|Detailed Information on the Permit|
Color gray, dark or iridescent blue above, shading to silvery on the sides.
May show golden tints around the breast in darker waters.
Smaller fish have teeth on the tongue.
Dorsal fin insertion is directly above that of the a n a l fin.
17 to 21 soft dorsal rays; 16 to 19 soft a n a l rays.
These coastal fish inhabit tropical grass and sand flats, near reefs and wrecks.
Spawning occurs primarily in early summer and again in fall. Permit have a specialized plate at the back of their mouth that helps them crush hard-shelled animals such as clams and crabs.
Florida ~ 56 lb 2 oz, caught near Ft. Lauderdale
Fishing Tips and Facts:
Anglers cast live crabs to schools of permit hoping to catch one of these line-stripping fish, which also take shrimp, clams and occasionally small fish.
Permit are most common in south Florida. This member of the jack family can reach 40 inches and 50 pounds, but most are about 25-pounds.
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