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Deep Sea Fishing Report

Deep Sea Fishing Ft.Lauderdale on Happy Day Today with Capt.Zsak

A gorgeous morning – winds northeast, 5-7 mph, water the color of purple, sun gleaming down on the water and Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Rubuo and friends from Hoboken, New Jersey chartered the Happy Day Today to do some deep sea fishing off of Ft. Lauderdale. When I asked the group what type of fish they wanted to hook up with today, their response was “just to catch fish – nothing special - let’s have some fun”. So, we started deep sea fishing off the sea buoy off of Ft. Lauderdale with two plainers down, one with a male bait (blue sea witch) and one with a female bait (pink sea witch) in 120 ft. of water.

It did not take too long before our first hook up was a King Mackerel. From there, the bites continued – the weight of the King Mackerels were between 5-8 lbs, not large but decent. After spending a couple of hours catching King Mackerels, I could see that we had to change the game plan and add a different variety to our catch. The water continued to be purple, the conditions were right so I ventured out another 200 ft off the sea buoy in Ft. Lauderdale to a depth of 350 ft. The current was going to the north, 2-3 knots and the water conditions had “Wahoo” all over them.

In Ft. Lauderdale we have 34 local wrecks that sit anywhere from 80 to 450 ft. of water. These wrecks will hold bait fish and in turn the predators are not too far behind. After going over our 4th wreck in Ft. Lauderdale, the hook up on our plainer rod screamed the line off. I yelled down to my mate, Mitch, “It is going to be a Wahoo”. After 20 minutes, Mrs. Rubuo brought the fish to the boat, and Mitch yelled, “it’s a Wahoo”. Mrs. Rubuo said, “Mitch that is going to be my dinner tonight”.

Wahoos, besides being one of the most delicious fish, are the fastest fish in the Ocean; they have been clocked at 64 mph. Their razor sharp teeth could amputate your fingers in a second, therefore, they are extremely dangerous when you gaff them and put them in the boat. Their mouth is swinging back and forth, looking for a target to bite, so extreme caution is necessary. Their streamline bodies have blue and silver stripes, making them one of the most prized predators in the ocean off of Ft. Lauderdale.

A trained eye can tell when a hooked up fish is a Wahoo from their initial run. They will take off 100 yards of line in a blink of an eye due to their fast speed. Once they make their initial run, the rod tip will go from side to side imitating the Wahoo, who is trying to disengage the hook by shaking its head from side to side.

We headed back from our 4 hour deep sea fishing charter trip to the dock at Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale. This ends another successful and adventurous fishing excursion on the Happy Day Today with Captain Zsak.

To book a charter, call us at (954) 439-8106 and we can discuss the fishing, what’s biting, and all aspects of the charter. Join us and enjoy a once-in-a-life-time experience ––

Date Added: 2010-10-19
Type of Fishing: Offshore 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