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Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Off Shore Fishing Shark

Capt. Thomas Zsak
April 15, 2019
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

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

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Mark and Laura Much from Philadelphia 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

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 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 the charter trolling with two planners down one with a pink and blue sea witch in front of a double hooked Bonito strip and the other with a #2 blue reflector drone spoon. As we trolled the reefs, our first strike came on one of the planner rods. Mark reeled in a 9 lb. Kingfish. We kept trolling the area, while the two anglers took turns reeling in their catches.

It was time to do some live bait kite fishing so I set out two kites with two live Goggle Eyes from each kite. Mahi Mahi on right short as Laura reeled in the Mahi, and our mate, Dave, put the fish in the fish box. We reset both kites. Suddenly, a dorsal fin popped up Hammerhead Shark right long kite! He frantically chased the bait around, and in a split second, we were off to the races. That's going to be a hell of a fight on a 30 lb. test line!!! The estimated 300 lb. Shark made his initial run. After an hour and 15 minutes battle, Mark brought the Shark along the side of the boat. A great catch on a 30 lb. test line! The 97" Shark was released to fight another day. Congratulations, Mark, a job well done.

With a total of five Bonitos, four Kingfish, one Mahi Mahi and a Hammerhead Shark, it was now 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 [email protected] Website: www.topshotfishing.com.

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Fishing on the charter boat "Happy Day Today" a 46' Hatteras sport fish. Everything is included in the charter (all tackle, licensing, ice, coolers, air condition salon and bait) We are a locally based charter boat fishing out of Bahia Mar and have done so since 1980. Offering half day, 3/4 and full day charters. See website at: www.topshotfishing.com

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Topshotfishing Charters
801 Sea Breeze Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33060
Phone: 954-439-8106
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