Here in South Florida Ft. Lauderdale, just another typical sunny day - winds out of the east southeast 10-15 mph. Rick Thomas and family, along with his friend, Michael, who is 84 years old, all from Georgia chartered the Happy Day Today to do some deep sea salt water fishing in Ft. Lauderdale South Florida.
We started off by doing some trolling with 3 Ballyhoos for surface baits for both long riggers and center, and Bonita strips with squiggley’s in front of both short riggers. Our two plainers consisted of a blue and white sea witch with a Bonita strip behind it and on the other plainer rod we had a pink sea witch with a Bonita strip. Our target was to just catch fish for Mr. Thomas and Mike. We started fishing off of the sea buoy in Ft. Lauderdale South Florida in 120 ft of water looking for some King fish. Finding some bait fish over a local artificial wreck, we started to catch King fish ranging from 5-12 lbs with a couple of Bonita’s mixed in.
Bonitas are in the Tuna family and are very strong fighting fish. As I moved over to the next artificial wreck the left plainer rod tripped. Was it another King fish? To Mr. Thomas’ surprise, a Sailfish started jumping behind the boat. As this Atlantic Sailfish did his acrobats, showing us his power and neon colors, it was a site for Michael putting a smile on his face. Mr. Thomas reeled in the Sailfish, and Mitch our mate leaned over to hold the fish for picture taking. We released the fish - cheers could be heard from quite a distance.
Trolling around, picking away at more King fish and Bonitas, the left plainer rod tripped again – this time to our surprise it was a 20 lb. Wahoo. The Wahoo is the fastest fish in the ocean clocked at 64 mph, and an excellent eating fish – pure white meat.
It was time to start heading back from our deep sea fishing charter to the dock at Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale South Florida. This ends another successful and adventurous deep sea fishing excursion on the Happy Day Today with Captain Zsak.
For a successful and adventurous deep sea salt water fishing excursion on the Happy Day Today in sunny South Florida Ft. Lauderdale, contact Captain Zsak. - 954-439-8106 – www.topshotfishing.com