Fishing Fort Lauderdale on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak
Bill Williams and friend, Mike Anderson, from Cincinnati were looking to do some deep sea big game sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL aboard the Happy Day Today along with the Topshotfishing team. Winds were out of the east northeast at 12-15 mph, seas were running 3-4 ft. and temperatures were in the low 80’s with blue skies.
Fifteen minutes after leaving the dock at Bahia Mar, our lines were 120 ft. of water at the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale FL, 1.8 miles from shore. You go off another ¼ of a mile and you will find yourself in 500 ft. of water due to our extreme drop off. We started out trolling with two #8 plainers down, one with a 3 ½ blue reflector drone spoon and the other with a pink and blue sea witch in front of a double hooked Bonito strip. For surface baits we had four Ballyhoos. The two anglers kept taking turns bringing in their fish. Then, all of a sudden a black shadow appeared on the right short Ballyhoo. Eric, our mate, teased the fish back and forth until he got very aggressive and ate the Ballyhoo. The fun was on as Bill hoped into the fighting chair to do battle with the Sailfish. The Sailfish exited the water showing its neon colors as the sun was gleaming down on its body. Twenty minutes later he was rewarded with his Sailfish – pictures were taken and the Sailfish was released.
At this point the anglers requested to catch a Grouper. With the current running at 3 ½ knots, it would make it difficult to hit the wrecks but we tried with no success; this wreck was in 300 feet of water. So we moved into a shallower wreck located in 140 ft. of water. We put a live bait on the bottom and waited. Finally, the rod bent over; Mike was our angler as he grabbed the rod and was rewarded with a nice Gag Grouper.
With six Kingfish, four Bonitos, three Black Fin Tunas, a Grouper and a Sailfish, it was time to head back. The anglers retired into the a/c salon for the trip back to the dock at Bahia Mar 801 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 33316.
For a successful and adventurous deep sea fishing charter 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.