1. Caught a couple of these chaps on light tackle using crabs. Great fighters - had to haul him in 3 times before I landed him. Went out with Capt. Scott Green - Rodbender fishing charters. (he's a great guy and highly recommended)
Anyway to finish the story. Decided to take some fish back with me to NY. Permit are great eating. As my luck would have it the airline lost my cooler in the height of summer and it was delivered 12 hours late. The guy from the airline wanted to know what was smelling. Had to toss out 40lbs of great eating fish.
2. Spanish mackerel - great colors. Caught on a jig. Related to King fish and they take off as well. Also cuaght some Tuna and Barracuda trolling. If you ask me Cuda are excellent fish to catch, they hit live bait like crazy & jump right out of the water when hooked and are not finicky in the least!
I had a permit that I had hooked torn in half by one of them.