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Was this the one

One of the very few problems that we have in the Florida Keys ( and I know some anglers love it ) is that when ever we get large groups of fish the shark appear in numbers. From the mackerel run in the winter to the tarpon migration and thepermit spawn shark are never very far away. On this groups last full day we ended up on the permit wreck and it did not take John long to get stuck in to a hard fighting permit. I must just say we have a lot of anglers pass through our fishing holidays and Johns fish fighting skills were right up at the top from his epic battle with the near 100 lb stingray to the hard fighting snapper well done. Well as the fish was getting to the boat bang fish gone and in mid water only the shark do that. Well Billy had a plan and with a nice piece of cuda on the shark rod a bait was drifted back at mid water where John lost his. It did not take to long and shark on, fighting these fish in 100 ft of water is very different to our normal sharking in the bay.

Billy stuck at it and despite going under the rope a few times he got the fish back to the boat. Was this the one that had John’s fish I doubt it but just one of the many shark that also enjoy the permit spawn. Nice tarpon to the boat on last morning for Steve will blog when Nick sends me the pics.