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Old 08-01-2014, 08:38 PM
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Planning a trip to inshore fish the keys and Everglades in June. I hear a lot about islamorada and how wonderful the fishing is down there.
I've looked on bud n Mary's site and there are a bunch guides on the site.
Would anyone have suggestions on guides?


Are there any other places in the area that provide great fishing?

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Old 08-02-2014, 05:54 AM
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www.keysfishn.com Capt Frank Juliano check my other posts. We did fantastic this week great guide!
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I don't think that you can find a bad guide at Bud N Mary's. Islamorada is the fishing capitol of the world!
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So you're talking 10 months from now -- good. There is great fishing throughout the Keys, not just limited to Islamorada, which is a town on Upper Matacumbe Key.

You have to figure out what type of fishing you wish to do and focus on that -- don't spread yourself too thin or you'll learn nothing and have a tough time. Do you want to fish offshore for Dolphin, Blackfin, AJs.. or inshore for Tarpon, Permit, Bones? Or reef fish like Yellowtail and Mutton Snapper, or the Backcountry?

Also, do research on alternate things to do should a front come through and you have un-fishable days.

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Good advice from Prop Blast. The hardest thing to do in Islamorada is deciding which type of fishing you want to do that day. Can be weather dependent.
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Originally Posted by humpinit View Post
I don't think that you can find a bad guide at Bud N Mary's. Islamorada is the fishing capitol of the world!
Not sure you can not find fish down there too!!

You could fish with a hook and a 1" piece of plastic straw and a little sinker and be successful.

I'd be interesting to hear a story of going to the keys and getting skunked.

OP: Good luck, you wont need it, and have fun!
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Cajun Dave:

A visit to the Keys! AWESOME! I will be there myself in 26 days.
I agree with fishlander99. There are several different types of fishing in the Keys.
You almost just have to put a hook out with a piece of bread on it to catch something!

Islamorada is a great place to start. Bud N Mary’s is a decent marina.
They will have all the stuff you will need.
If you wanted to rent your own boat.. yep rent.. just like a car they are home to Bump & Jump rentals.
https://www.keysboatrental.com/locat...a-boat-rentals
There are a few different type of boats you can get.
They all come with GPS so you don’t get lost!

If you want to charter and get a guide. I don’t think you can go wrong at Bud & Mary’s.
Prop Blast is dead on. Decide what type you want and a plan B if it rains, hurricanes or you wake up with a hangover/sunburn/who is “this” next to me Keys type issue.

Other than that.. join the Conch Republic!

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Would like to fish inshore and back country. Tarpon, bones, snook, permit, etc.

Thanks a bunch guys and keep the suggestions coming!!!
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Go north out of LARGO in my opinion alot closer to backcountry if thats what your looking for....Look up Excaliber Captain Leanord. Hes got a couple screws lose but hes the man! We just got back from the trip...If you want someone with all their screws out of Islamorade look up the huntinator and get your fish cooked LORELAI's 7 bucks a perosn with a side!
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Also DOODA charters a little further south hes great guy!,,,captain Tom 419-261-6672
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Cajundave.... If your looking for backcountry mcangelo is correct. You need to stay in the upper to middle Keys. They are closer to the back country or gulf side. I personally like it better than being further down in the Keys. But lets all be honest. Can you really go wrong in the Keys when its concerning fishing?

If you don't mind paddling a kayak you can check out:
http://www.backcountrycowboy.com/

Tight lines!

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Next time I go down I want to do kayaks...Leonard from Excalibur has a trip where you do 1.5 days in some deep woods. But Im a bit afraid of the gators and snakes...
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Fun trip...checkout my video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ2I...ature=youtu.be
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:26 PM
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really neat video!! plenty of meat for the freezer!!!
im interested in the diving trip, who should i contact to book a trip? the is could be something else for us to do in between fishing.
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Funny you ask......My cousin moved from the Bronx NY to Largo 14 years ago. HE workds for Ocean Divers which is an AWESOME company. (I think they are the biggest there) Ask for Louie Crispino when you call....He is one of the nicest unforgettable people you will ever meet/talk to. HE can help you with any Keys questions you have. Tell him his cousin Mike from NY sent you if you do haha....
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mcangelo4:
Now I have Joe Pesci saying “These two yutes…” in my head and can’t stop laughing.
And its not a cheesy promo vid if it rakes in biz man..

cajundave:
Well there you have it!
A lot of advice from THT members.
Just be nice and post pics of what you catch…. fish wise only!


Tight lines.. join the Conch Republic.

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AHAHAA great line from that movie! And if you ever need a NON-cheesy site let me know!
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Thanks a bunch!!!
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