Mayhem Sportfishing

112 Madeira Road
Islamorada FL, United States

Mayhem Sportfishing specializes in live bait offshore fishing. Offering trips “from mild to wild”, they invite anglers of all ages to come aboard and have some fun catching fish in Islamorada. No prior experience is needed - just bring some sunscreen and get ready for a trip you will remember.

You will be fishing aboard Mayhem Sportfishing’s brand new boat - a 33 ft World Cat that has the speed and space to give you a seriously fun fishing experience. The boat’s walkaround layout will let you battle whatever fish bites your bait, while the full onboard toilet gives both fishermen and fisherwomen the chance to enjoy a full day on the water. And with twin Yamaha engines, the boat will get you to the best fishing spots before the other boats in the area have even begun - with a cruising speed of 30 knots, it can reach speeds of up to 50 knots in good conditions.

Islamorada is famous for its varied and exciting fishing opportunities, and Captain John Baar will give you a local insight into how to catch the most delicious and challenging fish in the area. He specializes in live bait fishing, and when the conditions are right, he will show you why kite fishing for Sailfish is so much fun. If you have always wanted to catch everyone’s favorite offshore fish - the Mahi Mahi - this could be your chance, and your trip may also put you face to face with Snappers, Groupers, Kingfish, and even Sharks.

All Mayhem Sportfishing’s tackle is well maintained and top quality, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own rods and reels. Everything will be provided for you - just come along and enjoy the day!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1150
    up to 6 persons
    A full day trip fishing for species such as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Cobia, Amberjack, Snappers, Groupers, Wahoo, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Reef and Wreck
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing over deeper reefs and wrecks than on the half day trip, with potential species being Snappers, Groupers, African Pompano, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing over the reefs for species such as Snappers, Groupers, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, and Amberjack, among many others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Jack (African Pompano)

  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Snapper (Mutton)
  Snapper (Red)

  Snapper (Vermilion)
  Snapper (Yellowtail)
  Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

World Cat (Center console) originally built in 2010. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

33 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days 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


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 2.5% fee.

About the Captain

John Baar
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since September 2015
"It's simple. I love to fish." The words of Captain John Baar couldn't be more appropriate - he can't think of a better way to spend his time than being out on the water catching fish and seeing the smiles on other people's faces as they reel in a big catch. A Florida local, he has been fishing and diving the local waters from a very young age, giving him an intimate knowledge of the area's sea life. An excellent instructor, he enjoys teaching people the techniques he has learned over the years and specializes in introducing people to new ways of catching fish.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 93%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Fished February 23, 2018
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We had a great time with captian John Baar! Caught a variety of fish! Sailfish, Tuna, shark’s and Cobia! This trip would have been fun even if we didn’t catch anything! Great atmosphere, knowledgeable captain and beautiful water! Hopefully I can book again in the future

Fished December 29, 2017
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Just a great experience from start to finish.  Please don’t change anything.  We will be back. Enjoyed it all. Thanks.

Fished June 12, 2016
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