Fishing Bouncy Seas & Full Boxes in Grayton Beach

June 11, 2014 by Larry Pentel

There have been as many days of breezy and bouncy as slick and flat the past week or so. We've had a limit of Red Snappers every trip along with some fine bonus fish but I have had to work hard to get a box of "grade or better" snappers on a couple of the calmer days with lots of 16" to 18" fish biting.

Hard to complain when you are steady getting bites though and it makes that 10-pound Snapper even more exciting after just releasing a bunch of 3 pounders! The King bite has been exceptional. It sure is nice to be confindent you can get a few Macks to chew after limiting out on Snappers on a short trip. Even better is the Kings have been up in close so we haven't had to be far from the truck on the breezy days if somebody decides they need to go in an hour early on a half day (like this morning). Being able to catch quality fish 10 minutes from the trailer is always a treat!

Anyone familar with my ramblings knows I am always saying how much better gals are than guys at Snapper fishing the first few trips out. I have had several trips lately that just kept proving how "smooth is what catches fish" with gals of all ages showing up the guys.

This young lady caught this big 'un all by herself.
 

Dad had a blast getting outfished by all his girls!
 

A great catch on a 4 hour. Limit Red Snappers, Kings, Scamp Mahi.. and a Tuna!
 

Another Snapper limit with Kings & a Black Snapper for a bonus.
 

Those kids 'bout outfished the Dads for this board.
 

A great catch on a bumpy day. We came in early on what was supposed to be a 4 hr... Kings Snappers, Jacks, Scamp...and the gal highlined!
 

Another great catch on a shortened trip. Yep, the gal had one of the biggest fish!
 

The weatherman says it's going to rain tomorrow and be a bit of surf. I'll still get up at 4 and be on the beach at daylight to see if we can go. I hate telling folks it's too rough...but I still don't want to beat anybody up, especially if they are on vacation!

The bite should stay hot for the forseeable future. There is lots of bait inshore and lots of finny critters vying for thier share. Get out there and give 'em some with a hook in it. Lots of fish, lots of spots.

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Larry Pentel

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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