Headed for the Pass

August 14, 2015 by Larry Pentel

It's that time off the summer when I leave Seagrove and head over to Indian Pass for a while. This will be my shortest time there chasing tarpons in 16 years. I gonna try to pack as many Tarpon, Tripletails and Scallops as I can into less than 3 weeks. Sounds like some busy fishing!

Here at Grayton the Vermillion Snapper bite has remained strong with limit catches about every trip. Still a few Mahi and Scamp around and the Kings seem to be showing back up in better numbers as well. Here are a few pics from the past week.



A great 3 hr afternoon trip with Scamp, Lane and a limit of Vermillion Snappers.



These folks have fished with me for years and LOVE a limit of Snapper.



These ladies had NEVER fished before and didn't know what to expect... they both caught a limit of Snappers but Mom let her daughter catch the big fish.



Another group of first time anglers that caught a pile of fish, plenty more in the box.



These folks "grouped up" for this afternoon trip and while they had never met before those 2 guys had as much fun watching that young man catch his limit of fish as they did catching theirs .... Mom was just proud.



The last sunrise I'll see at Grayton for 3 weeks.


I'll be back to Grayton/Seagrove on Sept 1st. Red Snappers re-open for the weekends starting Labor day weekend and while I'd love to stay at the 'Pass for at least a month I have folks chomping at the bit to go out and harrass 'em here.


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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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