Fishing out of Fort Lauderdale allows us to target a wide variety of species of fish. The different types of fishing can range from fishing offshore in 1,000 feet of water for Swordfish, to 6 miles offshore in 700 feet of water for Mahi- Mahi and Wahoo or head inshore and fish one or two miles off the beach and target fish which are situated in the depths of 90' to 175' of water and live above the reef line.
The best part of how we can arrange a fishing charter is based on a couple factors, for example, are there any bait coming along the reef, what direction is the current (North or South) and is the wind out of the N,S,E,West and or is there a cold front coming down the coast line from the New England area. Also what time of the year are we coming into, the winter months or the summer months.
Currently now in late January we are starting out our trips targeting Sailfish by live and dead bait fishing in 150 feet of water. The bite has been good and the charter fleet are seeing the similar bites.
The Sails migrate good from end of November and travel South until April. We do catch resident Sails that mill and stick aournd the South Florida waters, however the major packs of Sailfish move through during the winter months caused by the low pressure systems generated from up North.
There is kite fishing with baits out of the riggers as well as slow trolling ballyhoo with a dredge to attract the Sailfish.
We are very accomodating in a charters desire to catch a certain species, for example if we have kids on the boat, we would stop and catch live bait and for kids, they love it. Or if a couple would like to bring some fresh fish home to eat, we head offshore and deep sea fish for Mahi- Mahi. Also we can hit the wrecks off Ft. Lauderdale and use drop rigs to target Grouper, Amberjack and Snapper.
If interested in a fishing charter, please let us know and we can arrange a fishing trip.
Thanks and looking forward to an exciting and fun filled day of catching fish aboard the "Happy Day Today"
Capt. Zsak (954) 439-8106 cell