Naples Permit Are Chewing!
Capt. Will Geraghty
May 22, 2013
Naples - Saltwater Fishing Report
Here in the Naples and Marco Island region of Southwest Florida the May Permit bite has been outstanding!
Aboard "The Grand Slam", the calm Gulf of Mexico conditions are allowing us to prospect the numerous wrecks and artificial reefs both early and late in the fishing day with great success! While most of our trips have had us on the bite inside of the 12-mile range we have also been pushing out the offshore fishing grounds up to 30-miles. Here on the offshore grounds, we have experienced greater numbers of less fickle Permit. Overall the average size of my clients Permit catches has been in the 25-30-pound class!
I have been employing both a well presented 1/4 oz. bucktail jig (brown in color) and live "silver dollar" sized blue crabs to entice these incredible gamefish.
If you have never experienced the finesse, power and savvy of the "Mighty Permit" now is the time to do so. Truly an amazing light tackle target, the Permit will test angling skills and wills on each and every hook up! Aboard "The Grand Slam" I exclusively employ Penn Tackle in the 15-20-pound class as the Permit is very structure orientated target species. Nothing beats the fishing turning ability and reliable reel performance of Penn Tackle family.
With our greatest number of hook ups and fish landed coinciding with the stronger new and full moon tidal phases, it is best to pre-plan your Permit outing aboard "The Grand Slam" in order to achieve the best fish catching results.
CyberAnglers, look for Permit bite to hold strong through out the Summertime months here along the Naples and Marco Island coastline!
Hook Up, Hold On And Have Fun!
Captain Will Geraghty
Naples Fishing Forecast:
In addition the the outstanding Permit fishing here in the Naples and Marco Island region, the bottom fishing has been solid as well.
Prospecting areas of hard bottom in the 10-30 mile range have anglers recording limits of Lane Snapper and Red Grouper. Both live beats and dead baits will get the job done for those willing to put in the work.
Permit, Red Grouper, Lane Snapper
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