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.
Fishing License Included
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About this listing
Bruiel (Flybridge) originally built in 1965, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 300HP Detroit 6-53 engines.
Types of Fishing
About the Captain
Member since April 2015
Marathon Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on July 18, 2018
I wanted to introduce my 6 years old daughter to a real fishing, so I was looking for kids friendly stable boat with experienced crew. We ended up going out on the 31’ Ocean Master Express. Even thou my daughter had a couple of rough hours, due to her experiencing bit of a sea sickness on her first offshore trip, she recovered well and ended up having a great time. Captain Johnny and his experience put us on the fish, thank you Captain. Special thanks to 1st mate Dylan for his hard work and creating amazing friendly atmosphere. Will definitely come back.
Fished July 2018Fished July 18, 2018Replied to this review on July 22, 2018
This little gal is a real trooper and held her own when it got bumpy. Father & Daughter day Offshore. Great day. Thank you!Tomas Man recommends Papa Pip’s 36' Bruel Express
Replied to this review on July 22, 2018
This little gal is a real trooper and held her own when it got bumpy. Father & Daughter day Offshore. Great day. Thank you!
Went fishing on May 26, 2018
We didn’t get to go out due to the tropical storm but this guy’s honesty and integrity is second to none. Based on my various convo’s with him I would have to believe that carries over to his equipment and personnel.
Fished May 2018Fished May 26, 2018Toby Johnson recommends Papa Pip’s 36' Bruel Express
Went fishing on April 4, 2018
Fished April 2018Fished April 4, 2018Michael Johnson recommends Papa Pip’s 36' Bruel Express