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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Sailfish caught aboard Miss Islamorada

Capt. Ben Loy has already caught a few sailfish this season fishing aboard our party boat, The Miss Islamorada.  Here is a letter and some pictures from customers:

Capt Ben and Frank asked us to send over pictures of the sail caught by Kasey Konz, Monday Nov 10, 2008.The trip was attended by Kasey's husband Gordon along with friends, MIchael and Jeanne Myatt; all  from South Lyon, Michigan. We had a great time, Ben and Frank made the day perfect and we will be back next year to catch another!

Mike Myatt

Great Job guys!!!




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 www.fla-keys.com production.  Richard Stanczyk and Vic Gaspeny and swordfishing is featured.  Nice cover shot thanks to Ron Modra is also featured.

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