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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7/21/13 Backcountry fishing florida keys in mid july.

Fishing has been hit or miss in July which is the norm this time of year.  As water temperatures heat up and many fish are coming and going the fishing can change overnight.  Yesterday many guides including myself struggled with only a handful of fish caught.  Bait was very tough to boot with mullet around but very finicky.  Though Capt. Mike Bassett made out good.  He ran deep into the glades into some skinny creeks.  They caught several snook, 3 baby tarpon, redfish, and snappers for dinner.  Today was a different story bait wasn't easy but was catchable we caught mullet in the morning and tried tarpon in one of the backcountry channels.  Saw some fish where we were the day before but they weren't in the mood to feed.  So we hit some islands and caught several snook plus snappers for dinner.  Caught some more mullet after that on the incoming tide and then tried some different channels for big stuff.  Went 2 for 3 on tarpon including a nice fish close to 100 lbs, and also caught severl blacktip sharks and a hammerhead shark!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk

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