Florida Keys Fishing

For the ultimate Marathon Charter Fishing experience, look no further than Captain Butch. Call 305-743-4594 to find out how the fishing is in the Florida Keys. We assure you that it’s great.

Capt Butch was born in Marathon, Fl in 1961.  His father and uncle were back country guides at the time and Butch learned how to fish the waters of the Florida Keys from Key West to Islamorada before he was 10 years old.  By the time he was 16, he had won several bonefish tournaments as a self guided angler.  Once he was able to take passengers for hire (by the time he was 20), he was a winning guide in bonefish and tarpon tournaments.

Butch has won or placed almost every tournament he has entered since he started guiding.  Some of the tournaments include:

  • Marathon International Bonefish Tournament (this year will be its 50th year)
  • Marathon International Tarpon tournament (running over 15 years)
  • Ladies Tarpon tournament (running over 15 years)
  • McDonalds Tarpon tournaments
  • Redbone Sunset  Tarpon Tournaments

Big time Bait and Tackle Tarpon Bridge Series (we won the series as well as 1st place ladies in all three this year)

Butch holds 4 world IGFA World records as a guide for tarpon (women’s 2# and 6#, men’s 2# and 6#) .

Butch owns and operates a 25’ custom built privateer for tarpon fishing and bay fishing as well as a 22’ blackjack boat and  operates a 47’ Cabo for offshore fishing. (he also owns a 43’ torres for commercial lobster and crab and a 18’ skiff)

IGFA certified captain

Offshore tournaments include : Ladies Sailfish, Islamorada Sailfish, and the Miami/Islamorada Swordfish tournaments.

Butch started fishing in most tournaments with his wife, Barbara, in 2000.  She has fished in a bonefish, tarpon and sailfish tournament every year.  She also holds the woman’s 6# IGFA World record for tarpon and has 2 IGFA inshore grand slams.  She has taken 2nd place overall and 1st place ladies division in bonefish tournaments – has won or placed in all but 1 tarpon tournament and has fished in several sailfish tournaments since 1995.  She also has fished in the Mid Atlantic Marlin Tournament in Cape May, NJ.


Some of Butch’s other sponsors are Mercury Marine and Motorguide, St Croix rods, Finor reels, accurate reels and Momoi fishing line.  He is also an IGFA certified captain.

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