Back From the Pass

August 8, 2012 by Larry Pentel

Got back to Seagrove from a little over two weeks at Indian Pass and I'm pleased to report that there are plenty of Tarpon over there. There was also quite a bit of rain (and lightning ) on most of the days I had trips.

Kinda cuts into the Tarpon catching when you have to run from the fish to stay safe! The tripletails were a little thin when I first got there but made a good show the last few days I was there. Seems that there is not much pressure on the Tarpons this year but LOTS of people chasing Tripletails. We saw several big fish that could give you the serial number of every DOA poppin' cork style made.

I got to go look for Scallops twice while there and they are as thin this year as they were plentiful last year. It seems that what is out there are leftovers from last year. All the ones we found were big with meats the size of your thumb. We just didn't find 'em ganged up in any one area. Still great fun and we got enough for a couple batches of ceviche' and a couple scallop dinners as well.

The Tarpons didn't show this day so we "had" to look for Tripletails!
 

That's about 160 pound fish that we got to the boat an hour later....
 

This fellows first Tarpon trip paid off.
 

This Gal was very proud of her first Tripletail. She was all set to come back with some buddies and give 'em what for again!

Back to fishing off Grayton in the morning. I spent the day swapping tackle around and am ready to go at here again for a couple weeks. My oldest daughter has me booked on her birthday to scallop and chase Tripletails so I get to make one more trip to the Pass at the end of the month.

I'll put up some Grayton pics in a week or so.

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Captain Larry Pentel is a native of South Walton, growing up just 300 yards from the beach. Having fished the local waters for over 40 years, he is very familiar with all the different types of local fish, their habits, and most importantly - their habitats. Captain Larry is the owner of Dead Fish Charters

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