tarpon fishing charters in the Florida Keys

Skins and Fins Fishing Charters and Guides offering Islamorada Fishing Charters, Key Largo Fishing Charters, Marathon Fishing Guide and Florida Keys Fishing Charters.

Come fishing aboard Skins and Fins charters!
84001 Overseas Highway
slip# 947
Holiday Isle resort and Marina
Islamorada, Fl. 33036
305-393-0363

Flats and Backcountry fishing Charters and Guides.

Your Captains Ted Benbow and Donnie Benbow
U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains

FLORIDA KEYS FISHING, ISLAMORADA FISHING, FLATS AND BACKCOUNTRY EVERGLADES FISHING,
ISLAMORADA CHARTERBOAT FISHING, KEY LARGO FISHING

SKINS AND FINS CHARTERS WITH CAPT. TED BENBOW

WHEN FISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS, FISHING THE EVERGLADES OR FISHING ISLAMORADA " THE SPORTFISHING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD" I CAN ASSURE YOU A ENJOYABLE, INTERESTING AND FUN DAY ON THE WATER. FOR THE NOVICE FISHERMAN, I'LL PROVIDE STRESS FREE INSTRUCTIONS AND HELPFUL TIPS FOR THE EXPERIENCED ANGLERS. I SPECIALIZE IN FAMILIES AND TRIPS WITH KIDS. TARGETING TARPON, REDFISH, SNOOK, SHARK. SPOTTED SEATROUT AND BONEFISH. I AM A NATIVE OF THE FLORIDA KEYS AND HAVE FISHED THE FLORIDA KEYS- FISHED ISLAMORADA AND THE BACKCOUNTRY OF THE EVERGLADES AND KEY LARGO FISHING SINCE THE AGE OF 12.

FLORIDA KEYS FISHING OUT OF ISLAMORADA AND KEY LARGO
 

Check Our Availability

Skins and Fins Charters is based out of the Holiday Isle Marina
Mile Marker 84 in Islamorada


Capt Ted and Capt Donnie write the Area Forecast for Islamorada, Key Largo and the Florida Keys

Capt. Ted's Fishing Report for 03/13/2014

Greetings once again.
  This is the fishing forecast for the father and son team of Skins and Fins Charters, Captain Ted and Captain Donnie Benbow. We fish the waters of Islamorada, Key Largo, Everglades National Park and the rest of the Florida Keys "Sportsfishing Captial" of the world. We dock all three of our boats at the Holiday Isle Marina in down town Islamorada.
 
  Flats/Sight fishing: On the calmer days up on the flats, Captain Donnie will be taking his skilled casting Anglers in about a foot of water hunting for redfish, snook and big spotted sea trout. Casting along the mangrove shore line and overhangs pitching DOA Air Heads plastics. On the flats near Islamorada if mother nature allows us, bonefish, redfish, sharks and if you get lucky and small tarpon are the targeted species.
 
  Gulf: The spanish mackerel fishing will be in full swing. I like to stay in about 10 to 15' of water and start shaking the chub bag. Using light tackle and light wire we cast jig heads tipped with shrimp through the chum slick for macs up to 40 inches, there will also be a mixed bag of pompano, snappers, sea trout and more.
The gulf trips provide lots of action for the whole family, not to mention fish for dinner too. If the wind is blowing out of the north we fish the shallow patch reefs in 20' of water for grouper, mackerel, hog fish, Snappers.
 
  Backcountry: On the cooler days we head back to the Everglades to get out of the wind. There we fish in the channels and run offs and creeks of Flamingo. Bouncing shrimp off the bottom we target snook, redfish, sea trout, black drum, sheapshead and snappers. The nice thing about windy days in the Keys is when it is to rough to go in the ocean, you can always find a place out of the wind in the backcountry.
 
  Offshore/Deep Sea: During the winter months, Sailfish is the best fish to target. This is when the anglers take advantage of the bigger charter boats. Slow trolling in depths of 100 to 150 feet of water bumping there motors in the out of gear just enough to keep there lines tight. using baits such as ballyhoo, pilchard and cigar minnows. Some Captains will also fly a kite with goggle eyes or blue runners to attract the fish up from the deeper waters. When the water is calmer, swordfish will still be a option too also out in the deeper patch reefs, keeper sized grouper, porgies, king mackerel and snappers.


Well that's what is going on the way we see it. Want to give it a try? Give us a call. Till next time the is Captain Ted and Donnie Benbow asking you to " Keep in the shallow grass"

www.skinsandfinscharters.com

Miami Dolphins-Bud Light Lime fishing weekend getaway. Win 2 fishing Trips and Hotel Stay at Holiday Isle Post Card Inn Resort with Capt. Ted and Capt. Donnie Benbow. To enter click below:
Template Header

Follow Capt. Ted's Blog at:
http://captaintedbenbow.blogspot.com/

 CaptTed Benbow | Create Your Badge

 Follow keystarponfish on Twitter

 

Skins & Fins Fishing Videos

 

Captain Ted's Audio Fishing Report

http://www.fla-keys.com/audioFiles/Memo.mp3 

Captain Ted's Fishing Photo Gallery

Florida Keys fishing
Florida Keys fishing charters
Florida Keys backcountry fishing charters
 
     

 


The Skins & Fins Fishing Fleet:

Boat #1

A Brand new 2008 Ranger 191 Cayman
Powered by a 2012 200hp Mercury OptiMax Pro X/S

Captain Ted Fishes out of the Holiday Isle Resort & Marina
84001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada. 33036

  • Boat Can accommodate 4 anglers comfortably

  • Unparalleled fishing comfort

  • Cushion bench seat with a backrest for your comfort.

  • Cooler is provided with ice for storage of your beverages and lunch.

  • Forward casting decks can accommodate 2 anglers for unobstructed sight fishing.

  • Dry storage for your gear bags

  • Rain gear is provided for you for Florida's occasional brief rain showers.

 

Boat #2
 

20' Lake & Bay powered by a 200hp Mercury OptiMax Pro X/S

This boat is operated by my son, Captain Donnie Benbow, operating in the waters of the Florida Keys, Key Largo, Islamorada, Everglades National Park and Flamingo.

Captain Donnie also fishes out of the Holiday Isle Resort & Marina
84001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada. 33036

Boat #3

 

18" Hells Bay powered by a 2013 Mercury 115 HP Optimax Pro X/S. This boat poles with no Hull slap in 7" of water. Great for sight fishing with the fly rod or spinning rod.

Offshore/Deep Sea Fishing/Reef Fishing

Looking for a quality Offshore Charter? We can help.

What to bring:

Here is a suggested list of items you should bring with you on your fishing trip aboard Skins & Fins.

  • Sunscreen. Minimum SPF 35 waterproof. Capt. Ted uses Bull Frog brand.

  • Long sleeve shirt and pants

  • Light jacket. (heavier in winter)

  • Lunch and Drinks

  • Baseball cap or wide brimmed hat

  • Polarized Sunglasses. A must for accurate sight casting

  • Boat shoes or sneakers.

The Fishing Day:

Skins and Fins charters is available for the following charter trips:

  • Full Day Fishing

  • Half Day Fishing

  • Half Day or Evening Live Bait Tarpon Trips

  • Full Day Live Bait Tarpon Trips

  • Site seeing and nature trips into Everglades National Park

All tackle is included in your trip including rods, reels, lures and live bait. Fishing licenses are also provided.

 

Backcountry Fish Of The Florida Keys

Tarpon (Silver King)

Snook

Redfish (Red Drum)

Permit

Bonefish (Grey Ghost)

Speckled Sea Trout

Please visit our sponsors

Captain Ted is a Preferred fishing guide for:

A Guy Harvey Outpost Resort

 

Contact Skins and Fins Charters
And Captain Ted Benbow

Skins and Fins Charters is based out of The Holiday Isle Resort & Marina
Mile Marker 84 in Islamorada
 

Mailing and Boat Address:
84001 Overseas Highway
Slip # 947
Holiday Isle Resort and Marina
Islamorada , Florida 33036

Call
Cell - 305-393-0363

Email Capt. Ted
EBenbow@aol.com

 

 Florida Fishing Hunting Adventures by Florida Legends Outfitters
Florida Hunting Fishing Camping Deer hunting, Activities Florida. By Florida Legends Outfitters

 Florida Business Directory

Catch and Release Fishing Net
Measure NetTM is the only fishing net that allows the angler to catch, measure and release a fish without touching it. Simply land the fish in the net and add the numbers at the head and the tail to get the total length.

Tarpon Fishing Information - Charters and Guides
Tarpon fishing information and directory of charters & guides in the Florida keys, boca grande, everglades, southwest florida, sanibel, naples, sarasota, tampa bay, key west, key largo, islamorada.

Fishing Charters at FishingReporters.com - Fishing Reports, Fishing Charters and Guides for saltwater and freshwater sportsmen.

 Islamorada Florida Keys fishing charters - Fly and Light tackle sportfishing offshore or backcountry flats fishing charters based in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Join Florida Keys native Craig brewer for the best flats fishing in the world.

Number one in Florida Keys fishing information!

This site is a member of WebRing. To browse visit
http://ss.webring.com/navbar?f=l&y=purpleisles_net&u=10000661
 


IslamoradaSportFishing.com
Certified
Partner

 

 eXTReMe Tracker