Nothin' but Big Ones

July 17, 2012 by Larry Pentel

Whew! I have been running hard, two trips a day. Today was the first day in over two weeks I had to cancel a trip due to weather. This morning we had a great catch but it was bouncy coming in and by 1PM I sure didn't want to be back offshore!

Tropical Storm Debbie moved a pile of Groupers up into our area without chasing the Red Snapper away.

The past 2 weeks of fishing have been nothing short of incredible. Limit catches of (BIG) Red Snapper, lots of Grouper bites (Red & Black), plenty of Kings around AND we had a good show of Cobia last week as well! Most of the cobia were short, quite a few by just 1/2 an inch but there were some fine ones mixed in as well. Check out a few of my anglers catches....


Fine Snappers and Lots of Groupers too!


Yep, That's 3 Cobia mixed in with all those big bottom dwellers!


More Big Snapper, Groupers and ... a cobia !


We even had time to fish for a few Kings after limiting out on Snappers and getting a few Grouper... on a 4 hr..


Another fantastic mixed 4 hr catch. The cobia swam up to the boat while we were fighting a King.


Snappers and Kings- The best of both worlds.


Double Red! Red Snappers and Red Groupers!


For all you guys who say "I can't turn the handle" when that big one bites.-- She got both of these off the bottom by herself !

Only 2 more days left in Red Snapper season, and there are soooo many big ones still out there.... Luckily there are still lots of Kings and Groupers out there too ! I have a few days of fishing off Grayton next week and then I am off to Indian Pas to chase those giant Silver Fish (Tarpon) for thee weeks.

Get out and go while it's "easy'!


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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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