Deep Sea Salt Water Fishing in South Florida Ft.Lauderdale on Happy Day Today/Capt. Zsak
Deep Sea Fishing on the Happy Day today in Ft. Lauderdale South Florida is a great Birthday gift, as it was experienced by Wayne Fountain and his wife Allison from South Carolina, along with their friends, Jim and Sharon.
It was a beautiful sunny day in Ft. Lauderdale. The sun was shinning, the wind was out of the west northwest 5-10 mph, 1-2 ft. seas and purple water into a depth of 60 feet. Our target today was Sailfish so we purchased a dozen Goggle Eyes from Bud the baitman. The current had been running between 3-4 knots to the north, so I positioned the boat on a wreck off of South Florida Ft. Lauderdale.
We started off by flying two kites with two live Goggle Eyes from each kite. Five minutes into flying the kites, Allison was not feeling like herself, an aftermath from yesterday’s early celebration of Wayne’s birthday, and was thinking of returning to the dock in Ft. Lauderdale if she did not feel better within a few minutes. All of a sudden, the Atlantic Sailfish changed her mind. On the left short kite, a Sailfish with its pitch black dorsal fin out of the water and its bill swatting at the live bait from the kite, got hooked up. With the 40 lb. test line screaming off the Shamano real, the Sailfish jumped out of the water with the sun’s rays glittering off his body. Allison’s discomfort all of a sudden vanished. The Sailfish decided to turn 180 degrees and tail-walked towards the boat, putting on a spectacular show. Twenty minutes into the battle, Allison brought the fish to the boat. Mitch, our mate, lifted the Sailfish into the boat for pictures and an autograph , afterwards releasing the Sailfish. The Sailfish measured 83”, estimated 55 lbs. Wayne told Allison that she had made the right decision by staying a few more minutes – now it was the birthday boy’s turn.
Sailfish on the right long kite bait! This Sailfish was very fortunate because he grabbed the bait off the hook and got a free meal. The current was going very quickly to the north of Ft. Lauderdale, and the next wreck was coming up quickly. As I positioned the boat close to the wreck, a Sailfish on the right short kite bait came immediately out of the water 100 feet from the boat, showing his beautiful neon colors. This was Wayne’s Sailfish and within 15 minutes, he brought the Sailfish to the boat, as Mitch lifted the fish for picture taking. This one measured 84”, 55-60 lbs.
It was now time to end our deep sea fishing charter trip off of Ft. Lauderdale South Florida, so we headed back to the dock.
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