Lenny & I
I have been thinking of permit lately and was wanting to go check out this spot that I fished a few years back. I invited a good friend Lenny. We met at Hiram’s around 7 a.m. The moon was full and the tide was high. We went to catch some crabs. It was difficult, but we did manage to get a dozen. We picked up some lives with the cast net on the way out of the Inlet. There were Spanish Mackeral along the beaches. I didn’t see any Tarpon.
We arrived at the wreck and started free lining some lives. We caught a Barracuda and missed a few cuda’s. We started fishing crabs and nothing. As the afternoon started in the sun straight up. The schools of permit started showing themselves. I hooked up with a nice Permit, what a fight, man that fish screamed. I would say it was close to 15lbs. We finally landed it and snapped a few pics.
Well we both missed two nice hits. Then I hooked the second fish. This one was bigger, It was on. These fish can pull, fast, hard and long runs. What a fish. I enjoyed every moment, we managed to get some video and pics. This Permit was approx. 20lbs. Well we had our limit and we wanted to keep fishing. Lenny hooked up next with a screamer! He was stoked, his fish was a biggie as well. This fish made a few long runs and put up one heck of a fight. Lenny did a good job at fighting this one. I did get most of it on video. That was Lenny’s first Permit.
The winds started up and it was getting later. The Permit were still there up on top but we were out of crabs. What a awesome day, a total Attitude Adjustment! check out these pics…