Papa Pip’s 36-ft. Bruel Express

3502 Gulfview Ave
Marathon FL, United States

Johnny Maddox Charters runs a variety of fishing trips out of Marathon, FL. However skillful you may be, Capt. Johnny will help you on the water. His mission is for your trip to be successful and enjoyable. He has a stable vessel, deep knowledge of these fisheries, and offers a professional service.

These fisheries are home to major inshore and offshore species. You could be fishing for some delicious table fare, while targeting Snapper and Grouper around the reefs. There you can also encounter Mackerel and Cobia while trolling, and Sailfish have been spotted there every now and then. Of course, if you’re more into game fish, Capt. Johnny will take you fishing around the Atlantic. There you can get Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, and Marlin.

Capt. Johnny has over five decades of fishing experience. He likes working with rookie anglers and teach them how to fish, but he also has a trick or two for seasoned anglers. People like fishing with him, and the best evidence are numerous repeat customers and stellar reviews.

Johnny will take you fishing on his 36’ Bruiel boat. She can accommodate up to six anglers and has the speed and stamina to take on offshore waters. The boat is equipped with a 300 HP Detroit engine, has navigational electronics, and features a flybridge, a private toilet, outriggers, downriggers, a live bait well, an ice box, and stores all the fishing gear you may need. There is a game chair onboard, as well as a first mate to help you out.

The trip rates include the license, a fine selection of fishing equipment, and bottled water. You should prepare your own food and drinks of choice, and come dressed for the trip. The trips run year round, but it’s best to check beforehand what you can target on your selected date.

Capt. Johnny and his first mate work very hard to ensure your maximum enjoyment on his charter, so gratuity is greatly appreciated. The first mate works for tips only, with 20% being customary in this area.

Johnny Maddox Charters runs a variety of fishing trips out of Marathon, FL. However skillful you may be, Capt. Johnny will help you on the water. His mission is for your trip to be successful and enjoyable. He has a stable vessel, deep knowledge of t


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    12 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1800 private charter
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    10 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1500 private charter
  • Full Day Trip
    9 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 1250 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip Combo
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 1100 private charter
  • Half Day Variety Trip (AM)
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 950 private charter
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    5 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 950 private charter
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Cobia
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Marlin (White)
  Sailfish

  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Snapper (Yellowtail)
  Swordfish
  Tuna (Blackfin)

  Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bruiel (Flybridge) originally built in 1965, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 300HP Detroit 6-53 engines.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day 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.
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:
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About the Captain

Johnny Maddox
Marathon, Florida, United States
Member since April 2015
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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: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.55 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews

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Fished April 4, 2018
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We’re able to land 1 Wahoo, hooked up with 3. Also did some reef fishing for yellowtail.

Fished March 31, 2018
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Fished March 28, 2018
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