Red, White, and Blue on the Board

July 5, 2018 by Larry Pentel

Whew, 4th of July and it's busy! I took the afternoon off to fix broke stuff and get off a very crowded beach.

Fishing is still good, lots of Red Snappers. We even had a REAL one this morning, about 25 pounds. Not that many big ones but plenty of good fish. The kings have been biting good, a few black Snappers, a grouper bite or three 'bout every trip. They are still the hardest fish to land, first you gotta hook 'em, then keep 'em out of the bottom and then... beat the sharks back to the boat.

Still a few more weeks of Red Snapper season and then Triggers (and Amberjacks) re-open on August first. There are LOTS of Triggers around, hopefully they will still be here in another month.

Here's a few pics... I'm off to take a nap....

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Grandma, the parents and the kids.. every body caught fish, even a bonus Grouper.


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Long time regulars with yet another great trip.


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Limit Red Snapper with bonus Black Snappers, fine grouper and look at the size of that King these folks got!


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That young man caught that big 'Cuda !! He worked long and hard but he hung in there and won!


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Family Fishin' Fun.


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Some more long time regulars with a fantastic catch. Look at the size of that Black Snapper!

I'm at Grayton for about another month and then off to the 'Pass to chase Tarpon and Tripletails for three weeks in August.... so many fish, so little time.


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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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