Red In The Box

June 7, 2012 by Larry Pentel

We have finally been able to add a few of those much coveted Red Snappers to the fish box. While the weather has not been too cooperative since the season opened we have had a few pretty days in between the blows.

Plenty of other critters around as well. The Amberines are darn near everywhere and are always ready to pull hard, Kings on the prowl and a few Red Groupers scattered around as well. The Amberjacks have showed up thick on some close in spots as well but they closed when Snapper opened. I hit a well known rock just 3 miles off the beach the other morning looking for a Snapper bite and instead we hooked 3 big AJ's right away- my anglers broke 2 off and we landed one at 40+ pounds.

Here's a few pics from last week prior to the opening of Red Snapper.

Jacks, Kings and Mahi. That board is just gorgeous !

Plenty of Amberines--add a few Kings and it's a hit!

Some of those "other" Snapper with some Kings & Triggers will make a crew smile big

More happy anglers
And of course-- I have to throw in a few boards with Red Snppers hangin'-

Kings, Red Groupers and (finally) Red Snapper !

easy afternoon trips too-

This was a 3 hr afternoon trip-- I love it when it's easy !
Hopefully we will get into a little more settled weather pattern. With only a 40 day season on the Snapper it's hard to call off trips - so far we are batting 50% on the weather days in June!
While Red Snapper season is all the talk right now it won't be too long before it's time to start chasing Tarpons again. I plan on heading over to Indian Pass and giving the Silver Kings a hard time after Snapper season closes. If you want to try your angling against a big silver missile the end of July or the 1st part of August give me a call and we'll set up a trip.

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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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