Mutton snapper caught in the Keys, mid June. Kayaked out on a Hobie Revolution to a flat to fish for permit. Wind was up, and I was on the edge of the flat where small waves were breaking so visability was poor. While wading in knee deep water I thought I noticed a bulge 10 to 15 feet out towards which I casted a small crab on a circle hook. The fish hit immediately, "Finally a permit!" The fish ran hard like a permit taking a great deal of line. I started wading after the fish while watching and worrying as the line peeled off the spool. The fish slowed down and changed direction, running in a course that was more or less parallel to me which slowed the rate of line peeling off the spool. Have hooked a permit once and only for a few seconds, started to wonder if something else was on the line as I thought permit just keep running at blazing speed. I kept looking for the sliver flash and expected another fast run. Surprised when I saw this big mutton-only my third not counting one that was about the size of a sunfish. Used a Shimano stradic 3000 fj, Temple Fork Gary Loomis signature rod, 6-12 medium, 10 pound fireline and 25 pound flouro leader.