Florida Permit Fishing Charters

Florida Permit Fishing Charters

Top Florida Permit Fishing Destinations

Best Permit Fishing Charters in Florida

Top Permit Fishing Charters in Florida

Permit Fishing in Florida

Permit
  • Size 10 to 30lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Reef, Flats, Backcountry

(Trachinotus falcatus)

Permit fishing in south Florida offers an excellent opportunity to develop your angling skills. There are three hotspot areas to target these smart and hard fighters:

  • Biscayne Bay - flats on the eastern side from about Soldier Key down to Sands Key and mangroves on the western and southern side of the bay
  • The Lower Keys - rocky flats from Upper Harbor Key down to Jewfish Channel; asides from combing the bottom, Permit here often feed on the surface of the water as well
  • Key West - the vast flats of the Lakes region; this is where the biggest Permit in Florida are

* Of course, the strip of islands in between the Lower Keys and Biscayne have their fair share of flats hosting an abundance of Permit, too.

Some excellent guides that can take you out for Permit will be: captain Dave with Grateful Dave Charters or captain Mike with C Hawk out of Key West; captain Ted with Skins and Fins or captain Matt with Bamboo Charters out of Islamorada.

Florida Permit Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Permit fishing in Florida varies slightly throughout the year. High season is May to September. Low season is January to March and November to December. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Permit Fishing in Florida

Half day with Captain Anthony
Erry D. fished with Never Enough Sport Fishing on October 16, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring your camera you’re going to have fun.
October fishing trip
Cindy B. fished with MisStress Sportfishing Charters on October 16, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Definitely book with captain Guy. He did a fabulous job we were thrilled with the experience and with all the fish caught. We will definitely be booking with him again.
10HR Trip with Ken and Chase
Lowell F. fished with Just B Cause Charters on October 15, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If fishing on a charter for the first time, one be cause of sea sickness. Anyone that gets sick riding in the car will definitely get sick out at sea. Also pay attention to the wind and swell, high wind equals big waves, which will make you or those in your party sick. Plus for the ones that don't get sick, it's more difficult to fish. Other than that enough yourself, and listen to the first mate he will have to teach you a few new things when fishing for large fish in the deep, its a little different than fishing off your bass boat, lol.
3 hr trip
Chase M. fished with Flowing Water: Fish, Cruise & Tour on October 13, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Been coming down from TN to Destin for over 12 yrs good and friendly southern hospitality with clean Beaches white sand crystal clear water great food all around 5 star place
October fishing trip
Stanton H. fished with Blue Water Connection – New Beginning on October 12, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just have a good time,the crew will make it happen!!!
Fishing with Sean
Ginger H. fished with Total Package Charters on October 11, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If going out deep sea fishing for the 1st time take motion sickness the day before and the day of.
Half Day Trip with Captain Larry
Sarina B. fished with Twistedpalms Salty Adventures on October 11, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be ready for anything! Our day was supposed to have perfect weather, but we still hit some major waves on our way to our spot! The fish are fun to catch and if you can keep them, they make for a great dinner!
8hr big catch
Roger H. fished with Frigate on October 9, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Don't expect to much and to just enjoy the day

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