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Return to Paradise

Capt. Larry Pentel
September 3, 2014
Destin - Saltwater Fishing Report

Ah Yes, it's after the labor day holiday and our little slice of the earth is back to almost paradise again. The beach is about empty, there are no lines at the grocery or restaurants and the only boats fishing off Grayton are the couple that launched from there. We have had clear water and pretty clear skies since I came back form the 'Pass. A little bit of surf this weekend kept everyone from fishing a couple trips but you could not have asked for a finer day than this morning. The beach is always at it's best after most of the vacationers are gone !

After fishing at the 'Pass for almost a month I never know just what to expect the first few trips back out off Grayton. I am happy to report that all the finny critters are pretty much right where they are supposed to be and seem to be willing to cooperate with anglers. here are a few pics from the past week.

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Todays catch... these guys wanted "biggerfish" at first so we trolled and went 6 for 13 with the Kings, then bottom fished a bit for the scamps and snapper. When that big Bull ( far left) ate a snapper on a 40# rod that made the day. It took a while but they got 'em in in time to keep us on schedule for a 4 hr trip.

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These guys got a limit of Triggers, some nice vermillion snappers and a Lane on an afternoon trip.

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This father/son crew has fished with me for years along with other family members. When they sent a pic of that 40# King to the brother that couldn't make the trip he quite answering the phone ..........

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This was a 2hr birthday trip for that young man on the far left. He loves to fish and gave me a great compliment. He said that catching vermillion snappers was more fun than Disney world !

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These guys had just about a limit of Snappers and asked if we could fish for 'big fish". A pair of fine Amberjack finished out a 4 hr trip to big smiles.

The next 3 weeks are some of the best time here at the beach. Lots of sun, fish and empty beaches. I may even get to go catch something myself in the next week or so.

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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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