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Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:25 pm
by islandflyfisher
This weekend, my dad hooked a permit on fly. It ran, and was in the backing very quickly. Then, out of no where, it jumped! We figured it was tail-wrapped or there was a shark after it. A few seconds later, as we got closer to it, it jumped again. We could also clearly see that it wasn't tail-wrapped. While we where poling close, the fish swam sideways for a few seconds, and it jumped again! We got closer, and no shark. The water was 2-3 feet deep, so it wasn't jumping because it got shallow all of a sudden. The fish weighed in at 10 1/4 lbs, and was my dad's 64th on fly.

This definately ranks among the most bizarre things I have seen while fishing, and may be the most bizarre. I have heard of "skipping" pompano, but permit just don't jump.

Re: Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:47 pm
by islandflyfisher
Thanks. We always release permit. It was a really cool bite too. The fly landed, and the fish came up to the surface, with part of its back and tail out of the water to slurp it up.

Re: Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:02 pm
by killula
Im with you on that Ricky.

Re: Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:11 pm
by islandflyfisher
Rijkaard wrote:when I listen to these stories I start thinking permits should be protected more, they live only in florida and bahamas waters and the 11" limit is ridicolous, this should be another rule to get changed, imo a 24" limit and 1 fish per day should be reasonable, what you think?


I agree. The limits are ridiculous - the same limits as pompano, but permit grow to be 40+ lbs.

Re: Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:34 am
by fishnfool73
The limits are fine . You can only keep one ''permit'' Show me a way to educate the masses on how to tell the difference between a pompano and a permit other than size. You are lucky most anglers can tell the difference between a jack crevelle and a pompano let alone a pompano and a permit. Permit numbers are fine, I see them by the dozens on the bridges down south. Why people have such a fish crush on them is beyond me. I see as many permit now as I did 20 years ago.
Nice story by the way.

Re: Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:41 am
by bolo
Nice story Islandflyfisher. Catching permit on fly is nerve wrecking and changeling. That is a great accomplishment that your father has caught that many on fly. I never had much luck catching them on fly. You have to spend a lot of time on the water hunting them.

Ricky, Jack Crevelle does not taste good.
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Permit one was just yummy. My first Permit 33"
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Permit two was even yummier. My largest Permit 35"
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I do not release Permit that is legal size. It is my duty as a angler to eat them. :D

Re: Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:48 am
by PhishingPhanatic
Exactly, it is difficult to tell a juvi permit and a pompano apart if you don't know what you're looking for. That's why you can only keep one permit over 20". And I agree, there's not much better then some blackened permit fingers.

Re: Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:54 am
by FriskyMullet
Nice permit. But I know where you are. I recognize the seagul in the second picture.lol.

I agree with all that was said.

Re: Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:11 am
by bolo
FriskyMullet wrote:Nice permit. But I know where you are. I recognize the seagul in the second picture.lol.

I agree with all that was said.


Answer to your banner. Stick the bud in the mouth and smoke it out of it ass. You ass kisser. :D

Re: Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:19 am
by FriskyMullet
Yo seem to have some experiance in the matter might I suggest that you make a demonstration. Show us all how you smoke mullets out the azz. :shock: :lol:

Re: Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:43 am
by FriskyMullet
Do I smell a photoshop comming on.... maybe.

Re: Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:43 am
by bolo
FriskyMullet wrote:Yo seem to have some experiance in the matter might I suggest that you make a demonstration. Show us all how you smoke mullets out the azz. :shock: :lol:


Im not that good in photoshop. :D

Re: Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:51 am
by FriskyMullet
LOL maybe later I give it whirl.

Re: Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:39 pm
by fishnfool73
Yes Ricky that' pompano and permit combined. How many limits of permit have you seen that all 6 , 11 to 20 inch were permit?

Re: Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:12 pm
by bolo
Rijkaard wrote:funny how you say it's hard to tell a pompano from a permit (easiest thing in the world...), but then you have different size and bag limit between mangroves and cuberas and different size limit between lesser and greater aj...

1 permit over 20" is fine, is the 6 bag limit between 11" and 20" that is just ridicolous


For me Ill only keep one permit over 20". The little ones Ill throw back to allow them to grow up. Pompano I really dont fish for much. I only keep a few for my girl and my mom. They seem to like them a lot.

Re: Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:53 pm
by islandflyfisher
fishnfool73 wrote:The limits are fine . You can only keep one ''permit'' Show me a way to educate the masses on how to tell the difference between a pompano and a permit other than size. You are lucky most anglers can tell the difference between a jack crevelle and a pompano let alone a pompano and a permit. Permit numbers are fine, I see them by the dozens on the bridges down south. Why people have such a fish crush on them is beyond me. I see as many permit now as I did 20 years ago.
Nice story by the way.


I definately have a bias. Permit are my favorite fish to catch. :D

Re: Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:32 pm
by fishnfool73
Mine as well our difference being I like to eat them as well.... :lol:

Re: Jumping Permit

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:53 pm
by JunoChris
Permit taste really good although the meat can be tough when they get over 30pds. I have never seen one jump when hooked at the pier, but off the beach I have seen a couple hooked fish jump multiple times during the fight. The fish at this spot on the beach seem to have no idea whats going on and usually run right up to the beach and almost beach themselves before turning around and making another run.