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Breakin' Into Full Boxes

Capt. Larry Pentel
April 12, 2016
Destin - Saltwater Fishing Report

The weather has still been back forth a bunch with the prognosticators wrong about as often as right. The other morning had a small craft advisory and it was the prettiest day we've had in weeks. I've had to cancel a few days when the forecast was for "nice" as well.. oh well, as Mark Twain said "Everybody talks about the weather but no one ever seems to do anything about it".

The Spring Breakers I have taken the past 2 weeks have been treated to some great catches of fish. Limits of tasty Vermillion snappers have been the norm along with Triggerfish, Pinks and the usual assortment of one of these, 2 of those. The Cobia finally showed 2 days ago with lots being seen yesterday as well. As predicted, the bait hit the beach 2 days ago which has everything to do with all these big hungry fish showing up. I have heard several good King mackerel reports too.

I was supposed to sight fish Cobia today but with a heavy overcast and the rain predicted to start in a couple hours my folks decided not to go.. can't say I blame 'em... hard to see a fish in the rain !

Here are some pics from a few of the trips the past couple weeks.

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These 2 caught a bunch more but they were proudest of these Triggers. I love getting kids hooked on fishing....

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Talk about proud, a nice gag released

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And really proud of what they kept !!

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Piles of Vermillions ... and a few Triggers

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That fellow on the end was a marine... and told his wife and father-in-law that catching that shark was harder than anything in boot camp !!

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Still plenty of Red Snappers to release

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And Vermillions to keep !!

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These guys got a pair of nice black Snappers along with a limit of Vermillions on a short 3 hr. trip

With the bait showing up my fishing style ( and catches) will change this week. Expect to see Kings, Cobia's, Mackerel and all the other Pelagics in the next fishing report.

Captain Larry Pentel

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Gulf Fishing off Grayton Beach in beautiful South Walton. Red Snapper to Cobia to King Mackeral to Grouper. No need to get up early or drive for an hour to a marina. We will pick you up on the beach and be on a reef or wreck in usually less than 15 minutes. Some of the Gulfs best fishing lies just offshore of the snow white sands of South Walton. We also offer Tarpon trips at Indian Pass during the summer run. July and August have large schools of giant Silver Kings feeding just off the beach.

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Seagrove Beach, FL 32459
Phone: 850-685-1092
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