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Sport Fishing in Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Sailfish

Capt. Thomas Zsak
February 15, 2018
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

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

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Two local fishermen from Fort Lauderdale, Cain Elias and Josh Largo, chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Both guys wanted to target Sailfish, so our game plan was to kite fish.

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On the way out we stopped at the bait boat and got a dozen live Goggle Eyes. As we headed out of the inlet, we had 4 to 5 foot seas with a steady east wind blowing 15 mph. Within fifteen to twenty minutes we were fishing in 120 ft. of water, 1.8 miles from shore south of Fort Lauderdale. We put out two kites, one on the right and the other on the left, with two live Goggle Eyes from each kite. Kite fishing is a very good way to fish live baits, as they are naturally presented to predator fish such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and Sailfish. Once the kites are out, we next constantly adjust the live bait, so that they are just below the water line, then we wait and watch. All of sudden a dorsal fin come out of the water and circled the bait. I could see that the Sailfish was getting ready to feed. He ate the right short bait. As the Sailfish got hooked, he started jumping out of the water, doing 360 degree flips. The first angler up was Cain. He did a superb job angling, and after 20 minutes, he got the Sailfish up along side the boat. The hooks were taken out, pictures were taken and the Sailfish was safely released.

I got the boat back in position and reset the two kites with four live Goggle Eye baits. A repeat of the previous action - a Sailfish came up to the right short bait, dorsal fin up, and started swimming around the Goggle Eye bait. The Sailfish ate the bait fish, and we had a Sailfish on once again. The Sailfish ran off a lot of line until the line got tight and the Sailfish started jumping out of the water. Josh was the angler, and he did a great job reeling in the Sailfish. After about twenty minutes, the Sailfish was along the side of the boat. The hooks were released, photos were taken and the Sailfish was released back into the waters.

It was now time to head back to the dock. What a great job both Cain and Josh did in bringing in the Sailfish. The anglers retired into the a/c salon and enjoyed 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 tzsak@bellsouth.net 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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