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).


Good patch fishing! Capt. Ken Cohan

Capt. Ken Cohan with anglers John & Bobby had a nice day fishing the patch reefs.  Anchored in 20-25 ft they had calm seas and caught some nice hogfish up to 4 lbs, along with porgies and some other snappers!


Slammer dolphin! Predator - Capt. Augie Wampler

Well dolphin fishing hast been red hot, but good enough. Eddie and the gang from Sarasota caught a huge 55lb dolhin last week along with some gaffers and some schoolies.


More tarpon! Capt. Dave Sisung 5/10/08

Capt. Dave Sisung fished with Roy Freeman and Stephanie and had 2 tarpon relases.  Estimated 140 lbs and 70 lbs!  Great job!


Deep Dropping Report! Redfish Capt. Merv Finch

Capt. Merv Finch with mate Haines Salmone aboard the Redfish had some good action on 5/9/08.  Roger Ashley's party from Winter Haven, FL had some fun deep dropping.  Winds were 10-15 knots, and conditions looked good in 600-700 feet of water.  They caught 30 lb, 20 lb, and 15 lb snowy groupers, and a dozen tilefish! 
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Big tarpons!

Capt. Ricky Stanczyk caught 2 nice tarpon on the evening of 5/8/08.  Drifting down by channel 2 bridge with live crabs did the trick.  Valerie Greco caught 1 est. 125lbs and then Ricky caught another est. 100lbs.  Good bite between 6:30 and 8:30 pm with the end of the outgoing tide!