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

Marvin Rodriguez, along with Peggy and Sean Messina chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Today we had nice conditions with light easterly winds and calm seas.

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 trip trolling the reef in 100 feet of water with 5 lines total - three surface lines and two deep lines. On the deep lines, we used planners with two sea witch baits.

We started working the reef south of Fort Lauderdale from shallow to deep waters searching for fish from 100 feet of water out to 300 feet of water. We got our first bite on the deep planner line and caught a Kingfish. We continued trolling and got a nice bite on the planner rod in 150 ft. of water, which turned out to be a Bonita. We put lines back in the water and continued working the reefs, going over wrecks and rock structures south of Fort Lauderdale. The deep planner rod went off again, and we caught another Kingfish.

Next, we decided to drop a live bait on a wreck structure which is in 300 feet of water. With a little current and luck, we dropped the live bait down on the up current side of the structure. After a few minutes being on the wreck, the rod bent over, and we had a nice fish on. Sean was the angler, and did a great job fighting this Black Grouper. He brought the Grouper to the side of the boat, and our mate gaffed it and put the Grouper in the fish box on ice. Welcome aboard from the Topshot sportfishing boat team!

Next, we decided to try for a Shark, so we put a few bloody baits on the bottom next to the wreck. We waited until the end of the trip but, unfortunately, never did get the Shark.

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