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Ft Lauderdale Bonito

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak

Michael Kelhower from New Jersey and his nephew, Anthony, from Marathon chartered the Topshotfishing team to do some deep sea big game sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This charter was Michael’s gift to his nephew, Anthony, who is an avid fisherman owning his boat in the Keys. Winds were out of the west at 6 miles an hour, seas running 2-3 ft., and temperatures in the high 80’s.


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Mixed bag. Photo: Capt. Joey Hendrix

Fifteen minutes after leaving the dock, lines were in 120 ft. of water at the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale, which is 1.8 miles from shore. If you venture off another ¼ of a mile, you will be in 500 feet of water due to our extreme drop off. Anthony remarked how much further he has to travel in the keys to get to 120 ft. of water, approximately 5 miles.

We put two #8 plainers down, one with a 3 ½ blue reflector drone spoon and the other with a pink and white sea witch in front of a double hooked Bonito strip. For surface baits we had 4 Bonito strips. With just two anglers on board the boat, no one had time to sit and take a break because the action was non-stop. We ended up with 12 Bonitos, 8 Kingfish, three Barracudas and four Tunas. A big “thank you” to Anthony for lending a helping to Mark, our mate.

The anglers retired into the a/c salon for a relaxing ride back to the dock at Bahia Mar 801 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 33316.

For a successful and adventurous deep sea fishing charter 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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