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:


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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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!!!


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!


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:



2015 Sailfish Tournament Wins by the Bud N' Mary's Fleet

It's that time of year where we have a different sailfish tournament every week here in Islamorada. If you like competition and light tackle sportfishing you might want to consider entering one sometime! Last week the Sailfly tournament took place, which is a fly fishing tournament for sailfish. It was a 2 day event, and no fish were caught the first day. The second day though, Capt. Alex Adler on the Kalex put his client on a sailfish, and it was enough to win the tournament! Great Job! The Islamorada Ladies Sailfish Tournament took place last weekend, and Capt. Aaron Brower on the "Buzz On" led his team of female anglers to a first place finish! They had 4 releases the first day, and 1 more on the second day. It's the second year in a row they've won the tournament. Congrats. This last Friday and Saturday the Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament took place and the Relentless finished in first place! They released 11 sails the first day on 12 lb test! The second day slowed way down for them, but they added 1 more release, totaling 12 sailfish in all. The Catch 22 finished in 2nd place, with 7 sailfish the first day, and 1 release the second day, for a combined total of 8 releases. Great Job Guys! 

The girls on the Buzz On were victorious in the Islamorada Ladies sailfish tournament



Congratulations Team Relentless on winning 2014 Islamorada Sailfish Tournament

Capt. Paul Ross and mate Jim Hendrix of Team Relentless have done it again.  They competed and won in the 2014 Islamorada Sailfish Tournament!  This is leg one of three of the Gold Cup Series of sailfish tournaments here in the Florida Keys.  The competition was intense and really boiled down to the final 3rd day of fishing.  Team Relentless pulled away in the end winning with 16 fish for the 3 day tournament.  Capt. Paul has a long history of winning big time tournaments here in the keys.  Second place was Team Nancy Lee, captained by long-time fellow Bud n' Mary's Capt. Dave Morris, with 15 fish.  In 3rd place was Team Olympic Gold, who had a three way tie with other boats, all with 12 fish.  It's always great to see how well Bud n' Mary's captains represent in the local Islamorada sailfish tournaments, and not to mention many other tournaments around the world - Great job guys!  You can book all of our tournament-winning captains through our office, the winter time is the BEST time of year to catch that sailfish of a lifetime!  Call us today at 305-664-2461.