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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4-25-12 Epic Sailfishing Day! Catch 22 releases 47 sails!

Usually every year for a few days we get "tailing" conditions off of Islamorada, where the sailfish and cobia tail down the waves, surfing into the current, down the waves. Today just so happened to be the greatest day of sailfishing out of BUD N MARY'S MARINA since 1944! Capt. Scott Stanczyk aboard the Catch 22 with mates Hunter and Gunner, along with the party from the UK, consisting of Bernie Forshaw, Roger Wikberg, Kevan Lee, and Steve Smith, combined for 47 sailfish releases on 4-25-12! The previous record at the marina was 24 releases, which was almost doubled today! Capt. Scott has been fishing over 30 years and this is a day that will go down in the history books. They weren't the only ones to have great fishing either. Capt. George on the Reel McCoy set his personal best as a captain today releasing 22 sailfish and keeping 2 cobias including a fat 56 lber! Capt. Nick Stanczyk on the BNM also set his personal best record as a Captain putting his anglers on 18 sailfish releases and keeping 3 cobias up to 36 lbs. These days are few and far between, and only a few lucky charters may experience something like this in their lifetime. CONGRATS!!! The last few days the reef fishing for yellowtail snapper has been pretty good, with quite a few nice fish over 2 lbs, and a couple over 4 lbs. The dolphin have been scarce the last couple days with the north wind, but hopefully will show back up when it swings back to the east. The amberjacks have been good too, which are always fun for a big pull. Book your Florida Keys Deep Sea Fishing Trip Today!

Reader Comments (1)

That's an epic day. I'm surprised you had that many flags! Great job captains!

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChappy chapman

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