Fort Lauderdale Fl. Sailfishing Happy Day Today

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<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city></st1:place>Fishing on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak

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Winds today were east northeast at 8-14mph, seas running 3-4 ft., blue waters on the drop off that sits in 120 ft. ofwater off of Fort Lauderdale FL. JasonFrese and Melissa Bechtel, from <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state> along with Jason’s father, Joe Frese from <st1:city w:st="on">Buffalo</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">NY</st1:state> and friendschartered the Happy Day Today with the Topshotfishing team to do some sportfishing 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> The group took time off from the Blue MartiniLounge and Restaurant to enjoy the salt air and deep sea fishing with theTopshotfishing team. <o:p></o:p>


We stopped and purchased a dozen GoggleEyes from T & T Bait and headed out to our drop off which is 1.8 miles fromshore to 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> The past couple of days Sailfish have beenred hot here in <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:place></st1:city>,along with Mahi Mahi’s. The current wasvery fast moving to the north at 3.1 miles on the color change - indigo bluewater on one side and clean green on the other with sargassum weed in the middle. This is where we set out two kites with twoGoggle Eyes from each kite and one from the rigger. The settings were perfect for Mahi Mahi andSailfish. <o:p></o:p>


Five minutes into it, a black shadowappeared on the right short kite bait - Dorsal out of the water and moving verylethargically. I told our mate, Dave, toraise and lower the baits so that the splashing would entice the Sailfish. With no luck, he swam away. The next two sightings were Sailfish and theydid the exact same thing. Jason asked whywere they not feeding, to which I responded that it was an excellentquestion. Finally, the next pod ofSailfish appeared - this time they were hungry enough and did not hesitate toeat the bait. Marissa was our firstangler to subdue the Sailfish and twenty-five minutes later brought the fish tothe boat. Pictures were taken and theSailfish was released. Our next fishcame on the right short, extremely aggressive, chasing the bait from thekite. Finally he grabbed the bait, cameout of the water and tail walked towards the boat putting on a fantasticshow. The line went slack as the hookpulled out of the Sailfish and he swam away. <o:p></o:p>


We reset a little bit south of the sea buoyin <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL.</st1:state></st1:place> Right long – Sailfish!!! Rightshort – Sailfish – a double header – two on at the same time. Now the Chinese fire drill began with bothfish heading south, jumping over each other’s line and the left kite bait. What a mess!! With a bit of ingenuity, Dave, our mate untangled the lines as thefather and son team, Jason and Joe, fought the Sailfish. Both anglers successfully brought theirSailfish to the side of the boat – pictures were taken and the Sailfish werereleased. Even th.neough Jason wanted to catch some Mahi Mahi for dinner, he wasnot disappointed and quite thrilled with today’s catch.<o:p></o:p>


It was time to head back. For a successful and adventurous deep seafishing charter in <st1:place w:st="on">South Florida</st1:place> for Sailfish,Shark, Bonito, Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo and Grouper contact CaptainZsak. - 954-309-7457 or email us at <o:p></o:p>


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