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).


Nice tarpon on light gear! Capt. Sid Bryant 6/12/08

Capt. Sid Bryant took Phil McManus out fishing on 6/12/08 for tarpon.  They caught an 80 lb fish on light 15lb spinning tackle fishing with a light breeze!  Nice!


Tuna & Mahi & Blue Marlin! - 6/10/08 - Gon Fishin V

Capt. Glen Miller & Mate Sam Worden of the Gon Fishin V took Rolland & his boys, along with Bryan and his son James offshore fishing.  They had a beautiful day with S.E. winds at 10 knots.  Trolling out, highspeed, they caught and landed a nice blakfin tuna, followed by a 110 lb Blue Marlin!!!  In only 350 ft water, James (9) had an outstanding 30 minute battle with the blue!  It came up and ate a black & red rigged ballyhoo bait.  They found a pallet later in the day and loaded up with dolphin of all sizes.  Great job guys!


More dolphin aboard The Redfish!  6/7/08

Capt. Merv Finch and mate Haines Salmone had good fishing with the Forum Stucco Group.  The winds were 15-20 knots with 3 to 5 foot seas.  It produced good dolphin action 10-20 miles off Alligator lighthouse.  Most were schoolies, but John White from Sanford, FL caught a 34 lb Bull Dolphin.  This fish is shown in the photo with Haines!  Great job fellas!




Tarpon and bonefish action. Capt. Vinnie Biondoletti

Capt. Vinnie Biondoletti has had some good luck in the back country lately.  On 6/4/08 he fished John Eaton and caught him 4 bonefish in the 4 - 6 lb range.  That evening and one other evening he fished Brian Mahoney, and went a total 5 for 8 tarpon, in the 50 - 125 lb range.  On 6/5/08 he took Ray and Eric Kensic, and went 4 for 7 tarpon 75 - 100 lbs.  Great job!


Tarpon and permit on fly!

Capt. Ken Cohan had his angler out a few days ago in the back country.  They caught some permit as well as 4 tarpon on fly!  They were getting ready to take off since they were suppose to fish a half day and tarpon started pouring through in the back country.  Great job!