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    Offshore Fishing Jump to new posts
    Deep Sea Sport Fishing Topshotfishing Happy Day Today Wahoo topshotfishing 09/25/20 03:45 PM
    On September 15th Trinidad and Christina booked a morning fishing charter with the Top Shot Sportfishing team on the Happy Day Today. We had nice fishing conditions off Fort Lauderdale with easterly winds with a light north current and no weeds. I emphasize no weeds because, when the weeds are too thick, it can be nearly impossible to fish some areas.

    We started out the morning trolling the reef with a spread of surface Ballyhoo baits with two deep planner lines. We had some early action on the trip with catching King Mackerel and Bonita on the deep planner with sea witch lures. We have had good success with King Mackerel during our summer and fall months - they are migrating through the area. Additionally, we are catching Mahi Mahi and Sailfish.

    Our September Sailfish bites have been good, and we have been catching a handful each week. In prior years, both September and October have proven to have a good push of Sailfish coming through the Fort Lauderdale fishing area. We call some of these Sailfish residential fish that feed in and around the reef and wreck structures. They will stay in the area while other groups of Sailfish are passing through.

    After trolling the reef and heading “up the line” or to the north towards good wreck structures, we found an area with a rip current. We also found flying fish in the area and marked them on the depth sounder. Trolling the area back and forth, a Sailfish came ripping into the spread and crashed on one of the Ballyhoo baits. Trinidad was the angler and started fighting the Sailfish. After an epic battle of jumping and running, the angler got the Sailfish alongside the boat, and our first mate safely released the fish unharmed. We practice catch and release with all bill fish species.

    It was now time to head back to the Bahia Mar marina, ending another great day fishing on board the Happy Day Today with the Top Shot Sportfishing team. 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. - 954-439-8106 or email us at captdz@gmail.com Website: www.topshotfishing.com.
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    NEW ONES from : www.jigs4bass.com Michael 09/10/20 02:45 PM
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    Off Shore Fishing Topshotfishing Happy Day Today topshotfishing 09/07/20 10:00 PM
    On Tuesday, September 1st, the Top Shot Sportfishing team aboard the fishing charter boat, Happy Day Today, fished a half day morning charter from 8am till noon. We had nice conditions with light easterly winds, small chop and a light north current. We headed out of the inlet ready for some action with a group of 3 people on board, two of which had never fished before.

    With having Lady Luck and first timers on our side, our initial plan was to troll to a wreck and try for an Amberjack or Grouper. The wreck fishing has been good out of Fort Lauderdale and using live bait has been the most productive. Since the conditions looked right, we started our morning trolling. The first mate rigged up 4 surface swimming Ballyhoo baits and 2 deep planner sea witch baits. The planner baits get down 50 feet with a long and short bait. The surface baits are two long and short set back along the wave formation, so that they are spread enough apart yet close enough to appear as a school of baitfish. The reef system along the Fort Lauderdale coast runs north and south, dipping in shallow and jets out deeper. We work this drop off from 100 feet to 300 feet of water, which produces most of our catch.

    The first hit we had was on the long planner rod, which can be the most active rod on the boat. The planner tripped, and one of our anglers started reeling in the fish. Once the planner came up, the mate removed it, wired the remaining leader and gaffed a nice 15 lb. King Mackerel.

    I was working a current edge in 150 ft. of water that had blue water on the deep side and blue/green color on the inshore side. As we trolled along the rip, my high line bait brought forth a big splash behind it. Quickly getting my attention, I reeled up on the Ballyhoo - he hit my Ballyhoo again, however, this time I saw it was a Sailfish. Never quite getting the bait in his mouth, I tried teasing him, hoping that the Sailfish would follow my bait. The Sailfish tried it again, but this time, we dropped back a few seconds, and reeling tight, we had him on. The Sailfish immediately started running and jumping away from the boat. The angler got in the chair and started fighting the Sailfish. It took about 20 minutes of the fish running and my maneuvering the boat to stay in front of him before we had the fish alongside the boat. The first mate reached down, removed the hook out of his mouth, and after a quick photo, we released the Sailfish back into the water. Fishing out of Fort Lauderdale, we practice releasing Sailfish. We briefly celebrated, then put lines back in the water.

    There’s an old saying “don’t leave fish to find fish” so I continued working the area where we got the first few bites. With lines back in the water, it didn’t take long before we hooked up two Bonitas – one from the rigger and the other from the planner. I continued trolling from 100 out to 300 feet of water into the blue edge along the rip and back over the reef. We ended up catching another two King Mackerel on the deep planner lines. With the troll bite being so good, we decided not to wreck fish and continue staying in the action off Fort Lauderdale. As we were trolling along the rip, I looked up and saw a War bird or Frigate bird circling around - this is always worth checking out. After we passed the area, the right rigger Ballyhoo bait came down, and we had a real nice hit. The line started ripping off the reel, and in the distance, we could see a Sailfish jumping. Clearing all the lines out of the spread, the first mate passed the rod to one of our anglers, and they started fighting the Sailfish. Another awesome show, with this one jumping higher than the previous Sailfish. Pulling drag, running and jumping, the angler did a great job fighting this Sailfish. We got the fish alongside the boat, removed the hooks, and after a quick photo, released the Sailfish back in the ocean where he quickly swam away.

    It was time to head back to the Bahia Mar marina, ending another great day fishing on board the Happy Day Today with the Top Shot Sportfishing team. 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. - 954-439-8106 or email us at captdz@gmail.com Website: www.topshotfishing.com.
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    Palm Beach Jupiter Salt and Freshwater Report PhlatsInshorefishing 09/03/20 06:30 PM
    September has arrived and the mullet run will soon begin in the palm beaches. The bite has been great but soon the mullet show will begin.

    The snook bite has been great along beaches and and in the inlets. Rapala twitchin mullet and DOA C.A.L. 3” shad tail have been the go to baits for artificial. Live baits also work for snook. The snook have been ranging in size form 3 to 25 pounds.

    Tarpon are abundant giving anglers plenty of rod bending action. The tarpon have been talking live baits and DOA C.A.L. 3” shad tail. Schooling tarpon can bee seem along the beaches offering great sight fishing for anglers.

    For those looking for a variety of species to target, sharks, jacks, snapper, lady fish, drum and many others are abundant. Channel edges, docks and mangrove shorelines all great areas to locate species.

    Peacock bass fishing has been on fire, schooling peas are striking fast moving lures like Rapala twitch baits and DOA C.A.L. Curl tail. Peacock bass can be sight fished near banks and under docks. Anglers sing light tackle and fly gear can expect a great fish with many of the peacock bass ranging in size form 1 to 6 pounds.

    Well that is the fishing report for the past week. Hope you all enjoyed remember you can’t catch them from the the couch. So get out there and get hooked up. Tight Lines! PhlatsInshoreFishing.com visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. 5616444371
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