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 heating up as it warms up and we get into 'spring and summer mode' here in the Keys!   Florida keys fishing trips into the backcountry flats areas have been producing a mixed bag of fish, and when warm many of these fish are showing up on the flats and shallow areas where smaller skiffs can find them.   Snook on the shorelines and beaches can be a good bet especially with live bait such as finger mullet or pilchards, and shrimp works especially well after a good cold front.  Summer time the snook fishing really heats up when the spawn starts, usually in later May.  Good news for the florida keys fishing report! The patch reef fishing has been decent, with plenty of action and good eats with hogfish, snapper, porgy, grouper, and cero mackerel.  That wills low down as we get later into the spring.  Trout, ladyfish, jacks, and the occasional pompano school can be found in the channel run-offs, and when warm in the open bays too.  Trout fishing will get better and better and summer is usually a great time for that.  On the offshore islamorada fishing charters sailfish fishing is slowing down and the dolphin (mahi mahi) are heating up.  Tunas can be found offshore on the humps still throughout the winter.  Wahoo are sometimes found further offfshore of the reef.   Swordfish fishing is possible through the spring when it's not too rough, and summer it starts to get much better - 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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Friday
Dec262008

Great Backcountry Fishing

On December 12th &13th Capt's Ken Cohan & Jim Willcox guided Dave Braganini of St Julian Wine & 3 of his guests to 2 days of great fishing. Day one was a wild afternoon 1/2 day on a close rockpile.The boys from Michigan caught a mix of lane snapper,bar jacks,pompano,permit,huge jack crevalle, & finished with a double header of approx 80 lb blacktip sharks that interrupted the action. Day 2 the boats split up in the backcountry & had a great day catching snook, redfish, & big seatrout while viewing wild crocodiles!

  

Monday
Dec152008

ESPN Outdoors Sailfish Tournament

The Kalex out of Bud N' Mary's with captain Alex Adler placed 2nd in the ESPN Outdoors sailfish tournament over the weekend.  Nice job!  Read more here:

http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/saltwater/news/story?id=3769689

Tuesday
Dec092008

Bud N' Mary's #12 in Marlin Magazines Top 100 things that epotimze sportfishing!

Found a copy of this article for everyone.  Marlin Magazine's top 100 things that epoitmize sportfishing.  Bud N' Mary's is # 12, check it out!

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Friday
Dec052008

Islamorada sailfish tournament.

The Islamorada Sailfish Tournmanet starts today until sunday.  Many of our boats are fishing it and we will try and keep you up to date.  I've already heard George McElveen on The Reel McCoy has caught 2 fish by this morning 9:00.  Check back for updates!

UPDATE:

Relentless is in 1st place with 15 fish after day 1, not sure who else is up there but I heard a boat had 14 and some had 11-13 fish.  Great job!

UPDATE:

Relentless won yesterday with 30 fish total!  Congratulations Paul!  The Reel McCoy came in 2nd place with 26 fish as well!  Way to go George!  Great job guys!  Nice showing for Bud N' Mary's!

Wednesday
Dec032008

50 species caught in Islamorada for Field & Stream senior editor, Mike Toth

Here is the article which appeared in the December issue of Field and Stream featuring senior editor Mike Toth celebrating his 50th birthday in Islamorada, fishing out of Bud N' Mary's.  His goal was to catch 50 species of fish (which he did, actually 51!).  He fished with Captain Jim Willcox backcountry, and the Catch 22 offshore.  Check it out!  NOTE:  You may need to zoom in more to read it, check the zoom setting (you should see 100% usually in the bottom right corner of your browser, on internet explorer, try 200%)

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