Fort Lauderdale Shark Fishing Happy Day Today Topshotfishing

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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


Jeff Eller from <st1:state w:st="on">Colorado</st1:state>along with his three sons, Jeff, Jr., Jason, and Jim and a friend, John,chartered the Happy Day Today along with the Topshotfishing team to do somedeep sea sport fishing in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on"><st1:placetype w:st="on">Ft.</st1:placetype> Lauderdale</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">FL.</st1:state></st1:place> That day, they became known as the 5 J’s.


The request was to catch a large fish, since they wereaccustomed to catching small fish in lakes and streams in <st1:state w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Colorado</st1:place></st1:state>. So my plan was to do some Shark fishing. From our previous charter, we had Kingfish and Bonitos to use as Sharkbait. We headed out the inlet towardsthe south off 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> and headed towards an area Ifrequently Shark fish in 350 ft. of water. With not enough wind to fly an ultra light kite, we set out three Sharkbaits, one on the surface, one midrange and one on the bottom. We had little current, so I chose to startfishing close to one of our artificial wrecks. We hung Bonito carcasses on the side of the boat to put more scent inthe water. One of the J’s shouted,“Shark” and pointed to the left of the boat, and I could see the dorsal finbelonged to a Porpoise - a whole school of Porpoises were passing by the HappyDay Today to the delight of the 5 J’s.


With two hours remaining in the fishing charter, the currentpicked up to the north – I knew this was a good indication of thingschanging. Fifteen minutes later thesurface bait pulled out of the rigger. Jeff, Sr. was the angler, and the rest of the J’s along with Jackson,our mate, helped bring in the other Shark baits. A half hour into the battle, this Shark didnot know he was hooked yet, as he just swam along freely. Finally the Shark realized he was hooked, screamingline off of the 80 International Reel. An hour an a half later, the fish was brought to the boat, and we couldall see how large this Hammerhead Shark was – between 350 and 400 lbs; on ourmeasuring tape, it was 129 inches!!!!! All the young J’s were excited to see this large Shark along the side ofthe boat. Pictures were taken and theShark was released.


This ends another successful and adventurous deep seafishing charter on the Happy Day Today with the Topshotfishing team and CaptainZsak 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> - 954-309-7457 –



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