When it comes to fishing in
And everything worked out just right for the "three amigos" from
What makes fishing in South Walton unique, is the boats launch right off the beach at Grayton behind the Red Bar restaurant. No docks or booking booths. Just the captain with the nose of his boat pushed up on the beach for you to jump aboard.
On Monday, three guys from
The three guys had their mind set that they wanted to catch a shark.
However, before they went looking for one, Capt. Pentel made sure they had plenty to eat. So fishing about eight miles out, they pulled in 30 vermillion snapper — also known as mingo or beeliners.
After they had caught their share of vermillion it was off to find a shark.
Captain said they hooked two before they got the third one in the boat.
Semro hooked the first one and fought it for about 10 minutes before it broke off.
"That thing was a fighter," Semro said.
As a matter of fact, captain said Semro had had his fill and was glad the shark got away.
Alfredo had the second one on the hook.
"It was over quick … it bit through the line," Capt. Pentel said.
However, the third one was the charm.
Grieser tangled with the 200-plus pound bull shark about 30 minutes on 40-pound test line.
"It was running … at one point it pulled me into the cooler," Grieser said.
"It was the battle of my life," he said as he posed for photos with the shark.
Once captain had all the fish cleaned and filleted, including the shark, the guys almost had more fish than they could carry — on their bicycles.
Staying at WaterColors, the "three amigos" had biked down to the beach to go fishing with only their back packs to carry back their catch.
With their backpacks full, captain loaned them a cooler to carry the rest.
The three pedaled off with cooler and backpacks strapped on.
"We're champions," Grieser said.
And that's the way they do in Walton.
See you on the beach.