Dead Fish Charters alive and kicking at Grayton Beach

Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 at 12:02 PM.

And family fishing is what Pentel specializes in.

"I mostly run 4s, 3s and 2s this time of year — family trips" Pentel said. "We're not running long distances. We run seven or eight miles on a four-hour trip and that's a long run."

"When you've got a lot of kids they want to be catching fish … having a blast," he said.

The same is true for Pentel.

Pentel says his 30-year old daughter has tried to get him to get a bigger boat for years and a hire deckhand, where he could sit up in the air conditioned wheelhouse.

"Why do I want to be doing that," he said. "I might as well be in an office. I want to be on the deck and slinging fish, in the middle of it. It's no fun sitting in the wheelhouse."

Pentel, who lives on Eastern Lake, started chartering boats off the beach at Grayton full-time 14 years ago. But, the now 55-year-old, got his first taste of fishing at the age of 12 when they would launch boats into the Gulf by rolling them on pipes.



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