Fort Lauderdale Fishing with Top Shot Sportfishing Charter Boat and Capt. Zsak
Roc,Alex,Brent and Curt chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team for a private deep sea charter boat sport fishing trip in Fort Lauderdale, FL. As they boarded the boat, they were greeted by Captain Zsak and mate, Russ, from the Top Shot Sportfishing Charter Boat Team. We had nice weather and temperatures in the low 80’s and nice blue water with scattered weeds..
Fifteen to twenty minutes after leaving the dock, lines were in 120 ft. of water at the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale, 1.8 miles from shore. If you venture off another � of a mile, you would find yourself in 500 ft. of water, which we exclusively have here in Fort Lauderdale, due to Fort Lauderdale’s extreme drop off. The further north you go, the further the drop off swings off shore.
We started the morning trolling south of Fort Lauderdale in 100 feet of water with two deep lines with baited sea witches and four surface ballyhoo baits. Soon as we had lines in the water we started catching fish. There was a school of King Mackerel at the South end of the inlet in Fort Lauderdale. Once we marked the area we wanted to fish I went back and forth over the school and we steadily were getting King bites mostly on the deep planner lines with a few outrigger bites. We did catch a full grown Mutton Snapper weighing 8 pounds trolling when we made a shallow swing on the reef. A lot of times the Snappers will hang on the top side of the reef. The guys had a blast catching one after another and within the first hour and a half of the trip we caught 8 King Mackerel and a handful on Bonita and one Snapper. We were trolling South and with a strong Northerly current only making 4.5 knots over ground. As I was looking out I saw a Hammerhead shark on the surface. I yelled down to clear the trolling spread and get a bloody Bonita ready to pitch to the shark. The 1st mate got the bait in the water and it didn't take long before the Hammerhead shark ate the bait. Curt was the angler and he starting fighting the shark. This shark pulled a lot of drag making big runs. After a good battle he got the fish up alongside the boat and we safely released the Hammerhead. Now it was time to kite fish so we put two kites up in the air and fished live Goggeleye baits. Kites are a great way to live bait fish and offers the best presentation. We missed a King on the kite and caught a King out of the kite and the last fish we caught was a Black Fin tuna which ate the live bait and we caught him on light tackle. After a great day on the water fishing it was time to head back to the dock.
With 8 Kingfish,1 Mutton, 3 Bonitas,1 Tuna and a Hammber Head Shark, it was time to head back to the dock. The happy anglers retired into the a/c salon watching the plasma TV and enjoying the relaxing trip back to the dock at Bahia Mar Yachting Center, 801 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 33316.
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.