Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Years Eve at the Post Card Inn

"HAPPY NEW YEAR"  from the Charter Fleet here at the Post Card Inn!
This Week it Has all been about SAILFISH, KINFISH and Yellowtail Snapper but guess what ?
There was also a run of Mahi Mahi  coming through --wrong time of the year I know but there is no accounting of what the fish are thinking.
It has been quite breezy but it has not slowed down the fishing one bit! Sailfish action has increased and with the cooler water the Kingfish have taken hold---limits of yellowtail snapper---Bonita and Blackfin Tuna are being caught , a real variety.
So far today[11 am] one boat has come back and had a rack of kingfish, the anglers were licking their lips at the fillets.
I have a few pictures for you ---Enjoy but it is more fun if you catch them yourself!
another Sailfish Release
I have some pictures for you----Enjoy but is more fun if you catch them yourself!
marauding Dolphin on the "Gold Reserve"

Kingfish to 20 lbs. the smiles and the sign says it all

Sailfish release on the 'Drop Back"

time for you to book your 2017 fishing trips here at the Post Card Inn --don't forget your room reservations also!

to do so just give us a call

Offshore Charters--305-433-9942
Backcountry Charters--305-433-9941

Post Card Inn Room Reservations-305-664-2321 

Till tomorrow the "OLD CAPPY " sez "HAPPY  NEW YEAR"

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas day here at the Post Card Inn

Well as to be expected this past week has been slow Charter wise --everyone shopping and getting ready for Santa--today is open gifts ,big family dinners and enjoying the holiday together so it is slow here at the dock also!
we did have one boat get out this week --it was the "Drop Back" with Capt. Jon Reynolds and they took out  Blake [didn't get his last name} and he caught his first sailfish---picture to follow!
So there seems to be plenty of sails around --book your trip now The Post Card Inn Charter Fleet still has dates available so "let's go catchin " opps I meant fishing!
Here's Blake's sail

Capt. Jon"s Mate has hold of the leader making it a legal release-- Remember Sailfish are catch and release!

Book your trip now
to do so all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call
offshore charters-305-433-9942---backcountry charters--305-433-9941
Post Card Inn Room Reservations--305-664-2321

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday At the Post Card Inn--Islamorada, Florida Keys

Did I mention it is a Sunny Sunday today at PCI ! Florida Keys fishing is very diverse and Islamorada is in the heart of it all---short ride to the reef fishing---closest entrance to the Everglades National Park in the backcountry---The Post Card Inn is right in the middle of it all--best of both fishing worlds!
Largest Offshore Charter /Back Country Fleet in the Florida Keys. We are caught right now in the holiday inbetween time--everyone getting ready for Christmas so it has been slow people wise and just a few boats getting out fishing everyday but the fishing has been great---Offshore those sailfish have been biting their beaks off , lot of days multiple flags flying indicating sailfish releases when the Charter Boats return from fishing--- The Captains are flying their fishing kites and slow trolling deep rods at the same time--- now here's the golden opportunity to catch a bunch of different species of fish---Sailfish Kingfish, Mutton Snapper, Grouper, Tuna ,Bonita and  Jacks of all kinds!
When they anchor they almost do the same method except the Yellow tail Snapper come up behind the boat to the chum and there's more good eating going into the cooler!
Now Backcountry wise the Snook have been making an excellent Showing along with some Spanish mackerel , Sea trout ,redfish and snappers--- 3/4 to a fullday charter is best as the BC Captains have to go a bit further into the Everglades National Park to get to their secret holes--LOL
I have a few pictures today -- they just might get the blood flowing for you to book a trip or two-- speaking to some of the Captains there are still some Choice dates available -Christmas till just after New Years available---in fact make that a New years resolution ---catch a Sailfish, catch a Snook go fishing here in Islamorada!
here's a few pics for you if I don't botch it up --LOL

Now that is a Snook Smile if I ever saw one

Now That is a trophy size Snook

Everglades Park Snook , a real nice one  
you can see these Snook were all caught on different days with different anglers
Pictures were courtesy of Captain Steve Murray over on the Post Card Inn Backcountry Dock

This beautiful 65 pound Sailfish was caught aboard the "First Choice" with Capt. Larry Wren and released to fight another day for some lucky fisherman!

Hope these got the juices Flowing!
Now you just have to book your Reservations
Let's hop to it New Years resolution remember
To book an Offshore Charter  call us!
Direct Backcountry line-

For your Post Card Inn Room Reservation call
hope to see you here next week

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

At the beautiful Postcard Inn you can see why we're the best in the Key's reeling in all your favorites, from Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Dolphin ( Mahi Mahi ), Kingfish, Amberjack and catch and release Sailfish, so call and book a trip today with the best Captain's and mates in the world, here at the most beautiful place in the Key's, here at the one and only, the beautiful Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle, Florida Key's

From Minnesota angler Mickey had a great time catching and releasing this beautiful Sailfish, caught while aboard the Drop Back. Nice catch mickey !!!
Reeling in this nice variety of Snapper are anglers Tom, Jim, John and Scott, they reeled in 5 Yellowtail Snapper, 4 Mangrove Snapper and 4 Mutton Snapper. Great catch you guys !!!!
Angler Jim holds up his Amberjack caught while aboard the Drop Back. Awesome catch Jim !!!
Down From Minnesota angler Genn also shows his nice size Amberjack, Caught while aboard the Drop Back. Great catch Glenn !!!

Sunday, December 4, 2016


Like the title says  it's Sailfish time here in Islamorada!
I mentioned yesterday morning that Capt. Steve on the "Yabba Dabba Doo" had yet to get on the scoreboard in the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament well he must of felt his ears burning after I wrote that because the "Yabba Dabba Doo" ended the second day with THREE yes that's 3 Sailfish releases---one more day to go !
I didn't get the exact numbers of fish released or what is the high score that far, but I might of heard out of the another conversation over 100 fish maybe tomorrow for a follow up!
We only had one boat fishing the reef yesterday and he brought in a mixed bag of Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Cero Mackerel , Barracuda and porgies not too shabby for a morning half day!

So make your Plans , call down for a room reservation , book your Charter here at the Post Card Inn
and   'GO FISHIN" 
To book your Offshore Charter just give us a call --305-433-9942
don't forget the back country also! [I almost did LOL!]  --305-433-9941
Post Card Inn room reservations  305-664-2321
Off for the next few days, may try to catch one of those spindle beaks myself
Tight lines

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Another Short Drive by from the Post Card Inn Charter Docks in Islamorada Florida

Looking out  at a partly Cloudy day at the Post Card Inn Charter fishing fleet right now! Well not a lot to report today, not too many boats out fishing on this Saturday morning or yesterday--- not because the fishing is slow it's not but  we seem to have a lack of anglers to fill the charters---plenty of boats plenty of rooms here at the Post Card Inn. Capt. AJ on the  "Priority" was out yesterday and nailed a 180 pound + Broadbill Swordfish for his customers, I think that makes more then a dozen for him this year--way to go AJ---the "Yabba Dabba Doo" with Capt. Steve was fishing in the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament even though they are not on the scoreboard yet over 56 Sailfish were caught and released for the first day fishing  The Reef report is about the same Yellowtail Snapper, Blackfin Tuna , Bonita and a decent showing of King Mackerel are being caught ---those kings fight hard and eat well ! Sorry no pictures were sent to me again. Tell you what If you have stayed here at the Post Card Inn and your pictures have not been published here send them to me and I will include them please be sure that they have the Post Card Inn sign and boat name or the Captain/Mate in the shot How's that for you?
Come on down , book a room , Fish hard and rest easy here at the Post Card Inn!

To Book a Charter Offshore or Back Country just give us a call
Offshore --305-433-9942
Back country--305-433- 9941
For a PCI room reservations 305- 664- 2321

See you tomorrow God willin and the Creek don't rise

Sunday, November 27, 2016

11/27/16---short post from the PCI Backcountry Dock in Islamorada Fla.


I have just heard the many of you didn't know we also have Backcountry guides here at the Post Card Inn---for those of you that are looking for calmer waters and looking to catch quality fish on light tackle then this might be just the ticket for you! Our guides fish often in the Everglades National Park, lot's of scenery, birds and sometimes alligators  not to mention fish
I am going to post some pics now courtesy of Capt. Ted and Captain Donnie Benbow

Call it Back Country Sunday! 








Guys and Dolls are catching in the Back country,  Snook, Redfish, Tarpon , Bonefish are just waiting for you
Leave from the Post Card inn Back country dock closest entrance to the Everglades National Park!
You Can Book your Offshore or Back country here by phone or email
By Phone offshore-- 305-433-9942--- Back Country- 305-433-9941
Email is
Post Card Inn Reservations ---305-664-2321

Longer then I thought it would be till next time the "Old Cappy " has gone fishin 1

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

At the beautiful Postcard Inn we're bringing in Dolphin ( Mahi Mahi ), Blackfin Tuna, Grouper, Kingfish, Snapper and catch and release Sailfish, so come on down and book your trip today with the best Captain's and mates in the world, here at the most beautiful place in the Keys, here at the one and only, the beautiful Postcard Inn at Holiday Ilse, Islamorada , Florida Keys.

Showing all smiles, these 2 anglers show off  their catch and release Sailfish, caught while aboard the Bad Habit with Capt. Duane Dozer. Great catch you two !!!
What a day for these 6 anglers they went out and killed it, reeling in this nice rack, Blackfin Tuna and a laod of Mahi Mahi. Nice catch you guys !!!
These 3 anglers went out to the reef aboard the Drop Back with Capt. Jon Reynolds to spike up 2 Snapper and a load of Blackfin Tuna. Great catch you guys !!!
On the Bad Habit with Capt. Duane Dozer, these 3 anglers got a taste of this nice weather along with a nice rack of fish, reeling in over 10 Mahi and 12 Blackfin Tuna. Fantastic fishing you guys
These 5 anglers took a trip out to sea with Capt. Jon Reynolds aboard the Drop Back to reel in 4 nice size Dolphins. Awesome catch you guys !!!


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Post Card Inn --saturday-11/5--islamorada fishing report

Good Morning Everybody out there in internet land and all those arm chair fishermen and women!
Well it's Saturday and quiet here on the Post Card Inn Dock---It is a beautiful day here, not a cloud in the sky with warm and gentle breezes---the palm trees are just barely moving and the temp is just about 80 degrees!
So get with the fishing report Cappy--- I will ,I will!
We still got boats in the boatyard and maintenance going on but we did get 3 boats off the dock on Friday and I will tell you right now IMO results were excellent 1 boat was a halfday and the other 2 were full days.

SEVEN yes  that's right 7 Sailfish Caught and released to catch another day! Fantabulous , I mentioned in my last report that I thought it was going to be a great year for the sails and it just might be right on the money!
There was also a smattering of dolphin, blackfin tuna , bonita , kingfish and yellowtail snappers in the mix as well with main effort put in on the Sails!
A darn good day all round!
Alas nobody took any PICTURES---gotta get these guys on the stick here, get those action shots
Let's get those vacation dates set up ---book your travel plans, book your Post Card Inn rooms and most importantly your CHARTER DATES !
Capt. Cliff  [ the "Old Cappy"] , Capt. Kim and Tony are here in the booking office manning the phones and scanning the emails---ready to take your Charter bookings!

To book you Charter dates   just phone us or send an email and we will be happy to help you
 offshorebooking@holidayisle .com   or call 305- 433-9942  this is the fastest method to reach us.
To reserve your accommodations here at PCI or any of our other 3 sister resort properties here in Islamorada  you can call us at 305-664-2321
I hope  I will have some pictures for you tomorrow , see you then


Sunday, October 30, 2016

PCI fishing report on Sun--10/30/16

Live from the Post Card Inn in Beautiful Islamorada Florida---the weather is starting to improve slowly but those that did venture out on the briny deep had a pretty good day yesterday--there were dolphin tuna, bonita and snappers to  caught--there were a few pictures sent to me and I will put them up at the end.
Just to let everyone know the annual Islamorada Sailfish tournament  is coming up in just about a month and indications so far seem to be that it is going to be a good year for the old spindle beaks!
So even if you don't fish the tournaments  a sailfish charter with one of our charter boats would be a fun way to spend the day--when you see that first tail walking jump , you will be hooked too!
 On the reef there will be snapper, king fish. grouper, mackerel ,jack crevelle , also this time in Dec/Jan there are Marauding Wahoo some of them quite large and don't forget the cobia --these winter time fish are all on the Charter boats radar!  So come on down!
Here are some pictures for you
Caught on the gold reserve with Capt. Hayden

Mom's going to love getting that sweatshirt in the was after all that Blackfin tuna love going on!

Did I mention it was one of the two boys birthday , turned 13 and this fishin trip was his present
Blackfin madness on the Gold Reserve!

Purdy permit Capt. Donnie Benbow guided his angler to in the backcountry

Holy Permit Batman Capt. Donnie did it again

Time for evey Ghost and Goblin out there to stop rattling those chains. take the sheets off and book yourselves a charter down here at the Post Card Inn --it is fishin time now trick and treatin is just about done for this year
To book your trip give us a call at 305-433-9942 or drop an email our way---
To make a reservation for a room you can call reservations @ 305-664-2321
well the "old Cappy" is signing off to work on his own boat , see you next Friday!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Post Card Inn fishing repoert is back on line and alive and well !

Hello all the "Old Cappy " is back at the keyboard reporting on the Fishing Fleet here at the Post Card Inn in  Islamorada, Florida---Well we have been offline for about 2 months or so and instead of trying to type all the reports --I think I will try to post a pictorial review of what went on---just to let you know it is Saturday 10/29/16 and the weather is not great , a bit of a breeze and drizzle so not too many boats are out and a bunch of them are in the boatyard for their annual maintenance for the upcoming season----book early it is going to be a great one by all indications !
sailfishing this past week on the Drop Back

Vermillion snappers --great eating --din-din time

3 sails, mutton Snappers, and Dolphin  Fantastic Capt. Jon

Let's not forget the backcountry, this nice Tarpon was caught with Capt. Donnie Benbow on Fly and released to grow into a full grown Silver King

Dolphin, tuna rainbow runner caught with Capt. Hayden on the Gold Reserve

More  GR Dolphin

Dolphin, Mutton Snapper, and another Sailfish Released

All these pics are from when we were off line !
I hope I can have a report for you tomorrow , there are a couple of boats out and maybe they will send me some pictures

We are back and ready for you and your guests, family , business conferences, we got the boats , we got the rooms at Post Card Inn , now we just need you all to make your reservations
want to book a charter ---give us a call here at 305-433-9942 or email us at
Room reservations call 305-664-2321
The fishing lines are getting tighter everyday see you soon

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Another Sensational Saturday here at the Post Card Inn, Islamorada Florida

Hello all you anglers and ships at sea!  Sensational Saturday is here and it is a beautiful day in Islamorada. The Charter fleet here at the Post Card Inn is out and catching! Yesterday's catch was on the upswing, There was a good showing of Dolphin and the Tuna and Bonita were hot--there was also a wahoo and a few rainbow runners in the mix. This full moon has the reef on fire also, the yellowtail snapper aren't just snappin but gulping the bait and full limits a bound!  Now we didn't have but a few boats out yesterday but all of them had good catches--let's see what today brings with most of the fleet out---they get back around 3 pm or so if anyone wants to come down and keep the "Old Cappy" honest, sip an adult beverage and watch the catch!  Then book your own trip!
Just now sitting here in the booking office I looked out at the Marina and saw 3 Tarpon rolling on the surface reminds  me to also mention the Evening  Tarpon /Shark trips that you can take and they have been quite successful just another way to go here at the Post Card Inn!
Now a couple of pictures for you
nice size rainbow runner along with  bunch of Dolphin

Capt. Hayden on the Gold Reserve --good Job

To book your own trip give us a call at 305-433-9942
email us at

See you next time  Cappy


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday report from the Post Card Inn ,Islamorada, Florida

Well it will be a short one today, mainly the wind was abreezin and some boats came in early----offshore in the deep it was bumpy but that didn't stop the Tuna and Bonita from keeping the lines tight at all! There was also a smattering of Dolphin among most boats that stayed out there--- not the big bite but there were some! On the reef what can I tell you it is Yellowtail Snapper city, lot's of rod benders, lot's of fillets, lots of good eating in the coolers and let's not forget the smiles.  The Charter fleet here at the Post Card Inn work hard for the guests and the customers that's why it is the largest fleet here in the keys so come on and book your trips with us it is easy just call or email us and we can set you up with a trip or if you are looking for a great place to stay check our website out!
For a charter
           call     305-433--9942

Sorry no pics today
off for the next few days---"The Old Cappy" is "by the side" till next time!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Post Card Inn Saturday Report from Islamorada, Florida

Well things were pretty much status quo for the most part on Friday!  The reef Fishing for yellowtail  Snapper and Mangrove Snapper was Excellent---- seemed like limits and near limits were caught aboard our Charter Fleet!
On the Offshore side of things it was good fishing for the Blackfin Tuna, Bonita, Amberjacks but just to show you that the Dolphin are not non existent , take a look at this

That is a double rack of Dolphin, wahoo, rainbow runners, bonita, and tuna caught on the Gold Reserve  with Capt. Hayden
So you see the Dolphin are still around and this just may be the front lines of that next body of fish!
To book your  own Charter here at the Post Card Inn you just have to call or email us and we will be happy to get you set up for your trip!

                 Call---  305-433-9942

            See you soon   "The Old Cappy"

Friday, August 12, 2016

"Cappy" back at the helm here ar the Post Card Inn , Islamorada, Florida

Well there is not much to report on the Dolphin Action at all!  Like I said on Sunday we are waiting for another body of fish to come through---there are till plenty of Tuna, Bonita, and Amber and Almaco Jacks to be caught, lot's of action  while looking for the elusive Mahi Mahi---now on the reef side that action is off the hook most days!  Yellowtail Snapper ,Mangrove Snapper are the main attraction and fine eating also!
Backcountry the Tarpon, Snook, Redfish are  around in the Everglades National Park with some Sea Trout, Ladyfish to fill in the gapes, so that is a good option also!
First day Back  and  no one sent me any pictures so it is a short one today!

To book your own Post Card Inn Charter fishing trip  you can call us or email us
305 -433-9942


Till Tomorrow the "Old Cappy" is clear!

Thursday, August 11, 2016



Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sunday, 8/7 ---fishing report from the Post Card Inn

Well two days in a row now the Dolphin have been scarce , just a few brought in ---that doesn't mean they are gone we just have to wait for another body of fish to move in! It should not be a long wait for us at all!  there were still plenty of Tuna and Bonita and Tripletail to pick up the slack! 
Quite a few of the Charter Fleet went to the reef and caught Yellowtail Snapper and Mangroves on half days --looked like goods catches of those!
Special mention should be made of the "Priority"  Capt. AJ Steward now has drilled another Broadbill Swordfish , this one about 80 pounds ---That makes it 3 for 3 on the Broadbills--- three trips , 3 fish plus his other catches of Dolphin, tuna and So forth----NICE GOING "PRIORITY"!
Post Card Inn Charter Fleet works hard to ensure a great trip for their Guests and Customers!
Just a couple of pics today.

This beautiful Bull Dolphin was caught on the Suzanne II on Aug 2 by Mark from Naples and that is mate Hunter assisting him with that big old Bull


Drop Back  Amberjacks, tuna and Almaco Jacks.

To book Your Post Card Inn charter just call or email us at