Pompano & Permit

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Pompano & Permit

Recently we have been catching some beautiful African Pompano and now Permit as well. These beautiful fish will be around for roughly 2 months. Can you tell the difference between a Florida Pompano, African Pompano, Permit and Palometa? While visually similar there are some distinct differences. View the table below to see the difference and then book your wreck fishing trip with the Main Attraction fishing  team  to try and get one of your own!

Species Description
African Pompano
African Pompano

African Pompano

Can reach up to 42″ and weigh 50 lbs.

Long, threadlike rays at front of dorsal and anal fins (juveniles).

4–5 narrow bars on sides of juveniles only.

 

Permit

Permit

Permit

Can reach up to 45″ and weigh 50 lbs.

Orange coloring on belly and/or pelvic
and anal fin is common in juveniles.

May have a black spot behind the
pectoral fin.

Dorsal fin begins over anal fin.

Florida Pompano
Florida Pompano

Florida Pompano

Can reach up to 25″ and weigh 8 lbs.

Body is generally mostly silver with a darker back.

Yellow coloring on belly is common in juveniles and adults.

Dorsal fin begins forward of anal fin.

Palometa
Palometa

Palometa

Can reach up to 20″ and weigh up to 1 lb.

Dorsal and anal fins are very elongated.

4 narrow bars on sides of both juveniles and adults.

Bright, silvery sides.

 

2017-02-27T19:35:38+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Categories: Offshore|Tags: , , , , , |