Deep Sea Salt Water Fishing in South Florida Ft.Lauderdale on Happy Day Today/Capt. Zsak
This is the second day of the deep sea salt water charter by Andy Williams on the Happy Day Today with Captain Zsak but this time for Shark fishing. Same weather condition as yesterday in South Florida, Ft. Lauderdale - rough seas, winds out of the north, northeast at 15-20 mph, seas running 5-8 ft. Andy had a 1:30 pm flight back home to Indiana out of Ft. Lauderdale, so we left the dock at 6:30 am. Being a hard core excellent angler, Andy was the only one that went fishing that day; his friends decided to stay in.
Andy purchased another dozen Goggle Eyes from Bud the baitman. I went directly to one of the artificial wrecks off of Ft. Lauderdale in South Florida noted to hold Sharks. We started off by putting out two kites and our Shark baits on the surface, mid range and bottom. As we were putting the second kite bait out, we immediately got attacked by Mahi Mahi’s in the 5-10 lb. range. Only having one angler on the boat, Andy, we let the other Mahi Mahi hooked up until Andy was finished fighting the first one. After Andy reeled in all three Mahi Mahi’s, I yelled out – “we can’t Shark fish here because there are too many Mahi Mahi’s” so we left the area – which goes against my golden rule – don’t leave fish to find fish.
I set up fishing on another ship wreck off of Ft. Lauderdale, South Florida, and set out both kites, a Shark bait on the surface, midrange and bottom range. Out of nowhere a Golden Hammerhead Shark attacked the surface bait. After 5 minutes fighting the Shark, we pulled the hook on the Shark. We set up again for Round Two. After getting all the baits set up, a Sailfish popped up on the long left kite bait, immediately coming out of the water, tail-walking and doing a 360 in the air, showing us his magnificent power and neon colors - he got wrapped up on the leader and broke it, swimming away.
Round Three – As we set up this time, my favorite rod bent over, the bottom shark bait and immediately the line from the 80 International reel which holds 130 lb test stainless steal wire line screamed off. The advantage to using a wire line for a bottom bait is that there is zero stretch, which is to the advantage of the angler. After a half hour battle, Andy’s Bull Shark rose to the surface. As we took pictures of the Bull Shark and released him, an estimated 6 ˝ ft. long, 200 lbs Bull Shark, he swam away to do battle again.
Andy said – “Thank you for my Shark – let’s head back to the dock so I can leave for the airport on time," and so we did.
For a successful and adventurous deep sea salt water fishing excursion on the Happy Day Today in sunny South Florida Ft. Lauderdale, contact Captain Zsak. - 954-439-8106 – www.topshotfishing.com