In the Permit world, Kathryn Vallilee is a force to be reckoned with. In 2020 she set two incredible world records. With Capt. Nick Labadie she caught a 9.5 pound permit on 4 pound test and a 22 pound permit on 6 pound test with Capt. Brandon Cyr. She capped the year with a 3rd place finish in the IGFA permit tournament against a 19 angler field. 18 men and her! Too, against her husband, Nathaniel Linville, considered by many to be the best permit angler in the world. Capt. Doug Kilpatrick, her guide in that event, says she wasn’t lucky, she’s as good as anyone he fishes. He went on to say that Kat is the hardest working angler he knows and will win at some point soon!
Kat is an inspiration to all. She is focused, determined, and incredibly talented…. And beautifully humble.
Listen closely and many of your questions on how to succeed in the permit game will be answered.