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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6/15/17 Mid June Islamorada Deep Sea fishing report 

The dolphin (mahi) bite has been on fire the past week here in Islamorada! A lot of boats have been limiting out on schoolies (3-6 lb mahi) and there's been a few gaffers and slammers in the 25 - 40 lb range in the mix! The blackfin tuna bite has been decent on the humps, most fish in the 3 - 10 lb range but there was a couple over 20 lbs caught. If you want a big pull just send a bait down deep and we've seen some bruiser amberjack from 40 - 70 lbs! Deep drop bottom fishing has provided tilefish and grouper as well. 

Back on the reef the yellowtail snapper bite has been steady with a few mutton snapper in the mix. The permit have been pretty consistent on a couple wrecks too. We catch and relesae our permit here, especially since they are spawning this time of year. Barracuda have been around the top of the reefs as well as a couple mackerel. 


Way offshore a few of us have got out on daytime swordfishing trips. The Bn'M caught a 135 lb fish about 10 days ago. The fished  a few days back and pulled 2 hooks, and I fished the past two days, missing one bite one trip and then battling a giant pushing 400 lbs yesterday. The big fish yesterday was foul hooked and eventually pulled off. That's part of swordfishing. Other exciting news from last week was when I teamed up with my friends on the "PAYDIRT" and we fished the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Championship and we caught a new pending record for Mississippi! The fish weighed in at 242.5 lbs and won the swordfish division in the tournament! 

Give the marina office a call while the weather is nice this coming week to book your fishing charter! 305 664 2461! 

Tight Lines, 

Capt. Nick Stanczyk 

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