The Happy Day Today Fort Lauderdale fishing fleet welcomes everyone from family and friends to business meetings and experts to novices alike!
||What to Bring:|
||Lunch and snacks|
|Rod and reel
|Captain and mate
The Happy Day Today is the longest running charter boat in Ft. Lauderdale and holds of 34 local records. The boat's captains, Rick Brady and Tom Zsak, teamed up in 1975 to establish the Fort Lauderdale deep sea fishing business. Since then, the two captains have gained the reputation as the "Best in the Business". Not only
have the captains been fishing in Ft. Lauderdale for 30 years, but also the entire world, including St. Thomas, the Bahamas, Venezuela, Mexico, Coasta Rica, Mauritius and Australia. The combined fishing experience in Florida and around the world give Brady and Zsak the awesome fishing knowledge needed to produce fish in Ft. Lauderdale.
The Fort Lauderdale Charter Boat:
A fully customized 46' Hatteras. Engines are Detroit Diesel with 465 horse power each. The cockpit is where all the action takes place with five chairs to seat our customers, as well as plenty of rod holders. The boat is fully air conditioned, including TV, radio, refrigerator, and ice maker. One of the more comfortable Florida fishing charters.
Preparing for the Trip:
Arrive approximatly 15 minutes prior to your departure to allow the crew to get aquainted with everyone and figure out what species to target. Once on our way, the mate will go over the proper fishing techniques to be used. Don't worry, no experience is needed.
Travel Time to Ft Lauderdale Fishing Grounds:
We are extremely luck here in South Florida to have deep water in close proximity to the beach. The average depth drops off 100 feet of water every mile traveled off land. It is a beautiful thing when we are fishing within 30 minutes of leaving the dock.
South Florida climate is warm year round. Temperatures range from 70 degrees to 90 degrees, and the average wind speed is 10-15mph. Frequent cloud cover makes it pleasant while fishing, and an occasional shower will cool off the air. The average sea conditions are 1 to 3 foot seas.
Maximum Allowance of People:
The maximum allowance of people in a boat is 6. If there will be more than 6 people
in the party, the Happy Day Today will be more that happy to arrange a fleet for your group.
Top Tournament Winning Crew
- 1980: 1st place in Key West Blue Marlin
- 1982: 2nd place in Cat Cay Invitational
- 1985: 1st place in Chub Cay His & Hers
- 1995: 3rd place in Walkers Cay BBC
- 1997: 1st place in Bertram Hatteras Shootout
- 1999: 4th place in Harbor Island BBC
- 2000: Top Release Boat in Lizard Island
- 2006: 2nd place in Boat Harbor BBC
- 2006: Largest Tuna in Mid- Atlantic 500,000
- 2007: Largest Tuna in Mid- Atlantic 500,000