When you hear the call of the ocean in Fort Lauderdale Florida, there’s no better way to go than with Top Shot Sportfishing. This wheelchair accessible charter offers trips that cater to everyone, from hardcore anglers to families who simply want to have a relaxing time on the water. The crew is the second generation of fishermen, and with Captain Dave Zsak, you’ll have an amazing experience.

Come aboard ’’Happy Day Today’’ which is a Hatteras S/F (offshore sport fishing) model from 1980, restored in 2000. The boat is 46ft long and can take 6 guests per trip. Along with 2 Detroit Diesel 871 IT engines, the vessel holds additional amenities. You can lounge on the flybridge, and tackle your trophy from a fighting chair. There’s fishfinding equipment, and downriggers and outriggers, and much more!

The charter gives you the opportunity to try out diverse fishing techniques. In their inshore trips, you can visite reef locations and have a go with fun kite fishing. Offshore trips go up to 10 miles from shore and include wreck spots. You can hone your skills with heavy and light tackle and bottom and deep sea fishing, and of course, trolling. Species you may catch are Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sharks, and Swordfish, to name a few.

The list of onboard amenities will make your fishing adventure highly comfortable. There are a toilet and a bed, along with TV and airconditioning. The crew includes a first mate and they will help you filet your catch in the onboard kitchen with a fridge. Children all ages are welcome and please note that the boat is wheelchair accessible. Fishing license and fishing gear are covered by the charter.

Experience a grand fishing adventure with comfort and style. Book Top Shot Sportfishing trip and become a hot-shot of the sea.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $975
    This is a 6 hour trip for people who like to have the remainder of the day after their fishing session. Visit inshore reef locations for some kite fishing, or try your luck in offshore area with Wahoo and Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $675
    This is a 4 hour trip for people who like to have the remainder of the day after their fishing session. Visit inshore reef locations for some kite fishing, or try your luck in offshore area with Wahoo and Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $675
    This 4 hour trip is perfect for people who like to be active later during the day. Visit reefs in the inshore destinations, or try some bottom fishing at the wrecks. If setting out to offshore you can try your luck with Wahoo and Mahi Mahi.
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About the Captain

Dave Zsak
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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4 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since August 2020
Captain Dave Zsak is the second generation of fisherman, and he grew up into the fishing charter business. With tons of experience and tips to share he will make your outing onto the ocean worth while.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Hatteras S/F (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2000. Powered by 2 475HP Detroit Diesel 871 TI engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Great day catching Maui with captain Dave
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Claudia P.
Pompano Beach, Florida
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My Daughters Weekend Fishing Trip

NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on November 20, 2021
This weekend was my 4 year old daughters first fishing trip and Captain Dave Zsak and crew taught my daughter how to fish....
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Julie B.
Lake Worth, Florida
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Awesome Fishing with Captain Dave!!!

3/4 Day Trip (AM) on September 12, 2021
I took my son fishing with Captain Dave and we’ve never had more fun fishing! We went a couple of miles offshore from the...
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Conner C.
Ormond Beach, Florida
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Great day catching Maui with captain Dave

3/4 Day Trip (AM) on October 18, 2021
Went out on the Happy Day Today with captain Dave a few weeks back and had a great time. A few of my fraternity brothers from...
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Tracey M.
Chattanooga, TN
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Half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 7, 2021
The only recommendation is to be able to “handle” the fishing pole instead of leaving it in the holster and reeling …...
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FAQs about Top Shot Sportfishing

Top Shot Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $675 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $675 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $975 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Top Shot Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Top Shot Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (All tackle included)
  • Live Bait (We catch live bait or can purchase live bait)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We filet your catch)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (Boat provides all fishing licensing)

Top Shot Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Reef, trolling, kite, live and dead)
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 10 miles targeting Mahi Mahi and Wahoo)
  • Reef Fishing (Bottom, wreck, live bait, trolling and kite fishin)
  • Wreck Fishing (Live/dead from 100' wrecks to 400’ ship wrecks)

Top Shot Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Light tackle for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Barracuda)
  • Heavy Tackle (Penn 8/0 and Shimmano 8/0 for Swordfish and Shark)
  • Bottom Fishing (Grouper, Amberjack and Snapper)
  • Trolling (Inshore reef and offshore trolling out to 1,000')
  • Spinning (Light spinner casting)
  • Kite Fishing (Live bait kite fishing in 100' out to 300')
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Offshore trolling and kite for Mahi Mahi and Wahoo)

Top targeted fish species with Top Shot Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo
  • Yellowtail Amberjack