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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7-24-17 Islamorada Offshore Fishing report Mid July 

We've had some great weather the past ten days here in Islamorada. It's been a little warm so make sure you bring plenty of water to drink.  The mahi bite was great in the middle of the month with all the boats getting in on the action, but it slowed down for a few days late last week. Half the boats found mahi and half didn't for a few days, but the good news is it picked up again yesterday and we saw some nice fish caught. The biggest fish last week was a monster bull on the Predator weighing in at 48 lbs and there was a 35 lber caught yesterday on a private boat at the marina. Most of the fish been in the 4 - 12 lb range. 


In addition to the mahi offshore there's been a lot of football blackfin tuna on the humps as well as some skipjack tuna. Down deep there's a few amberjack still around, so if you want a big pull ask about that! The gon fishin v was trolling the other day and caught a really nice wahoo at 42 lbs as well. The deep drop bottom fishing last week was good with tilefish, snowy grouper, barrelfish, rosefish, and a couple yellowedge grouper. The current really picked up the past few days though and it made it much tougher. A few boats have been staying on the reef, especially on half day trips. The snapper bite has been decent overall but a couple days when the current was slow the fishing was too. It's been a mix with a few mutton snapper, mangrove snapper, and yellowtail snapper. Also a couple black grouper. There was a few permit caught on the wrecks last week but the school of fish has got really small now. 


Way offshore the swordfish bite has been on and off. We had fish on 3 of our last 6 trips. One real nice fish at 254 lbs and the others were 50 and 90 lbs. Hopefully they turn back on this week.


Give the marina office a call at 305 664 2461 when you're ready to book your next fishing charter in Islamorada! Remember we have hotel rooms at the marina as well! The Deli at the marina shut down this month so make sure to bring food with you. 

Tight Lines, 

Capt. Nick Stanczyk 




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