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Fishing the Florida Keys and the Everglades National Park

Capt. Ted & Donnie Benbow
November 21, 2013
Islamorada - Saltwater Fishing Report

This is the fishing report of the father and son team of SkinsandFinscharters.com. Down here in the lovely Florida Keys we are welcoming the cool winter breeze. During the month of November the winter fishing is really starting to pick up.The cooler water temperatures bring in the speedy spanish mackeral, one of the most exciting fish to fight on a light tackle rig. We like to fish for these fun fish out on the patch reefs or on the edge of the gulf. After putting out the chum bag the bight takes a few min to get going but once it does almost every cast will have a fish on the end! Back in the Everglades the channel fishing is starting too pick up, allowing fun for the whole family. We like to stake up on the ends of run offs that filter into the channel and cast into the flowing current. If drifted the proper way the bait looks most natural to the fish. The variety of fish we can catch in the channels is amazing, on any given day our customers have the chance to catch a fish of a life time or just catch enough fish for dinner. We are generally targeting big redfish,black drum, sea trout, and lager snapper. In addition there is always a chance of catching a juvenile tarpon,a true test of any anglers skills. During the winter months the island and creek fishing is at its best, fishing for larger redfish and big snook and a large amount of snapper.The cooler temperature of the water push the fish into deeper waters to warm up. This allows us to target the bigger fish in the channels and not have to go stalking them on the flats. The preferred bait around the tree lines is a jig head tipped with shrimp or if you wanna get messy a plane J hook with a dead or live pilchard. Well want to give it a try? Check out our websight at SkinsandFinschanters.com till then this is capt Donnie and Ted Benbow asking you too keep it the shallow grass.

Islamorada Fishing Forecast:

This is the fishing forecast for the father and son team of SkinsandFinsCharters.com well lets get to it.In the Florida Keys we will be enjoying the cooler temperatures and fishing for all the fish that come along with it. The Spanish Mackeral bight will be in full swing. Fishing out on the end of the gulf or on the closer patch reefs, we like to fish in ten to thirty feet of water. Chumming the waters up allows for a large verity of fish to swim to the surface making it easy to target your catch. We like to rig with a steel leader fallowed by a jig head or a mirrored lure. This attracts the speedy fish all the way up to the boat where you have a great shot at catching them. Down on the bottom we are also looking for hogfish, porgies, grouper and larger snapper. Rigging with light tackle these fish put up a great fight and are fun for the whole family. In the everglades the trout fishing will be at its peek during the cooler months. Fishing on the end of flats or out on the grass beds we are using light tackle rigged up with a popping cork and a jig head with a gulp shrimp on the end. This seems to be the best bait at attracting the lively fish. Well thats all for now want to give it a try? check out our websight at SkinsandFinsCharters.com till then this is capt Donnie and Ted Benbow asking you too keep it in the shallow grass.

Target Species:

Redfish,trout,snook,tarpon,spanish mackeral,snapper,sheepshead,black drum, grouper,hogfish,sharks

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Skins and Fins fishing charters and guides is the father and son team of Capt Ted and Donnie Benbow. We fish the Florida keys including, Islamorada, Key Largo, Eveglade national park. Fishing charters for Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, Redfish, sharks and more.

Contact Info:

Skins and Fins Fishing Charters and Guides
84001 overseas highway
Holiday Isle Marina
Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone: 305-393-0363
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