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For the rest of this year (2022) I am taking advanced bookings!  You can book open dates by calling Bud n’ Mary’s Marina at 305-664-2461 and asking to book Capt. Rick.  If I’m not available I recommend Capt. Brandon Storin who runs my SeaCraft boat.  If you have a dream of catching & mounting a trophy tarpon please email me to get your dates locked in!  Please sign up to my email list to receive updates when I am opening trip dates for 2023 SEASON!  I’ve spent time training some new younger captains to run some of my vessels for me and I can give you information for booking them, as I am no longer booking advanced fishing dates.  They’ve learned lots of the tips & tricks I’ve found over the last 15 years of my professional guiding career, putting in hard work & time being most important!  You can see what we’ve been catching here lately on our regularly updated fishing reports.

I’m doing Instagram Subscriptions now, please join for fishing tips & tricks, behind the scenes of my charter fishing operation, and occasional discounts on STANZ merch.  It’s $5.00 a month and you’ll get info & content not found anywhere else!  Our Bud n’ Mary’s YouTube channel also has regularly added fishing reports from the marina and I’ll still be posting occasional fishing videos there too.

*** Offering $200.00 off discount fishing with Capt. Brandon Storin for rest of August and September, and $100.00 off discount for October – Click here to email me for booking info.  This discount needs to be discussed AT TIME OF BOOKING before your trip.   We will only be offering so many discounted trips, so book in advance before it’s too late!  ***

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
Instagram: @richardstanczyk
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