Boned Up Fishing Charters
Islamorada’s back country has some of the best Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, Red fish, Permit, and Trout fishing in the world. Welcoming first timers and kids to come fish in the Everglades National Park & Florida Bay give Captain Mike Venezia a call for an unforgettable day on the water.
If you are a guest at Islander Resort,’s Bayside Townhomes, we’ll pick you up right at your dock. Expert fly fishermen to first time anglers with spin rods welcome!
STRAY CAT CHARTERS
World Wide Sportsmen
81576 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
www.straycatscharters.comCaptain Chris is U.S. Coast Guard-licensed and a Mercury Pro Team staff guide, and has been fishing & guiding the Florida Keys since 1980. He can guide you to the ultimate fishing experience. Fish the inshore flats or the backcountry aboard our 18′ Maverick (150 Mercury power) or the 16′ Silver King for skinny water. You can also choose to fish the reefs, wrecks, and offshore aboard the 243cc Everglades. We offer boats to customize all your fishing needs.
Captain Chris’ intimate knowledge of the area and the fish that inhabit it guarantee your charter will be a successful one!
So, charter a day, bring your camera, splash on your sunscreen, catch a fish, and capture a memory forever!
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Skins & Fins – Backcountry Sportfishing Charters
Captain Ted Benbow and Captain Donnie Benbow
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When fishing the Florida Keys, fishing the Everglades, or Fishing Islamorada, ”The Sportfishing Capital of the World”, Captain Ted Benbow can assure you an enjoyable, interesting and fun day on the water. He specializes in families and trips with kids.
Second generation fishing Captain Luis Cortes brings his many years of fishing experience to you! Contact us and spend an amazing full or half day in the amazing Florida keys. Captain Luis specializes in fly and light tackle fishing for tarpon, snook, redfish, bonefish, permit , trout, Sharks and more. Captain Luis guides out of a Hells Bay professional which allows you to travel to the most remote places while still being comfortable and dry.
For questions a reservations please call me at 1-305-762-2279
Captain Perry grew up in south Florida. He began coming down to the keys when he was 6 years old, in 1977. He instantly fell in love with the area. In 1997, after graduating college Capt. Perry moved to the Islamorada. He has been guiding ever since. He loves showing people, whether expert or beginner, the beauty of the Florida Keys.
Captain John Johansen
For over 20 years I have been an Islamorada fishing guide specializing in light spin tackle and fly fishing on the waters surrounding Islamorada and its neighboring islands in the beautiful Florida Keys.
For years this area has been the “go to” destination for the serious saltwater angler. More world record saltwater fish have been caught here than any other place in the world. New records are being set by fly fishing anglers in the Islamorada area to this day.
Still, nothing is more rewarding to me than seeing new and upcoming anglers test their saltwater fishing skills against our local saltwater game fish. All you need to bring is the desire to fish and something to drink! Everything else is supplied.
Whether you’re a novice or world class angler and fly fishing expert, there is no better place to learn or hone your saltwater fishing skills than here in the pristine waters off Islamorada in our Fabulous Florida Keys. Come join me on a fishing adventure in the beautiful backcountry waters of Islamorada and the surrounding Florida Keys.
Reel Deal Charters
Captain Bill Bassett, formerly of Sachem Charters, and a Florida Keys Native, has had the privilege to fish both inshore and offshore throughout his career. He’s been able to fish both fly and a bait, with a dozen world records under his belt. He’s traveled the fishing world, but there is no other place like fishing the Florida Keys.
Some of his fondest memories involve watching his kids catch some of their first fish in the Everglades National Park. Capt. Bill offers fly fishing lessons and Eco tours throughout the Everglades and surrounding areas as well!
Captain Rick Stanczyk
Capt. Rick Stanczyk is a born and raised native of Islamorada, Florida Keys. His family has owned and operated the world famous Bud n Mary’s Fishing Marina since 1978, which has been a mecca in the sportfishing community since 1944. His father, Capt. Richard Stanczyk Sr, grew up in Miami and started offshore fishing there back in the early 1960s. He moved down to the keys in the late 70s, bought the marina, and began fishing much of the backcountry water. He guided Capt. Gaspeny to the one-time fly world record bonefish of 14 lbs 6 oz. Rick spent his childhood weekends and days after school fishing with his father, as well as many summers in the bahamas fishing for blue marlin on his uncle Scotts boat “Catch 22″. He worked on and around many of the offshore charter boats at Bud n Mary’s while growing up and did leave for school for a few years. He attended University of Central Florida for business administration, and returned home in 2003 finishing his degree online while working at the marina, helping manage the store, website, and other goings on. He has been a professional backcountry fishing guide since 2007, growing a tremendous business in a short amount of time with his business and internet skills, as well as helping the marina as a whole have some of its busiest years to date. He is a calm, cool, collected guide that doesn’t scream or yell at his customers. He has a passion for catching a variety of fish and loves showing his clients different things, as well as having fun on the water. He also has a vast fishing knowledge passed down by the collective guides at Bud n Mary’s who have been fishing the waters of Islamorada for decades, and is rare to find in such a young guide. Come fishing with Capt. Rick Stanczyk and your sure to have a great day on the water!
Captain Vinnie Biondoletti
Captain Vinnie Biondoletti is a true Key’s native. He grew up in Tavernier and has been fishing his entire life. His passion for fishing came at a young age, where he would fish in the early mornings before school and into the late evenings after school. In 1986, he joined the ranks of the best fishing guides in the Keys at Bud n Mary’s Marina.
While guiding over the past 23 years he has raised 3 sons, who he loves spending time fishing and hunting with.
Whether it’s stalking bonefish on the tranquil flats, fly fishing in the Everglades Nationals park, or live bait fishing around the channels and bridges, Vinnie has the knowledge and expertise to make sure you have an unforgettable experience.