Dead Fish Charters alive and kicking at Grayton Beach

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

Today is a different day with boat trailers and electric winches.

"I was actually born in Walton County," he said, noting he spent the first 18 years of his life living right across the street from the Silver Sands Premium Outlets.

He moved to Fort Walton Beach for a couple of years, then back to Walton where he's been ever since.

Pentel retired from LM Seafood in 1999 to start charter fishing.

"I retired to work 18 hours a day and have my hands cut up," he laughed.

His first boat was a 20-foot Carolina Skiff. "I was 6-foot-8 the day I bought the boat," he said with a chuckle.

Prior to the skiff he ran a Boston Whaler off the beach for about 15 years, but the skiff was his first charter.

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