Skins and Fins II - Sight Fishing

84001 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada FL, United States

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Boat Specs

Ranger 191 Cayman () originally built in 2008. Powered by 200HP Mercury OptiMax Pro X/S engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons
Types of Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Black Drum
 
Bonefish

 
Permit
 
Redfish

 
Shark (Great White)
 
Snapper (Mangrove)

 
Snook
 
Tarpon
Description

Sight fishing involves spotting fish in the water – far easier said than done! Capt. Donnie is one of only 20-30 guides in the area who specialize in this type of fishing. Sight fishing trips are not easy, they are meant for hard core fisherman willing to stand through the entire lenght of their trip to be able to see and catch the fish.

Skins and Fins Charters provide the backcountry experience of fly fishing, spin fishing and sight casting for Tarpon, Bonefish, Redfish, Snook, Permit, Sharks and more. You’ll be fishing on the flats of Islamorada, Marathon, Key Largo and the Everglades. All the fishing gear, the flies as well as bait are provided by the Captain.

Captains Ted and Donnie Benbow, a father-son fishing team, enjoy providing their guests with a memorable day on the waterways of South Florida. They cater to anglers of all skill levels, and are happy to provide stress-free fishing instructions to novice anglers, as well as slip a few helpful tips for the seasoned fishermen.

Depending on the time of year, Captain Ted usually targets the likes of Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Bonefish, Shark and Spotted Seatrout. Ted, a Florida Keys native, has been fishing the Islamorada and backcountry waters of the Glades since he was 12 years old.

Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkelling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks.

About the Captain

Ted Benbow
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since October 2014
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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The guide was great, a younger guy but very good and pleasant to spend a couple of days with. He also tried very had to get
me on top of some fish. But the fishing wasn’t so great which is not the guide’s fault. I caught only one snook over two days and the rest were all panfish size redfish. They are plentiful and fun on an ultra light rig but I was hoping for more diversity and some challenging catches. The time in the Keys was wonderful compared to Seattle’s gloom but for the cost, I wish had better luck. Again, the back country guide service was all I could ask for.

James Vesely  • Fished January 21, 2015
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My wife and I decided to go with Capt. Ted for our backcountry fishing trip and we truly enjoyed it! It was an outstanding trip with constant light tackle action with nice jack crevelle and mangrove snappers. The captain is a true professional and really know what he’s doing and you can see that he truly loves it. Going out with Ted guarantees learning a lot and having fun! I recommend him to anyone! We will be back! Craig. 

Craig B • Fished October 6, 2014
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Location

  • 84001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada
    FL 33036, United States