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 Fishing in Permit Fishing in Florida

July fishing trip
Jamey G. fished with Chum Em Up Charters on July 29, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Tell the captain what you are looking for and want to catch. Captain Andy put us on the fish we was looking for.
Fishing with Mike
Steven G. fished with Sea Spirit Deep Sea Fishing on July 29, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Expect them to put on the spot, too hook them up!!!!!!!!!
6 Hr Trip
Jamie S. fished with Reel-Axing Fishing Charters on July 28, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Start out with a 4 hr trip to get your feet wet with deep sea fishing. Be prepared if you have rough seas. Dramamine is your friend!
half day trip with Captain Rich
Stephen T. fished with Reef Relief Charters – 25' on July 28, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
yes i would recconmend this to anyone totry.
Half day trip with Capt. Tony
Bill E. fished with Skyway Sportfishing on July 27, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Take lots of water and be flexible in where to go due to the storms.
Great Half Day Trip with Capt. Ben and Mate Reese
Richard B. fished with 100 Proof Charters on July 27, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Drink a lot of water. Start with a smaller trip before you do a full-day unless you've fished before. Have a plan for what you are going to do with the fish you catch (give them away or take them to a restaurant to have them cooked).
Half Day Trip w Captain Mike
Jim M. fished with My Chance Charters on July 27, 2021
Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
Dolphins, sea turtles, tuna and sharks in three hours -- productive, diverse fishery!
Best Trip Ever!
Jerry K. fished with Captain Black’s Fishing on July 26, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Get booked with Captain Black. You will not be disappointed.

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