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 places 2nd in Holiday Isle Dolphin Tournament

Zack Wampler fishing with brother Capt. Augie Wampler placed 2nd in the Holiday Isle tournament this weekend with a 38.1 lb dolphin on the Predator.  They also caught 3 fish over 20 lbs and lots of heavy lifters and gaffers.  Fishing in 1200 ft about 30 miles offshore gave good results.  Mates Eric Ehlers and William Bassett.


Relentless Tuna Fishing

7/22/08 - Blackfun Tuna have been showering off the humps.  The Relentless with Capt. Paul Ross caught a bunch in the 5-10 lb range.  Also good dolphin bite on the way out and in!

tarpon fishing in the backcountry is hot. 5 releases

P7160019.JPGStanley McJunkin,his daughter Whitney and family friend Dave were out with me yesterday. Whitney was the star angler, catching and releasing 3 tarpon. Two of the tarpon were over 100lbs. Dave released his first ever as well. During the day many seatrout, mangrove snapper and some large goliath grouper were caught also. had to dodge a couple squalls but the fishing is very good now.


Nice Tarpon - Capt. Dave Sisung - 7/8/08

Capt. Dave Sisung released a nice 120 lb tarpon which ate a crab, and also caught a 10' sawfish estimated about 200 lbs.  His angler was Ken Colghan from New York, here on vacation!  Exciting!


big tarpon on fly

Dr. Glenn Scott fought and released a tarpon estimated to be well over 140lbs on July 4. He took the tarpon on a purple fly tied by capt. skip nielsen. the battle lasted over 2 hours. Glenn also released 2 other tarpon on the same day out in the backcountry of Everglades National Park.