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Fort Lauderdale Fishing Mahi Mahi Happy Day Today

Postby topshotfishing » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:46 am

Fort Lauderdale on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak

Rick and Cindy Brock came to do some deep sea sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale FL from Plano, TX aboard the Happy Day Today along with the Topshotfishing team. Today was a special day for Rick - it was his birthday – and the fishing trip was a gift from his wife, Cindy. Rick, being an avid fisherman, was looking to catch a Sailfish to add to his list of fish caught.

We stopped to purchase a dozen live Goggle Eyes from T&T Bait at the jetties in Fort Lauderdale. Our target was to catch a Sailfish. We had winds out of the north northeast at 15 mph and seas running 3-4 ft. We headed north of Fort Lauderdale to a wreck that sits in 185 ft. of water. There we set up two kites with two live Goggle Eyes from each kite and one live Goggle Eye on the deep line. At this point Rick remarked what wonderful way to spend his birthday. The bait on the left long got nervous as I noticed him darting back and forth – a predator was approaching him. A Mahi Mahi grabbed the live bait and off he swam. As he exited the water, he showed his beautiful green and yellow colors. Rick brought the Mahi Mahi to the bought and Jackson, our mate, gaffed and put the 17 lb Bull Mahi Mahi in the fish box.

We set up the kite again and encountered a few chop offs. A black shadow appeared on our left short kite. Jackson raised and lowered the bait to entice the Sailfish to feed. But this fish just must have had a “steak dinner” because he was not interested in the bait. Forty-five minutes later, another black shadow appeared - this one was hungry!!! With bill and dorsal fin out of the water, the Sailfish chased the live bait around until he caught it. Immediately, the Sailfish came out of the water, and he tail-walked away from the boat with whitewater flying. As Rick was reeling in the Sailfish, the line went slack, and the Sailfish pulled the hook and swam away. Well, no Sailfish for my birthday but still an excellent birthday.

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 tzsak@bellshouth.net Website: http://www.topshotfishing.com.
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