The renowned sportfishing capital of Islamorada has been reeling since Hurricane Irma plowed through the Florida Keys. The fishing fleet at Bud N’ Mary’s Marina was among those to take a severe hit, but is rebuilding.
Bud N’ Mary’s Marina has figured prominently in the reputation of Islamorada as the Sportfishing Capital due to talented captains and guides based there. After more than 70 years they are still producing world-class catches in the Florida Keys.
Swordfish are one of the most prized gamefish because they are among the most elusive. They reside in deep ocean waters many miles from shore. Until recently, they had almost always been caught – when they were caught at all – at night.