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:



Welcome to our Florida Keys Fishing Reports section.  Here we will be posting all the catch reports both offshore and backcountry around Islamorada and the Florida Keys.  Remember all captains can be booked through Bud N' Mary's Florida Keys Fishing Charters by calling 1-800-742-7945Islamorada Fishing Reports vary year round, so check back often! Thanks!

To see older fishing reports, scroll to the bottom and click the page numbers!

P.S. You can also read Capt. Rick Stanczyks daily updated fishing reports here or daily tarpon reports here (during season).


6/27/08 - Gon Fishin V, gone fishin' for dolphin!

Capt. Glen Miller and his mate, son Justin Miller, had Jeff Erikson, Ron, Mike, Randon, and Pat from Ft. Lauderdale out.  The big fish always love the rough water and it was blowing 15 - 25 knots.  The waves were 4 to 6 ft and it was cloudy.  They used dead ballyhoo for all of the fish and mainly all on 20 lb test spinning reels.  These fish were pouring through all day long, it was nonstop action.  They caught their first fish 12 miles out and turned around at 18 miles.  These big fish like to school in little groups sometimes you will see 2, 5, 6, etc...  its always different.  These fish range from 20 all the way to 45 lbs.

















6/25/08 Man O War!

Capt. Marc Ellis and mate Travis Kvadus aboard Man O War had some boys from Scotlan out, Scott, James, and Allen.  The fishing for snapper was excellent, and they released 1 out of 2 sailfish plus 3 large parmit up to 30 lbs.  They also caught 2 sharks up to 100 lbs and some schoolie dolphin.  Great mix of fish guys!


6/28/08 - More dolphin with The Redfish!

The Steve Himmelreich party from Dallas, Texas area had success with large dolphin on Saturday, catch 8 between 20 lbs and 30 lbs.  The fish were caught in 600 ft of water using rigged ballyhoos on spinning tackle.



6/27/08 - Dolphin action aboard the Redfish!

Capt. Merv Finch had the Chad Dentry party out on an outstanding day, catching 12 large dolphin 20 lbs to 36 lbs, as well as a 40 lb sailfish that was released unharmed.  The fish were caught in 400 ft to 650 ft of water straight out off Alligator Light.  Seas were 2 - 4 ft and the fish were caught on rigged and cast ballyhoo.  Mate Haines Salmones pictured as well as the party.  reddol7.jpg


Capt. Lonny Shaw - Tarpon and Bonefish!

While fishing over the weekend with Capt. Lonny Shaw, Jim Brundt and Jim Young caught a permit each, two tarpon from 70-100 lbs, and a bonefish.  Great Job!

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