Sunday, December 27, 2015

Backcountry fishing

With all the holiday family's in town the fun fishing has been what we've been doing  the last few days. The action has been good too. If the traffic stats to get to you, get us a call for some keys fishing!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Fishing gifts Florida keys

Looking for a last minute fishing gift? What about a guided fishing trip in the heart of the Florida keys? Islamorada
To book call 3053930363

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Key largo fishing report

With all the rain we had in the beginning of the moth is has started to turn. The red fishing back on. With our first cold from coming this weekend the back drum and red fish will continue to get better.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Fl Keys fishing report Islamorada

The Spanish mackerel are starting to show up here in Islamorada! If you want great action and a great fight, this is the trip for you!! To book a trip call 3053930363  

Monday, November 30, 2015

Florida keys Thanksgiving fishing

Well the wind picked up the last week to 20-25 mph. The water temp was in the low 70s and the fishing was tuff! We did manage a nice permit and a few snook! The channels were loaded up with big jacks to save the end of the day. As soon as it warms up or will be on again.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Fishing report Islamorada

Just a short the let everyone know that the red fishing in the Everglades is starting the pick up some. To book a trip call 3053930363 have a great day on the water. Capt Ted Benbow

Friday, October 30, 2015

Where to go for fresh seafood

Starting November 1, 2015 the Feds will shout down all commercial fishing for yellow tail snapper fishing! Now this is only for the commercial fisherman, you know the guys that sell them to you favorite eatery. Along with yellow tail snapper, also closed is Dolphin and hog fish. So if you go out to eat in the Florida keys and the wait staff tells you that they special if a fresh caught fish. Look them in the eye and say are you sure? Most likely it isn't!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Guy Harvey Resort Okeechobee

The Okeechobee city commission are putting the details together in a long term agreement for a new Guy Harvey facility. The plan calls for a fishing outfitter, lodging, camp site's a restaurant and much more. This project will I bring fisherman from all over and add to the tourists base of the area.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Islamorada fishing report

First of all the weather was awful! The fishing however was fabulous!! Took our customers out, for dinner BIG mangrove snapper. As for Capt. Donnie he put his happy customers on bonefish!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fishing report

The next few days the weather is going to get very rainy and windy. We were glad for the last 10 days of light wind cause it really turned in the Bonefishing. New for the next week or so we will be hiding back in the glades trying to stay out of the wind.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Florida backcountry fishing

The backcountry is its starting to pick back up. When out in a charter today and caugh a bunch of sea trout on plastic. My anglers told me I wore them slap out!!! To book call 3053930363

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fishing charters Islamorada

Female angler from Key Largo Katie Fry caught her first bonefish on the flats with Capt Donnie Benbow of Skins and Fins Charters and guides. Not only was the gray ghost Katie's fish but it was a good one. To book your Bonefishing trip call 3053930363

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Bonefishing Florida Keys

This is day two of some great Islamorada Bonefishing. Capt Donnie Benbow treated me to a great few hours of Bonefishing in the flats of Islamorada after I finished my morning charters. I went 1 for 3 from the bow of the Hellsbay and Donnie went 2 for 2 from the poling tower. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Bonefishing Islamorada

Captain Donnie Benbow went 7 for 9 bonefishing this afternoon. All 7 of them he caught while poling his hellbay from the tower. It is hard enough to catch them from the front of the boat but from the poling tower is just as hard as it gets.
To book Capt Donnie call 3053930363

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tarpon on light tackle

My son Capt Donnie Benbow call me this afternoon and wanted to take me flats fishing in Islamorada for just a hour. Well no problem I told him. We got 3 tarpon to eat. Had a great father son time on the water her in the Florida keys

Monday, October 5, 2015

Islamorada flats fishing

The snook fishing in the Everglades has been good in the shallow run offs and also up on the flats when sight fishing. Useing live pilchards or D.O.A. Airheads seem to be the bait of choice to hook up with a strong fish. Also up on the flats the permit and bonefish are being found on the right conditions. We like to pitch live blue crabs or throwing a fly rod with a crab pattern. Want to give it a try call us at 3053930363 or

Friday, October 2, 2015

Hurricane Joaquin

Although Hurricane Joaquin is less then a 100 miles from the Florida keys coast. At this time there is no danger of it hitting Florida. The Florida keys fishing industry is open for business to book a trip please call 3053930363 or got to

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Rafting to Freedom-Cuba to Florida Keys

This morning on my guides fishing charters to the Everglades National Park I found this home made boat made of foam, rebarb and plastic bag. Can you imagine the poor soles that braved the Atlantic from Cuba to the Florida straights just to get a taste of freedom!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fall fishing Islamorada florida keys

The fall Is a good time of year for different speceis of fish. Near the keys the bonefish and permit are the targeted speceis on shallow flats of islamorada. Back in the everglades the snook,redfish, black drum, and baby tarpon are all targeted. Useing live bait or artificial are a great way too hook up with these fun fish as well as a fly rod for the more experienced angler. Too book a trip call 3053930363

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Everglades fishing report

With all the rain in n the Florida keys the last few weeks, the redfishing has really turned on. Prior to the rain the sanility was very high and the redfishing was not good at all. This past Wednesday my anglers caught of 40 nice reds in 2 1/2 hours. To book call 3053930363 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hurricane ERIKA heading to Florida

With Hurricane ERIKA heading to Florida the fishing in the Florida keys has picked up the last few day. The only problem is the TV stations have scared off of the customers! I remember 10 years ago the powers to be chased everyone out of Islamorada and the rest of the Florida keys when hurricane IVAN was in its way. And guess what, it never came close, but business stunk for the next 3 weeks. Weather forecasters would never make it as fishing guides, because we have to produce. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Florida keys fishing

The redfish are slowly starting to show up in the Everglades. I have seen some big schools of reds and even big schools of black drum. Permit remain good but the tarpon are slowing up.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Florida keys fishing charters reports

Mans the permit have been showing up all over the flats of Islamorada. Capt Donnie Benbow of Skins and Fins charters and guides has been on a roll
To book a fishing charter call 3053930363 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Dolphin fishing Islamorada

Capt Mel Walker of the Charter boat GOTCHA at the Holiday Isle Marina and his crew put there angler Melissa on a big Mahi Mahi. The offshore fishing has been great this August! You can contact Capt Mel at the Post Card Inn/Holiday Isle Marina booking office

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Lobster season opens August 6

Look out spiny lobster, divers in the Florida keys will be on the hunt for you. August 6 is the opening of Florida spiny lobster! Everyone please be on the look out for swimmers in the waters and please follow the Florida lobster regulations. To book a charter call 3053930363

Monday, August 3, 2015

Skins and Fins Charters and Guides fishing report

The flats fishing has just been outstanding this past July and into August. Tarpon, permit and bonefish on light rods in the shallow flats of the waters of the Florida keys. To book a flats fishing charters with Skins and Fins Charters and guides please call 3053930363

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fishing report Florida keys-Islamorada

The permit fishing and bonefishing it starting to pick up. Capt Donnie Benbow put his anglers on many small bonefish today and finished the trip with a big permit. To book a charter call 3053930363 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Fishing Florida keys-Islamorada

Capt Donnie Benbow of skins and fins charters treated his fisherman to some great flats fishing on the bayside of Islamorada. First after a slow morning his angler release a 38" snook then capped the day off with a 90 lob tarpon all on DOA plastics. To book Donnie call 3053930363

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tarpon Fishing Islamorada

The small tarpon up to 60 LBs are hanging around Islamorada and the Everglades all this July. Light tackle flats fishing with love and DOA Airhead artificial has done the trick. Showered in the tarpon photo's below is Capt Donnie Benbow's anglers tarpon that was caught today. 3053930363

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Mini Lobster season Florida

Run for your life's little lobsters! Next week the Florida keys lobster will be under attack! Folks from all over the state of Florida will be heading down for the tasty bugs. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tarpon on light tackle

It's that time of the year with the smaller are up the flats. This is great fun on light tackle. Captain Donnie Benbow of Skins and Fins Charters has been treating his anglers to tarpon up to 70 lbs. using DOA lures and light rods has done the trick and this will continue all through the fall. To book a tarpon charters call 3053930363

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Key largo fishing report

In the back country if the Everglades the Snapper bites is still very good. Some nice size spotted sea trout are being released in the gulf. In the deeper waters offshore the big slammer dolphin are starting to show up. To book a fishing trip  in the Florida keys call 3053939363 or go to

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Key largo fishing report

With this heat wave here in the Florida keys that has gone on here in late June. The Mahi Mahi bite has gotten even hotter. Offshore charter boat from Bud N Mary's marina to Holiday Isle marina have called in large racks of the tastie fish.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Florida keys fishing report Islamorada

The permit fishing on the flats of Islamorada has started to pick up. Capt Donnie Benbow treated his anglers to many shots and the result was a big permit. Offshore the Mahi Mahi has really started to heat up too. To book a charter call me at 3053930363

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fishing report offshore and flats

The charters boats at the Post Card Inn Holiday Isle Marina hard been catch very nice size Blackfin Tuna. Racks of Mahi Mahi for the last week here in Islamorada. In the shallow waters big spotted sea trout, and tarpon and snook has been good. On the flats is all about bonefish. To book a trip call me at 3053930363

Friday, June 5, 2015

Tarpon on Fly Islamorada

Capt Donnie Benbow is Skins and Fins charters and Guides has been treating his Anglers to some nice fly fishing and up on the flats here in down town Islamorda here in try Florida keys. Fishing for the great silver king up on the flats should last well into the fall.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Islamorada tarpon on Fly, Florida keys

Capt Donnie Benbow of Of Skins and Fins Charters guides long time Islamorada fishing guide Capt Billy Wert Tia tarpon on the fly rod. 70 young Capt Billy said to have made a perfect cast to the great silver king after putting 2 in the air. For Donnie age 23 it was a goner to put his "Dock Uncle" on some nice fish.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Florida keys fishing charters

Well the shallow water fishing has been a little off the last week but the offshore charters have made up for it. Great catches on dolphin all this week here in the marinas of Islamorada in the Florida keys

Friday, May 8, 2015

Dante Fowler ACL

Jacksonville lost it first round pick for the 2015 season today with a ACL injury. The Jags expected the rookie DE to start right away and be there Defence anchor for many years. Horrible luck for the team and the player. Do we really need this rookie mini camps?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Florida Keys Fishing Report

The charter boats at the Post Card Inn and Holiday Isle Marina have report nice sized grouper being caught on the reefs just off Islamorada. Seen her in the photo is the anglers of the charter boat "Gotcha" to book a offshore or backcountry trip. Call the Dockmaster at 3056642321

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Fishing report Florida Keys

May 1st was the opening for groupers and so far it started out with a bang! To book a charter offshore give me a call. 3053930363

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dolphin fishing Islamorada report 4/24/2015

Capt Mel Walker of the charter boat "Gotcha" had a great catch of Dolphin today. Capt Mel keeps his boat at the Holiday Isle Marina at the Post Card Inn Resort.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tarpon fishing Islamorada

The tarpon fishing the this last week in the morning has been very good. I hope this continues the next 2 months! Big fish on live mullet has done the trick.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tarpon fishing Florida Keys

Skins and Fins Charters and Guides fishing report. 
  The tarpon bite the last week here in Islamorada had been good on live mullet. Both the morning and the sunset trip have provides some nice catches. This will continue through June. To book call 3053930363

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tarpon fishing Islamorada

The spring tarpon fishing is here. Tarpon guides from Bud and Mary's to Holiday Isle Marine are reporting big tarpon on live baits in the evening trips. To book your tarpon trip call 3053939363

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Bonefishing Islamorada Florida

After many years of poor bonefishing in the Florida keys. I don't want to jinx it but the bonefishing had really started to pick up! True that there are a lot of small ones but I love to see it. On the Islamorada All Tackle there were over 70 released as campaired to just a few last your. That's great news for all flats fisherman.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Fishing Florida keys & Islamorada

The water has warmed up here in the upper keys and the fishing in April has really start to get good. Today there was a great bite of Snook, big redfish, black drum, sea trout and more. With the water temp at almost 80 degrees the tarpon fishing will get even better

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fishing guides life

There are two of my favorite things that I love to do after every fishing charter. At my marine Holiday Isle at the Post Card Inn, there is a Manatee that I have named Manny. He always stops by to say hello to me. My customers love when I post photo's.
   The other is to feed the tarpon (check out my videos) my left over bait. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Tarpon fishing Islamorada

The tarpon are here just in time for April 1st. Many fishing anglers in Islamorada are catching tarpon well over 100 LBs in live bait and mullet. To book your tarpon trip while staying in the Florida Keys. Call 3053930363

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tarpon fishing Islamorada FloridaKeys

Here we are in the third week of March 2015 and the tarpon fishing report is starting to pick up. At the Post Card Inn and holiday isle marina there have been fishing guides like Capt Bill Wert reporting big Poons over 100 plus LBs bing caught in live mullet. Out west the fly angers have been jumping and landing the great silver kings as well. To book a tarpon trip call Bud and Mary's marina, Holiday Isle, or World Wide Sportsman. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fishing Islamorada

Islamorada fishing report.
  The backcountry fishing the last week has started to pick up here in Islamorada. We have been catch some night sizes spotted sea trout in the 3-5lb size. Also the snapper bite has been very good. We were lucky enough keep a few for dinner the last few nights. 
  Up on the flats the permit fishing has still been solid too.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Florida Keys Fishing Charters

Florida keys fishing report-Islamorada: the winds in Islamorada continue to be low and the permit fishing is strong. Seen here releasing a nice fish is Capt Donnie Benbow of Skins and Fins charters and Guides. To book your flats trip call 3053930363

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Islamorada flats fishing guide

With the winds finally diwn the permit fishing picks back up. Today Capt Donnie Benbow shows his anglers a great day on the shallow waters off Islamorada. This permit took 35 mins to land on light tackle. To book Capt Donnie call 3053930363 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fishing Islamorada guides & charters

Well the wind this week has been blowing and blowing up on the shallow flats of Islamorada. But Capt Donnie has still been getting the job done. We hope the winds lie down soon and the tarpon will state to show up. To book a fishing trip call 3053930363 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Islamorada Flats fishing Charters guides

I got to go out on a much needed day of flats fishing on the bow with my Son Capt Donnie Benbow of Skins and Fins Charters on his Hellsbay boat. I caught this big Islamorada permit on 10LB gear. 
To book a trip with Donnie call 3063930363

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Islamorada fishing report

When the winds slowed down the last few days here in Islamorada. The Permit showed up. Seeing here with a big permit is captain Donnie Benbow of "Skins and Fins Charters and Guides" 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Key Largo Fishing Report

Even though the water temp last Friday was 58 degrees and the fishing was very slow. My anglers hung in there and kept fishing. Sometime hard work pays off and there got the nice big Snook.
  To book a charter call 3053930363 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Islamorada-Miami Offshore Powerboats

The Miami offshore powerboat club is showing off there boats at the Holuday Isle Marina at the Post Card Inn in Islamorada and the FloridaKeys. Stop by the marina if you would like to see these great powerful boats. Holiday Isle Marina is located at Post Card Inn 84001 overseas Hwy, Islamorada, Florida 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Florida Keys fishing report

With the past weeks water temp. Down to 60 degrees. Most of the backcountry boats have been hitting the shallow water patch reefs. Catching hogfish, porge's, yellowtails and snappers.
To book a charter call 3053930363

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Tarpon fishing report Islamorada

This is the time of the year to book your spring tarpon trip for the 2015 season. He is a release from last years season. To book call me 3053930363

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Fishing report Islamorada Florida

Islamorada and Key largo fishing report. This week the temperature has been cool and change some of the fishing down here in the Keys. Out in the shallow reefs it's been Hogfish and bigger Snappers. The Spanish mackerel has been strong. Up on the flats there has been many big snook. And offshore the sailfish have good.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Fishing Florida

We took some time off this week to do some bass fishing on some privet lakes in Okeechobee this week. Ths fishing so far has been very good on plastics.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Florida Keys fishing report

Today is the start of the Islamorada poor girls sailfish tournament. Some of the top local female fishing anglers will compete for the the top honors.
Want to book a sailfish trip? Call 3053930363

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tarpon fishing Islamorada

The spring tarpon fishing is right around the corner. It's time to book your favorite Islamorada Guide. To set us your tarpon trip give us a call at 3053930363

Friday, January 23, 2015

Islamorada flats fishing report

The snook have been up on the shallow flats in the Everglades national park and Islamorada. Seen here is 70 Jim with a snook release while fishing with His guide Capt Donnie Benbow. You can contact Donnie at 3053930363

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Key Largo Fishing Report

Captain Donnie Benbow of Skins and Fins Charters and been finding many Snook up on the shallow flats off Key Largo. Casting DOA plastics has proven to do the the trick on light tackle. To book Capt Donnie, please visit our web site or call.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Fishing Florida keys, Islamorada

Weekly Florida keys fishing report for Islamorada, key largo and the FloridaK keys.
  The sailfish are here in the Florida keys. Chart boats for Bud N Mary's marina to Holiday Isle marina have been releasing many of this great Sportfish.
  Everglades fishing has slowly picked up as the cold fronds and the full moon left is. 
Up on the shallow flats the bigger snook has been good too.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Fishing Islamorada

We headed back to the Everglades for a rowboat trip this morning with some long time anglers of ours and got into some redfish. With this front coming down the state of Florida this will slow for a day or so then it will be back on.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Fishing Islamorada Florida Keys

There has been some nice sized Snook caught this week in the FloridaKeys and Islamorada. Seen here is Captain Somnie Benbow's angler Micheal Jorden wit a nice release snook.