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.  Our captains will post individual reports and we will have overall marina reports.  If you've fished out of Bud n' Mary's Marina, tell your captain to write a fishing report and we will post it for all to see!  Better yet - e-mail us the fishing report and pictures (please try to reduce the size to under 300k).  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!


Spring Dolphin - Cloud Nine Capt. Greg Eklund 5/2/08

The spring winds from the east are encouraging the dolphin to gather in 300-500 feet of water.  The fish are mixed in size from 5-15 lbs with a few slammer size fish up to 40 lbs.  The weather forecast for the next few days continues fresh breezes from the east.  I expect the quality dolphin fising to continue.  We also fished the reef this week.  Nice yellowtail snappers up to 5 lbs, a few 2-4 lb mangrove snapper, and some black groupers & king mackeral were caught.  May is a great month here in the keys for both offshore and reef fishing.  Please call Bud N' Mary's for more reports!

Cloud Nine Charters
Capt. Greg Eklund


Bonefish are biting! Capt. Vinnie Biondoletti

Capt. Vinnie Biondoletti went out with Roger Crandall and friend John and had a great day.  They caught 5 bonefish up to 7 lbs!  They also caught 2 bonnethead sharks.  Live shrimp worked well, sightfishing the flats in the Islamorada area!  Great!


Great Tarpon Action! Capt. Dave Sisung

4/29/08 the fellows from the MEAD paper company group caught two tarpon, each over 100 lbs!  Nice job!
4/30/08 walleye legend Orin Bliss caught a 135 lb tarpon, plus another premature release!  Also 2 nurse sharks were caught by Carmen and Orin!  Fantastic!

Capt. Dave Sisung


evening tarpon fishing has turned on


last night all the tarpon guides had action. I had 3 fellas from New Jersey on board and they each released tarpon. we even caught a double header. The winds died and the tarpon were biting.Now is the time to fish with live mullet and have some fun with the silver kings.

capt. skip nielsen




Offshore and reef action as of 4/28/08

4/25/08 The Predator with Captain Augie Wampler and mate Eric Ehlers hada fantastic day!  Nimal from Ft. Meyers had a great catch of dolphin.  27, 29, and 31 pound slammers as well as two 18 lbers and a 21 lber, and 2 gaffer sized fish!  Awesome!  The Miss Islamorada with captain Ben Loy and Biggs had 15 people and caught their limit of yellowtails, as swell as 5 smoke kingfish, and a couple of mutton snappers.  Great reef action!

4/27/08  The Man O War with Captain Marc Ellis and mate Travis Kvadus had an excellent day of yellowtailing.  They caught their limit of 50 yellowtail in just a halfday with fish up to 3 lbs!  Congradulations to Uncle Jeffers and brother Mark!