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Barracudas, Sharks & Moray Eels! Oh My!

With my truck down i haven’t fished for awhile. Today i had the chance to go Spin-Casting & Chunking Baits using Bait Bags. I first tried a new prototype grub from Completely Hooked Lures today, the “Hīnālea” on my Okuma T40X rod & Shimano Stradic 3K spinner. This grub mimics the color of the Saddle Wrasse. On my 5th cast spin-casting i had a Barracuda tear into the grub almost destroying it all the while avoiding the hook. I only had 1 more proto-grub but decided not to use it because i only had the 2 prototypes, and with a hungry cuda around i wasn’t going to waste it.

So i broke out my Daiwa 13’3″ Ballistic with a Shimano Ultegra 10K for chunking whole frozen shrimp using Big Vic’s Bait Netting to form bait bags. After a hour passed the rig took off for 5 fast seconds. A powerful hit that looked like someone was hanging on the rod’s tip! Then it seemingly let go. I reeled it in to discover a mutilated bait bag that was shredded. I deduced it must’ve been s large shark as this area is famous for large females giving birth to their pups there. For years i’ve used these bait bags but never seen a bag shredded this badly, it was falling apart in my fingers.

This day ended badly with no more strikes. I just felt blessed to be out on such a beautiful day. When i walked out on the flats to reel my line in i felt something soft on my toes. I looked down to see a large Greenhead Moray Eel just swimming over my toes. At least he came back to get his picture taken & i never moved since it appeared non-aggressive in nature.

Some days you catch, other days you just enjoy the view. Just wanted to share my day. Thanks.

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

Chris and Christy Done, along with their son, Kevin, and friend Katherine Humpreys, all locals, chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The family was looking for good fishing action, and that is what we set out to accomplish.

We left the marina, and once we got out past the jetties, I made a right and headed to the south of Fort Lauderdale, 1.8 miles from shore. We headed out to about four miles to the southeast of Fort Lauderdale, where there had been some decent fishing action the previous day, and started fishing. We put out our best spread of four surface lines, which included three Ballyhoos and one surface chugger bait and two deep plainer lines – one with a 3 inch blue spoon and the other with a sea witch in front of a double hooked Bonito strip.

As we started trolling the reef, we soon started getting action. The long plainer rod started pulling drag and fish was on. Kevin was our angler – he grabbed the rod and started reeling in a Kingfish. Kevin brought the Kingfish to the side of the boat – Joe, our mate, wired 80 feet of leader line, while reaching over and grabbing the gaff. He gaffed the Kingfish, pulled him into the boat and into the fish box. This action was repeated over and over for the rest of the trip.

With a total of 10 Kingfish, two Bonitos and two big Blue Runners, 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. At the dock, Joe filet out the fish for the anglers to take home and enjoy for dinner.

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

Chad, Randy, Pete, Ramon, Anthony and Tyler from South Carolina, chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Fifteen to twenty minutes after leaving the dock, lines were in 120 ft. of water at the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale, 1.8 miles from shore. We started the morning trolling the reefs with three surface lines and two deep lines. We had nice conditions with light easterly winds but there was a lot of sea weed. It was a little difficult to fish because of the large weed clusters.

We started working the reef from shallow to deep waters searching for fish from 100 feet of water to 300 feet of water. We got our first bite on the deep plainer line. As we were bringing in the fish, something larger got the Tuna and we only brought in a Tuna head. We will never know what got a hold of it, but it was probably a Shark or Barracuda.

We continued trolling, and got a nice bite on the plainer rod in 150 ft. of water, which turned out to be a Bonito. Lines went back in the water, and we worked the reef going over wrecks and rock structures off of Fort Lauderdale. The deep plainer rod went off again, and we got another Bonito.

The guys wanted to try some Shark fishing, so we brought in our trolling spread and went out to deeper waters. I rigged three baits and set them out in different depths – surface, midrange and bottom. All of a sudden, drag started ripping out of the bottom rod, and a Shark was on. Chad was the angler and started fighting the Hammerhead Shark. After an awesome fight, Chad got the Shark to the side of the boat – we took the hooks out and released the Hammerhead. Great job on catching that Shark, Chad!

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

The Gregg Family, Jack and Roni, along with their children, Ashleigh, Austin, and friend, Matt, chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep-sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fifteen to twenty minutes after leaving the dock, lines were in 120 ft. of water by the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale, 1.8 miles from shore. We started off trolling with two #8 plainers down – one with a pink and blue sea witch in front of a double hooked Bonito strip, the other was a white and blue sea witch in front of a double hooked Mullet strip. For surface baits we went with two Ballyhoos and two Bonito strips.

We trolled the reefs ranging from 80 ft. of water out pass the drop off to 190 ft. There was a sporty east wind blowing which pushed the deep blue water all the way into the second reef. There are three reefs before the drop off in Fort Lauderdale. Our first strike came on one of the plainers – Matt was our angler and reeled in a Kingfish. Thereafter, Ashleigh caught a couple of Bonitos and Austin caught a 3 ft. Remora.

We kept trolling in and out over the reefs. I could see some birds working the area a little deeper, so we headed over to that spot. A couple of Mahi Mahi’s popped up – Austin and Ron were our anglers and they reeled in a couple of Mahi Mahi’s. Our plainer rod tripped, line started screaming out as the Sailfish jumped out of the water – hooked up. Jack was our angler and after a tug of war, he brought the Sailfish to the side of the boat for picture taking. Alex, our mate, removed the hook, and released the Sailfish to swim away.

With a total of two Mahi Mahi’s, one Kingfish, two Bonitos, one Remora and one 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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Fort Lauderdale Fishing with Top Shot Sportfishing Charter Boat and Capt. Zsak

Eric Woodke, Craig Brown and Kyle & Chris Krzewina were down from Wisconsin on a working vacation when they decided to charter the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep-sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Erik and his friends were looking for eatable fish to have a fish fry and also some fish to take back to Green Bay, Wisconsin, so our objective was targeting eating fish.

We headed out the inlet and started trolling by the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale, 1.8 miles from shore at 120 ft. of water. If you venture off another quarter of a mile, you would find yourself in 500 ft. of water due to our extreme drop off.

We put out two #8 plainers – one with a blue and pink sea witch in front of a Bonito strip and for the long plainer rod, we put out a 3 ½ blue reflector drone spoon. For surface baits we went with two Ballyhoos and two Bonito strips. I trolled from one artificial wreck to the other, which consists of barges, sailboats, oil rigs, freighters, etc., ranging in 80 ft. of water out to 540 ft. – we have approximately 34 artificial wrecks in Fort Lauderdale.

As the action started, all the anglers took turns bringing in their catches, as well as taking pictures and recording their angling and fishing abilities, while the cheering on and razing occurred. We would up with a total of 13 Bonitos, four Black Fin Tunas, one Skip Jack Tuna and two Kingfish. Plenty of fish for the grill tonight and to take back home to Green Bay, Wisconsin.

It was time to get 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. At the dock, David, our mate, fillet out the fish for the anglers.

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

Darrell and Charmaigne Pullen from Kentucky changed their flight to stay one more day here in Fort Lauderdale to go fishing on the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep-sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. As the anglers boarded the boat, I asked Darrell what type of fishing he was interested in, and his response was, “I would love to catch a Sailfish or Shark”.

We headed out the inlet and started trolling by the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale, 1.8 miles from shore at 120 ft. of water. If you venture off another quarter of a mile, you would find yourself in 500 ft. of water due to our extreme drop off.

We put out two #8 plainers with sea witches and doubled hooked Bonito strips. For surface baits we went with 4 Ballyhoos. We trolled the reefs ranging from 70 ft. of water out to 180 ft. of water, zig zagging in and out. We kept trolling to the north and headed towards some of our 34 artificial wrecks here in Fort Lauderdale. We started catching Kingfish around one wreck that sits in 150 ft. of water. The anglers took turns bringing in their catches and wound up with 6 Kingfish – one weighing in at 13 lbs.

The water was looking right to fly the kite, so we put out the kite with two live baits. We also put out Shark baits – one on the surface, one midrange and one on the bottom in 250 ft. of water. Sailfish on the short kite bait! The Sailfish came right out of the water jumping – what a site! Darrell was the angler, and did a great job bringing the Sailfish to the side of the boat. Dave, the mate, grabbed the bill for picture taking – it was a big Sailfish weighing 65 lb. Good job Darrell!

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

Blake Jaeton, Jim Glover and Mike chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep-sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. As the anglers the boarded the boat, I asked Blake what type of fishing he was interested in, and his response was that any fish will do.

We headed out the inlet and started trolling by the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale, 1.8 miles from shore at 120 ft. of water. If you venture off another quarter of a mile, you would find yourself in 500 ft. of water due to our extreme drop off.

We put out one #8 plainer and one #6 with sea witches and doubled hooked Bonito strips. For surface baits we went with 3 Ballyhoos and one strip bait. We trolled the reefs ranging from 80 ft. of water out to 220 ft. of water, zig zagging in and out. We kept trolling off of Fort Lauderdale and headed towards some of our 34 artificial wrecks here in Fort Lauderdale. We started catching Kingfish around one wreck that sits in 104 ft. of water. The anglers took turns bringing in their Kingfish.

Then, I set out 2 kites with 2 live Goggle Eyes from each kite in 180 feet of water off of north Fort Lauderdale looking for a Sailfish. We caught one more Kingfish, for a total of 9 Kingfish, then went back to trolling.

As we trolled back to the sea buoy in Ft. Lauderdale, we caught three other Bonitos. 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

Jim and Madeleine Sharkey were down on vacation from Buffalo, New York and decided to charter the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep-sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

We headed out the inlet, and as soon as we passed the jetties, we started seeing weed patches stretching out to 500 ft. of water. This can be a good thing, but for the first square mile, there was so much weed, we were unable to fish there. We had to make our way out if it until the weeds cleared up. We were about a mile south and a half mile offshore from the inlet when we were able to start fishing at the drop off, which is in 120 ft. deep, off of Fort Lauderdale.

Our spread of baits were 4 surface Ballyhoos and two deep plainer lines with sea witch and Bonito strips. We headed in and of out the reef structure, working over good areas which held bait. The first strike we had was just on top of a rock pile structure, and it hit the long deep plainer bait 6 times before finally getting hooked. This fish started pulling out a lot of drag, and then, suddenly, a Sailfish came up jumping out of the water. Even with the plainer attached and with a long leader, this fish broke the surface multiple times and jumped. Jim was the angler, and he did a great job fighting the Sailfish and bringing him to the side of the boat. We were able to get the hooks out and safely release the Sailfish.

Next, we put our trolling gear back in the water and started catching Kingfish and Bonitos. The average size Kingfish weighed 8 to 10 pounds and the same with the Bonitos. We reset and tried to catch some Mahi Mahi’s offshore, but never did find any

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

Scott and Ashley Magliavo, from Houston, Texas, along with their friends chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep-sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. As the anglers the boarded the boat, I asked Scott what type of fishing he was interested in, and his response was that any fish will do.

We headed out the inlet and started trolling by the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale, 1.8 miles from shore at 120 ft. of water. If you venture off another quarter of a mile, you would find yourself in 500 ft. of water due to our extreme drop off.

We put out two #8 plainers with sea witches and doubled hooked Bonito strips. For surface baits we went with 4 Ballyhoos. We trolled the reefs ranging from 80 ft. of water out to 200 ft. of water, zig zagging in and out. We kept trolling to the south and headed towards some of our 34 artificial wrecks here in Fort Lauderdale ranging from tug boats to 504 ft. freighters. We started catching Kingfish around one wreck that sits in 104 ft. of water. The anglers took turns bringing in their catches and wound up with 8 Kingfish �“ one weighing in at 14 lbs.

As we trolled back to the sea buoy in Ft. Lauderdale, we caught three other Bonitos. 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 Davis family, Ed, Linette, Harrison and Reese, from Philadelphia chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The Davis’ were looking forward to getting out there and having a fun fishing trip.

We started trolling by the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale in 120 ft of water 1.8 miles from shore. We put out two kites with two live Goggle Eyes from each kite. We also put a dead Bonita bait 100 ft. down and another 200 ft. down on the bottom. Our target species were Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Shark and Grouper.

Shortly after setting out the kite baits, a Mahi Mahi fed and we had one on. The Mahi Mahi jumped out of the water 4 to 5 times. Harrison was the angler, and he fought this Mahi very well. He ended up catching a 12 pounder – Mark, our mate, gaffed the Mahi Mahi and put him in the fish box on ice.

We set back up and went back to fishing our spread of baits, when all of a sudden we got a huge hit. The rod bent over and drag started ripping out. Ed hopped in the fighting chair and started battling this fish. I maneuvered the boat, constantly keeping the fish behind the boat, as he would make big runs to the surface then sound. Ed angled the fish up and it turned out to be an 8 and a half foot Hammerhead Shark. We got the fish up onto the boat, removed the hooks, got a few quick photos and released the Shark to fight another day.

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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