Dave Butler(18’)

  • Full day(two anglers)

  • Half Day(two anglers)

  • Tarpon trip(half day, two anglers)



  • GuideDave Butler
  • Guide SpecialtyAll
  • Boat TypeSkiff
  • Seats1 chair
  • Max Anglers3
  • Boat Make/ModelAction Craft
  • Boat Length18 FT
  • Motor140 HP
  • Other Fishing StylesAll fishing styles


Captain Dave Butler was born and raised in the Florida Keys, Marathon to be exact. He grew up fishing with his uncle who was a charter boat captain. He liked fishing offshore when he was young, but over the years he developed a liking for the backcountry.

For the past 15 years Dave has been guiding out of Bud n’ Mary’s Marina. He fishes an 18′ Action Craft skiff which he just acquired in 2014 and has totally refinished.

Dave enjoys fishing for bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook, redfish, and trout. Of all those fish to catch the permit is his favorite.

Captain Dave also enjoys seeing children catch fish. He has memories as a kid fishing and remembers how many good times he had out on the water.


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