Florida Permit Fishing Charters

Florida Permit Fishing Charters

Top Florida Permit Fishing Destinations

Best 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.
Florida
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 28,747 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Permit Fishing in Florida

First timers, I would definitely recommend you research the captains and vessels before making a decision on who to book with while in Bradenton. I did and it led me to Capt. Louis. He's knowledgeable, friendly and will work with even the most novice of anglers to guarantee a memorable experience. But above all, have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First timers, I would definitely recommend you research the captains and vessels before making a decision on who to book with while in Bradenton. I did and it led me to Capt. Louis. He's knowledgeable, friendly and will work with even the most novice of anglers to guarantee a memorable experience. But above all, have fun!
Island Boat Tours & Adventures
Island Boat Tours & Adventures
If you have the chance definitely book with singing reel charters! They were very hospitable and had plenty of water and other hydration options. Tony and Travis blended well with our group and they are the most down to earth guys you can ask for who work hard to make sure everyone has a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have the chance definitely book with singing reel charters! They were very hospitable and had plenty of water and other hydration options. Tony and Travis blended well with our group and they are the most down to earth guys you can ask for who work hard to make sure everyone has a great experience.
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Morning is better before the heat of the day. We were off the water by 11AM.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Morning is better before the heat of the day. We were off the water by 11AM.
David Paycheck Fishing Charters
David Paycheck Fishing Charters
Make sure if you bring sun screen it’s the lotion type and not spray can’t use spray on the boat and bring plenty of water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure if you bring sun screen it’s the lotion type and not spray can’t use spray on the boat and bring plenty of water.
Pelican Adventures–Shared Fishing Trips 8-25
Pelican Adventures–Shared Fishing Trips 8-25
Look at what fish are in season, we weren’t able to keep any red snappers due to the season not starting! Beeliners are a smaller snapper which we targeted instead!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look at what fish are in season, we weren’t able to keep any red snappers due to the season not starting! Beeliners are a smaller snapper which we targeted instead!
Reel Steel Charters LLC
Reel Steel Charters LLC
I’d definitely start out with a shorter trip to get your toes wet. That’s what our captain recommended and I’m glad we did it. Next time I think we’d probably book a longer trip since we now know how everyone does being offshore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I’d definitely start out with a shorter trip to get your toes wet. That’s what our captain recommended and I’m glad we did it. Next time I think we’d probably book a longer trip since we now know how everyone does being offshore.
Double W Charters
Double W Charters
Captain Chris is a great guide for families. He was polite, very helpful, great with our 2 teenagers. The trip was above expectations.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Captain Chris is a great guide for families. He was polite, very helpful, great with our 2 teenagers. The trip was above expectations.
Gettin' Reel Sportfishing
Gettin' Reel Sportfishing
Listen to the recommendations of the captain. They know which fish are active.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the recommendations of the captain. They know which fish are active.
Captain Pete Jacobsen
Captain Pete Jacobsen
Captain Tyler put on the fish immediately and we were wore out before our time was up!! Highly recommend!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Tyler put on the fish immediately and we were wore out before our time was up!! Highly recommend!!
Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin
Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin
Our charter left right on time. We caught several bait fish and then Captain Matthew went to work finding the big ones. We tried 2 spots that didn't yield much, but then he put us in the right spot. I caught an 80+ pound Goliath grouper and my buddy caught a 150 pound shark. Awesome day of fishing. We'll be back!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Our charter left right on time. We caught several bait fish and then Captain Matthew went to work finding the big ones. We tried 2 spots that didn't yield much, but then he put us in the right spot. I caught an 80+ pound Goliath grouper and my buddy caught a 150 pound shark. Awesome day of fishing. We'll be back!
Uncharted Adventures
Uncharted Adventures
Weather and water conditions were perfect and the fish were hitting fast and non-stop
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather and water conditions were perfect and the fish were hitting fast and non-stop
Playin' Hooky Charters
Playin' Hooky Charters
Get ready for captain quinn to put u on the fish !!!! Had an amazing time fishing in the bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get ready for captain quinn to put u on the fish !!!! Had an amazing time fishing in the bay
Ranger Angler Fishing Charters
Ranger Angler Fishing Charters
Practice your double haul and be prepared for wind and low hanging branches
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Practice your double haul and be prepared for wind and low hanging branches
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Go bottom fishing because red snapper are out of season and there are alot of them. It's fun but you can't keep them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go bottom fishing because red snapper are out of season and there are alot of them. It's fun but you can't keep them
Fish Now PCB
Fish Now PCB
Definitely check Captain Justin out and see if he is available. Very professional and knowledgeable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely check Captain Justin out and see if he is available. Very professional and knowledgeable.
Blue Water Connection – Billistic
Blue Water Connection – Billistic
Water was choppy but the captain and crew made it as comfortable as possible and still got us on the water for the chance to get fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water was choppy but the captain and crew made it as comfortable as possible and still got us on the water for the chance to get fish
V-Land Charters
V-Land Charters
Bring plenty of water and drinks and sun protection-hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, long sleeve swim shirts.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring plenty of water and drinks and sun protection-hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, long sleeve swim shirts.
Fin-N-Juice
Fin-N-Juice
Seek out a charter with Captain Wayne Alexander with Just Add Water Charters LLC.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Seek out a charter with Captain Wayne Alexander with Just Add Water Charters LLC.
Just Add Water Charters
Just Add Water Charters
Check the weather and make sure everyone in your group is up for the sea conditions and plan to get some spray if you go offshore. Otherwise, stay inshore.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Check the weather and make sure everyone in your group is up for the sea conditions and plan to get some spray if you go offshore. Otherwise, stay inshore.
Game On Fishing Charters
Game On Fishing Charters
The captain provided everything needed for fishing, just bring sunscreen and/or a fishing shirt.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The captain provided everything needed for fishing, just bring sunscreen and/or a fishing shirt.
Manicsportfishing – Pontoon
Manicsportfishing – Pontoon

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