Johnny Maddox Charters Papa 23'

7 reviews
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Looking for a unique and exciting fishing adventure in the Florida Keys? 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 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 reliable boat to take you to your prey.

Hop aboard a 27’ Proline center console with a 225 HP Evinrude engine and the crew will take care of the rest. The vessel can accommodate a group of up to 6 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
    Full Day Trip – Catch 'Em All
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $895
    price breakdown
    $895
    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!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Combo
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $725
    price breakdown
    $725
    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
    Half Day–Tarpon/Snapper/Sharks (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    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–Tarpon/Snapper/Sharks (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    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.
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About the Captain

Johnny Maddox
Marathon, Florida, United States
16 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
81 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2015
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.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Proline (Center console) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 225HP Evinrude ocean pro engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.95
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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3\/4 Day with Captain Johnny and First Mate Dave
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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John A.
Port St. Lucie, FL
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3/4 Day with Captain Johnny and First Mate Dave

VERIFIED   June 30, 2020
Spent an awesome day with Captain Johnny and First Mate Dave. Family friendly, spacious boat with shade to escape the FL sun....
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Arlington Heights, IL
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3/4 Day TripWith Capt Johnny

VERIFIED   NEW  September 20, 2020
It was an excellent trip! We caught mahi mahi and yellowtail snapper.  Very enjoyable day on the water. Highly Recommend...
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John P.
Sarasota, Florida
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3/4 day Father & Sons trip

VERIFIED   June 25, 2020
We loved our experience catching mahi. The crew was awesome and helped when needed. Awesome trip!
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James K.
Buffalo, NY
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Full day with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   December 27, 2019
Wind waves and weather kept us inshore but we caught plenty of fish. Brought home 20, mostly mackerel and snapper. Captain...
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Fishing with Johnny

VERIFIED   July 11, 2020
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