Re: Anyone try deep jigging in Colorado?
I've kite-fished for Sail's in south Florida before and it is a neat way to present live bait. The baitfish can move more naturally in the water as it doesn't have 100 yards of heavy monofiliament lying in the water, weighting down the fish. We tied a red ribbon about 10 or 12 feet above the bait on the line so you could see what the bait was doing in the water. You always knew when a sail was near because your goggle-eye would try to dive down but could only go so far.
When we kite-fished, we anchored off and let the wind carry the kite. We only needed 100 yards or so of room to use this technique. One final thought,,,, I don't think you could get very precise placement of your bait by flying a kite. I thought of it more as an open water technique, not a precise placement technique. Just my 2 cents.