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Wahooo Fishing Fort Lauderdale Happy Day Today

Postby topshotfishing » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:20 am

Fishing Fort Lauderdale on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak
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Mike and Linda Ganje took advantage of their last chance to enjoy warm weather here in sunny Fort Lauderdale by going deep sea sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale FL aboard the Happy Day Today along with the Topshotfishing team before going back home to Minnesota.

With blue skies, winds out of the north at 12 mph, temperature in the mid 80’s, 2-3 ft. seas, we left the dock at Bahia Mar Marina and 15 minutes later lines were in the water at the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale which is 120 ft deep. If you venture off another ¼ of a mile from the sea buoy, the depth of water will read 500 ft.

Our first north winds triggered the migration of Mullets coming south down the coast, sited from shore out to 180 ft. of water. We have 34 artificial wrecks for fishing here in Fort Lauderdale, FL which attract bait fish and in return the predators are not too far away.

We put two plainers down, both with double hook Bonito strips with sea witches, and for surface baits we went with two Bonito strips, two Ballyhoos and a Ballyhoo daisy chain teaser. I fished over one wreck after another as Linda and Michael both took turns catching and bringing in the fish. I headed out to one of our deeper artificial wrecks that sits in 280 ft. of water. As I approached the wreck, the depth recorder revealed a school of fish 110 ft above the wreck. I took one engine out of gear and kept the other just idling so that the baits would sink down deeper, as we picked away at the school of Kingfish over the wreck. Suddenly, one of our plainer rods bent over, hooked up, as the line screamed of the reel and then the rod tip started bouncing up and down. With excellent Wahoo fishing this week and the sight of the rod going up and down, was a tell tale sign of a Wahoo hooked up, Michael was our angler, and he retrieved the line – twenty minutes later, the deep blue-purple torpedo appeared, with the silver vertical strips flashing back and forth from side to side as he shaked his head. Jackson, our mate, started to wire the Wahoo but the Wahoo was not ready yet as he screamed line off again. After the second attempt, Jackson leaned over the side and gaffed the 58” Wahoo, as his jaws exposed his razor sharp teeth.

With 8 Kingfish, 1 Barracuda, 3 Bonitos and a 41 lb. Wahoo, it was time to return to the dock while Mike and Linda retired to the a/c salon for the ride 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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