Friend told me about a spot where he has been catching nice permit, so I went for as couple hours after school. After catching one 5-10 pounder on a silly willy, I busted out the fly rod, and started throwing a brown , sparkly fly that looked a bit like a large sand flea. I tried to let it get to the bottom and work it real slow back to the boat. I was throwing up to the edge of the mangroves where it was about 4 feet deep and stripping it back to where
It was about 10 feet deep. I saw something that looked like. A massive sheepie sitting under a mangrove, so I landed my fly on its head and it ended up being about 5 medium to nice sized ones. They all swarmed my fly and I hooked up after one strip. We had to head out shortly after, but I am very curious if my method would have tricked one of those permit. I did see one school of three permit cruising along the mangroves averaging about 10 pounds, but I was being a fool and didn't get a chance to throw to them. Either way, it was cool to see some decent permit inshore in Sarasota.