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Fort Lauderdale Fishing with Top Shot Sportfishing Charter Boat and Capt. Zsak

Brian Matthies, Eric Gilbert and Pat Banks were down in Fort Lauderdale from Baltimore and Chicago and chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

We started the morning catching live bullet Bonitos; we went to a local ship and caught the bait at the bow of the ship. The ship was anchored in 100 ft. of water and the live baits were swimming up current of the anchor chain. Next we trolled up to the north of Fort Lauderdale and fished over a sunken ship wreck. We did not catch anything trolling heading to the wreck, but when we got to the wreck, we sent down a live bait that we caught and hooked up with a large Amberjack.

We went back to the same wreck trying to catch another large Amberjack, but they would not bite a second time. Next, we switched over to kite fishing – flying two kites with four live baits – a right and left kite that flew a couple of hundred feet away from each other. The first Sailfish was caught by Brian, his Sailfish came up on the right short bait. Brian had a long and tough battle before bringing this stud Sailfish in the boat to get the hooks out and for a quick photo. We went right back to kite fishing, and within 30 minutes, we got hooked up with another Sailfish. This time Eric was the angler. This Sailfish ripped off a bunch of drag, and as we were fighting his fish, another Sailfish fed on the opposite side. All of a sudden, we had double header Sailfish. Both Pat and Eric did a great job bringing the Sailfish to the side of the boat. We got one photo and released both Sailfish.

With three Sailfish and one Amberjack, it was now time to head back to the dock. What a great job the anglers did bringing in the Sailfish. The anglers retired into the a/c salon and enjoyed the relaxing trip back to the dock at Bahia Bar Yachting Center, 801 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 33316.

For a successful and adventurous deep sea fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale FL for Sailfish, Shark, Bonito, Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper, contact Captain Zsak. – 954-309-7457 or email us at tzsak@bellsouth.net Website: www.topshotfishing.com.



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Fort Lauderdale Fishing with Top Shot Sportfishing Charter Boat and Capt. Zsak

Bill, Matt, David, Mike, Kirk and Dan decided to charter the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The guys were looking to have a fun day on the water and catch some fish.

I decided to head down to an area called the Hollywood pump which has treated water pumped out from the city of Hollywood. We started with our trolling spread from Dania Beach down to Hollywood with two deep plainer lines and three surface lines. We trolled the reef from 90′ of water to 200′ of water until we reached the Hollywood pump and worked the area going over and around the bubble.

There were plenty of live bait hanging around the up current side, and the Kingfish were showering the baits. Birds were diving and swooping down to catch the Ballyhoo having their own feeding frenzy. We changed over from our trolling spread to the live bait kite spread. I sent one right and one left kite a few hundred feet behind the boat with 4 live Goggle Eye baits (2 per kite) along with one deep bottom rod with a dead bait. We watched the Ballyhoo get hit on all angles from the Kingfish in the area and patiently waited for our bite. We did have a few nice Kingfish explode on our bait, but the three got away.

All of a sudden a Sailfish came up to the short kite bait, he fed and got hooked up. The Sailfish started jumping out of the water. He made a long run almost spooling the reel. Our first angler reeled like crazy to retrieve the line. All the guys had a turn angling the Sailfish and the 6th angler brought the Sailfish to the side of the boat. We brought the Sailfish into the boat, removed the hooks, got a photo and put the Sailfish back in the water to live another day.

Next we went back to trolling the reef catching two Kingfish. The fish were about 10 pounds each, and they both ate the deep plainer lines.

It was time to head back to the dock. The anglers retired into the a/c salon and enjoyed the relaxing trip back to the dock at Bahia Bar Yachting Center, 801 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 33316.

For a successful and adventurous deep sea fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale FL for Sailfish, Shark, Bonito, Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper, contact Captain Zsak. – 954-309-7457 or email us at tzsak@bellsouth.net Website: www.topshotfishing.com.



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Fort Lauderdale Fishing with Top Shot Sportfishing Charter Boat and Capt. Zsak

The Sam and Lorraine Evans and their son, Ben, were having a family vacation celebrating Ben graduating from college. They decided to make fishing a part of their celebration, so they chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep-sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

We started out the morning catching live bait, and headed towards the sea bouy in Fort Lauderdale in 120 ft. of water, 1.8 miles from shore. We put out small jigs and caught eight Bullet Bonitos. Next, we hooked the baits up to a wire rig with a single #6 hook and slow trolled the baits, which is another good live-bait method.
The first strike we had ate the bait fish in half and got away. This happened a second time where only the head came back and the bait was ripped in half. We continued slow trolling the Bullet Bonito in 150 feet of water south of Fort Lauderdale. A Shark fin popped up behind the right rigger bait – he ate the bait, and we had this five-foot Shark on for a few minutes, but he got away. We re-rigged and went back to fishing – this happened a second time only the Shark fin was bigger. A seven foot Hammerhead Shark ate the live bait, and the fight was on. First thing we did was clear the lines and then started backing down on the Shark. When you have a big fish with light tackle, it is always best to get as much line back on the reel and help out the angler. After about twenty minutes of fighting, the Shark popped up very close to the boat. Mark, our mate, grabbed the leader line making this an official caught fish. The Shark was not done fighting, though, and sounded for another forty-five minutes. The Shark came up a second time, pictures were taken, and the Shark was released to fight another day.
Next, we decided to try some trolling and put out four surface baits, which were Ballyhoos, and one deep plainer line. I worked the area back and forth looking for signs of life, whether live bait, birds or rip currents, but did not find any, so we decided to go back to live Bullet Bonito slow-trolling fishing. Marc cleared out the trolling spread and put the live baits back out. I started pulling the baits up the reef line, and a nice twenty pound Kingfish ate the bait and jumped out of the water, shook his head and got away. I continued working up to the north of Fort Lauderdale with a second opportunity on a Kingfish, and this time we caught him. We next decided to troll the Ballyhoo over the reef. After an hour, we finally got a bite on the left Ballyhoo rigger bait, and ended up catching a Sailfish. After a great fight, we got the Sailfish in the boat, removed the hooks, took a couple of quick photos, and released the Sailfish.
It was now time to head back to the dock. The anglers retired into the a/c salon and enjoyed the relaxing trip back to the dock at Bahia Bar Yachting Center, 801 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 33316.

For a successful and adventurous deep sea fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale FL for Sailfish, Shark, Bonito, Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper, contact Captain Zsak. – 954-309-7457 or email us at tzsak@bellsouth.net Website: www.topshotfishing.com.



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