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Fort Lauderdale update for mid August


Fort Lauderdale update for mid August
Fort Lauderdale update for mid August

Fort Lauderdale Fishing on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak

The day started off with a gentle southeast breeze at 3-5 mph, blue skies and with a 30% chance of rain for early evening. The weather pattern here in Fort Lauderdale FL has been repeated for the past 2 weeks sunshine, blue skies until 6-7pm and thereafter rain.

Today we had a convention group from Bank of American in Pennsylvania charter the Happy Day Today Topshot Fishing to do some deep sea fishing off of Fort Lauderdale FL. The six anglers on board mixed business with pleasure by deciding to incorporate a six hour fishing charter as part of their agenda. Departure was set 7 am - the sun had risen a half hour ago and by now we could see the glitter of the rising sun on the waters.

We left the docks heading towards the sea buoy off of Fort Lauderdale FL, which is 1.8 miles from shore, and sits in 120 ft. of water, and within 15 minutes, we arrived to see bait fish swimming around the sea buoy. For surface baits we had two Ballyhoos and two Bonito strips and for our deep lines, we had a #6 plainer with a 3 1/3 blue reflector drome spoon and a #8 plainer with a double hook Bonito strip with a chartreuse color sea witch. We trolled around the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale FL, catching Bonitos, King fish and Black Fin Tunas.

I decided to change to wreck fishing so I told Mitch our mate to get the tackle prepared to make a drop on one of the local wrecks. Using a live Goggle Eye for bait, I positioned the boat over one of our 34 artificial wrecks in Fort Lauderdale FL. We dropped the bait down over the wreck that sits in 185 ft. of water. This particular artificial wreck, which was a 97 ft. tug boat, was sunk in 1986. With the bait swimming down close to the wreck, you could see the rod tip bouncing up and down, which is a tell-tale sign that the predator is close by. All of a sudden, the rod bent over and John Miller, the angler, proceeded to fight the fish. Fifteen minutes later the fish appeared to the side of the boat and Mitch gaffed the 28 lb Cobia.

With a good catch of fish on the charter boat Happy Day Today Topshot Fishing, it was time to start heading back from our deep sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale FL to the dock at Bahia Mar. This ends another successful and adventurous deep sea fishing charter on the Happy Day Today/Topshot Fishing with Captain Zsak.

For a successful and adventurous Fort Lauderdale fishing on the Happy Day Today, contact Captain Zsak. - 954-439-8106

Date Added: 2011-08-18
Type of Fishing: Bottom 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) 439-8106