The Best Time of Year to Fly Fish for Permit
Late summer/fall is a great time to fly fish for permit. The winds are down and we can see these fish tailing or pushing wakes from a mile away. They just got back into town from spawning off on the reef and are hungry! If I had to pick the best couple months to target these fish I would pick anytime from July – September.
Another favorite time of year to target permit on fly is prespawn in late February/ March. The typical windy days allow us to sneak up a little closer to these fish combined with an abundance of permit feeding on the flats before they head offshore to spawn can make it a productive time of year.