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Captain Buddy LaPointe

Member since September 2017 Marathon, United States
Background
An honors graduate of Pensacola Christian College, Captain Buddy LaPointe has over 30 years of experience charter fishing in the Florida Keys. He is professional, courteous, and dedicated to showing his clients a great time on the water! Fish with Captain Buddy once and you will see why his customers keep coming back time and again.

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Marathon, United States
Background
An honors graduate of Pensacola Christian College, Captain Buddy LaPointe has over 30 years of experience charter fishing in the Florida Keys. He is professional, courteous, and dedicated to showing his clients a great time on the water! Fish with Captain Buddy once and you will see why his customers keep coming back time and again.
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Captain Buddy LaPointe

96 reviews
Marathon
trips from $495

Fishing Reports

2018 May Action

May 27, 2018

Many bonuses come along when tarpon fishing in the spring and summer months. This nice permit was caught while drifting a crab during a slow period during a recent tarpon tournament. Though we earned no tournament points for this… Read Full Report →


September & October Fishing in the Keys

September 26, 2017

If you were to ask a local backcountry guide which time of the year is his favorite, the answer might just surprise you. Sure, springtime brings in wave after wave of hungry tarpon, and the flat calm mornings and… Read Full Report →


July & August Fishing in The Keys

July 01, 2017

Now that we’re through those prime time months of May and June, there is often a general attitude among the angling public that backcountry fishing is over with until the Fall. Not so! Excellent, yes excellent fishing will continue… Read Full Report →


May & June Fishing Report

May 01, 2017

Primetime! That’s what the months of May and June are to the backcountry and inshore angler. Water temperatures are in that perfect 74 to 78 degree range during this period, and the weather pattern has switched from the constant… Read Full Report →


What to expect in March & April

March 01, 2017

The months of March and April bring on a transition period for the backcountry, one which has been long awaited by both guides and anglers alike. Although cold fronts will still rumble in from the North (particularly in March),… Read Full Report →


January & February Fishing Perspective

January 01, 2017

As winter settles in upon us here in the Keys, our weather is heavily influenced by major frontal systems, bringing both brisk winds and cooler air to our area. Backcountry fishing becomes a popular choice at this time of… Read Full Report →


November & December Fishing Notes

November 01, 2016

Perhaps the biggest question knowledgeable backcountry anglers are faced with during the months of November and December involves the frequency and severity of the cold fronts pushing down from the north. Some years, the fronts stall in the northern… Read Full Report →

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4.94
out of 5 stars from 96 reviews
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Julius L.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   December 2, 2019
We booked a three quarter day with Capt. Buddy for 12/2/19 and stopped by the marina on 12/1/19 and saw him.  Due to the...
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Joseph H.
Lynnville, IL
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VERIFIED   December 27, 2019
Captain LaPointe was very professional, knowledgeable and easy to get along with.  He put us on fish quick and kept us...
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Ryan G.
Riverview, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  February 8, 2020
Buddy put us on fish.  Had the first one within seconds of the first cast.  7 and 9 year old loved it.  Had...
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Joe Y.
Auburn, PA
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Great Day With Captain Buddy

VERIFIED   July 2, 2019
My daughter and I booked a split charter with Capt Buddy - fished in AM, then again in the PM. We had numerous opportunities...
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Estero, FL
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VERIFIED   NEW  February 18, 2020
Captain Buddy put us on fish right away.  He read our fishing abilities quickly and instructed as needed.  We had...
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