About Bud N' Mary's

Bud N' Mary's Fishing Marina is located in Islamorada, Florida, The Sportfishing Capital of The World!  It was established in 1944, and over the years has been one of the most famous sportfishing destinations in the world!  It is home to over 40 of the finest offshore captains and backcountry guides.  We also have a spectacular party fishing boat, the Miss Islamorada.  There is also a great dive shop, boat rentals, motel, boat storage, transient dockage, and tackle store.  We will be posting fishing related events, catches, media publications, and overall news concerning Bud N' Mary's here, so keep tuned in!  You can contact Bud N' Mary's at 1-800-742-7945 or e-mail us:
bnmfm@budnmarys.com.

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Florida Keys Fishing Reports

Islamorada Fishing Reports have been including lots of action as of late, with a big variety of fishes.  Tarpon fishing in Islamorada is slowing down as it cools off and we get into 'winter mode' here in the Keys!   Florida keys fishing trips into the backcountry flats areas have been producing a mixed bag of fish, and when cold many of these fish are showing up in the deeper channel run-offs, island moats, and creeks.  Redfish and snook are still in the shallows when it's warm, but the winter holes are getting more productive. Snook on the shorelines and beaches have been a good bet especially with live bait such as finger mullet or pilchards, and shrimp works especially well after a good cold front.  Black drum and sheepshead are in the mix now too.  Good news for the florida keys fishing report! The patch reef fishing has been very good, with plenty of action and good eats with hogfish, snapper, porgy, grouper, and cero mackerel.  Trout, ladyfish, jacks, and the occasional pompano school can be found in the channel run-offs, and when warm in the open bays too.  Spanish mackerel fishing in the gulf bays is getting better though and should be a good option throughout the winter into next year.  On the offshore islamorada fishing charters sailfish fishing is heating up and the dolphin (mahi mahi) are slowing down.  Tunas can be found offshore on the humps still throughout the winter.  Wahoo are sometimes found closer inshore on the edge fo the reef, and of course king mackerel fishing is usually good when it cools off in winter.  Also don't forget about the big schools of cobia throughout the winter we find in the shallower water offshore.  Swordfish fishing is possible through the winter though can be a tougher time to fish, especially when it is rough, but don't hesitate to call and ask about it!  They are a blast when fishing in the Florida Keys! 305-664-2461 or 1-800-742-7945 or Islamorada Fishing Charters!

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Thursday
Apr212016

Check out our new Outfitters Store

Next time you stop down at Bud n' Mary's make sure to check out our new outfitters store!  We just opened it in the last month and we carry great products from brands such as Pelagic, Yeti, Xtratuf, Columbia and more!  Clothing, hats, bathing suits, sunglasses, fishing boots, coolers, coozies, gray taxidermy fish mounts, artwork by Sam Gibbons... all kinds of stuff!  We have several customized Bud n' Mary's items as well from these brands.  It is the largest selection of Pelagic clothing in the Keys.  The store can be found on property and is part of Key Dives dive center building (right on the highway).  

It is open from 9 AM to 5 PM currently and will be open later in the summer time.  You can reach the them by calling Bud n' Mary's (305-664-2461) and asked to be transferred to the outfitters store.  You can also email sara@budnmarys.com for online ordering or other questions.

 

 

 

Wednesday
Nov042015

Backcountry fishing video

Check out this Islamorada Backcountry fishing video made by Capt. Nick Stanczyk fishing with his Brother Capt. Rick Stanczyk. 

Thursday
Aug272015

Relentless named one of the TOP BOATS in the Atlantic! 

Marlin Magazine did a recent story on who they consider to be some of the top fishing boats in the Atlantic and Capt. Paul Ross' Relentless made the list! You can't go wrong fishing with these guys on a charter! They are some of the best in the business at running a first class fishing operation and they truely are stand up guys. You'll also notice he's one of the only charter boat to make the list too! Most of the boats are multi million dollar operations that travel all over the world to fish. CONGRATS CAPT PAUL!!!

Monday
Mar092015

PELAGIC triple crown of fishing TOURNAMENT at Bud n' Mary's

We are excited to be hosting a PELAGIC fishing tournament at Bud n' Mary's on Monday, May 25th! It's called the Memorial Day Classic and you don't want to miss it. There's 2 different divisions, a reef and an offshore division. Read more about it here, http://www.pelagicgear.com/memorial-day-classic-2015-tournament ,  give us a call to book a charter boat at 305 664 2461 or bring your own boat!

Sunday
Mar012015

Capt. Jim Willcox newspaper feature.

Capt. Jim recieved kudos from Tony Capecchi in the Star Tribune.  He earned his vote as top guide in the world.  Read more about it here:

http://www.startribune.com/sports/outdoors/blogs/294135321.html