Snappers, Snappers, Snappers! Fishing With Captain Larry

June 5, 2010 by Larry Pentel

Red Snapper season finally opened and we have been having a blast catching some fine ones. All the boats off the beach have been coming in with a good grade of fish.

We have had a bunch of fish in the 12 to 20# class. It's great to be able to throw back a 6 to 8# Snapper and tell the folks that we really want to look for a bigger one to keep!

The King bite has been hot as well with quite a few "smokers" biting up in close. We had one that went 44# on a short afternoon trip this week along with a couple "Regulars" and our limit of Snappers.

The wind and sloppy seas have me on the hill for today and possibly tomorrow- I can't wait to get back out there. The fishing is as good as gets right

Opening morning- Snappers on the board after all that wait

The short afternoon trips have had some big fish too!

I only had 3 of the kids on the boat!-- They did great !

Big Kings to go with those big Snappers.

You can't see it but they are hiding another Snapper in the 16# class !

There have been a lot of chicken dolphin running up in shore and several cobias have been caught by some of the Grayton boats this week as well. It just doesn't get any better !

The oil from the spill is ever-present on our minds but at this time is still to the West of us. The closest anything has been seen so far is Pensacola and that was tar balls on the beach yesterday. Hopefully the currents will swing back from the east and take it back further away from us again. It looks like we still have a little breathing room.

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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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