Fort Lauderdale Fishing on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak
An old acquaintance of mine for the past 20 years, Mark Armstrong, and grandson, Lucas, age 7, daughter, Sarah, and friend, Chris Barber, chartered the Happy Day Today along with the Topshotfishing team to do some deep sea sport fishing off of beautiful Fort Lauderdale FL. Young Lucas was a very inquisitive angler, and as he boarded the Happy Day Today, he was full of questions: What type of bait are we using? What kind of fish will I catch? How big with the fish be? and so on and so on…. I answered all his questions as we were leaving the dock, and he was satisfied and pleased.
We left the dock with blue skies, winds out of the east at 15 mph, 3-4 ft. seas. Twenty minutes later, lines were in the water north of Fort Lauderdale in 120 ft. of water, which is our drop off. From there a ¼ of a mile further will put you in 600 ft. of water.
We started off trolling with two plainers down, one with a blue and white double hook Mullet strip and the other with a double hook Ballyhoo and a pink sea witch in front. For surface baits we had four Bonito strips and one jap feather. It did not take long before Lucas got his first fish, a 12 lb. Bonito with Sarah, Lucas’ mom, recording the action. Our next strike was a triple header – three fish on at one time. Grandfather, Mark, Grandson, Lucas, and Chris brought in the catch: One Tuna and two Bonitos. The action was non-stop – hot and heavy – one fish after another. Then, our plainer rod then bent over and the line screamed off the reel – I knew it would be a good size fish. Lucas was our angler, strapped into the fighting chair, and was rewarded with a 22 lb. Kingfish.
With 13 Bonitos, 3 Kingfish and 3 Tunas, Lucas’ first salt water sport fishing charter was a huge success. This experience will be a part of 7 year old Lucas’ childhood memory forever. For a successful and adventurous deep sea fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale FL for Sailfish, Shark, Bonito, Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper contact Captain Zsak. - 954-309-7457 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.topshotfishing.com.