Fishing information for Fishing for fish in southwest Florida Waters.
Description:
PERMIT

Color gray, dark or iridescent blue above, shading to silvery sides, in dark waters showing golden tints around breast; small permit have teeth on tongue (none on Pompano); no scutes; dorsal fin insertion directly above that of the anal fin; 17 to 21 soft dorsal rays; 16 to 19 soft anal rays.

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Remarks:

OFFSHORE on wrecks and debris, INSHORE on grass flats, sand flats, and in channels; most abundant in south Florida, with smaller specimens from every coastal county.

Common to 25 pounds.

Feeds mainly on bottom-dwelling crabs, shrimp, small clams, and small fish.

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Fat Snook

Sandbar Shark

American Shad

Florida Pompano

Scalloped Hammerhead

Atlantic Sharpnose Shark

Gag Grouper

Scamp

Atlantic Croaker

Goliath Grouper
( Formally Jewfish )

Schoolmaster

Atlantic Spadefish

Gray Snapper

Sheepshead

Banded Rudderfish

Greater Amberjack

Shortfin Mako

Bank Sea Bass

Gulf Flounder

Silk Snapper

Black Grouper

King Mackerel

Silver Seatrout

Black Sea Bass

Ladyfish

Silver Perch

Black Drum

Lane Snapper

Spanish Mackerel

Blackfin Snapper

Lesser Amberjack

Spotted Seatrout

Blue Runner

Longbill Spearfish

Striped (Black) Mullet

Blue Marlin

Mahogany Snapper

Swordfish

Bluefish

Mutton Snapper

Swordspine Snook

Bonefish

Nassau Grouper

Tarpon Snook

Bonnethead Shark

Palometa

Tarpon

Cero

Permit

Vermilion Snapper

Cobia

Queen Snapper

Weakfish

Common Snook

Red Drum

White Marlin

Crevalle Jack

Red Grouper

White Grunt

Cubera Snapper

Red Snapper

Yellowfin Grouper

Dog Snapper

Rock Sea Bass

Yellowmouth Grouper

Dolphin

Sailfish

Yellowtail Snapper

Fantail Mullet

Sand Seatrout