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Captain Buddy LaPointe

Member since September 2017 Marathon, United States
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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

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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 87 reviews
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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Joe Y.
Auburn, PA
 5.00
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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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Alfred B.
Shepherdstown, WV
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VERIFIED   NEW  November 14, 2019
I have been fishing, freshwater, saltwater, river, lake, bay, fly since i was 8-9 years old (73 now).  Been with guides,...
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Paul K.
Jonesborough, TN
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Full day trip with Capt. Buddy

VERIFIED   January 19, 2019
We booked two full days with Capt. Buddy out of Marathon. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate the second day, and we...
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Fort Mill, SC
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Half Day with Captain Buddy LaPointe

VERIFIED   June 18, 2019
Fantastic trip!!!  Buddy put us on the fish all day.  My son caught a 55lb tarpon on the first cast of the morning. ...
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Jacob C.
Knightstown, IN
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Half Day Trip with Captain Buddy

VERIFIED   December 9, 2018
Great charter and great time.  Captain Buddy was a real professional and did a wonderful job explaining instructions to...
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