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:


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8/22/11 Late summer tarpon action!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk fished a half day this morning with the Freed family.  We left out early at 7 am with a few weather cells looming in the islamorada backcountry.  We headed out to some of the bays out west and got lucky with the weather avoiding for the most part!  Using gulps we caught plenty of trout, snappers, and some ladyfish.  We weren't interested in keeping stuff for dinner, so mostly catch and release minus a few we kept for bait!  As the sun got higher the fishing slowed down a bit, so we decided to try and catch something big for the boys!  We ran back towards Islamorada and set up for some florida tarpon fishing!  Fishing 3 baits we sat and waited... had one shark bite us off without disturbing the rod at all - very strange!  A few minutes before we were about to head in as another storm cell approached and the temperature dropped and wind blew, ZING goes the line and a 60 lb tarpon goes airborne several times!  We fight him for about 20 minutes and get him to the boat!  Then head in before the rain, what a way to end the day islamorada backcountry fishing!!!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk

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