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Sailfish Shark Fishing Topshotfishing Fort Lauderdale

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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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A customer of mine that has been fishingwith me for the past ten years, Barry Chamberlin, chartered the Happy Day Todayalong with the Topshotfishing team to do some deep sea sport fishing 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> Barry, his wife, son and friend were our fouranglers.<o:p></o:p>

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We left the dock and twenty minutes laterwe were 1.8 miles from shore which is the drop off sitting in 120 ft. of wateroff 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> This is the advantage to fishing in <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city>because from <st1:city w:st="on">Miami</st1:city>, it is 7 miles to the dropoff and in <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Palm Beach</st1:place></st1:city>it is 11 miles. We started off trollingwith two plainers down, one with a double hook Mullet strip with a pink seawitch in front and the other plainer had a double hook Bonito strip with awhite and blue sea witch in front. For surface baits we had four Ballyhoos andone Bonito strip with a ¼ ounce jap feather in front.<o:p></o:p>

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As we trolled north of the sea buoy in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:city></st1:place> to one ofthe artificial wrecks that sits in 220 ft. of water, our first fish was a 12lb. Kingfish on our plainer rod, followed by another 10 lb. Kingfish. As I continued to work the artificial wreckoff of Fort Lauderdale, a dorsal fin popped up on the right shortBallyhoo. Sailfish!!!! The Sailfish took a couple of swipes at theBallyhoo and was unsuccessfully hooked up. The Sailfish was not stung and still looked for food. Then our bonito strip with the jap feathercame out of the outrigger. Our mate,Jackson, teased the Sailfish again, this time we had a good hook up. Mr. Chamberlin was the angler on thisSailfish and successfully brought the Sailfish to the boat. <o:p></o:p>

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We wanted to target a Shark so I headedtowards an area where Sharks congregate. One surface Shark bait, one midrange Shark bait and one bottom Sharkbait was our fishing set up. All of asudden, the surface bait screamed the line off of the reel – it was a niceHammerhead Shark. Thirty-five minuteslater we pulled the hook. Back to thesame area with the same set up. Thistime we had two Sharks on at the same time, one from the midrange bait and theother from the surface bait. Fortyminutes later, one Shark was brought to the boat and pictures were taken. Shortly thereafter the hook was pulled on thesecond Shark. Trolling back to the seabuoy we caught another Kingfish weighing 22 lbs.<o:p></o:p>

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For a successful and adventurous deep sea sportfishing charter in <st1:place w:st="on">South Florida</st1:place> for Sailfish,Shark, Bonito, Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna and Groupercontact Captain Zsak. - 954-309-7457 or email us at tzsak@bellsouth.net, www.topshotfishing.com. <o:p></o:p>

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