I went out for a Sunday afternoon trip with some old pals and we managed to catch a bunch of tarpon and some snook. No Permit this year, although last year around Thanksgiving we did manage to get the south Florida Slam a few times.
For me it is a little hard to tell the difference between a permit and a jack when they are in the water, especially in the inlet. I could just assume they are all jacks since some of the jack schools a re gigantic and they seem to always be there. But, occasionally some permit schools slide in and that is an entirely different fish.