Fort Lauderdale Fall Fishing Report

2018-10-29 10:13:32
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Fort Lauderdale

One of our good repeat customers, Mike Macosko and Hilda Booze, chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team for a private deep sea charter boat sport fishing trip 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. If you venture off another ¼ of a mile, you would find yourself in 500 ft. of water due to our extreme drop off.

We started the morning trolling the reef system in 100 to 200 feet of water. The reef system stretches to the north and south of Fort Lauderdale along the coastline which averages two miles off the beach. I put out a couple of deep lines with sea witch strip baits and 4 surface lines with Ballyhoo for bait and lure spread. Shortly after starting the trip, we started catching Kingfish. Both Mike and Hilda took turns reeling fish in. I also worked the deeper side of the drop off, and we hooked a few Black Fin Tunas.

I fished over wreck structures and over the drop off which produces the best catch. Fishing over the wrecks, we picked up another few Tunas and Skip Jack's. To finish off the trip, I concentrated on Kingfish, and we picked up another 6 Kingfish, all of which were caught on the deeper lines.

It was time to head back to the dock �" our catch on this trip totaled 8 Kingfish, 3 Black Fin Tunas, 1 Bonita and 1 Skip Jack. The anglers retired into the a/c salon and enjoyed the relaxing trip back to the dock.

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About The Author: Captain Tom Zsak

Company: Happy Day Today

Area Reporting: Fort LauderdaleFl.

Bio: owner Capt Tom Zsak, Happy Day Today Charter boat in Fort Lauderdale Fl.started in 1980 caption for 35 years

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