Sunday, February 27, 2011

welcome to the newest Islamorada fishing guide "Captain Donnie Benbow"

 World famous Captain George Wood welcomes in the newest florida keys and Islamorada fishing Guide, Captain Donnie Benbow. Donnie and Capt Geroge had a great morning treating there Anglers to large hogfish, yellow tail snapper and grouper out on the islamorada patch reefs.
Captain Ted Benbow fished a group tournement with Captain Matt Bellanger, Captain Mark Johnson, Captain Chuck Kito and eight other Guide from around Islamorada. The two days of fishing produced some great fishing! Sharks, grouper, hog snapper, sea trout, pompano and more, a great day was had by all.
we are just weeks away from the spring tarpon run. If you want to catch monster tarpon, now is you time to book,

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Islamorada fishing

This has been a great week for me and my family! My Son the newly Captain Donnie Benbow received his USCG Captains lic. Capt. Donnie also had his first ever paid Charter this pass weekend .To top a great morning he when 1 for three on Bonefish and was mention on Capt. Matt Ballengers daily fishing report not once but twice and his Angler Megan Fryman caught her first ever bonefish! What a great way to start a career as a Islamorada fishing Guide and as you can see I am the proud father, way to go son!!
Big Redfish are starting to show up in Flamingo in the Everglades National Park. After a great morning of Trout fishing I took my Anglers Mike and Rich Allen from Homestead to one of my redfish honey holes, they caught three big trophy Reds and 10 more average ones.
"Keep it in the Shallow grass"
Capt Ted Benbow
Bud Light Lime Pro Staff

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Florida Keys fishing, Islamorada, Key Largo

Greeting once again from the "Sports Fishing Capital of the World", Florida Keys, Islamorada and Key Largo.
   It is with great pride I would like to welcome my Son Captain Donnie Benbow into the Fish Guide business. Donnie became a USCG Captain as of yesterday. Here is a photo of the two newest additions to
" Skins and Fins Charters" team, Captain Donnie and his 20' Lake and Bay powered buy a 200 HP Mercury Opti XS Pro. Donnies credits include first and third places in the Key Largo Red/Snook tournament and first place 5 years in a row for the MET tournament for release divison Bonefish.
 I am also proud to welcome in our newest sponsor to Skins and Fins Charters, "Bud Light Lime"
 This week in fishing:
The Tarpon are starting to show up out west of Flamingo in the Everglade National Park, along with big permit they have been seen around sandy key channel busting on the live white baits. Also in the Everglades we have been catching large number of spotted sea trout and redfish .A half day trip will net around 50 to 60 of them. In the Gulf we are still finding a strong bite of Spanish Mackerel and some Cobia, big trout and more. 
  On the ocean side Flats off Islamorada and Key Largo we are starting to see large schools of bonefish, and lets not forget about the patch reefs off Islamorada. Snapper, Hogfish, Muttons and more, its a all you can eat feast!.
  Don't forget the spring tarpon migration is just around the corner, if you want to catch BIG Tarpon and Sharks, now is your time to book as we get reel busy that time of the year.
   want to give it a try? Give me a call. Till then the is Captain Ted asking you to "Keep in the shallow grass"
                                            Captain Ted Benbow
                                         Bud Light Lime Pro Staff