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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8/15/17 August Backcountry Fishin' Report

August is rolling by quickly and the fishing has been about as hot as the weather!  We've had a very good late season tarpon bite especially back in the everglades.  A good number of fairly large fish too which is nice to see this late in the year... not the monsters we get in the spring, but fish up in the 100 lb range anyways.  I've had very good fishing this month I think only one day have we not gotten a tarpon to the boat (though we had a shot and we missed him), and most other days we've caught 2 or more.  If you'd like to follow my daily tarpon fishing reports please check my blog here.  The weather has been nice and stable with light winds out of the southeasterly direction and a few flat calm days.  There has been some triple tails floating around too we had some very nice size ones a couple weeks ago, and the last week they got a little tougher though today we put some time in and caught a couple and saw a few more.  With the pots not loaded out in the gulf there isn't much structure to look for them around, so we are finding them just drifting around and under beds of dead grass that is floating.  Capt. John Johansen has also been getting into some tarpon and big sharks in the backcountry.  Capt. Jim Willcox has reported some snook off the beaches and creeks in the backcountry, and some big jacks in the channels which has provided good rod bending action.  In the bays Capt. Jeff Oughton had some nice trout and snappers over the weekend for some table fare.  Fishing can still be very good the next couple months here even though business slows down.  Last year we had some of the best tarpon fishing we had all year in September and October, but this year overall has been much better than last.  It's a good time to come down and fish you can avoid the crowds and really have the place to yourself, plus the winds are usually light which gives us great conditions.  Give us a call at 305-664-2461 and we'll hook you up!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk


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