We've seen some of the best catches of the summer lately here at Bud n' Mary's! Not a lot of boats have been fishing as the tourist season is winding down, but the ones that have got out have done very well! A lot of boats have been limiting out on mahi and the blackfin tuna bite is on fire too! We always recommend a full day fishing charter when going offshore fishing in Islamorada, but a few boats have been 1/2 days lately and still getting in on the mahi and tuna action. The boats that have been doing full days have been averaging 30 - 40 fish, and a lot of the mahi are decent size where they are using the gaffs to bring them aboard. I would say the mahi are averaing 5 - 15 lbs and there's been a couple nice slammer bulls over 30 lbs. The tuna have been averaging 5 - 20 lbs, and I saw a few 25 lbers hanging up as well. It looks like we have a storm down near the US virgin Islands now, but it's hard to say if it will affect us in a few days or not. Give the marina a call if you want to fish and we'll set you up. 1 800 742 7945. The crowds have thinned out so now's the perfect time to fish! We also have offseason rates for our Islamorada hotel rooms, so you can save a few bucks that way!
I also want to say congrats to Capt. Paul Ross on the Relentless for being named one of the top boats in the Altantic by Marlin Magazine in a recent article.