Johnny Maddox Charters Papa 2

Looking for a unique and exciting fishing adventure in the Florida Keys?  Come aboard our freshly refurbished in 2023 the PROLINE CC powered by Suzuki.
Team up with Johnny Maddox Charters and let this friendly and knowledgeable crew show you the way to some of the best fishing action you’ve ever experienced.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re an inshore or offshore aficionado, whether you’re a pro or a novice – Capt. Johnny can satisfy just about anyone’s fishing appetite. Stay closer to shore and target delicious Yellowtail and Mangrove Snapper, Black Grouper, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, and a variety of Sharks.

Want a different kind of challenge? Book a full-day combo trip and head out offshore to chase all the favorites including Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Cobia, King Mackerel, and that’s just name drop a few. Your guide will have all the top-quality Penn and Shimano rods and reels ready for you, as well as a freshly refurbished and reliable boat to take you to your prey.

Hop aboard a 25’ Proline center console with a 250hp Suzuki engine and the crew will take care of the rest. The vessel can accommodate a group of up to 4 anglers and have them fishing at the same time.

With quality navigational equipment, outriggers, and live bait well, the boat is well-suited for different types of fishing. Capt. Johnny will provide live bait, lures, and fishing licenses for the whole group. All you need to bring for this trip is food, drinks, and sunscreen, the crew will take care of everything else.

Hit the water with Johnny Maddox Charters and your fishing horizons will change forever!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip Reef & Inshore AM/PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $595
    A 3-hour reef & inshore fishing trip in the Florida Bay and 7 Mile Bridge. Snapper, Grouper, Jack, Cuda, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day–Grouper/Snapper/Shark (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $695
    Spend 4–5 hours prowling the inshore waters for a variety of fish species, head out to the nearby reefs, or checkout the backcountry bite. You'll be targeting anything from Spanish Mackerel and Sharks to Snapper and Groupers. Come aboard with some drinks and snacks, and you're ready to go.
  • Private trip
    Half Day–Grouper/Snapper/Shark (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $695
    If you're not an early bird, but you still want to get your fill of good fishing, this afternoon excursion is a good option for you. Capt. Johnny will put you on the bite of all the local favorites including Yellowtail Snapper, Black Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, and much more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Combo
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $850
    Reef, wrecks, inshore, Snapper, Grouper, Sailfish, Amberjack, Sharks- you name it, we do it! There's a host of species you can catch on this 6-hour trip. Don't forget sunscreen, drinks, and snacks for this trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Catch 'Em All
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $1,195
    Dedicate one whole day to fishing the plentiful waters around Marathon and come back to land with a mixed bag and more than a few fishing stories. Depending on your preferences and fishing conditions, you can hit either inshore or offshore grounds in search of just about anything – Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more are in the cards. Stock up on drinks, snacks, lunch, and sunscreen and fish on!
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FAQs about Johnny Maddox Charters Papa 2

Johnny Maddox Charters Papa 2 offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $595 per group - 3 Hour Trip Reef & Inshore AM/PM (3 hours)
  • US $695 per group - Half Day–Grouper/Snapper/Shark (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $695 per group - Half Day–Grouper/Snapper/Shark (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Combo (6 hours)
  • US $1,195 per group - Full Day Trip – Catch 'Em All (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Johnny Maddox Charters Papa 2, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box Large fish box and Coolers

Trips booked with Johnny Maddox Charters Papa 2 include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water )
  • First Mate (Optional )
  • Fishing License

Johnny Maddox Charters Papa 2 offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Johnny Maddox Charters Papa 2 offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Johnny Maddox Charters Papa 2 include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Johnny Maddox Charters
Marathon, Florida, United States
12 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
242 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2015
Angler's Choice
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Capt. Johnny Maddox runs offshore game fishing trips around the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys. With over 50 years of fishing experience, Capt. Johnny has extensive knowledge of the local fisheries and techniques that work. At an early age, Capt. Johnny was fishing with his dad in the Pay lakes in Southern Ohio, looking for Catfish and Blue Gills. He has also fished the bayou outside of New Orleans for Redfish, and went out to the oil rigs for Amberjack and Grouper, among other species. He then went over to Jacksonville FL in 1977 and fell for the blue water.
Our Team
Johnny M.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper

Boat specs

Proline (Center console) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2023. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Large fish box and Coolers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn, Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water
First Mate
Optional
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

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Visa
Mastercard
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Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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