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Charter boat Happy Day Today in biz since early 70's


Charter boat Happy Day Today in biz since early 70's
Charter boat Happy Day Today in biz since early 70's

The charter boat "Happy Day Today" has has been in business for almost 30 years. The boat has been chartering out of the same dock since the early 70's and continues to fish, we want to keep our repeat customers happy and always welcoming new anglers, whether novice or experienced anglers.

Happy Day Today boat address
Bahia Mar Charter Dock
801 Sea Breeze Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

We offer half day morning charters which depart at 7:30 am and afternon charters departing at 1pm. Also we depart at 7:00am on a 6 hour charter and an all day charter. The boat is based out of the Bahia Mar and parking is behind the boat. Types of charters we offer are offshore Mahi and Wahoo fishing trips. We head offshore in about 700 feet of water and look for weed lines, floating debris and or flocks of birds. The average catch can range from 5 to 8 Mahi per offshore trip and the average fish weighs 8 to 12 pounds with some 20 pounders mixed in.

Another option is to kite fish for Sails. We use two kites and its ideal for the wind to be blowing 10 mph for a nice spread. We fish four baits off the kites and two baits out of the riggers totaling 6 live baits in the spread.

We also shark fish just out front of Ft. Lauderdale in 150 to 400 feet of water. From February through June the sharks bite good. How we tpyically fish for sharks, one on the bottom, one in the middle of the water column and one on the surface.

The baits we use are dead Bonito and King Mackerel.
The oils and blood from the baits are drawn down the reef and the sharks can pick up the scent almost a mile away. We use 9/0 and 10/0 hooks.

Also we troll on the reef catching Bonito and Kings. The action can be very good and typically lasts through out the day. When the bite is on, we catch our limit and move on to wreck fishing.
The wrecks off Lauderdale are good for catching Amberjack and Grouper.

Ane edible fish you can take home and cook up, anything caught that is not edible or game fish, we let go. The only fish the charter boat keeps are fish that can be used for chum and strips. Also if any cusotmer catches a nice fish and wants to keep a trophy, just about everything else is released.

To book a charter contact us at 954-439-8106 to reserve a day.

Date Added: 2011-05-01
Type of Fishing: Deep Sea Fishing
Charter Service Name: Top Shot Fishing
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Captain: Dave Zsak
Region You Fish: Inshore Fort Lauderdale Waters
Biz Phone: 1-954-439-8106

Any questions or booking information? Please contact Capt. Zsak at (954) 309-7457