severe weather, we offer a full refund or rescheduling option if we are unable to fish due to inclement weather.
Tipping isn’t required, but greatly appreciated. Most clients tip 20% of the charter rate.

You recommend that you book directly through our website but you can also call us if you have questions before booking. We recommend booking in advance, especially during peak season, to ensure availability.

Depending on the season and charter type, you can target Sailfish, Dolphin, Tuna, Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish and much more. Our experienced crew will guide you to the best spots for the day’s conditions.

Yes, children are welcome! We ensure a safe, family-friendly environment. However, we advise parental discretion for very young children due to the nature of the sea conditions.

The distance varies based on the charter type and target species, but typically, we travel anywhere from 3 to 15 miles offshore.
Absolutely! Let us know your preference, and we’ll do our best to tailor the trip to your fishing goals, subject to seasonal availability and regulations.
The cost of your charter covers most necessities. However, gratuities for the crew are always appreciated for exceptional service and are not included in the charter price.
Fishing is world class year round in Stuart, FL. Each season offers a different and new variety of fish to catch.