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JohnH0802
08-18-2011, 01:39 PM
Well I finally made my first trip to the keys. It was a quick trip, with Sunday and Monday being fishing days and back to SC on Teusday. Sunday was a productive day with my friend Larry landing a nice bonefish, and me landing a permit and a redfish. Monday was tough with wind and weather. Here are the pictures:

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Larry's bonefish on!

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Another picture of Larry's bonefish on

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af34/JohnH0802/Keys%2008142011%20to%2008162011%20with%20Larry/LarryBone.jpg

Larry lands his first bonefish!

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Me with permit on

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Permit fighting

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My permit

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My redfish

Overall a successful trip considering neither one of us had ever fished in the keys, nor fished for bonefish or permit. Had we had a little cooperation from the weather on Monday, we would have had a better chance.

No Hackle
08-18-2011, 03:06 PM
John great fish. What kind of leader were you using, Lenghth and lbs tippet wise. Heading to the vrgin Islands for vac. and a little fishing. Great report, I'm jealous.
Lynn

JohnH0802
08-18-2011, 03:46 PM
I was using a 10ft rio leader, I think it was 14lb with some 13 lb tippet.

John

oldschool
08-18-2011, 08:01 PM
Any time you catch fish on the flats of the keys is a success. Their bonefish can be the toughest on the planet. I do however regret to inform you that the Permit is a Jack Crevalle, a hard fighting cousin of the permit with a less fussy diet.

kentuckytroutbum
08-19-2011, 09:38 AM
Any time you catch fish on the flats of the keys is a success. Their bonefish can be the toughest on the planet. I do however regret to inform you that the Permit is a Jack Crevalle, a hard fighting cousin of the permit with a less fussy diet.

oldschool-

You're right! Look at the yellow fins, and the shape of the dorsal fin. Also, the head. A permit has a bone white color all over the body. No offense to anyone, but they do look similar, but with these differences.

Bill

No Hackle
08-19-2011, 03:22 PM
Thanks john.
Lynn

JohnH0802
08-19-2011, 04:34 PM
Thanks for the info....I had just gotten back on to make that specific point about it actually being a Jack, and see that you guys beat me to it. Thanks for making the correction for me. What I really wished I had done was hold the fish away from the fins and the gill plate that would have shown the black spot.


John