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).


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


6/16/08 Man-O-War Dolphin & Tuna

Capt. Marc Ellis and mate Travis Kvadus did well with Joe Klein's party out of Miami.  They caught some blackfun tuna and schoolie dolphin up to 20 lbs.  All light tackle fishing, overall great day!


Limiting out on Dolphin - Redfish - 6/16/08

Capt. Merv Finch did well with David Shill and his party on 6/16/08.  They went offshore dolphin fishing.  Sea conditions were calm Monday, when the Shill party from Chicago caught their boat limit of dolphin (60 fish).  Mostly gaffer dolphin up to 20 lbs were found.  The fish were scattered from a depth of 800 ft to 2000 ft southwest of Alligator lighthouse.  Great job!



Great Reef Action! Redfish 6/11/08

Capt. Merv Finch and mate Haines Salmone had the Hegedus Party out fishing the reef on 6/11/08.  The seas were calm, and they fished 100 to 200 ft along the edge of the reef, west of alligator light.  Gary Hegedus' party caught a limit of king mackeral up to 25 lbs, 8 mutton snappers up to 16 lbs,  20 lb amberjack, and released 9 sharks up to 40 lbs!  Great action out there!