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 - 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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6/23/08 More action aboard The Redfish

Capt. Merv Finch and Haines Salmones had Jeff and Dan Silverman out 6/23/08.  After a great dolphin catch 2 days prior, they outdid themselves with 7 large dolphin over 20 lbs, including a 42 lb bull!  Seas were 2 - 3 ft and the bite was between 800' and 1100' straight off of Islamorada.  Sounds good to me!



Predator wins 2nd place in Ladies Dolphin Tourney! 6/21/08

Capt. Augie Wampler and his boat Predator did well in the 15th Annual Original Ladies Dolphin Tournament.  Kris Tong caught a 39.8 lb Bull which won her second place in 1200 ft. on a pitched ballyhoo.  Sharon Wampler placed 8th & Claudia Stobber placed 11th.  The Predator won the overall team challenge with 09.9 between 4 fish.  They also caught 30 gaffers and 20 schoolies.  Augies wife Sabrina Wampler fished with the team as well as mates Eric Ehlers and William Basset.  Great job!


Redfish - More Dolphin into late June! 6/21/08

Capt. Merv Finch with mate Ryan Van Vossen took the Silverman party from New York & Bradington out for a day on 6/21/08.  They had a good day, and caught 6 large dolphin 20-30 lbs along with 20 smaller schoolies while fishing 18-25 miles offshore Alligator Lighthouse.  Seas were calm and the fish were all caught on spinning tackle.  Great job!!!reddol5.jpg