Hey folks sorry for the lack of updates but just wanted to let everyone know we are still here after Hurricane Irma! Bud n’ Mary’s (my families marina) got hit pretty good but we’ve been working tirelessly to get it back up and running. We are officially back open to the public today there with somewhat limited services. I’ll be running fishing charters again starting October 1. Most businesses in the upper keys are back to normal with exception to a few that are directly on the ocean side. The lower keys (souther marathon and big pine key) got hit much harder than the upper keys (islamorada and key largo). Many restaurants are serving normal menus, and hotels are back open. Notably a few big hotels will be closed for a while (Islander, Cheeca Lodge, and Post Card Inn), they are all right on the ocean and sustained more damage. Though I can let you know what places have rooms available if you drop me a line. Bud n’ Mary’s will have limited room available starting October 1. I have not been fishing yet but a few people I know have and they’ve said the fishing is very good. That is great news – October is one of my favorite months of the year to fish here. The fall bait run is starting and that usually means great tarpon and snook action, among other things. Drop me a line if you want to come down, the best thing people can do to help the Florida Keys is come down on vacation and spend some money!