Fishing report for Happy Day Today

2011-09-01 22:39:48
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Ft Lauderdale
Tommy Zsak

Fort Lauderdale Fishing on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak

The wind this morning was out of the west at 3-5 mph with light to no chop, 30% chance of rain in the early evening with blue skies.

John Scause, a retired U.S. Coast Guard Serviceman, from Dallas, Texas and his two sons, Jack and Darin, chartered the Happy Day Today Topshot Fishing for some deep sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale FL. We left the dock this morning with the intent to target Bonitos, King Fish, Black Fin Tunas, Barracudas and later in the day do some deep water wreck fishing. As we started off trolling at the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale FL, a report came in over the radio of a 30 lb. Wahoo being caught. We put out two Bonito strips, two Ballyhoos and a ounce blue and white jap feather for surface baits. The two deep trolling rods consisted of two plainers, one with a #4 blue reflector Drone spoon, the other with a purple and black sea witch with a double hook Bonito strip, hoping to hook up a Wahoo.

We trolled towards one of the artificial wrecks in Fort Lauderdale FL sitting in 230 ft. of water. The wreck consists of barges, a 97' tug boat surrounded by concrete pilings from the old 17th Street Bridge that was sunk in the mid 90's, and Chris Craft molds. This artificial wreck is a favorite haven for numerous predators that feed on the bait fish which congregate here. As we trolled in a figure 8 pattern, the two sons and John took turn catching Bonitos and King Fish. One of the plainer rods bent over and the line screamed off the reel. We hoped it would be a Wahoo, but fifteen minutes later, Mitch, our mate, leaned over the side to bring into the boat a 4 ft., 25 lb. Barracuda. Well, hopefully we would catch a Wahoo next.

I headed north off of Fort Lauderdale FL to another favorite artificial wreck that sits in 320 ft. of water, only to find more Bonitos and Barracudas. We switched over and made a drop on the wreck with the Bonitos for bait. We waited ten minutes and finally the rod bent over. The two boys took turns reeling in the fish at the end of the line. As the fish appeared, Mitch leaned over the side to gaff a 25 lb. Snowy Grouper, which is an excellent eating fish.

With a good catch of fish on the charter boat Happy Day Today Topshot Fishing, it was time to start heading back from our deep sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale FL to the dock at Bahia Mar. This ends another successful and adventurous deep sea fishing charter on the Happy Day Today/Topshot Fishing with Captain Zsak.

For a successful and adventurous Fort Lauderdale fishing on the Happy Day Today, contact Captain Zsak. - 954-439-8106

Fish Species: Sailfish
Bait Used: live and dead
Method Used: offshore fishing fort lauderdale
Water Depth: 200'
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Wind Speed: Easterly
Tommy Zsak

About The Author: Captain Tommy Zsak

Company: South Florida Fishing Charters

Area Reporting: South Florida (Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami)

Bio: Established the charter business in 1980. The charter boat \"Happy Day Today\" 46\' Hatteras is fully equipped to target every species running. Since then have remained a full time and one of the best and hardest fishing charter boats out of South Florida.

(954) 309-7457
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