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  1. <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city></st1:place>Fishing on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak <o:p> </o:p> Michael Beals from <st1:state w:st="on">Wisconsin</st1:state>and Rick Schasse from <st1:state w:st="on">Texas</st1:state>, two hard-core,born-to-fish anglers, chartered the Happy Day Today along with theTopshotfishing team to do some sport fishing <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL.</st1:state></st1:place> We had a northeast wind at 15-20 mph, seasrunning 4-8 ft. (a manly’s ocean) with blue waters pushed in to 60 ft. of wateron the second reef and flying fish (bait fish) being chased - a challenging dayfor fishing but not for these two veteran anglers. <o:p> </o:p> We had one plainer down with a double hook Mullet strip anda pink and blue sea witch in front for a deep line. For surface baits we had 4 Ballyhoos and aBallyhoo teaser. We did not make it outto the sea buoy that sits in 120 ft. of water off of <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:place></st1:city> when our plainer rod bentover with a fish on. Michael was theangler and he brought in the Kingfish. From there we trolled east and west over the drop off catching moreKingfish and a couple of Barracudas. Icould see some birds working off shore in about 250 ft. of water – as I headedtowards there, we caught some Skipjack Tunas. As I was working the area, I came across a floating plank – a pot ofGold!!! Both anglers became very busycatching 11 Mahi Mahi’s, ranging from 5-16 lbs. <o:p> </o:p> With a fishbox full of Mahi Mahi’s (tonight’s dinner), Tunasand Kingfish, it was time to head back to the dock at <st1:place w:st="on">Bahia</st1:place>Mar <st1:address w:st="on"><st1:street w:st="on">801 Seabreeze Blvd.</st1:street> <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">33316</st1:postalcode></st1:address>. <o:p> </o:p> For an enjoyable and adventurous deep sea fishing <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place>aboard the Happy Day Today with the Topshotfishing team for Sailfish, Shark,Bonito, Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper contactCaptain Zsak. - 954-309-7457 or email us at tzsak@bellshouth.net Website: www.topshotfishing.com.
  2. <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city></st1:place>Fishing on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak <o:p> </o:p> Gary Lacy from <st1:state w:st="on">Arkansas</st1:state> andfriends from all over the country were in <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city><st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state> for a convention, and decided to charterthe Happy Day Today along with the Topshotfishing team to do some deep seefishing in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Ft. Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL.</st1:state></st1:place> <o:p> </o:p> The weather conditions today was an east northeast wind at10-15 mph, 3-5 ft. seas, 20% chance of rain. Our saying here in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place>is: If you do not like the weather, wait5 minutes since it will change. <o:p> </o:p> 1.8 miles from shore, 15 minutes from leaving the dock,fishing lines were in the water at the sea buoy in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL.</st1:state></st1:place> With the ocean looking alive and large schoolsof flying fish exiting the water, it looked like it would be a very productiveday of fishing aboard the Happy Day Today. We had one plainer down with a 3 ½ drone blue reflector spoon, threeBallyhoos and two Bonito strips for surface bait with a Ballyhoo dredgeteaser. As birds were working in thearea, I could see the flying fish coming out of the water – some predator waschasing them. I headed closer to thearea, I could see the green hornets in the water - Mahi Mahi. We caught fiveMahi Mahi’s, all gaffers. From there wetrolled around, and a black shadow appeared behind the dredge teaser –Sailfish!!! Jackson, our mate, droppedthe bait back to the Sailfish – we hooked up the Sailfish. Ten minutes into the battle, the hookdislodged and the Sailfish got away – next one will be ours. All the fishing lines went back into thewaters and we started trolling again. This time the plainer rod bent over – line exiting the reel at a fastrate – rod tip bouncing up and down, as <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Jackson</st1:place></st1:city>turned around to look at me, and I confirmed that yes, it will be a Wahoo.Twenty minutes later, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Gary</st1:city></st1:place>reeled in a 38 lb. Wahoo. <o:p> </o:p> With five Mahi Mahi’s, a Black Tip Shark, Kingfish, BlackFin Tunas and a Wahoo in the box, it was time to head back to the dock at BahiaMar 801 Seabreeze Blvd. <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">33316</st1:postalcode>. <o:p> </o:p> For an enjoyable and adventurous deep sea fishing <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place>aboard the Happy Day Today with the Topshotfishing team for Sailfish, Shark,Bonito, Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper contactCaptain Zsak. - 954-309-7457 or
  3. Fort Lauderdale Fishing on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak Quinn Kirkland with wife, children and friend from Montana chartered the Happy Day Today along with the Topshotfishing team to do some fishing Fort Lauderdale, FL. Our main angler was 7 year old Corbin Kirkland, along with their daughter, Megan. We had blue skies here in Fort Lauderdale, winds out of the east 7-10 mph, seas running 3-4 ft. Fifteen minutes after leaving the dock, lines were in the water at the sea buoy in Ft. Lauderdale FL, since we are located so close to the inlet in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We started off trolling with two plainers down, one with a double hook Mullet strip with a pink and blue sea witch in front and a double hook Bonito strip with a blue and white sea witch in front. For surface baits we had two Ballyhoos and two Bonito strips and a Ballyhoo teaser. The blue water was pushed in passed our drop off which is 120 ft. of water in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I trolled in and out criss-crossing the drop off, catching Mackerels. From there I could see some birds working to the east of me, so I headed towards the birds. I could see a slick in the water – 9 out of 10 times the slick is caused from sargassum weed and when you find sargassum weed the Mahi Mahi are not to far away. As I worked the area, I found some wood debris floating, and our charter aboard the Happy Day Today wound up catching 7 Mahi Mahi’s and 3 Tunas. From there, I decided to fly the kite – with little current, it is always a good practice to go to some type of structure which will hold the bait fish and in return the predators. I headed towards one of our 34 artificial wrecks in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where I set up two kites with two baits on each kite. Thirty minutes into flying the kites a large Mahi Mahi attacked the left long kite – he even looked large from a distance while he jumped out of the water. Quinn was our angler on this one – twenty-five minutes later he was rewarded with a 28 lb Bull Mahi Mahi measuring 48 inches. It was time to head back to the dock at Bahia Mar 801 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 33316. For an enjoyable and adventurous deep sea fishing Fort Lauderdale FL aboard the Happy Day Today with the Topshotfishing team for Sailfish, Shark, Bonito, Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper contact Captain Zsak. - 954-309-7457 or email us at tzsak@bellshouth.net Website: www.topshotfishing.com.
  4. Fishing <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:place></st1:city> on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak <o:p> </o:p> Southeast breeze 5-10 mph, seas running 2-3 ft. with blueskies – beautiful <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city></st1:place>day. <o:p> </o:p> Jessica Backman with husband and friend all from <st1:country-region w:st="on">Sweden</st1:country-region>, who are enjoying the beautiful weatherfor fishing <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place>, chartered the Happy Day Todayalong with the Topshotfishing team for some deep sea fishing. <o:p> </o:p> Fifteen minutes after leaving the dock, being located closeto the <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:place></st1:city>inlet, lines were in the water at the sea buoy, 1.8 miles from shore on theedge of the drop off 120 ft. deep. Todaythere was very little current – in this situation you want to fish over reefsor artificial wrecks, and we have 34 artificial wrecks for fishing FortLauderdale ranging from 60 ft deep out to 420 ft. When there is little current, the fish willcongregate more so around wrecks or reefs. We had two plainers down, one with a double hook Mullet strip with apink and blue sea witch in front and the other with a double hook Bonito stripwith a blue and white sea witch in front. For surface baits, we had two Ballyhoos and two Bonito strips. <o:p> </o:p> I crissed-crossed thereefs and fished over the artificial wrecks as I worked to the north of FortLauderdale catching Bonitos, Black Fin Tunas and a couple of Kingfish. From there I headed towards the artificialwreck known as the Marriott airplane artificial wreck which is a double proppedcargo plane which was sunk in 1991 in 72 ft. of water. As I approached the airplane, I slowed thespeed of the Happy Day Today to let the baits sink down deeper. On my third pass, the plainer rod bent over –I knew it would be a Grouper. Jessicawas our angler and reeled in a Red Grouper. I continued to fish over the wreck, and on our second pass the plainerrod bent over. At first I thought wewere hooked on the airplane as the line went off the reel at a good speed; thenthe line stopped peeling off the reel and our angler, Mr. Backman, keptretrieving the line. 500 ft. behind theboat the Grouper popped up to the surface and Mr. Backman reeled in the BlackGrouper. <o:p> </o:p> With excellent eating fish on board the Happy Day Today, itwas time to head back to the dock at Bahia Mar 801 Seabreeze Blvd. <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">33316</st1:postalcode>. <o:p> </o:p> For a successful and adventurous deep seafishing charter <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> for Sailfish, Shark, Bonito,Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper contactCaptain Zsak. - 954-309-7457 or email us at tzsak@bellshouth.net Website: www.topshotfishing.com. <o:p></o:p> <o:p> </o:p> <o:p> </o:p>
  5. Fishing <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city></st1:place> on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak <o:p> </o:p> Eric Belanger from <st1:country-region w:st="on">Canada</st1:country-region>and his grandmother, Pauline Lacroix, from <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city><st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state> chartered the Happy Day Today along withthe Topshotfishing team to do some fishing <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL.</st1:state></st1:place> We had winds out of the east 12-18 mph, 4-6ft. seas and blue skies with a brisk breeze. <o:p> </o:p> Being close to the inlet, 15 minutes after leaving the dock,lines were in the water at 200 ft. of water. We had two kites out, with two live Goggle Eyes from each kite. Eric was telling fish stories of the Pike andBass that he has hanging in his trophy room, along with his Moose head. Today we were looking for a Sailfish. Our first fish to appear was a Sailfish. This one swam around the bait, not interestedin feeding; Jackson, our mate, raised and lowered the live bait, to make itsplash and entice the Sailfish, but no luck. Sailfish are like any other live creaturse – if they are not hungry,they do not feed. By observing the way a fish swims towards the bait, sometimesyou can determine whether it will feed or not. <o:p> </o:p> Forty-five minutes later another Sailfish appeared on theleft short. This Sailfish too swam up tothe bait very slowly, and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Jackson</st1:city></st1:place>repeatedly splashed the bait. The colorof the Sailfish changed to amber-brown, which indicates one thing – he isgetting mad and he attacked the bait. All Billfish kill for a living – if you aggravate a Billfish enough, hewill attack, whether he is hungry or not. As the Sailfish attacked the bait, he got hooked in the bill. The Sailfish came flying out of the water andscreamed the line off the Shimano TLD 25. With experience on Eric’s side, the battle was on, as his grandmotherstarted taking pictures. By the time wecleared all lines, ¾ of the line was off the real. I backed down the boat to retrieve some line,and Eric did a great job bringing in the Sailfish in the rough seas. Pictures were taken of the 92” Sailfish. <o:p> </o:p> It was time to head back to the dock at <st1:place w:st="on">Bahia</st1:place>Mar <st1:address w:st="on"><st1:street w:st="on">801 Seabreeze Blvd.</st1:street> <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">33316</st1:postalcode></st1:address>. <o:p> </o:p> For a successful and adventurous deep seafishing charter <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> for Sailfish, Shark, Bonito,Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper contactCaptain Zsak. - 954-309-7457 or email us at tzsak@bellshouth.net Website: www.topshotfishing.com. <o:p></o:p> <o:p> </o:p>
  6. Fishing <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city></st1:place> on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak <o:p> </o:p> Once is never enough – Dirk Schonenberg, who fished with ustwo days ago, after catching a Sailfish and a couple of Sharks, decided tocharter the Happy Day Today again to do some off shore fishing. Mr. Schonenberg brought his partner andbusiness associate from the Royal Van Lent Flagship Corporation. <o:p> </o:p> We stopped to purchase a dozen live Goggle Eyes from T&TBaits in the <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:place></st1:city>inlet. Directly to the drop off we went,sitting in 180 ft. of water, we put two kites out, two live Goggle Eyes fromeach kite and one from the rigger. Withseas running 6-10 ft., 20-25 mph winds from the northeast, made it for asporting fishing day – a manly ocean day. <o:p> </o:p> Our first fish came from our left long kite bait and woundup to be a 12 lb. Mahi Mahi. Form therewe kept picking away at all good gaffers Mahi Mahi’s. As I was focused on the live baits from thekites, a purple shadow appeared, swimming lethargically towards us. I positioned the live bait in front of him,and everyone on the boat could see the 100 lb. Swordfish just swimming 5 ft.from the live Goggle Eye, ignoring it. Other boats that were in the area also noticed him swimming away,uninterested. A splash appeared on theright long kite, lines screamed out and a large Bull Mahi Mahi came out of thewater. We cleared the rest of the linesto work this fish. Sea conditions in theMahi Mahi’s favor, made it more difficult, but Dirk prevailed and brought thefish to the boat – a 26 lb. Mahi Mahi. <o:p> </o:p> It was time to head back to the dock at <st1:place w:st="on">Bahia</st1:place>Mar <st1:address w:st="on"><st1:street w:st="on">801 Seabreeze Blvd.</st1:street> <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">33316</st1:postalcode></st1:address>. <o:p> </o:p> For a successful and adventurous deep seafishing charter <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> for Sailfish, Shark, Bonito,Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper contactCaptain Zsak. - 954-309-7457 or email us at tzsak@bellshouth.net Website: www.topshotfishing.com. <o:p></o:p> <o:p> </o:p>
  7. Fishing <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city></st1:place> on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak <o:p> </o:p> <o:p> </o:p> Eva Van Der Veer, Bas Schonenberg and Dirk Schonenberg fromthe <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Netherlands</st1:country-region></st1:place>are here for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to show their lines offlagships from Royal Van Lent. Theychartered the Happy Day Today along with the Topshotfishing team to do somedeep sea fishing <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL.</st1:state></st1:place> Being close to the Port Everglades inlet, 15minutes after leaving dock we had lines in the water. With the breeze out of the east, northeast,15-20 mph, seas running 3-5, blue waters pushed into the 2nd reef in80 ft. of water. 1.8 miles from shore iswhere our drop off is located sitting in 120 ft. of water at the sea buoy offof <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city></st1:place>. <o:p> </o:p> I went directly into kite fishing – flying two kites withtwo live Goggle Eyes from each kite and one from the rigger. While Bas and I discussed fishing in Mauritiusthat sits in the Indian Ocean off of Madagascar, which both of us have fished,a Shark appeared on the right long kite. Dorsal out of the water, circling a frantic Goggle Eye – the Hammerheadate the Goggle Eye and swam off, not realizing he was hooked yet. We cleared the rest of the fishing lines andconcentrated on the Shark. Twentyminutes into the battle, the line went slack – we pulled the hook on theShark. We reset the same set-up – thistime another Hammerhead Shark appeared on the right short. Bas was the angler and he brought the 6 ½ ft.Hammerhead Shark to the boat as pictures were taken, and released to fightagain. We setup our fishing lines again– a black shadow appeared on the left short kite – Sailfish!!! Eva was the angler this time. Dorsal and bill came out of the water as hechased the Goggle Eye around till capturing it. Immediately the Sailfish came out of the water and tail-walked towardsthe boat, which felt like an eternity. From there he did a 360◦ showing off his beautiful neoncolors while the sun glimmered down on the Sailfish. Our mate, Jackson, wired the fish, pictureswere taken and the Sailfish was released to do battle again. Back to setting up again – this time catchinga Black Tip Shark and a 4 ft. Barracuda. <o:p> </o:p> It was time to head back to the dock at <st1:place w:st="on">Bahia</st1:place>Mar <st1:address w:st="on"><st1:street w:st="on">801 Seabreeze Blvd.</st1:street> <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">33316</st1:postalcode></st1:address>. <o:p> </o:p> For a successful and adventurous deep seafishing charter <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> for Sailfish, Shark, Bonito,Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper contactCaptain Zsak. - 954-309-7457 or email us at tzsak@bellshouth.net Website: www.topshotfishing.com. <o:p></o:p> <o:p> </o:p>
  8. Fishing <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:place></st1:city> on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak <o:p> </o:p> The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is in full swingwith boats ranging from 14’ up to 250’ yachts bringing people from all over theworld to view the new boat and marine products. <o:p> </o:p> Joe Florea from Aruba Construction in <st1:city w:st="on">Pompano Beach</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state>, an old friend andcustomer who has fished with me in the <st1:country-region w:st="on">Bahamas</st1:country-region>,and Rick Muller, a professional angler from <st1:city w:st="on">Miami</st1:city>,chartered the Happy Day Today to do some deep sea sport fishing <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL.</st1:state></st1:place> We had blue skies, winds out of the east at5-7 mph, 1-2 ft. seas – just a typical, beautiful day here in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place>to do some fishing. Our target was MahiMahi and Groupers. Twenty minutes afterleaving the dock at <st1:place w:st="on">Bahia</st1:place> Mar, we were fishingin 120 ft. of water, 1.8 miles from shore. We started off by trolling with one plainer down with a blue and whitesea witch and a double hook Mullet strip. For surface baits we had two Ballyhoos, two Bonito strips and one ¼yellow and green jap feather, and a Ballyhoo daisy chain for a teaser. <o:p> </o:p> I headed to the east in search of any type of debrisfloating, such as boards, tree branches, and sargassum weed, and birdsworking. The tell tale signs ofsargassum weeds is to look for a slick – the sargassum weeds will secret oilswhich will give you a sheen on the water. A mile off shore we ran across large patches of sargassum weeds – ourfirst pass produced a 12 lb. Mahi Mahi. From there we kept working one weed patch after the other and wound upwith 6 Mahi Mahi’s. We decided to dosome Grouper fishing on one of 34 artificial wrecks in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placetype w:st="on">Ft.</st1:placetype> <st1:placename w:st="on">Lauderdale</st1:placename></st1:place>that sits in 380 ft. of water. On theway to this wreck, some birds were working the area. I approached the birds and worked the areaand caught 4 Black Fin Tunas. Once wegot to the wreck, I put down one live Blue Runner for bait. After 10 minutes of waiting, nobody washome. From there I tried anotherartificial wreck, south of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city></st1:place>, in 345 ft. of water. Luck was on our side at this wreck; we wouldup catching two Snowy Groupers. Fromthere we went back to trolling and would up with 3 Kingfish and 3 Bonitos. <o:p> </o:p> It was time to head back to the dock at <st1:place w:st="on">Bahia</st1:place>Mar <st1:address w:st="on"><st1:street w:st="on">801 Seabreeze Blvd.</st1:street> <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">33316</st1:postalcode></st1:address>.
  9. Fishing <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:place></st1:city> on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak <o:p> </o:p> Fishing Fort Lauderdale with our first cold front upon us(haha) with winds out of the north, northeast at 15-20 mph made for a sportingadventure – with seas running 4-6 ft. and blue skies – temperature in the midto low 80’s. <o:p> </o:p> Today we had three professional female anglers – AliciaBudkius from Connecticut who conquered her first Blue Marlin in Hawaii,Christie Kraninger also from Connecticut looking for her first bill fish andJennifer Pearson from Fort Lauderdale whose father, the late Kaye Pearson, wasone of the organizers of the very prestigious invitational Bertram HatterasShootout, along with the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show which isoccurring on October 25-29, 2012. <o:p> </o:p> On the way out to our fishing grounds, which took 15minutes, Jennifer and I were talking about Mr. Pearson and how well organizedhe ran his tournaments. She noticed Iwas wearing my Shootout Tournament ring, and I told that I won the tournamentwith a 603 lb. Blue Marlin. <o:p> </o:p> 1.8 miles from shore, we were fishing in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city></st1:place> on the drop off, which is 120ft - from there you venture off another ¼ of a mile and it would put youbetween 650-700 ft. of water. I trolledaround looking for the right fishing spot – an artificial wreck close to acolor change since there was very little current. When there is no current, it is veryproductive to fish around wrecks. Afterfinding the right fishing location, we set up for live bait fishing with twokites. We put two live baits from eachkite, two Mullets and two Blue Runners. As the ladies were sipping on their Mimosas, ten minutes later, a dorsalfin appeared on the right long kite. Thefun started – the Sailfish exposed his unique neon body as he did a 360° jumpout of the water and tailed walked frantically towards the boat, with the sunshimmering off of his magnificent body. Our mate retrieved the other fishing lines and brought in both kites sothat Chris could bring in her fish. Withenthusiasm high and the other anglers cheering on, Chris did an excellent jobbringing in her first bill fish. Pictures were taken and the Sailfish was released to fight again. With mission accomplished, the ladies decidedto head back to the dock early and enjoy the rest of the day on land. <o:p> </o:p> We headed back to the dock at <st1:place w:st="on">Bahia</st1:place>Mar <st1:address w:st="on"><st1:street w:st="on">801 Seabreeze Blvd.</st1:street> <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">33316</st1:postalcode></st1:address>. <o:p> </o:p> For a successful and adventurous deep seafishing charter <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> for Sailfish, Shark, Bonito,Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper contactCaptain Zsak. - 954-309-7457 or email us at tzsak@bellshouth.net Website: www.topshotfishing.com. <o:p></o:p> <o:p> </o:p> <o:p> </o:p>
  10. Fishing <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:place></st1:city> on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak <o:p> </o:p> Born to fish, forced to work - Dave Derkatch and friendSteve from <st1:country-region w:st="on">Canada</st1:country-region> were herein <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> vacationing. Steve showed me pictures of the Salmon hecatches from a stream running threw his property and Dave showed me a pictureof the 48” Pike he caught back home – obviously, neither of them are amateuranglers. <o:p> </o:p> Dave and Steve chartered the Happy Day Today along with theTopshotfishing team to do some deep sea fishing <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:place></st1:city>. With overcast this morning, winds out of theeast at 10-12 mph, temperatures in the mid 80’s, we left the dock and 20minutes later lines were in the water as I approached one of our artificialwrecks in Fort Lauderdale FL. As wetrolled around, both anglers took pictures of each other as they brought intheir catch. <o:p> </o:p> After catching 6 Kingfish, 6 Bonitos, and 3 Barracudas, arip was forming, which was a perfect place to do some live baiting from thekites, a new experience for these seasoned anglers. We put two kites out and four live Mullets asbaits splashing on the surface attracting any predators swimming by on therip. Almost immediately a dorsal finappeared belonging to a Hammerhead Shark on the left long kite. The Shark chased the live bait aroundvigorously, splashing water up in an attempt to eat the Mullet. He finally grabbed the bait and off hewent. After bringing in the rest of thetackle, we started to back down on the Shark to retrieve some line. His tail rubbed the fishing line and in asplit second, the line went slack – the Shark got away. We went back and set up again on the rip,this time a Mahi Mahi appeared on the right short – Dave was the angler on thisone and he brought the Mahi Mahi to the side of the boat – a great fish to eatfor dinner that night. <o:p> </o:p> With a couple of other chop offs and another Kingfish addedto the box, it was time to head back to the dock at Bahia Mar 801 SeabreezeBlvd. <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">33316</st1:postalcode>. <o:p> </o:p> For a successful and adventurous deep seafishing charter <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> for Sailfish, Shark, Bonito,Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper contactCaptain Zsak. - 954-309-7457 or email us at tzsak@bellshouth.net Website: www.topshotfishing.com. <o:p></o:p> <o:p> </o:p>
  11. Fishing <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:place></st1:city> on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak <o:p> </o:p> Fishing <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:place></st1:city> this week has been excellent; all speciesof fish including a White Marlin and a Thresher Shark were caught thisweek. <o:p> </o:p> Allison and Tyler Fawber from <st1:state w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Virginia</st1:place></st1:state> stopped by the charter boat HappyDay Today to get some information about a fishing charter. After boarding the boat and being pleasedwith what they saw, they decided right then to charter the Happy Day Todayalong with the Topshotfishing team for a deep sea sport fishing charter. Withtime on their hands, I suggested they visit the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Holiday</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Park</st1:placetype></st1:place>off of Route 27, 20 minutes from the boat, for air boat rides and to check outthe alligators. The following morningwith blue skies, winds out of the east, southeast 7-10 mph, temperatures in themid 80’s, we left the dock and 20 minutes later we had lines in the water atthe sea buoy which sits at the drop off in 120 ft. of water off of FortLauderdale FL. <o:p> </o:p> Both Tyler and Allison spoke of their air boat rides the daybefore and seeing the beautiful everglades and the wild life, includingalligators. We had two plainers for deeplines down and four surface baits. Iheaded towards our artificial wrecks, which always produces fish. The bait fish congregate around these artificialwrecks and in return the predators are there feeding on them. Allison and Tyler kept taking turns being theangler catching Kingfish and at times two fish on at once. <o:p> </o:p> With a variety of 5 Kingfish, 5 Bonitos, and 4 Barracudas, itwas time to head back to the dock at <st1:place w:st="on">Bahia</st1:place> Mar<st1:address w:st="on"><st1:street w:st="on">801 Seabreeze Blvd.</st1:street> <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">33316</st1:postalcode></st1:address>. <o:p> </o:p> For a successful and adventurous deep seafishing charter in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> for Sailfish, Shark, Bonito,Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper contactCaptain Zsak. - 954-309-7457 or email us at tzsak@bellshouth.net Website: www.topshotfishing.com. <o:p></o:p>
  12. Fishing <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:place></st1:city> on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak <o:p> </o:p> “Born to Fish, Forced to Work.” Today six anglers from the eastern coast downin <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state>on an insurance convention chartered the Happy Day Today along with theTopshotfishing team for a deep sea sport fishing charter <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place>trip. The 6 avid anglers that havefished up and down the eastern coast and off of <st1:state w:st="on">Texas</st1:state>,were very knowledgeable in the different techniques used here fishing in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL.</st1:state></st1:place> <o:p> </o:p> We had two plainers down, one with a 3 ½ blue reflectordrone spoon and the other with a pink sea witch with a double hook Bonito stripin front and five surface baits. Withwinds out of the east southeast at 7-10 mph for the last few days, pushed theblue waters into our drop off, which is 120 ft. deep and 1.8 miles fromshore. With lines in the waters, wezigged zagged in and out over the drop off heading towards one of ourartificial wrecks north of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL.</st1:state></st1:place> The 6 anglers alternated catching fish –Kingfish, Bonitos, Amberjacks and Tunas (these were bled to keep the meatperfect) - with a little business talk thrown in and lots of beer drinking. <o:p> </o:p> With time running out, it was time to head back to the dockat <st1:place w:st="on">Bahia</st1:place> Mar <st1:address w:st="on"><st1:street w:st="on">801 Seabreeze Blvd.</st1:street> <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">33316</st1:postalcode></st1:address>. The anglers discussed having some fresh sushiso as soon as the boat hit the dock, one of the anglers went to purchase somewasabi. Waiting for his return was thejust caught fresh Tuna filet out and ready to be eaten. <o:p> </o:p> For a successful and adventurous deep seafishing charter in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> for Sailfish, Shark, Bonito,Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper contactCaptain Zsak. - 954-309-7457 or email us at tzsak@bellshouth.net Website: www.topshotfishing.com. <o:p></o:p>
  13. <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city></st1:place>Fishing on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak <o:p> </o:p> “Born to fish, forced to work.” Five buddies, three amateur golfers and twocollege students from different parts of the states, got together for a deepsea charter fishing <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> trip aboard the Happy DayToday along with the Topshotfishing team. The fellows were still partying having mimosas for breakfast beforegoing fishing. <o:p> </o:p> As we left the dock, clearing the jetties, large schools ofMullet were in the <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:place></st1:city>inlet, with schools of Tarpon and other predators feeding on them. With fall upon us now, the migration of largeschools of Mullets has started migrating down the coast past FortLauderdale. In return our predators,such as Sailfish, Sharks, Cobias, etc. will start their migration southtoo. <o:p> </o:p> The first few fish caught were Bonitos in the 10-15 lbs.class. No food value but fun to catch asthey are in the Tuna family and fight very hard and are excellent for makingBonito strips for bait, which Sailfish love to feed on. The boys kept drinking their beers andfighting the fish at the same time, never letting go of their cans ofbeers. As we trolled in and out over thedrop off in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place>, we caught Kingfish,Barracudas and more Bonitos. <o:p> </o:p> With all happy anglers on board the boat telling their warstories of golfing and college parties, it was time to head back to the dock atBahia Mar 801 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 33316. <o:p> </o:p> For a successful and adventurous deep seafishing charter in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> for Sailfish, Shark, Bonito,Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper contactCaptain Zsak. - 954-309-7457 or email us at tzsak@bellshouth.net Website: www.topshotfishing.com. <o:p></o:p>
  14. <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city></st1:place>Fishing on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak <o:p> </o:p> Mrs. Jevera Hennessey and Mrs. Celia Pinzi, from <st1:state w:st="on">Connecticut</st1:state>, along with their husbands came down to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place>to enjoy our clear blue skies and sunshine. The husbands went off golfing, and the ladies decided that they wantedto charter the Happy Day Today along with the Topshotfishing team for a fourhour deep sea fishing <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> trip. With two ladies being our anglers, Jackson,our mate, and I knew that women anglers are the best students in teaching themthe art of fishing due to their patience and style. <o:p> </o:p> Twenty minutes after leaving the dock, lines were in thewaters at the sea buoy in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> thesits in 120 ft. of water, which is the edge of the drop off. If you venture off another ½ a mile, yourdepth recorder would read 650-700 ft. With lady luck on our side, it did not take long before the actionstarted. With two plainers down and foursurface baits, our first encounter was a double header Kingfish on both of theplainer rods. I kept working the areaover one of our 34 artificial wrecks in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> rangingfrom 40 ft. wrecks to 350 ft. freighters. We kept moving from one wreck to the other, catching along the way moreKingfish ranging from 6 lbs to 18 lbs. Jevera and Celia kept taking their turns, back and forth, catching fish,winding up with a total of 14 Kingfish, 2 Barracudas and 4 Bonitos. For amateur anglers, this was a successfuland thrilling fishing charter. <o:p> </o:p> With time running out, it was time to head back to the dockat <st1:place w:st="on">Bahia</st1:place> Mar <st1:address w:st="on"><st1:street w:st="on">801 Seabreeze Blvd.</st1:street> <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">33316</st1:postalcode></st1:address>. <o:p> </o:p> For a successful and adventurous deep seafishing charter in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> for Sailfish, Shark, Bonito,Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper contactCaptain Zsak. - 954-309-7457 or email us at tzsak@bellshouth.net Website: www.topshotfishing.com. <o:p></o:p>
  15. <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city></st1:place>Fishing on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak <o:p> </o:p> Phil Brown and Scott blank and clients from different partson the East Coast chartered the Happy Day Today along with the Topshotfishingteam out of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> to do some deep sea sport fishing. We had blue skies, winds out of the east,southeast at 10-15 miles an hour, blue waters pushed in on the 2ndreef. <o:p> </o:p> Large schools of migrating Mullets heading south along thecoast of <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:place></st1:city>FL have been seen from off the shore out to 300 feet. Close to shore Snooks, Tarpons and Sharkshave been feeding on the Mullets. Therewas an incident off of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Pierce</st1:city></st1:place>this week that a surfer got attacked by a Shark. Luckily, he did not lose his leg, and is ingood shape. <o:p> </o:p> We left the dock and twenty minutes later lines were in thewater on the drop off that is 120 ft. deep at the sea buoy in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL.</st1:state></st1:place> We started off trolling with two plainers and5 surface baits, in and out across the drop off from 80 to 250 feet. Everyone had a good time taking turnscatching Kingfish, Bonitos, and Black Fin Tunas. From there we decided to do some Sharkfishing – we headed out to 350 ft. of water and sent out our Shark baits, onesurface bait, one midrange bait and one bait on the bottom. Twenty minutes into Shark fishing, our bottombait got a strike. The line pealed offof our 80 International Reel – I knew it was a good fish from the speed of theline pealing off of the reel. Forty-fiveminutes later, the Shark surfaced, and I could see it was a HammerheadShark. As Phil brought the Shark closerto the boat, pictures were taken and Jackson, our mate, wired the fish to theside of the boat. After measuring theShark, which was 107 inches long, we released the Shark to fight again. Phil decided to make a replica mount of thisgreat Shark. <o:p> </o:p> With time running out, it was time to head back to the dockat <st1:place w:st="on">Bahia</st1:place> Mar <st1:address w:st="on"><st1:street w:st="on">801 Seabreeze Blvd.</st1:street> <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">33316</st1:postalcode></st1:address>. <o:p> </o:p> For a successful and adventurous deep seafishing charter in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> for Sailfish, Shark, Bonito,Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper contactCaptain Zsak. - 954-309-7457 or email us at tzsak@bellshouth.net Website: www.topshotfishing.com. <o:p></o:p>