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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Monday
Apr272009

If you teach a man to bonefish... (from the Chicago Tribune)

Story featuring Captain Vic Gaspeny out of Bud N' Mary's Marina, who recently took a writer from the Chicago Tribune bonefishing and got him an 11 lb fish!  Great story!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/chi-0426_bonefishapr26,0,1539484.story?page=3

Tuesday
Mar312009

Vin Sparano with nice bonefish

Vin Sparano, senior editor of Outdoor Life Magazine, was recently fishing with captain Richard Stanczyk and Captain Dave Peck of Oregen Inlet, and caught this nice 12 lb bonefish, along with another smaller one just last week.  The weather was pretty nasty, blowing almost 30 mph, but stake-up fishing along the flats proved to be good!

Sunday
Mar222009

Bud N' Mary's Movie

Our new short movie we've created to promote Bud N' Mary's is on-line!  You can download it here by clicking the picture below!  Includes some talk with local captains, offshore and backcountry fishing, and an overall look at Bud N' Mary's and some history of the Florida Keys.  We'll soon have a cut down version on YouTube.  Make sure to watch it and tell your friends!


Click to download and play!

Tuesday
Mar172009

Tarpon have been showing up

Tarpon have been showing up, good bite after sunset.  Captain Vic Gaspeny has been catching them regularly nearby.  Captain Rick Stanczyk has been fishing them locally too, having caught fish the last 3 nights out, as well as a nice snook!  Call Bud N' Mary's to contact them, or for Captain Rick's website, check out http://www.seethefloridakeys.net or email him at rick@seethefloridakeys.net !!!

Wednesday
Mar112009

Have your swordfish bills preserved and painted!

Our seasonal resident artist, Sam Gibbons, who is well known for his original oil and giclee prints of Bud N' Mary's offshore sportfishing boats, has started printing scenes on swordfish bills.  Anglers who catch a swordfish on the B n' M, Catch 22, or any other boat can have their bills preserved and painted.  Sam also has bills already available with offshore scenes on swordfish bills.  Available with Offshore, day and night, and backcountry scenes.  Prices start at $250.  We also have some of these for sale at Bud n' Mary's tackle shop, and some available in a scrimshaw style!  305-664-2461

Contact:

Sam Gibbons
sgibbcvillage@gmail.com
PO Box 452
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231-881-0089


 

Contact:

Sam Gibbons
sgibbcvillage@gmail.com
PO Box 452
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231-881-0089