Fort Lauderdale 55lbs KingFish Happy Day Today

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Fort Lauderdale Fishing on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak


Once is never enough – Peter McHugh and son, Aidan, fromFlorence MA chartered the Happy Day Today along with the Topshotfishing teamlast week to do some deep seafishing. They had such a good time andwere impressed with the fishing action that they came back a couple of dayslater for a second fishing charter.


With luck on his side from the first fishing charter wherehe caught a Sailfish, Hammerhead Shark and a bunch of Bonito’s, we headed againtowards T & T Bait to purchase a dozen Goggle Eyes for bait. From there we headed out to the sea buoy offof <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL</st1:state></st1:place> located in 120 ft. of water, which is 1.8miles from shore. Our lines went outwith two kites and two live Goggle Eyes from each kite; one live Goggle Eyesfrom the outrigger and a Shark bait on the bottom, as we sat in 150 ft. ofwater very close to one of our artificial wrecks off of Fort Lauderdale FL,hoping for a Shark lingering around the wrecks. As Pete was talking about going to other countries to do some fishing,the left, long kite bait screamed the line off. It was difficult to see the bite with the sun glittering on thewater. We cleared the other lines andPete attended to his rod. As the fishappeared, I looked into the depth of the water and saw it was a Kingfish, notrealizing the size of it until he came close to the surface. It’s an Anaconda!!!! (very largeKingfish) Dave, our mate, gaffed thefish, not realizing the fish was still “green” – immediately the fish took himto his knees. Dave held onto the gaff,recovered his standing position and dragged the Kingfish over the coveringboard. His razor sharp teeth weresnapping back and forth and caught Dave’s knee. We pored bleach on his knee, super glued the gash and Dave was as goodas new. The Kingfish topped the scale at55 lbs.


From there we went out to do some Shark fishing. As we were letting out the 2ndShark bait, Dave remarked that there was something wrong since he could notfeel the lead on the line. Five secondslater, the line starting screaming off the reel – Shark was on!!!! A half hour later, the Shark was brought tothe side of the Happy Day Today. Pictures were taken and the Shark was released.


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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