Florida Permit Fishing Charters

Florida Permit Fishing Charters

Top Florida Permit Fishing Destinations

Best Permit Fishing Charters in Florida

Florida: 328 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Holmes Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(215 reviews)
Islamorada
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $475
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(6 reviews)
Big Pine Key
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(44 reviews)
Cudjoe Key
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

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.
Florida
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25,519 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Permit Fishing in Florida

Go with a fishing guide and make sure he knows that you have never fished before.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Go with a fishing guide and make sure he knows that you have never fished before.
NANCY  S.
NANCY S. Sebastian, FL
i had a great time, caught the fish i was looking for with a great captain. i would highly recommend fishing in miami in januarty as the rest of the country is freezing .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
i had a great time, caught the fish i was looking for with a great captain. i would highly recommend fishing in miami in januarty as the rest of the country is freezing .
Steven  B.
Steven B. Agoura, California
Call Captain Brandon at Reel Fishing Charters as he is knowledgeable and professional and provides a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Brandon at Reel Fishing Charters as he is knowledgeable and professional and provides a great experience.
Frank  B.
Frank B. Beaconsfield, QC
We caught a bunch of Spanish Makerel and a few blue fish. The captain knew when and where to catch them and stayed on them when we did.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught a bunch of Spanish Makerel and a few blue fish. The captain knew when and where to catch them and stayed on them when we did.
Kevin  L.
Kevin L. Ottawa, ON
Make sure you bring hat, sunblock, polarized sunglasses, snacks and your own beer if you want.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you bring hat, sunblock, polarized sunglasses, snacks and your own beer if you want.
Timothy  S.
Timothy S. Hopewell Junction, NY
If you're not from the area, expect it to be real warm and multiple patterns happening at the same time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're not from the area, expect it to be real warm and multiple patterns happening at the same time.
Chad  W.
Chad W. Murfreesboro, TN
Due to bad memories of seasickness suffered on deep sea fishing trips I took when I was a kid, I chose Lake Clarke Shores and Captain Ricky for my daughter's first fishing trip. Couldn't be more pleased.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Due to bad memories of seasickness suffered on deep sea fishing trips I took when I was a kid, I chose Lake Clarke Shores and Captain Ricky for my daughter's first fishing trip. Couldn't be more pleased.
Eric  N.
Eric N. Pittsburgh, PA
Give the captain details of exactly what you are looking for and make sure they can deliver that experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Give the captain details of exactly what you are looking for and make sure they can deliver that experience.
Mark  G.
Mark G. Mount Prospect, IL
Go with David Paycheck, you’ll have a great time and will catch a ton of fish!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with David Paycheck, you’ll have a great time and will catch a ton of fish!!!
Kevin  M.
Kevin M. Orlando, FL
Let the captain teach you how to cast, put bait on, and sit back and enjoy!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Let the captain teach you how to cast, put bait on, and sit back and enjoy!
John  R.
John R. Orange City, FL
Check the weather forecast as it can be somewhat unpredictable in the winter months.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather forecast as it can be somewhat unpredictable in the winter months.
Peter  B.
Peter B. Santa Clara, California
Talk to the captain about expectations vs. what he thinks he can get you. They are very helpful and work together with other captains to see where they can go to make sure everyone is having fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the captain about expectations vs. what he thinks he can get you. They are very helpful and work together with other captains to see where they can go to make sure everyone is having fun.
Joe  F.
Joe F. Mount Laurel Township, NJ
Take Dramamine the night before going out, tip that was given to us and we made it through the day well.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Take Dramamine the night before going out, tip that was given to us and we made it through the day well.
Steve  A.
Steve A. Barton, ND
The fishing here was excellent. Calm water and endless bites. Great for family or those that enjoy reeling in the fish. We didn’t troll today, our preference was for everyone to catch many fish. We caught our limit!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing here was excellent. Calm water and endless bites. Great for family or those that enjoy reeling in the fish. We didn’t troll today, our preference was for everyone to catch many fish. We caught our limit!
AnnMarie  H.
AnnMarie H. Vienna, VA
Get in touch with jump on charters and Captain Benny. You will be very happy
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get in touch with jump on charters and Captain Benny. You will be very happy
Scott  C.
Scott C. Shawnee Hills, OH
Be prepared for wet, dry, cool or warm climate. Remember that some days you fish and some days you catch and always remember it is the experience and making memories of a lifetime!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for wet, dry, cool or warm climate. Remember that some days you fish and some days you catch and always remember it is the experience and making memories of a lifetime!
Melinda  B.
Melinda B. Farmington, MO
We have fished a few places in SW Florida in the past year. Englewood is a gorgeous community without the hectic feel of Naples or Ft Myers. We had fish on all day long. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a more laid back fishing day, where you catch a lot of fish, which is more of what my family enjoys.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We have fished a few places in SW Florida in the past year. Englewood is a gorgeous community without the hectic feel of Naples or Ft Myers. We had fish on all day long. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a more laid back fishing day, where you catch a lot of fish, which is more of what my family enjoys.
Becky  P.
Becky P. Tice, FL
Don’t hesitate to book a trip in December as the weather is wonderful and the fishing fantastic. Lock it in now and make some memories!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t hesitate to book a trip in December as the weather is wonderful and the fishing fantastic. Lock it in now and make some memories!
Jason  E.
Jason E. Rocky Mount, NC
Take a lot of shiners, it is a live bait lake. Have fun. Some times Mother Nature changes your plans, but a bad day on a lake is still better than any day at work. (Note) This is the first trip my captain took that he only boated 3 fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Take a lot of shiners, it is a live bait lake. Have fun. Some times Mother Nature changes your plans, but a bad day on a lake is still better than any day at work. (Note) This is the first trip my captain took that he only boated 3 fish.
Melvin  K.
Melvin K. Tremont, PA
Lots of sunshine and beautiful waters - we even saw dolphins. Super easy to get to boat and free parking to boot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of sunshine and beautiful waters - we even saw dolphins. Super easy to get to boat and free parking to boot.
Julie  M.
Julie M. Rosemount, Minnesota

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