Dead Fish Charters alive and kicking at Grayton Beach

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

After about four years with the skiff, he got his first catamaran.

"This is my third catamaran I've run off the beach," he said. "These 20-foot cat hulls are a lot smoother ride, they don't pound you. And you can run the bow right up on the beach. They sit flat, they don't lay over and they are easy for folks to get on and off."

Dead Fish Charters launches right off the beach at Grayton behind the Red Bar.

"All the folks that stay here think it's great," Pentel said, because they don't have to get up as early to catch the boat.

He says he usually leaves about 7 or 7:30 a.m.

However, "if it's rough we don't go," Pentel said, noting it's hard to launch the boat if the surf is kicking up.

"And if the tide is low like it is right now you have to winch them on the trailer … but we've worked it out over  the last 20 years with everybody doing it," he said.

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