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Changing Seasons

Capt. Larry Pentel
October 4, 2015
Destin - Saltwater Fishing Report

Today was the first day you could really tell the seasons are changing. It was a blustery, overcast & cool fall day. Almost slick calm on the beach but choppy/sloppy once you got a mile out. We stayed up in close and got a nice limit of Red Snapper, a Black Snapper and a King on this mornings 4 hr. trip but my folks worked for their fish. We had 4 more Kings on that used the rough weather to the fishes advantage and lost some big Snappers as well. Luckily for us anglers these days are fewer than the pretty ones here in SOWAL !

We have had some pretty days since I came back from the quick trip to visit my daughter in Maine. Even today's bluster was WAY nicer than a couple of the days we were there. This sure is a great place to live and fish! Here are some pics to prove the fishing's been great the past week.

These guys come down every fall to fish for 2 days and fill the freezer....

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Day one was beautiful, warm and calm with a pile of Kings, Red Snappers and even a big Red Grouper on a morning 4 hr.

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day two was blowy and rough.. we made it a quick 2 hr trip and caught 'em some more Snappers, a big Spanish and a Bonita

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Pretty again the next day and these families had the kids catching a PILE of Vermillions along with some Pinks.

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This father/Son team got Vermillions, Pinks and a Scamp on an afternoon 3 hr.

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These 2 anglers left the kids on the beach but let 'em get in the picture with a pile of Pinks, 5 Scamps, a Lane and a BIG Red Grouper.

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Long time repeats w/ a limit of Snapper on a Blowy morning.

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Seafood monger extraordinaire, (GoatFeathers own Pat Miller) proving he can catch 'em as well as clean 'em on a short afternoon trip.

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This mornings bunch of hard core anglers with a nice catch on a bouncy morning.

This morning was the first time the beach surface temp read under 80 degrees on my machine. While I'm sure it will jump back up after a sunny day or 2 it will also start to get the Flounders and Kings moving into their Fall routine. We caught the first flounder of the fall last Saturday on a live bait snapper fishin' and the Kings bit pretty good today in the 20 minutes we fished for 'em. Both of those species are always SO much fun in the fall run........ And fish I really look forward to chasing !!!

capt 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
Alt. Phone: 850-231-6991
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