Fishing in Ft.Lauderdale fl aboard the charter boat "Happy Day Today" 46' Hatteras.
The temperature in South Florida, Ft. Lauderdale may be rising but our prevailing winds out of the southeast cools temperatures down to make deep sea fishing pleasant either in the morning or afternoon. Our charter boat has everything included, all tackle, licensing, coolers/ice and a air conditioned salon. The charter boat is clean, fully equipped with all electronics, and our local ft lauderdale fishing tackle shops supply us with fresh bait and tackle so experienced fishermen would appreciate a well run charter boat with either Capt. Tom Z or Capt Rick B at the helm.
This morning we have guests from Protective Insurance who have offices in AL, CA, FL and IL. Protective Ins had a convention in ft lauderdale and there were four charter boats fishing 20 personso in the charter. Protective Ins contacted around and was told to book throught the charter boat Happy Day Today for their deep sea fishing. People from all over the country came down to enjoy our beautiful weather and do some deep sea charter fishing here in Ft. Lauderdale South Florida.
We started off by doing some trolling. After fishing for and catching four King Fish, twp Bonitas and one Black FinTuna, I decided to do some wreck fishing. We have 34 artificial local wrecks sunk off our deep sea waters in fort lauderdale fl. Some of the wrecks dating back to 1974 – these wrecks range from 40 ft. of water, also accommodating divers, to 550 ft of water, and are homes for many different species of fish. This time of the year, the majority of our wrecks hold a variety of fish: Amberjacks, Snappers, Groupers, Cobias and Sharks. These types of fish are mostly bottom dwellers. By using a circle 18/0 with an 80lb leader, we drop live bait down into the wrecks.
I positioned myself above one of our artificial wrecks in Ft. Lauderdale in 240 ft. of water, using a live Goggle Eye fish for bait with a circle hook and two lbs. of lead to fight the current that was traveling at 3 ½ knots to the north. When you hit the bottom with your lead, it is best to take six turns on the real to raise the bait off of the bottom, eliminating the possibility of getting hooked to the wreck. With the live bait down, our first angler was Carrie Profaizer from St. Louis. All of a sudden, the rod bents over and Carrie is holding on to the rod with both hands. The fish took out 25 lbs. of drag from the spider line – we knew we had a good size fish hooked. Twenty minutes later, Mitch, our mate, grabbed the leader and there appeared a 45 lb. Amberjack – pictures were taken and the fish was released. When you release a fish, the bladder is filled with air so you squeeze the abdominal area of the fish to remove the air caught in his stomach making it easier for the fish to swim back down to the wreck. The second angler was Dan Barrie from Chicago who caught another Amberjack fish approximately the same weight.
Our last stop was right out in front of the sea bouy, with 45 minutes left in the charter, we quickly poped up wth kites and tried for a Sailfish. Lucky for all of us, there she was on the left long, fed perfect, one of the anglers who never caught a Sailfish wanted to catch one soo bad, so we gave him the option, the mate can hook the Sailfish or Paul could, he said yes, grabbed the TLD 25 and did a great job, fed the fish, came tight, kept reeling and fought the fish standing up, it pretty cool to be watching an angler deep sea fishing in fort lauderdale fl and fight the Sail for 20 minutes, then up to the boat, Mitch billed the fish, got the hook out of his mouth, got some great picutres and let the Sail go, she swam away just fine. Its tought to beat a Goggleye out of the kite, Sails love'em.
It was time to start heading back from our deep sea salt water fishing charter to the dock at Bahia Mar, fishing fort lauderdale fl is a Sout Florida marina. This ends another successful and adventurous deep sea fishing excursion on the Happy Day Today with Captain Tommy Zsak.
For a successful and adventurous deep sea fishing fort lauderdale charter excursion on the Happy Day Today in sunny South Florida, contact Captain Zsak. - 954-439-8106 – www.topshotfishing.com