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!!