Here in sunny Fort Laurderdale FL the weather pattern has not changed. Winds out of the east, north east 10-15 mph for the past week with 20% chance of rain and seas running 3-6 ft.
A good friend and client of mine for the past 20 years, Chuck Winger, with daughter, Eve, son-in-law. Eric, and grandson, Milo, chartered the Happy Day Today with the Topshotfishing team as an early Christmas gift for Eve, Eric and Milo from Iowa. Chuck has been with me from good fishing to slow fishing days, catching a 380 lb. Swordfish, numerous Sailfish, Wahoos, Tunas, Mahi Mahi, etc.
For the past week and half there have been a couple of freighters anchored to the North of Fort Lauderdale FL from 120 ft. to 180 ft. of water. These ships attract a large amount of bait fish which is an excellent place for predators to feed. With this in mind, we set out two kites with two Goggle Eyes on each kite. Before we could put the second kite out, we got attacked by Mahi Mahiís. Eric was our main angler and he reeled in our first Mahi Mahi, followed by Eve Ė Milo, who is 18 months old, cheered his mom on. Milo was a true fishing trooper Ė you could tell he had salt water in his blood.
We kept catching Mahi Mahiís. then our Sailfish made an appearance, dorsal fin out of the water, circling and grabbing one of the live Goggle Eyes from the right long kite. Immediately, he came out of the water, dancing on his tail; the leader got wrapped around his bill and unfortunately, dislodged the hook. Our next bite was a16 lbs. King fish that sky rocketed out of the water 10 feet; he was brought to the boat. Afterwards a sickle dorsal fin appeared on the left short kite, which wound up being a Reef Shark, weighing 45 lbs; the Shark was brought to the boat and released.
With a total of 1 King fish, 6 Mahi Mahiís and one Shark. on the charter boat Happy Day, it was time to start heading back. This ends another successful and adventurous deep sea fishing charter on the Happy Day Today with the Topshotfishing team and Captain Zsak - 954-439-8106 Ė www.topshotfishing.com