- Peak Season: Depends on Charter
- Best Charter: Wreck Fishing Offshore
- Best Technique: Fishing the Wrecks
- Best Bait: Live Crabs
- Table Fare: Decent
Permit Fishing Charters
Similar in appearance to African Pompano, permit frequent deepwater wrecks and shallow flats alike. On our Biscayne Bay flats fishing charters, we target Permit along channel drop-offs near flats with light spinning tackle. Typically the fish are much less spooky when targeted in this manner and will jump on shrimp tipped jigs and crabs bounced in the current. The true test of skill is if an angler can sneak up on a pod of fish and sight cast to the group as they move along shallow flats. Permit often swim the flats where they mud for crustaceans and mollusks. When this occurs the fish's dorsal and tail fin exit the water, a clear indicator of its presence. On the ocean-side flats of Key Biscayne and the lower Keys, Permit can be seen eating crabs clinging to Sargasso weed as it floats offshore. The fish's silvery sides can be seen a long ways off as it swims horizontally to catch its prey. Permit make tough contenders in shallow water for even the most experienced saltwater sportsmen, as they are incredibly sensitive to noise. Even the slightest disturbances can distress the pod, causing them to blow off the flats in mere seconds.
Permit Fishing Miami
Offshore of Miami, Permit are completely different animals. Permit frequent wrecks in large schools during spring. While wreck fishing offshore of Miami or Flamingo, our crew likes to pin a crab to a jig head and send it down to the awaiting schools of Permit. We still like to employ light tackle (much more fun), in the sense of a Quantum Cabo 40 on a 12lb spinning rod filled to the brim with light braid, to fish for this coveted game fish. Permit on the wrecks are much less spooky, and more eager to eat crabs when they find them. Whichever locale you find them, Permit are incredible fighters and will put light tackle to the test. Permit can reach 30lbs or more, and love to burn a lot of drag whether on the flats or down in the depths. Permit Fishing Charters in Miami and Flamingo can be very productive depending on the season. Contact us and we'll recommend the right charter to target these fish.