Snappers We Can Keep

March 30, 2012 by Larry Pentel

I have been steady running bottom trips everyday it's pretty. The cobias are here but the weather has kept me on the hill the days I have had trips scheduled to chase 'em.

Oh well, we are filling up the board (and box) with Snappers we get to keep. The Vermillion Snappers have moved in with a good grade of fish as well as big numbers. My folks have been landing around 20 to 40 of the tasty bright red snappers a trip as well as a few Triggers and lots of Pinks.

The Red Snappers are as thick as ever, we are even catching a few nice size everyday on tiny pieces of cut bait aimed at the Vermillions. Rather than ramble on I'll post a few pics from the past week.

Lots more fish in the box but only so many nails

All Smiles

Kids Always Catch Fish

These Guys Have as Much Fun Cooking as Catching !
And few "Look What I caught!" pics.

We coulda kept this if it was Sunday !
Red Groupers open Sunday, April 1st, along with Scamps. The Kings have started showing up and will probably be thick within the week, still lottsa Spanish in the surf and of course... There's cobia in them thar waves !!


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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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