Fort Lauderdale Fishing with Top Shot Sportfishing Charter Boat and Capt. Zsak

Wayne Hayward and his wife, Chris, and Mr. & Mrs. Hensky chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team for a private deep sea charter boat sport fishing trip in Fort Lauderdale, FL. As they boarded the boat, they were greeted by Captain JB and mate, Russ, from the Top Shot Sportfishing Charter Boat Team.

Fifteen to twenty minutes after leaving the dock, lines were in 120 ft. of water at the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale, 1.8 miles from shore. If you venture off another ¼ of a mile, you would find yourself in 500 ft. of water, which we exclusively have here in Fort Lauderdale, due to Fort Lauderdale’s extreme drop off. The further north you go, the further the drop off swings off shore.

We started trolling the reef with two plainers down, one with a 3 ½ blue reflector drone spoon and the other with a chartreuse sea witch in front of a double hooked Bonita strip, traveling north of Fort Lauderdale on the drop off. Our action started right from the start, as I trolled over some of our 34 artificial wrecks we have here in Fort Lauderdale. The bait fish was plentiful and the Kingfish were very cooperative. All four anglers took turns reeling in their catches. The Kingfish ranged from 6 to 10 lbs., as we limited out with 8 Kingfish.

From there we decided to do some Shark fishing. I headed out to 350 ft. of water and set out our Shark baits. It did not take too long before the line screamed off of the 80 International Reel. Wayne was our angler, and after a good, long fight, our mate wired the 93” Hammerhead Shark to the side of the boat for picture taking. The Shark was released to fight again.

It was time to head back to the dock. The happy anglers retired into the a/c salon watching the plasma TV and enjoying the relaxing trip back to the dock at Bahia Bar Yachting Center, 801 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 33316.

For a successful and adventurous deep sea fishing charter in 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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About The Author: Captain Tom Zsak

Company: Happy Day Today

Area Reporting: Fort LauderdaleFl.

Bio: owner Capt Tom Zsak, Happy Day Today Charter boat in Fort Lauderdale Fl.started in 1980 caption for 35 years

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