Papa Pip’s 29-ft. Topaz Express

3502 Gulfview Ave
Marathon FL, United States

Johnny Maddox Charters SportFishing Adventures runs year round fishing trips out of Marathon, FL. Whether you want to explore the reefs or head offshore towards the Atlantic, Capt. Johnny has you covered. These trips can work for novice anglers and veteran fishermen. You will be in safe hands, with one of the most knowledgeable captains in the area.

The waters out of Marathon offer amazing fishing. Around the reefs you can get Snapper, Grouper, and Critters Shark. When in season, Mackerel will also make their run around here. More seasoned anglers will love fishing offshore, targeting Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, Wahoo & Mahi. Capt. Johnny loves fishing blue waters and will help you out, whether it’s trolling or bottom fishing.

Capt. Johnny has started fishing at a young age. Fishing for Catfish with his dad, Capt. Johnny mastered the craft and has perfected it over the years. He knows the Marathon waters well and will make sure you have an enjoyable trip.

You will be fishing aboard a stable vessel that can take up to five people. She is a 29’ Topaz Express boat, fit to rule these waters. The boat is powered by a twin 250 HP Yanmar engine and can reach the speeds of up to 24 knots. The boat features a flybridge which gives you great view of the area, a full private toilet, and a fighting chair. She is equipped with GPS, a fishfinder, has a live well, an ice box, and outriggers.

The crew will provide all the fishing gear and will take care of the license. You should pack food and drinks, as well as a cap, sunglasses, sunblock, and comfortable clothes. Remember to bring a camera and get a good shot of your catch.

If you miss a spot here, worry not. Capt. Johnny has another boat ready to take you out. Scroll down and click on his name to see the available dates.

Johnny Maddox Charters SportFishing Adventures runs year round fishing trips out of Marathon, FL. Whether you want to explore the reefs or head offshore towards the Atlantic, Capt. Johnny has you covered. These trips can work for novice anglers and v


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  • Big Game Bluewater Adventure
    10 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1500 private charter
  • Full Day Trip
    9 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 1100 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip - Combo
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 950 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Snapper/Shark
    5 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 750 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (PM)
    5 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 750 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (AM)
    5 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 750 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Topaz (Flybridge) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2008. Powered by 2 250HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Florida Bay
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Cobia
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Marlin (White)

 
Sailfish
 
Snapper (Mangrove)

 
Snapper (Yellowtail)
 
Swordfish

 
Tuna (Blackfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Plenty of bottle water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Crew Keeps Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

About the Captain

Johnny Maddox
Marathon, Florida, United States
Member since April 2015
Capt. Johnny Maddox runs offshore game fishing trips around the beautiful waters of the Atlantic. 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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Marathon Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.81 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews

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Took my brother out with my dad and for the time of year we couldnt ask for a better time. The crew was execptionaly nice , noligable, profesional and made it a great day on the water. Captin johnny was great before and after trip! Cant say enough! Thanks

Fished August 16, 2017
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Fished August 9, 2017
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We were upgraded to the 36’ which I suggest if you have 4-5 fishing,crew was great and worked hard to find the fish. The Captain made sure we had plenty of bait and fuel to troll the whole day, and persistence finally prevailed!

Fished July 26, 2017
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Fishing Reports

Snapper & Grouper Days

December 01, 2017

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