If you love sport fishing, it doesn’t get any better than it is here in the Fort Lauderdale area. My wife is an avid fisherwoman…actually that’s not a strong enough description. I think she actually has gills. She grew up the daughter of a fishing boat captain and cut her teeth on the sport.
Now, every chance she gets, she’s either on a boat or on a pier with a line in the water. She’s fished in the Caribbean off of the shores of Jamaica and St. Lucia and has done some diving in those areas as well. So I take her word for it when she tells me how much fun sport fishing is right here in our own backyard.
She actually landed a big one a few years ago. She caught an 80 pound Sailfish that now hangs on our wall. She’s also caught a bunch of other fish including some pretty good size Mahi Mahi in her time. So I think she knows what she’s talking about.
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So today she read a log by a local captain. Captain Tom Zsask regarding a Fort Lauderdale fishing charter he had today:
This morning in South Florida Ft. Lauderdale winds were out of the east at 12 mph – seas were running 3-4 ft., blue indigo waters pushed into the Ft. Lauderdale Beach. The Happy Day Today was chartered by Mr. Winger, a customer of mine who has been doing salt water fishing with me for the past 15 years. I have watched his family grow, from sons to grandsons.
Mr, Winger remembered his son going out Sword fishing one day with the Happy Day Today and coming home with a 350 lb.Sword fish. It was now time to take his grandson, Nick, who is ten years old, out fishing. We started out live baiting with two kites out with four live baits, two on each kite. The first bite was a 20 lb. Mahi Mahi, the second bite was a King fish, then a Barracuda and one more King.
I positioned the boat over a wreck north of the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale in South Florida. Mitch, the mate, set up the kites again and in a few mintues a Sailfish came up on the left long kite. Soon, the Sailfish’s bill was out of the water taking swings at the bait. The line smoked off the reel of the rod that Nick was holding, as the Sailfish came out of the water, jumping from north to south, putting on a great show.
Nick must have it in his blood because he looked like a true angler; he brought the Sailfish to the side of the boat, allowing us to take pictures. Afterwards, we released the Sailfish and he swam away. The smile on that boy’s face made my day. Mr.Winger was very proud, exclaiming what a great job his grandson did with his first Sailfish!
It was time to start heading back to the dock at Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale South Florida. This ends another successful and adventurous fishing excursion on the Happy Day Today with Captain Zsak.
The Happy Day Today charter boat is the ULTIMATE sport fishing adventure! With 30 years of Ft Lauderdale fishing experience and 34 local records in South Florida, Captains Rick Brady and Tom Zsak have the skilled expertise to decide how, what, and where to catch fish on any given day on a Ft Lauderdale fishing charter.
Anybody want to go fishing?