Destin Domination Fishing Charters

113 John Sims Parkway
Niceville FL, United States

Destin Domination Fishing Charters is all about having fun! Whether it be trolling, bottom fishing, drift fishing or using light tackle, they have the equipment and expertise you need to have a great time on the water catching fish.

The Owner/Operator of the company, USCG Certified Master Captain Gene “Maddog” Maddox, grew up fishing the Gulf of Mexico. His deckhand is his own son, Graden, who has grown up fishing with his Dad.

Destin Domination Fishing Charters can accommodate up to six passengers and will fish the State waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This means that land will be visible at all times, as you will be within nine miles of shore.

You will be enjoying your day on a 29 foot Century Center Console. Century boats are known for their great ride on the water. They are built in Florida and tested on the Gulf of Mexico. The boat is equipped with Garmin GPS, Chart Plotter and Radar along with a VHF radio. It has a large livewell and 2 large fish boxes for your catch. There is a Cobia/Tuna tower for use during the right seasons.

The Century is equipped with Life Jackets, a Life Ring and all necessary USCG required safety equipment. Yes, we even have a bathroom in the console! The boat is equipped with in-deck coolers, so you just need to bring your food and drinks. Leave the cooler in the car to carry your fish home.

DESTIN DOMINATION LOVE KIDS!!  Captain Gene loves to teach children how to catch fish and then watch them do amazing things. Children have the best luck in the Gulf! Be prepared to be out-fished by your child!

Trips start at $600. This price includes all rods, reels, tackle, bait, ice and fuel.

“Have something a little different in mind? Hit us up, we are all about having fun!!”

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Boat Specs

Century (Center console) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 225HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots.

29 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 9 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Red)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Blackfin)
In console head
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Garmin with Chart Plotter
Life Jackets
USCG Type 1
Garmin color with side scan
Fly Fishing Equipment
Tower w/controls
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
2 in deck coolers
In console head
Garmin with Chart Plotter
Life Jackets
USCG Type 1
Garmin color with side scan
Tower w/controls
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Is available to purchase / most days
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Works for tips - 15 to 20% is common
Fishing License
State License covers up to 9 miles away from shore.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

Gene 'Maddog' Maddox
Niceville, Florida, United States
Member since June 2016
I started fishing the Gulf with my Dad when I was 5 years old. Became a deckhand at 15. Started running private boats when I was 18 years old. Have fished many of the local tournaments and have won numerous awards in Destin's prestigious October Rodeo. Over the years my fishing team has set 4 Florida State Records. I am known locally as Captain Gene or 'Maddog'.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.81 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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We are from Ohio and never deep sea fished. My wife, daughter and I went out with Captsin Gene and had a blast. We caught lots of trigger, white snapper, mingo and ruby red lips and bonito. We also came across a small pod of bottle nose dolphin. One dolphin jumped entirely out of the water about 15 feet off the boat. Captain Gene was knowledgeable, fun and fave us our moneys worth. I will definitely look Gene up for future trips.

Ben Nartker  • Fished September 7, 2016
Gene 'Maddog' Maddox (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 10, 2016

Fishing was hard that day but you all sure stuck with it and ended up with a decent mess of fish!
Thanks for going with us! Definitely looking forward to next time!
Best of luck to your daughter and her career in the Navy!!

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Thank you for a great experience.  The Captain and deck hand were very welcoming and professional.  They help our 4 teenage daughters catch their first fish and experience fishing with excitement. We caught lots of fish and were very happy with everything.  My husband and I enjoyed visiting with both the captain and deck hand, they were extremely knowledgeable and shared lots of information.

Heather Petway  • Fished August 3, 2016
Gene 'Maddog' Maddox (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 8, 2016

Thank You!!
The girls were a blast! I loved how they took the bait bucket from Graden and started baiting their own hooks! You are definitely a fun group!
Thanks again!

Capt. Gene

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We had a wide range of ages fishing today and brother let me tell you ( my mom out fished me) 67 fish ! WOW had a great time with the Captian being very knowledgable of the area . Putting us right on some great fishing . Thanks for a great time that my family will not soon forget.  Let me just add that I was touched that the captian was willing to donate our catch to the local veterans with special needs. We were touched for his devotion to the veterans. God speed

Michael Prophet  • Fished July 29, 2016
Gene 'Maddog' Maddox (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 30, 2016

Thank you so much! Your family is awesome! Total count of fish was 67 when we cleaned out the fish box. That doesn’t include the Red Snappers and Triggerfish we had to release. Your Mom had it going on pulling up White Snapper and Mingos 2 at a time!
We look forward to next year!

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