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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Sawfish in the backcountry!

Capt. Jim Willcox along with some other guides here have caught sawfish a few days this past week.  These creatures are pretty amazing and have been making a comeback after being nearly extinct!  Jim's customers caught this 500 lber and got this great shot of it attacking the boat with its saw!!


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!



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!


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!

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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 !!!