Best Permit Fishing Charters in Florida


Top Permit Fishing Charters in Florida


Permit

Permit

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

Permit Fishing in Florida

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.

Permit

Permit

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

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.

Reviews of Fishing in Permit Fishing in Florida

"Morning Trip"

Robert Gonzalez fished with Native Guided Fishing Charters on June 18, 2020

We were 2 adults and 3 Children. Our Captain Mat was very knowledgeable and friendly. We caught live bait, then headed out and caught about 20 fish. Kept a few for dinner. Permit and Blue Runners. Fantastic experience, and going again the end of August

"Fathers Day excursion "

Heather Phillips fished with Reel Easy Charters on June 14, 2019

Captain John made my day with my Dad unforgettable!! My dad and I have been fishing for 40 yrs and this was our first time deep sea! We did the 8hr and it was unbelievable! Permit 30lbs or more, shark, snapper, jack, and tarpon chasing all in one day! I won’t use anyone else here! Thanks Captain J!!! We will see you in a month!

"Split Day Trip"

Edward Walsh fished with Easy Does It on September 26, 2018

Captain Jerod did a nice job with Permit fishing and putting us on some fish. We also did a bit of wreck fishing and Tarpon fishing at the end of the day. Hooked into some very large Tarpon which was a lot of fun. These guys do a great job and know the waters well.

"Full day with Captain Jared"

Betsy Young fished with Reel Easy Charters on July 22, 2018

Amazing day ! Caught a variety of big fish including the sought after Permit fish! Captain Jared was friendly and informative! Put us on great fishing - he knows what he is doing! Highly recommend! We will be back!

"Awesome day with Captain Zach"

Charles Greene fished with Zoned In Charters on April 3, 2018

What a day with a great guide. Captain Zach knew the spots and tricks to put us on fish at a tough transitional time of year. Fish pulling on the line all day. I was able to check Permit off the bucket list. My boy got to tussle with a 300lb sawfish. These were just a few of the things we caught.

"Key west with Seam"

Alexis Ward fished with Key West Backwater Fishing on February 28, 2018

Fantastic trip with a Permit and Tarpon added to the caught list. Loved every single minute and we will be back. Fishing Key West fish with Sean !!!

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