Duluth Fly Fisher Lands Nice Permit In Belize

Jim Pothast of Duluth holds the 30-pound permit he caught while fishing in Belize this past week. (Jim Pothast photo)

While most of us in Duluth were digging out from one snowstorm or another in recent days, Jim and Diana Pothast have been in Belize, on the Caribbean coast. Diana sent this photo of Jim, who caught this 30-pound permit on a fly rod.

“Jim is very happy his fly rod didn’t break fighting the big permit,” Diana wrote.

The permit was the first that Pothast has caught. He was fishing near Punta Gorda at Garbutt’s Fishing Lodge on Tuesday when he caught the fish.