Description: Permit are a silver gray color with a blue, almost irridescent back. Their dorsal fin is directly above the anal fin.
Habitat: INSHORE along a hard bottom, mud flats, in sea grass or inshore estuaries also OFFSHORE near wrecks and reefs, particularly while spawning
Tackle Used: Conventional light to medium tackle, trolling
Fight: Permit are a powerful, cunning fish. Catching them requires a patient angler. Permit are known as the most difficult, most rewarding fish to catch on a fly.
Vital Stats: More often caught at 15 lbs but Permit as large as 35 lbs. have occasionally been caught
State Record: 56 lbs 2 oz caught near Ft. Lauderdale
Limits: No less than 24” fork, 6 per harvester per day aggregate of Permit and Pompano. May possess one over 20” of either Permit or Florida Pompano included in the aggregate bag limit. Gigging, spearing, snatching prohibited. Permit: hook and line only.
Flavor: Permit are not for human consumption and are carefully released