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).


Backcountry Fishing Report 4/23/08 Capt. Skip Neilsen

Capt. Skip had his wife Cyd Nielsen went in the backcountry with their niece Mandy from Knoxville along with her fiancee Brandt Snedeker. (He placed 3rd in the Masters golf gournament in Augusta, Georgia!) Cyd & Mandy each caught grand slams of tarpon, redfish, and snook! Last night Brandt released his first really big tarpon, an estimated 140 lbs, caught with a live mullet. The westerly winds as of late have the tarpon fishing a little off, but the snook bite out west of Cape Sable was very good. Skip had 16 releases today and kept a 31" for dinner!



Well Richard and the guys went out on 4/22/08 and did alright.  They caught 2 swords.  They had a shark eat off  a 3rd one before the wind really picked up and the headed in.  I'll try and post some pictures soon.

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