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

JP Fyans, his wife, Kristin, and sons, 9 year old Jackson and 5 year old Chuck, were down in Fort Lauderdale from Illinois on a work/ vacation trip and decided to charter the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The boys were pumped up to get their first salt water fish - whenever we have junior anglers, we use light tackle spinners

We started fishing by the sea buoy in 110 ft. of water, 1.8 miles from shore north of Fort Lauderdale, using a chum bag and cut bait. Both Jackson and Chuck started catching Blue Runners, Rainbow Runners and File Fish. One after another, they took turns on the spinning tackle.

After the boys caught a bunch of fish, we then moved off to deeper waters looking for larger prey. We set out one live Goggle Eye bait and one dead bait on the kite and two deep baits, which were set at 200 ft. and 300 ft. We had a shark come up to the surface bait and attempt to eat the bait more than 5 times. He would charge the bait, then turn away and disappear. The Shark finally fed, and we set the hooks just for a short period before pulling the Shark off.

We reset our baits and waited for another opportunity. Along comes another nice Shark. This time he fed properly, and we got hooked up on the Shark. Our mate cleared out the rest of the lines, and JP started angling the Shark, with a lot of big runs, diving deep and from side to side – this Shark wanted nothing to do with us. JP brought the Shark to the side of the boat where we removed the hooks and took a quick photo. This awesome Shark was released 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 Website:

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Owner/ Captain Tom Zsak