Charter Fishing Fort Lauderdale Happy Day Today

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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>.



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