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Fishing in Fort Lauderdale Happy Day Today

Postby topshotfishing » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:36 am

Fishing Fort Lauderdale on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak

Travis Crum, along with his brother, Tom, father, Bill and friend, Glen, from Wisconsin came to fish Fort Lauderdale aboard the Happy Day Today with the Topshotfishing team to do some deep sea sport fishing. We had winds out of the east, southeast 7-15 mph, blue skies, 20% chance of rain, which is a given forecast for South Florida every day.

On our way out, we stopped to purchase a dozen live Goggle Eyes in the Fort Lauderdale inlet from T &T Bait Boat. 1.8 miles from shore in 120 ft. of water and 15 minutes after leaving the dock, lines were in the water at the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale FL. Due to our extreme fast drop off, if you venture out another ¼ of a mile, it would put you in 550-600 ft. of water. To start off, we put two plainers down – one with a double hook Mullet strip with a blue and pink sea witch in front and the other with a 3 ½ blue reflector drone spoon. As we trolled the reefs heading north off of Fort Lauderdale FL, we targeted some of our 34 artificial wrecks that are located in Fort Lauderdale FL; we caught Kingfish and Bonitos along the way.

From there we set up two kites on top of an artificial wreck that sits in 280 ft. of water with two live Goggle eyes from each kite and one live Goggle Eye at the bottom. Our first fish was a Black Tip Shark on the right short kite - with dorsal out of the water – as he frantically attacked the bait. Tom was our angler and brought the Shark to the boat – pictures were taken and the Shark was released. From there we went back to the same location, and set up once again. Another Shark appeared on the left long kite – Travis was the angler for this one – same scenario – pictures were taken and Shark was released. Two other Sharks were caught after this – one by Bill and the other by Glen. I went back to the artificial wreck and put a live Goggle Eye on the bottom. Tom was the angler and caught an Amberjack that fought all the way to the surface. I relocated to a different wreck that sits in 340 ft. of water and Travis caught a 12 lb. Mahi Mahi.

With time running out and fish to take back home, it was time to head 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 Website:
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