Professional guided backcountry fishing out of Islamorada, Florida Keys for 25 years!

Fishing Florida Keys

Like to Fish? We’ll get along just fine.

You’ve found my site, my guess is you like to fish. I like you already.

My name is Captain Perry Scuderi and I’ve fished the backcountry and flats of the Florida Keys since 1977. For the last 25 years I’ve been a professional guide. It’s my job to catch you the fish of the lifetime.

I started coming to the Keys with my family and friends when I was six, back in 1977. I was hooked. Every opportunity—weekends, holidays, summers—I came to the Keys. If you’ve been here, you understand. If you haven’t, well, you’d do yourself right to spend a few days in what a lot of people call paradise…and if the fish cooperate, you’re friends will beg you to stop talking about your trip.

I hope to see you in the Keys soon.

Hook a Trip!

For information and booking, please text (preferred) or call me at (305) 393-0621.

Fishing Charter Rates

Charter Trip Price 3rd Person Departure from Bud N’ Mary’s
1/2 day – 4 hours $600 $100 7:00 AM or 12:00 PM
3/4 day – 6 hours $800 $150 7:00 AM
Full day – 8 hours $950 $200 7:00 AM
Night Tarpon – 4 hours $600 $150 4:30 PM
  • $200 deposit required for each trip booked
  • Rates are based on one or two passengers
  • Departure times may vary – due to weather, tides or life
  • Gratuity is at your discretion…but always appreciated

Fishing the Florida Keys

Exposing people to the beauty of the fish and backcountry while contributing to the fishing lore that will surely be exchanged in far off places—that’s my job. I fish first-timers—of every age—and I fish expert anglers who’ve fished the world over. Putting the pros on the fish and letting them work their magic is equally as impressive as introducing someone to the thrill of the catch.

Often we fish in Everglades National Park, known for its abundant marine life. On any given day you could see Porpoise, Manatee, Sea Turtle, Shark, as well as a variety of native birds. We are fortunate to have a very diverse marine environment in the upper Keys. In addition to hard bottom ocean-side flats, coral reefs and the Gulfstream, we have our unique backcountry – a maze of mangrove islands, channels, flats and bays where freshwater from the Everglades meets the salt water of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean.

What to Bring?

What Captain Perry Brings

  • Boat & fuel
  • Fishing license
  • Bait
  • Cooler with ice
  • Tackle- rods, reels, hooks, jigs, leader etc.

What You (Should) Bring

  • Hat & sun block (SPF 30+)
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Boat (friendly) shoes – please NO black soles, work boots or heels
  • Camera
  • Food & drinks (plenty of water)
  • Long-sleeved pants and/or shirt (keep the sun off of your skin)
  • Raincoat (good for wind or rain)


  • Spinning reels: Daiwa and Shimano
  • Conventional reels: Shimano TLD 15
  • Rods: Spinning and conventional rods custom by Chaos Rods
  • Fly gear: Scott rods and Tibor reels


Q. How many people can you take in your boat?
A. My boat is designed to fish one or two anglers, (a third angler is o.k. –please note there is an extra charge for a third person, refer to rates)

Q. Is there a bathroom available?
A. Usually we are 10-20 minutes from a conventional public restroom.

Q. Do I need to bring my own rod?
A. If you would like to bring your own rod, please do so. Otherwise, all tackle is provided. Capt. Perry does ask that if you are bringing your own gear, please have good line (NOT OLD) and at least 200 yards of line (or backing). We do not want to lose the fish of a lifetime.

Q. Where do we meet to go fishing?
A. At Bud N’ Mary’s where my boat is docked. The marina is located at mile marker 79.8 ocean-side in Islamorada, Florida. Just look for the BIG shark.

Q. Am I going to get sea-sick?
A. You should have no problem. We are usually in protected and shallow water.

Q. How deep is the water?
A. 90% of the time we are in water that is anywhere from 2-12 feet deep.

Q. Do I need to bring food?
A. Yes. See above for a complete list of what to bring.

Q. Can I bring my dog?
A. If the canine is a service dog, then yes; otherwise Capt. Perry prefers that you leave your pet at home.

Q. Can I bring my kids.
A. Yes, children under 6 years of age are required by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to wear a personal flotation device (PFD), not provided. Capt. Perry encourages you to bring your child. There are fish to catch, things to learn, and beautiful sights to see. Life jackets are provided for adults and children over 6 years of age.

Florida Keys Fishing Photos

Find my most recent photos on my Instagram page @capt_perry

Islamorada FL Fishing

Florida Keys Fishing Guide Permit

Florida Keys Guide Kids Puffer Fish

Captain Perry Charter Boat
Florida Keys Fishing Guide Snook

Florida Keys Fishing Guide Tarpon

Islamorada Fishing Guide

Islamorada Light House

Islamorada Florida Fishing Guide Grouper

Florida Keys Fishing Guide Boat

Florida Keys Fishing Guide Kids Sawfish

Florida Keys Tarpon Jump

Keys Backcountry Shark

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Islamorada Charter Fishing

Fishing Charter

Islamorada Fishing Guide Permit

Kid Fishing Shark

Large sawfish caught and released while fishing for tarpon.