Mad Son Fishing Charters

It’s time to head to Florida and book a fishing trip with Mad Son Fishing Charters. You’ll be fishing with Captain Scott, who has been fishing his whole life. The crew he captains are some of the most knowledgeable around with decades of experience. As these guys take a maximum of 6 anglers out, your trip will be very hands-on. This is just one of the many reasons they stand out from the crowd. From the beginner to the avid angler, you’ll have a great, safe experience aboard the “Mad Son”!

The “Mad Son” is a 38’ Young Brothers (lobster style boat) built in Maine, which was constructed to withstand all the elements that the New England waters could throw at her. Now that she’s down here in South Florida, she has been fully customized for the different types of fishing Mad Son Fishing Charters offers. With her wide beam and deep draft, as well as ample seating both in and out of the sun, she’s one of the most comfortable boats around.

Some of the species you’ll be targeting include Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and many more. You’ll be fishing the ledges, reefs, and wrecks that reach depths of 60–380 feet. Whatever your skill level, there’s a fish out here with your name on it.

Included in the price are top quality rods and reels. The fishing license for the whole group is provided, along with water. You’re welcome to bring other drinks, including beer, and your captain recommends bringing snacks and a packed lunch if you opt for the full day trip. There’s a cooler on board for your provisions to go into. After your trip, the first mate will clean and bag your fish for you and can provide you with a list of places that will cook your catch.

Live bait will need to be purchased for big game fishing. This is $100 for a dozen and can be purchased on the morning of your trip with cash.

Book a trip with Mad Son Fishing Charters for an unforgettable day out alongside a friendly and talented crew!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    You'll be fishing for pelagic species using live bait (please note, live bait is an additional charge of $100 for a dozen) under a kite that will fly to keep the bait on the surface. The most popular fish caught this way are Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Kingfish, and Wahoo is also common. You can pay for live bait in cash on the day. You should bring a packed lunch with you – fishing is hungry work! Water is provided, along with rods, reels, and your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    You'll head out up to 3 miles from shore, to target Snapper, Grouper, and other tasty reef dwellers. As well as the reef fish, you're likely to encounter species such as Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Sailfish, and a variety of other pelagic fish. You'll be fishing the ledges, reefs, and wrecks at depths from 60 to 380 feet. Rods and reels are included in the price, along with your fishing license for the day. Water is provided and you can bring your own snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    up to 6 persons
    You'll be fishing up to 3 miles out around the reefs, ledges, and wrecks, where you'll come across Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Grouper, Snapper, and many more. Depths vary from 60–380 feet. Included in the price of your trip are all the rods and reels for the day. Your fishing license is provided, along with water. You can bring snacks with you and should bring sunscreen and sunglasses.
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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Jack (African Pompano) Jack (African Pompano)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Young Brothers (Downeast) originally built in 1996. Powered by a 430HP Cummins engine.

38 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License


FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Scott Gaul
Lake Park, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
I grew up in New Jersey and moved to South Florida in 2009. My father is an avid fisherman, both inshore and offshore, so I naturally fell into the fishing industry. At 20 years old, I decided that I was going to become a captain and make that my full-time job – here I am many years later still doing what I love! Fishing and teaching people how to fish has always been my passion and I'm glad I can do this every day.
Response time: 7 hours
Response rate: 92%

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Michael R.
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Rough seas. Great fishing.

VERIFIED   December 28, 2015
Capt. George and Roman gave us a great trip. We caught a variety of fish including a bull dolphin, kingfish, sharks, grouper,...
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Four hour live-bait fishing charter

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