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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 reporting great catches of fish.  Tarpon fishing in Islamorada is starting to get very good, we are just about in 'prime' tarpon time now!   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.  Good news for the florida keys fishing report! The patch reef fishing is still decent though is slowing down a bit.  The spanish mackerel bite is pretty much done too, though there are still a few kingfish offshore.  There are permit, cobia, and goliaths in the gulf with some tripletail showing up too.  Trout, ladyfish, jacks, and mangrove snappers are being found in good number in the bays and muds.  On the offshore islamorada fishing charters sailfishing has been decent and some fish are still around for the late spring bite.  Dolphin is slow though should get better as it gets warmer.  Tunas are offshore as well as amberjack on the humps, with a mix of big sharks out there too.  Groupers will be closed until May 1, but yellowtail and mutton snapper are a good bet on the reefs inside. Swordfishing can be very good throughout the spring, though it can be rough, 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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Attention Bridge Fishermen

Bud N' Mary's is going to be offering much more extensive information for visitors interested in fishing from bridges.  We already offer rod rentals, bait, tackle, and advice.  Though we will now be offering more complete advice, maps, suggestions, rigs for different species, and a plethora of information concerning bridge fishing.  It is probably the most inexpensive way to enjoy fishing here in the keys and anywhere you go, and with a little local knowledge can be a lot of fun for anglers and their families without having to break the bank!  Stop on in if your in the area and inquire, we can get you set up!


Partnering with Pines and Palms

Bud N' Mary's is partnering with Pines & Palms, one of our longtime friends and associates here in the Keys.  In an effort to produce business in these hard times, especially at outdoor sportsmans shows and other avenues which we have neglected in the past, we are offering to book rooms at their resort, and they in turn will be offering to book fishing trips for our captains.  We will be aiming at creating customized fishing packages for folks, and accomodating parties of all sizes.  You can check out Pines and Palms website here, and even book directly on-line here!!!


Sailfish are here!

Catch 22 had a spectacular day fishing today.  They caught and released 12 sailfish, as well as some 10-20 lb dolphin, and a nice king mackeral.  Some other boats caught sailfish as well.  The reef is alive, so come on down and let's go fishing!!!


Bud N' Mary's featured in Florida Keys Traveler Magazine

This article appeared in Florida Keys Traveler magazine, a production.  Richard Stanczyk and Vic Gaspeny and swordfishing is featured.  Nice cover shot thanks to Ron Modra is also featured.

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Paul Young and Ricky Walker at Bud N' Mary's

We've created a small section dedicated to our friends Paul Young and Ricky Walker, who host and produce a popular TV show in Europe called 'Hooked on Fishing.'  Paul and Ricky have fished with us for years and all of our European guests are familiar with them!  Check them out by clicking the link below, and come fishing with us!

Paul Young and Ricky Walker