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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Thursday
Nov142013

Great fishing if your in Mexico

If anyone is visiting Mexico and looking for some world class sailfishing down south, be sure to look up the Poverty Sucks fishing team.  Capt. Dietmar Kossmann runs a gorgeous 53 foot hatteras full time down in the Riviera Maya.  The sailfish fishing is world class there and Capt. Dietmar is a former Bud n' Mary's captain himself, also uncle to Capt. Rick and Capt. Nick Stanczk.  He brings the professionalism and knowledge of an Islamorada captain to the world of saltwater fishing in Mexico.  You can also reach them at:

Poverty Sucks Fishing Charters
P.O. BOX 707
Islamorada, Florida 33036
Phone: 305-304-6083

Poverty Sucks Fishing Website

Monday
Nov042013

11-4-13 "Lil Bud" the Cat continues to improve

Well it's been a couple of weeks since our last update on our little furry friend Lil' Bud, so here it is. He has been back to Island Paws Veterinary Hospital a couple of times, and they believe he is making a remarkable recovery since the surgery. He is getting a lot of strength back in his rear legs (where all the tendons were torn), and his hip socket seems to be getting stronger and stronger. Lil Bud is still a little wobbly walking around, laying down after a short while, but he's been able to go a little furhter each week. Island Paws said he's allowed outside the cage now for 1 - 2 hours per day to stretch and walk around, but we still need to keep his movement limited to help assure the best possible outcome. He has made a few appearances at the marina, and spent sometime in the office in the cage, but hopefully by this time next month he's back on the docks and boats where he belongs. The Vet also said they adored the little fellow so much they wanted him to enter the animal Halloween Costume Contest even though he wasn't in tip top shape. Now Lil Bud wasn't in the best of moods this day, but he did dress up as a grumpy little fisherman and pose for a quick picture. He received quite a few votes, but will have to try again next year for a top 3 finish. Just want to say a big THANKS to everyone who has helped the little guy out. A lot of people have stopped by to see him and we apologize he hasn't been there, but hopefully next time you're down in Islamorada you can catch up with him when he's back in action. We also received a story similar to his, where a man adopted a cat who had been in an accident, even though they said the cat's life wouldn't be as long as usual, but 19 years later he still has that lucky cat. Things like that give us all inspiration for animals and I hope Lil Bud turns out to be just like that cat. Also a few weeks back Lil Bud received a pair of crutches to help him get around. We were really hoping he'd be walking around on them, but all he does is seem to play with them. That's all for now, and in a couple of weeks I'll give you another update on our little orange friend. Thanks again to everyone for helping out Lil Bud : )

 

Thursday
Oct172013

10-17-13 "Lil Bud" Update. He is taking some steps...

Well I suppose being a cat in a cage is like being a baitfish in a livewell, all they want to do is get out! Lil' Bud is making some great progess after his surgery from the hit and run accident, and the vet says everything looks great so far. Last week, at Island Paws Vet,  Lil Bud had the staples removed from his back leg where they repaired his broken hip socket. He is getting strength back in his lower legs too, where all of the ligament damage was. He still has a miniminum of 5-6 weeks living in the cage, (could be 7-8 weeks), that way he doesn't put too much strain on his legs. We have been letting him out a few minutes each day, and he walks a little bit before sitting down. He also loves stretching out his back legs. Lil' Bud has been at the marina a few days to see his mom (mama Mary). I think she likes all the attention she's getting now, but when Lil' Bud comes back in a month or two, they'll have to share the attention. Thanks again to everyone who helped him out, and to all of the people who have still stopped in and written letters. This is one lucky cat to have had this many people want to help him out. When your down here for your winter fishing trip this year, make sure to say hey to him, he's been known to give fisherman good luck for the day after getting a little attention. 

Tuesday
Oct012013

"Lil' Bud" the Cat UPDATE since surgery 10-1-13

Well we couldn't be happier with all the care and love "Lil' Bud" has received the past couple of weeks since his tragic accident. There have been so many generous people helping support his surgery with donations as well as just wishing him luck. Today he was released from the vet office, Island Paws, after undergoing surgery to repair his broken hip and pelvis. He had multiple xrays taken, lots of pain medication and antibiotics, as well as TLC from a great vet office. Sara, who works in the tackle shop, and originally adopted "Lil' Bud" and his mom "Mama Mary" for the marina, has taken him home to help with the recovery. A healthy recovery is expected, but it's going to be at least 10 - 12 weeks with minimal movement for him. We expect by Christmas time "Lil' Bud" will be roaming the docks again and ready for more snuggling and picture taking. Hopefully we can sneak him a little fresh fish to snack on while he recovers, since he won't be jumping on the boats catching his own for the next couple of months. We'll keep you updated on his progress and here's a few pictures to show what's been done so far. The online donation fund is still active if you wish to contribute, as he will require ongoing vet care. Thanks so much to all the generous people and his fan club, and don't forget to pet "Lil' Bud" before your next fishing trip for some good luck (he should be back in action by Christmas) 

 

Lil' Bud's xray : (

 

Lil' Bud was extremely happy to get out of the vet's office and has his favorite fishing lure to play with as he recovers the next 10 - 12 weeks (although he might chew it in 1/2 and require a new one before then)

 

Lil' Bud was an extremely cute Kitten, and everyone that see's him adores him (except the dogs, they like to chase him)

Friday
Sep272013

"Lil' Bud the marina Cat needs your HELP! 

A few months ago we adopted a small kitten who became part of the Bud n' Mary's Family overnight. He's the most adorable and lovable cat in the world. Most people say he's good luck for fishing when you pet him, so he gets a lot of attention. Lil' Bud jumps on and off a lot of the boats looking for fish to eat, and he loves staring at the fish tank in the shop. All the fishing captains cleaning fish feed him some scraps every day as well. Anyhow, he has grown up a lot over the last few months, but unfortuanately was in a very bad accident last week. His two back legs were ran over, breaking both of them as well as crushing the hip socket on one side and tearing all the ligaments on the other. The hit and run driver left him in the parking lot. Lil' Bud crawled to the office with his two front legs and we knew he needed help. We immediately took him to the vet office. They said he had a good chance of recovering if they did reconstructive surgery since he was still young. The decision was made by all the of the friends, family, and captains of the marina to try the surgery. They did the operation yesterday and Lil' Bud seems to be doing great. It's not over yet, and he won't be walking for a while, but we are accepting donations from all the animal lovers and friends of Lil' Bud to help cover the expensive surgery. We'll keep you updated on his progess! Meow Meow Meow!!! Please click the link if you'd like to make a donation : ) Next time your down at Bud n' Mary's to go fishing make sure you give him a quick pet, he might just make your day.

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/bud-the-marina-cat-s-surgery /90546 

       

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