Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Islamorada fishing report

On Christmas we had a cold frontier through the Islamorada area in the Florida Keys. When that happens I like to hide in the creeks in the Everglades where the waters are warmer and the fish come in to hide. There is always a fishing option in Florida keys no matter what the condisions are.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Deep sea fishing Islamorada

Holiday Isle marina-this morning I stopped bay the Marina at Holiday Isle and saw many of the offshore fleet with many sailfish flags the indicated how many catch and releases there were. One of the charter boats had 10 flags waving. This is a great start to the sailfish season.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Islamorada fishing

Skins and Fins Chatets and Guides fishing report for that last week 12/ 20.
  Gulf and backcountry fishing-the Spanish mackerel are coming in good. The tripple Tail too. Snappers have been outstanding. On the right tide the redfish, black drum and sheepsheads are good.
  Flats fishing- Bonefish, some permit and bigger reds and snook has been solid. 
  Offshore the sailfish in just keeps getting better and better. Want to book a trip? Give us a call 3053930363 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Florida Keys Fishing

Capt Chuck Kito of Sniper Charters anglers caught this massive tripple tail in the gulf water off the Florida Keys. Capt Chuck is a professional fishing guide at the Holiday Isle marina in Islamorada.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Florida Keys fishing-Islamorada

The sailing has really started to pick up here in the Florida keys. From Islamorada to Keys West, all the top charter boat Marinas have been reporting a great catch of the mighty sailfish. 
  What to book a fishing charters trip? Call 3053930363

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Fishing report Islamorada

Islamorada fishing report for fishing charters and fishing guides. 
  Offshore/Deepseas-The sail fishing has really started to pick up! From Bud N Mary's marina to Holiday Isle Marina the sailfish flags have been flying. Also Tina, king mackerels and more.
  Flats fishing-The bonefish keeps getting better. The snook has been better as well. There are some Resfish but not many.
  Backcountry fishing-The redfish have been showing up in the deep channels. Black drum, sheepsheads, sea trout .
  To book a trip please call 3053930363

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Fishing Guides islamorada

We had very good winter fishing all the week! Redfish, many bonefish on the flats. big snook,any sheepsheads, black drum and spotted sea trout. All and all it was a great week in Islamorada to flat and backcountry fish

Friday, December 12, 2014

Islamorada fishing charters report

Skins and Fins charters and guides-The winter Bonefishing has just been outstanding. Seen here with a big bonefish release is Capt Donnie Benbow. Treating his dad Capt Ted Benbow to one of his bigger bonefish of the year. 
  Donnie has also had solid Snook fishing this past week too. In the Everglades the big winter Sherpa head are in full swing. 
To book call 3053930363 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fishing Islamorada

Islamorada fishing report, Skins and Fins charters. 
  With the temp dropping down to the 50s in the morning the fishing guides at Holiday Isle marina and Bud Mary's marine followed the fish into the deeper warmer waters of the Everglades channels and had a outstanding day. Big Resfish, Snook black drum and many any sheepshead .

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Islamorada fishing report

Check back for our daily fishing report blog. We report on offshore, flats and backcountry shallow water fishing for Islamorada, key largo, Marathon and the rest of the Florida keys. Today it is too cold to fish so we are taking the bud light boat to the shop for some maintance.
Call us to book a trip 3053930363

Monday, December 8, 2014

Fishing Florida keys Islamorada

Skins and Fins charters fishing report-
  After a solid day of bonefishing yesterday. Capt Donnie Benbow treated his angler so some nice snook fishing. Capt Ted Benbow worked the flamingo area for slot redfish, many sheepsheads and black drum. Don't forget the time is not to book for the spring tarpon trips. If you every wanted to catch big tarpon, now is your chance. 3053930363

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Bonefishing Islamorada guides charters

Skins and Find Charters and Guides fishing report for 12/7/2014
  Went out with my son Captain Donnie Benbow to do some December Bonefishing on the flats of Islamorada in the Florida Keys this morning. We got some great opportunity's to Flyfishing for the gray ghost and ended up catching 3. It was a great father and son sunday trip.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Islamorada fishing report, Key Largo December

Offshore/deep sea:
  The charter Boats are reporting Wahoo, sail fish and King Mackerel now that it is cooling off. There still are some late season Dolphin too. 
  Flats fishing: Bonefish are better then the last few years. Bigger snook and redfish.
  Backcountry: On the edge of the gulf the Spanish Mac's are in full swing. Back in the glades is Snook, Redfish, a bunch of snappers and sheepshead. 
  Give us a call 3053930363

Friday, December 5, 2014

Islamorada fishing report

Skins and fins charters and guides
We had had a to boy trip this morning. Shown here I Ed with his birthday redfish. We also caught many sheepshead.
 On the Atlantic side they are catching sailfish now and that wil continue all winter. Give us a call to book your trip.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Fishing report Islamorada Florida Keys

Skins and Fins Charters and Guides-
  We got in to a a very nice bite of Sheepshead, big Black drum and redfish back in the Flamingo area today. The high light was a 15 LB Black drum, and we even caught a small permit.
  Want to give it try? Give us a call 3053930363

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Florida keys fishing reports-Islamorada

Islamorada fishing report for Skins and Fins charters and Guides.
Bruce and I went fishing on a windy day down in islamorada. The snook were laid up in the shallow waters of the flamingo flats and we were able to hook up with some great fighting fish. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Islamorada Fishing Report Florida keys 12/2/2014

Islamorada fishing report for Skins and Fins Charters and guides:
  Captain Donnie Benbow reported a good amount of redfish and large schools of Snook off the flamingo area. Even tho the winds were high, Capt Donnie got his angler into some nice fish.
  To book Capt Donnie call 3053930363

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fishing Islamorada florida keys

Fishing report for Skins and Fins Charters and Guides.
  Today the wind blew and blew here in the Florida keys. I took my anglers to the edge of the gulf for Spanish mackerel but the waves were too hight so we fished the Bridges of Islamorada and picked away at the bigger snappers and got one nice grouper to the boat.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Florida keys fishing Islamorada

Islamorada fishing report- It was cold and windy today back in the Everglades and in the Florida keys, but we made a day of it catching snappers and Sheeps heads.
Most of the water was blown out of the backcountry so is made things a little tuff.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Florida keys fishing charters reports

Islamorada fishing report:
  The cold weathers hasn't slowed down the charters guides here in late November. 
  Offshore Deepsea the charter boat are starting to catch sailfish, late season dolphin and yellowtail snapper off the bottom.
  Backcountry fishing charters and guides:
  Redfish , snook, lots of mangrove snappers, black drum and sheepshead 
  Flats fishing guides: when the winds are down it's all about the bonefish no problem

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Islamorada Thanksgiving fishing report

Even tho is is Thanksgiving in Islamorada in the Florida keys, there was many fishing charters that got out on the water.
  On the edge of the gulf they was many Spanish mackerel being caught. Up on the flats there was reports of flats guides catching some snook. 
  On the offshore side I seen some nice reports of the bigger boats catching barracuda and wahoo
  Happy Thanksgiving from the charter boats and fishing guides from Islamorada.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Islamorada fishing report, Florida keys

Fishing report for Skins and Find charters and guides. Capt Ted and Donnie Benbow 

That last few days the Mangrove snapper bite has been outstanding. In the backcountry the Redfishing is still good. On the flats on the calmer wind days we are still finding bonefish and some permit.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Islamorada fishing charters report-Florida keys

Fishing report Skins and Fins Charters and guides.
Today we took a break form the flats fishing of Islamorada and captain Donnie and I took my to brothers Tom Benbow and Jim Cobley fresh water fishing for bass. Dew to the overcast weather we had a great time and caught a few on the 4/5 LB size.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Islamorada fishing report-Florida Keys

This is the mid November fishing report for Skins and Fins charters and guides.
  Flats fishing: Redfish and Snook up on the shallow water flats. On the calmer days we have been fly fishing for Permit and Bonefish. Also sharks and sawfish.
  Backcountry: Snapper fishing is still good. In the channels smaller Resfish, bleach drum, sea trout and Sheeps head.
Gulf fishing: Spanish Mackerel, sea trout , snappers and pompano. On the gulf decks big big redfish. What to give it a try ? Call 3953930363 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Islamorada fishing report-Florida Keys

Wahoo!! The boys on the offshore boats have been catching some big Wahoos.
 Out in the gulf Spanish mackerels are biting great. In 10 to 12 foot of water.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fishing report Islamorada-Florida keys

Islamorada fishing report-Skins and Fins Charters and Guides. 
  The cooler waters has brought In the Spanish mackerel. This is a great fighting fish on light tackle for all ages.
  On the the offshore Chartes the sailfish and that wahoo are starting to show up too. In the Everglades we are catching big numbers of small redfish and black drum.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fishing report Islamorada, key largo, Florida keys

Islamorada fishing report-Skins and Fins Charters. 
Flats fishing- the bonefishing is starting to pic up. The winds have been low giving fishing fishing guides some great days on the water. Snook, redfish and permit have been solid as well. 
Backcountry fishing- the Spanish mackerel are turning on. Snappers, lots of small redfish, black drum and more.
Offshore/Deepsea-tjere are still some late season dolphin, tuna and some sailfish. The boys at Bud N Mary's marina have been catching daytime swardfish too.
Photo of Captain Donnie Benbow below with a bonefish release.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Fishing report Islamorada-Florida Keys

Florida keys fishing report Islamorada.
Skins and Fins Charters and Guides Capt Donnie Benbow treated his angler to site fishing on the flats for some nice bonefishing in down town Islamorada. See here releasing a 9 LB bonefish. Fishing guides from Bud N Mary's to Holiday Isle have seen a increase in the Lightning fast fish in the past few weeks. To book captain Donnie Benbow call 3053930363

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Islamorada Fishing Charters-Florida Keys

Islamorada Fishing Report- is had a half day fishing charter and treated my customers to some solid Redfishing . Showered in the photo I of the 35 areas we caught in a half day trip. With the cooler weather the sailfish are starting to show on the offshore trips too. If you want to catch a Sailfish stop by any marina in Islamorada from Bud & Mary's to my marina Holiday Isle and pick out a charter boat.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Florida Keys fishing charters-Islamorada

Capt Donnie Benbow of Smins and Fins Charters and Guides has really been knocking it out of the park with big permit that week. Offshore with the winds cooling off the temp. The Sailfish will start to turn on. If you what a idea of the fishing in Islamorada, stop by the fishing marinas in town like Bud n Mary's or Holiday Isle to get a idea of what's biting.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Florida keys fishing report Islamorada

Fishing report for Skins and Fins Charters and Guides: the winds were down early this week and the flats fishing was great for Capt Donnie Benbow. Showed here holding up a nice permit his angler got in the flats just before he released it.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Islamorada fishing report-Florida Keys

The permit fishing this week on Captain Donnie's flats boat has been very good. Donnie and his angler had many shots and landed some nice fish.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Florida keys fishing report, Islamorada

Skins and Finscharters and guides fishing report. 
  This week in the backcountry it has all been about mangrove snappers. Large number being caught by most fishing guides. On the offshore side it's tuna time. The fall is my favorite thin of the year to fish! So give me a call and I will put you one them.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Florida Keys Fishing

Here are some photo's of the flats fishing tournament that Capt Donnie Benbow of Skins and Fins Charters and Guides fished in the week here in the Florida Keys.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Florida Keys Fishing Reports

For up to date fishing reports for the Florisa Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo, Key West and Marathon, Please check us out. We are the father and son fishing team of "Skins and Fins Charters and Guides", Capt Ted and Captain Donnie Benbow. We cover the fishing report for all the Florida Keys and Key West for Offshore, flats fishing, backcountry, diving and party boat fishing. 
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Florida Keys fishing charters and guides

Fishing report Islamorada, Florida Keys for Skins and a Fins charters and guides:
  Flats fishing: The water have been calm and the shallow flats hove been great. Big redfish and snook, permit and bonefish all are good. You can also sight fish for sharks.
  Offshore/Deepsea fishing: the Dolphin have slowed this week but the tuna are starting to turn on.
  Backcountry fishing: Snook are good and the season is now open. Lots of small redfish, and snappers. Sea trout is good.
  Eco tours/sight seeing: Thor temp is starting to cool and the birds are much more active. 
  Diveing: The divers operators from Bud N Mary's to Holiday have been busy with Lobster hunters.
  Check back weekly for my Florida Keys Fishing report.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Islamorada fishing charters report

This is the fishing report for the father and son team of Skins and Fins Charters and Guides, Capt Ted and Capt Donnie Benbow. 
  The offshore bite on Dolphin has been still very good. Charter boats in Islamorada from Bud N Mary's Marina to Holiday Osle Marina have been post report of great dolphin catches. This it wi be a Tuna time.
  Flats fishing in the shallow waters of the Florida keys has just been great! If you can make the cast and like hunting for permit, bonefish, snook and big Redfish, this it's the time of the year to do flats fishing. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Islamorada fishing report

Florida Keys fishing , Islamorada.
  I took my anglers out for a half day honeymoon trip and caught 19 redfish, sheeps heads and some sea trout.
  My son Capt Donnie Benbow went out sight fishing on his Hellsbay poling skiff. His anglers has shot a a few big schools of bonefish and permit on the flats around Islamorada. Then he finished the day catching nice sized redfish and snook back in the Everglades.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Islamorada Fishing Report

Islamorada fishing report, Florida Keys
  The week the Dolphin fishing has just ben off the chain!! Charter boats from Holiday Isle Marian all the way to bud n Mary's Marina had caught large racks of this great and taste Sportfish. 
  Up on the shallow water flats the permit and redfish are showing up in good numbers. The best ways to sight cast to this trophy fish is on light spin. Or you can challenge your self with a 9 wt fly rod.
  On the backcountry it's more of the same. Snappers, sea trout, smaller redfish, big sharks and snook.
  The sports divers have been busy diving offshore and in the gulf for the spiny lobster. So far this year it's been a great catch. 
  Well that what's been going on the way is see it. Want to go fishing? Give me A call. Till then the Capt Tes Benbow of skins and fins charters a asking you to "keep it in the shallow grass" 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Florida Keys Fishing Report

  The dolphin fishing is still going off in Islamorada. Charter boats marinas like Holiday Isle, Bud N Mary's and World wide sportsman have recorded
 nice catches of fish. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Islamorada fishing charters and Guides

Islamorada fishing report, Florida Keys
  The fishing on the flats in Islamorada has been very good for big redfish. Using the flyrod or light spin is the best method. On the calmer days the the permit have been showing up along with some bonefish. I was lucky to spend a afternoon with my Son Captain Donnie Benbow of Skins and Fins Charters. Seened here with a 34" Red caught on a custom Donnie Fly.
  Out in the deep waters the gaffer size dolphin are still good about 26 miles out. 
There are some great offshore charters boats at Holiday Isle marina and Bud N Mary's marines. What to give it a try give me a call 3053930363

Monday, August 18, 2014

Islamorada fishing charters and guides

Islamorada fishing report
  The redfishing is really starting to pick up in Islamorada and flamingo. Fishing the incoming tideshas produced some big school of redfish. The bonefishing on the flats of Islamorada is getting a little better. Please don't take them out of the water, please release with care. 
Offshore the dolphin are still around, I saw some nice gaffers at the docks of Bid N Mary's and Holiday Isle. Remember that mates work for tips and that work hard long days. Please take care of them after you trip. Give me a call to book your trip. 3053930363

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Islamorada fishing charters and guides

Islamorada fishing report in the Dlorida Keys- The Dolphin offshore still remain strong this week even after the Super Moon! All it takes finding the magic weed line of other floating junk a that's where you will fine them. 
  Flats fishing for Permit has been great! On the calmer days there great sport fishing have been spiking up all over the flats of Islamorada and the Florida Keys. In the backcountry if the Everglades the bigger trout and snapper have been starting to show up. 
  What to give it a try? Give us a call 3053930363

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Islamorada Shark Week

In August the shark fishing in the Florida keys are as good as it get! Showned her is a protected sawfish caught around the Islamorada area. Also caught this time of the year is bull sharks, lemon sharks, spinner sharks and hammerhead sharks.
Dragging dead baits behind the boats in the flamingo bay proves most productive.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Fishing report Islamorada, Florida Keys

The morning fishing on the flats of Islamorada has been outstanding this week. He Permit have been spiking up all over the flats. Seen here is Captain Donnie Benbow of Skins and Fins Charters releases a permit caught on the flyrod. Also up on the flats has been large Redfish. The fly of choice has been a crab fly. Want to give it a try? Call us at 3053930363

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fishing report Islamorada

Florida keys fishing report, Islamorada. The month of August is outstanding for tailing Permet and bonefish up on the flats in Islamorada. Fishing guides from Holiday Isle to Bud N Mary's have been fishing this shallow waters for these great sports fish. Capt Ted Benbow of Skins and fins Charters caught this nice on while being guides by his son Capt Donnie Benbow. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Islamorada fishing charters and guides

Big Permitt are being caught on the flats of Islamorada and the Florida Keys. This nice fighting flats fish was caught on Capt Donnie Benbow's of Skins and Fins Charters and Guides Hellsbay skiff this morning off Islamorada. 
  Offshore the Dolphin fishing has still been great. M
FromBud N Mary's Marina to Holiday Isle marine, captains are reporting a great bite.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Islamorada fishing charters and guides

Islamorada fishing report, Florida Keys
The waters in the Florida keys have been so calm the last few weeks it had made for some great fly fishing on the flat of Islamorada. Using a 10 WT fly for is castes at caught two very nice redfish late the other afternoon. Offshore the Dolphin bite is still very good and will continue through the summer. Big racks of Dolphin at area marinas from Bud N Mary's to Holiday Isle.
  Give me a call if you want to set up either trip and I will get you set up. 
3053930363 Skins and Fins Charters

Friday, August 1, 2014

Islamorada fishing report-Fly Fishing

Every now and then I get some bow time on my son's boat Capt Donnie Benbow.
Today Donnie took me fly fishing for Redfish. Using a 10 wt rod and a special fly pattern and color the he tied, we off the fish a few late afternoon hours on some of Islamorada's most beautiful flats. The result was this nice 32" redfish and a 28" redfish seemed here on the fly. The Florida keys and Islamorada are knowened for there flats fishing for bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook and redfish. There are many great flats guides that will put you on fish from Bud and Mary's Marina to outlet Marina at Holiday Isle. Want to give it a try? Give us a call and start working on you fly casting skills. 
Till the This is Capt Ted Benbow of Skins and Fins Charters asking you to " Keep it in the shallow Grass"

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Islamorada lobster mini season

Islamorada fishing report in the Florida Keys- on the first day of the 2 day lobster sport season, all the reports are coming in that most everyone got there limit. As I navigated my way around Islamorada there was dive boats as far as the eye could see. The professional diver operators from marinas like Holiday Isla, Bud and Mary's and World wide sportsman were all very busy thanking divers out to catch the spiny lobster. Day two comes up tomorrow, stay tuned.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Islamorada fishing report

Fishing report Islamorada-captain Nick from Bud and Mary's Marina in Islamorada caught this 57 lb dolphin. From Key West to Key Largo, every Marina in the Florida keys has been report a great catch of these taste Sportfish. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Islamorada fishing report

Islamorada life in the Florida keys.
Manny the manatee stopped bay the Marina today to show his new calf the ropes. While I was flushing my Mercury motor he takes a sip of fresh water just before I turn it off. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Islamorada-mini lobster season

Florida Keys- it's that time if the year again when the spine lobster are under attrack in the Islamorada and the Florida Keys. These taste shell fish are hunted the last Wednesday and Thurdays every July. People come from all over Florida for the two day sports dive.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Skins and Fins Charters and Guides

Leaving the shallow waters of Islamorada for a week, Capt Donnie Benbow of Skins and Fins Charters spent the last 7 day fishing the great Okeeckobve Lake and smaller serounding lake. Here is just a few of the many fish Donnie caught on soft and hard baits.