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Permit Fishing Tips

Permit Fishing Tips - How To Catch Permit


Permit are found mainly offshore around wrecks and debris or inshore on grass flats, sand flats and in channels. Permit often travel in schools and feed mainly on bottom-dwelling Permit Fishing Tips - How To Catch Permitcrabs, shrimp, small clams and small fish. Permit are great table fare and a fun fish to catch that are challenging adversaries, capable of incredible displays of power and endurance. A feeding cruising permit will cover a large area in a relatively short period of time and the permit angler must be ready for it. They are a hard fish to catch.

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  • Match color of crab flies to the color of the substrate your fishing. The deeper you fish for permit, the heavier your fly needs to be!
  • Small blue crabs, pass crabs and tail-hooked jumbo shrimp are prime baits for permit.
  • The bait (usually a half dollar-sized blue crab) must be tossed well beyond and ahead of the fish, and then be quietly skipped along the surface into a presentation position near the fish.
  • When ever you see a stingray swimming near by it is always worth casting just behind it. Even if you cannot see any following permit they may be in its wake. The movement of the Rays wings as they glide over the surface disturb the sea bed and dislodges shrimps and crabs. Permit love an easy meal.
  • A big live shrimp or a jig (1/4 oz pink or yellow) or a jig and shrimp combo would work.
  • Keep your hands clean. Permit have a powerful sense of smell. They can smell crabs and shrimps they cannot see. They can also smell, insect repellant, beer, sunblock, gasoline and aftershave. 

Fishing For Permit

  • One of the best methods to fish for permit is in shallow, sandy areas in about two to five feet of water.
  • Permit love to seek out crustaceans so fishing with shrimp or crabs is your best bet.
  • Permit also love hanging out in schools around reefs and
  • It is helpful to sight your fish first and then present the bait.  


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