After lurking around for years it is time for my first post… wow!
Originally I am from Germany but moved recently to Melbourne for the next two years.
Here is a picture of some permit that were cruising the surf at the Yucatan peninsula this year. They were feeding right at the shore and were not spooky at all. So I manage to catch one (of course the smallest one...) and then they disappeared.
Very good question foreignmuck... A friend and me were fishing for them for a while but couldn't catch one and it was easier to spot them from above so I went out of the water and my friend tried to cast for them and during that time I had to take the camera out because it just looked so amazing!
This picture shows how close they came. Even with the leader on their head...