Trigger Time in SoWal

October 20, 2011 by Larry Pentel

As always, the only reason I get to sit down and type out a fishin' report is the surf's up. We have had some really great Beach weather, perfect temps, clear water and calm days.

Yesterday was perfect at the beach but a little too much surf to get a boat off the beach so I got all the usual boat maintenance chores done and with a rainy day today it's paperwork and fish reports. This would be the greatest job in the world if all I had to do was take folks fishin' !

I got to take a bunch of folks fishin' the past week and we did a bunch of catchin' as well. I was fortunate enough to find some (legal !) Jacks about 10 miles from the truck and got to introduce several groups of anglers to the ol' "reef donkeys".

These folks made the most of their Shots at the Big Bites and got a great board as well. One of these folks has been going for about 3 years and all the tactics I have been teaching about Grouper fishin' came together for him this trip.

The weather was nice enough to run some short afternoon trips as well with some fine boards.
The current front coming thru will probably drop the water temp a few degrees over the next couple nights. While I hate for summer to end and have to wear long clothes and shoes it will probably be the start of all the Fall fish runs this weekend....

Get out there and catch 'em up !


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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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