There is a crazy amount of habitat in the Bahamas. As a high schooler might say… “there is, like, a lot.”
There are plenty of bonefish in the Bahamas. There are Jacks a plenty. Cudas are all over the place along with sharks. There are fewer tarpon, but they migrate, so that is mostly understandable.
Where are the frigging permit though?
From the 2011 Redbone Tournaments at Deep Water Cay:
BONEFISH: 79 – PERMIT: 0
BONEFISH 188 – PERMIT 0
Every once in a while there is a permit caught in the Bahamas. There are clearly some permit there, but they are few and very, very far between.
I asked Dr. Adams about that and he said the research hasn’t been conducted.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on why permit appear to be scarce in the Bahamas.