Dead Fish Charters Named Grand Champion 2017

For the second year in a row we’ve pulled in the fish and the votes! Thanks to all who voted and all who love to fish – the South Walton Tourist Development Council has tallied the votes and made us proud to again humbly accept the award for 2017 Grand […]


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Dead Fish Charters in Grayton Beach, Florida

A little local press never hurt anyone. Here’s an old article from 2013 by Tina Harbuck. For more than four decades, Capt. Larry Pentel has been fishing off the beaches of Walton County. “It’s never the same two days running,” said Pentel of Dead Fish Charters. Nevertheless, he does know […]


South Walton Smells Fishy

The past two weeks we’ve had some wonderful weather here at the beach. Warm, sunny and calm with no crowds, it’s times like this that makes you remember why you live here! Alas, all good things come to end and it started blowing pretty dang hard out of the NE […]


Snappers, Cobias and Kings, Oh My!

After a few real pretty days I am back on the hill today, Saturday, July 29th with a little blow from a summer cold (?) front. The Gulf is just rough enough for it not to be fun and the forecast is for nice again tomorrow so it’s a short […]


Spring Break Fishing

After a mild and warm February it turned to winter just in time for the first big spring break week. I had trips all this week but the weather has been anything but warm, sunny and calm causing me to cancel the last three days. Oh well, maybe tomorrow. The […]


Hot Fishin’, Cooler Temps

Sittin‘ on the hill this Friday morning as the first real cool front of the year slides in. The weather has been great (a little breezy maybe) with clear skies and temps in the upper 80’s for weeks now. This front is supposed to drop the night time temps into […]


Dead Fish Charters Named Grand Champion 2016

Thanks to all who voted for me and thanks to the judges and staff at Visit South Walton for the top honor in my field – Grand Champion “Fishing Charter” for 2016! – Captain Larry  


Getting Fish in the Box – Spring Edition

After having perfect weather for the busiest part of Spring Break we have turned kinda soggy this week. Not near as bad as what the the weather gurus have predicted though. I missed Sat, Sun. & Mon. due to rainy/windy conditions but got to run under dry but overcast skies […]


New Boat / Old Fish – State and Federal Fishing Regulations

After what seemed like a whole winters worth of cold weather (a little over a week here)we have warmed back up. I got the new “Federal” boat put together finally and was dying to get it out. Edmond, the Grayton beach harbor master, and I ran test ran her in […]


Grouper and Red Snapper Fishing in the Gulf

Our Fall Red Snapper season opened up Oct. 1st and we have had no trouble getting some great catches of the hard pulling tasty critters. Lots of other finny creatures too but the Snappers have been priorty 1! Thunderstorm Karen came along and we lost about 5 days fishing. Only […]