Permit and it’s close cousin Pompano, are popular sport fish in Southwest Florida, as they love the grass and sand flats in our area. They feed on hard-shelled crabs and clams. Spawning happens twice a year, in early summer and fall.
Open Season: Year Round
Length: 11″-22″ fork length
Keep: 2 per harvester per day; no more than 2 per vessel
Gear: Hook and line only
We do not fish in the Special Permit Zone of the Keys.Fish & Wildlife Commission Page