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 still been reporting good fishing through the summer.  Tarpon fishing in Islamorada is still possible and fish are still being caught, even though it is no longer 'prime' tarpon season!   Florida keys fishing trips into the backcountry flats areas have been producing a mixed bag of fish.  Redfish and snook are moving on to the flats and into the skinny, though can still be found in some of the runoffs, island moats, and creeks.  Snook on the shorelines and beaches have been a good bet especially with live bait such as finger mullet or pilchards.  Good news for the florida keys fishing report! The patch reef fishing is not consistent, though occasionally there can still be some nice mangrove snappers with a mix of porgy, hogfish, small grouper, and other fish out there.  Trout, snapper, and ladyfish action has been best in the near gulf bays to the west.  On the offshore islamorada fishing charters dolphin fishing is the name of the game.  The summer has been great for that and should continue to be decent through September.  Sailfish is not really in season now though may be stumbled upon.  Tunas can be found offshore on the humps still.  Swordfishing can be very good throughout the summer and fall can be the peak of it, so check the weather for your fishing in the Florida Keys for them! 305-664-2461 or 1-800-742-7945 or Islamorada Fishing Charters!

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Underwater Swordfish Video at 1600'

Capt. Nick Stanczyk and Capt. Sara Michael captured this broadbill swordfish down 1600' on camera while deep dropping


36' Jersey Devil express Sportfish for sale (Bn'M II)

Capt. Nick Stanczyk is selling his 36' Jersey Devil Express Sportfish boat. He wants to upgrade to a bigger boat so if you've ever wanted to own a custom boat that fishes and looks great, this is your chance. This custom express sportfish is for sale here in Islamorada, Florida. Here's a link to a detailed AD. Asking $130k




Logan fills his fish wish! 

Alabama teen, blind and confined to wheelchair, fulfills dream of catching swordfish

Colby Mason, Logan Prickett, Nick Stanczyk
On May 31, 2014, Logan Prickett (center) flanked by mate Colby Mason (left) and Captain Nick Stanczyk (right) show off a 105-pound swordfish that Prickett caught off the Florida Keys using an electric-assist fishing reel. Prickett, 19, of Montgomery, Ala., has overcome numerous obstacles after suffering an almost fatal reaction to intravenous contrast dye administered during an MRI to examine his pituitary gland in September 2008. The trip to Islamorada, Fla., with his family to fish on Stanczyk's Bn'M II celebrated his high school graduation. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Hunter Mills) (Hunter Mills)
The Associated Press By The Associated Press
on June 01, 2014 at 12:38 PM, updated June 01, 2014 at 12:45 PM




ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — A 19-year-old Alabama high school graduate who is confined to a wheelchair and legally blind was still beaming Sunday, the day after he reeled in a 105-pound swordfish off the Florida Keys.

 In September 2008, Logan Prickett of Montgomery had a near-fatal reaction to intravenous contrast dye used in an MRI to examine his pituitary gland. He was in a coma for 12 days, was left with severe motor-control deficiencies and couldn't speak above a whisper.

 But Prickett returned to school and in late May graduated among the top 10 students in his high school class.

 Earlier in the school year his mother, Tammy Prickett, began discussing a post-high school graduation trip with her son and his friend Hunter Mills.

"Together they said 'we want to go to the 'Sportfishing Capital of the World' to catch a swordfish,'" TammyPrickett said.

They chartered with 29-year-old Nick Stanczyk, skipper of the Bn'M II, who has led clients to numerous swordfish and other trophy fish.

 Friday was their first day of fishing and they lost two swordfish.

They had better luck on Saturday when Prickett used an electric-assist reel and cranked a 105-pound swordfish to the boat.

 "Logan had the biggest smile of anyone I've ever seen," said Stanczyk. "I cried. It's the happiest I've ever felt for someone catching a fish."

 Tammy Prickett said her son will study at Auburn University's Montgomery campus in the fall and hopes one day to manage an aquaculture business.

 "He wants to overcome as much as he can and prove to himself he can," Prickett said. "It shows others we don't have to let our circumstances limit our lives."



Gotta Luv Them Dolphin Tournament at Bud n' Mary's May 17 2014

We are happy to be hosting the kick off party and weigh in for the 2nd annual "Gotta Luv Them" dolphin (mahi) tournament at Bud n' Mary's Marina on May 17th. It's a charity based tournament with many of the proceeds going to area scholarships and the FAU scholarship fund. Grab your friends and sign up for a great event! Fishing is always fun, but when you put a little competition in there it takes it to the next level! We have a handful of charter boats still available so give the marina a call and let us book you a charter boat and register online for the tournament! Marina office is 305 664 2461

Check out the website for more info at http://gottaluvthem.org/


4/6/14 Lil Bud' the Cat update

Hey Everybody,

I know it's been a while since we have updated everyone on our furry friend "Lil' Bud", so here's the latest report. He healed up to what we believe to be 90% percent better after his accident last September. He had serious injuries after being hit by a car, but the Vet's at Island Paws took great care of him during the surgeries and made him practically new! He has the slighest limp when he walks, but he still gets around very well. A few different people took care of Lil Bud the last few months, bringing him to the marina about 4 days a week to see everyone and hangout. When we let him out of the cage something just didn't seem right though. He seemed scared and was hesitant to roam around. And I can't blame him because it's a busy place, with lots of people and lots of cars. So we all asked each other "what would be best for the little guy?". Of course most of us wanted him to be the little king of Upper Matecumbe Key, but all of us worried that he might get hurt again. Lil' Bud was very lucky after his first accident, where he suffered a broken hip socket, a shattered pelvis, and ligament damage in his legs. So we were faced with the decision of letting him roam the docks or finding him a a good home. After a few weeks of contemplating we thought it would be best to give Lil' Bud the safer life in a home environment, and we found the right person for the job! The secretary's daughter absolutely fell in love with Lil Bud after taking care of him the last 6 months on and off, and we knew he would get plenty of attention and affection over the upcoming years by the young high school girl. She also has a few other pets and he gets along great with them! I hope everyone is happy with the decision that we have made, and we want to THANK EVERYONE that helped him get his surgery and really gave him a second chance at life! We haven't forgot about Lil Bud's mom either. Mama Mary has made herself right at home. She gets lots of attention while relaxing in the tackle shop most days. She's not as adventurous as her son, so we think she will have a long happy life on the docks. Once again thanks to everyone who helped Lil' Bud out, and we hope you think we made the right decision with Lil' Bud's future home.

Lil' Bud in his new home : )

Mama Mary in one of her favorite napping spots in the shop

Mama Mary making herself right at home on the stool inside the shop