Super Sunday in Sowal

February 10, 2011 by Larry Pentel

While a lot of folks spent last Sunday getting the party ready for a super bowl game I got to take some locals out and we partied with the Amberjacks.

A beautiful clear sky, calm seas and a light but cool North wind made for the perfect day to run offshore.

The fish were happy to cooperate and everyone (including the captain!) got to catch some big fish. A big Jack can dang sure pull!

We caught over 20 Jacks, keeping our five fish limit and releasing the rest. Both my son and one of my regulars brought jigging tackle so they really got to play hard. I caught three on baits but then had to catch one on a jig just to prove I still could.

The Winning Team!

We looked around a little bit for Vermillions but only caught a few. My wife cooked some up whole that evening and they were fantastic, kinda made it hard to watch that other game that was on the TV-.

The weather pattern seems to be calming down some. We had a couple days in a row that were calm and while it's blowy today it looks like I am going to get to run both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. It always amazes me how there is just enough rough weather in the winter to get all the boat chores done and then- boom- it's time to start fishin' and breaking things again !

For those that are counting..... less than 6 weeks till cobia season !!!!!!!!!




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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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