The permit fishing, particularly last week, has been outstanding.
Anglers fishing the Del Brown Invitational recorded some very
impressive numbers and although I spent the week tarpon fishing, I was
seeing mudding, cruising and tailing permit everywhere that I looked.
The summer permit fishing is generally very good, the ingredients to
success this time of the year is moving water and being blessed with a
little bit of wind (sometimes a rarity). There have also been good
numbers of bonefish feeding on both stages of the tide, particularly to
the east of Key West. On the right tide we have encountered small
schools aggressively tailing across backcountry banks and as the water
gets higher they have been both cruising and mudding. Unfortunately,
the two day sportsman lobster season is the 25th and 26th of this
month, making fishing a bleek prospect with the obscene numbers of
boats descending on Keys waters. Luckily, by friday the 27th the
lobster grabbers will be heading home and we will again have the water