The charter boat "Happy Day Today" established in 1980 has been and continues to fish out of Fort Lauderdale, FL at the local fishing charter dock. My father Capt. Tommy tells great stories of some of the more shocking and unbelieveable things that can happen fishing 4 miles offshore or 25 miles offshore for Swordfish. Over 30 years any captain will have shocking and or amazing fishing stories (all true). At that point in your career, what purpose would one benefit not tell the truth, Capt Tommy Zsak has already proven over and over the ability to head offshore and catch fish. Taking into consideration the wind, current, wave direction, pressure, time of year, and many other variables that ultimately will be where the boat is heading. Many captains write books about this exact feeling and what indications make an area good. The fact is that until you have experienced the great, good, average and bad fishing days, it takes many many years to have a calculated idea of where, why and when the bite will happen.
This time of the year we are catching Sailfish and at a good clip. Averaging two to three fish a day fishing. Some days can reach 5 to 7 and some days maybe only a shot a one. The Sailfish are here and we are catching them, fun fish to angle, they have long runs, deep runs, jet off hard angles and its fun to watch dance on the water and we let most of our fish go, unless the charter would want to keep the fish.
Using live and dead bait to catch Sails. If the wind is blowing 12 knots, we fly a kite with kite clips with live baits, if the seas are flat calm, we will troll dead ballyhoo and cover areas that the Sails are feeding and migrating through, for example shallow as 70 feet of water and deep at 400 feet of water. This is where a good captain will be able to determine where to fish.
If interested in a charter fishing out of Ft. Lauderdale, Floirda, please contact myself or capt zsak. David Zsak and Tom at (954) 439-8106
website: check out the old photos going back 30 years.