Controlled Chaos Fishing Charters

Controlled Chaos Fishing Charters focuses on putting their clients on the best fishing and strives to make every charter a fun, memorable event for every guest. Captain James Fenn has been fishing the waters off South Florida for over 30 years and will put you on the fish. They offer everything from family fishing trips to corporate team building events.

The Controlled Chaos is a 35 ft Contender center console boat that can comfortably take up to six guests fishing. This boat is fully rigged for tournament fishing, and you will be able to make use of its outriggers, downriggers, large livewell, and top of the range electronics to see what it feels like to go sportfishing like a pro. Powered by twin 300 HP Suzuki engines, the boat can reach speeds of up to forty knots, taking you to the best fishing spots in no time at all - not that you will need to head out far, with big game pelagics found within a few short miles of the coast!

Captain James Fenn and his crew are experts in a wide variety of fishing techniques, ranging from kite fishing with light tackle and live bait for Sailfish to trolling for Mahi Mahi, Billfish, and Kingfish, as well as wrestling mighty sharks with heavy tackle and bottom fishing for delicious table fare. Captain James takes pride on tailoring every trip to make sure it is what his clients are after, talking through what you want to catch and how you want to catch it, and recommending how much bait and time you will need - although he is happy to head 20 miles out if that is what you want to do.

All Controlled Chaos Fishing Charters trips come inclusive of tackle, gas, ice, water, sodas, and snacks. Just bring yourself, suitable clothing, and a healthy appetite for a great day of fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Live Bait PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $700
    Spend 4 hours exploring the waters and wildlife off Palm Beach. On this trip we will be using live bait to target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, Tuna, and Snapper. Live bait is an additional $120 a dozen not included in charter pricing. Recomended 1 dozen live baits.
  • Private trip
    1/2 day live bait 1pm trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $725
    Spend 4 hours exploring the waters and wildlife off Palm Beach. On this trip we will be using live bait to target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, Tuna, and Snapper. Live bait is an additional $120 a dozen not included in charter pricing. Recomended 1 dozen live baits.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Live Bait AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $725
    Spend 4 hours exploring the waters and wildlife off Palm Beach. On this trip we will be using live bait to target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, Tuna, and Snapper. Live bait is an additional $120 a dozen not included in charter pricing. Recomended 1 dozen live baits.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Monster Shark AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $750
    4 hours of fishing for the biggest sharks in the Caribbean. Clients routinely hook sharks from 6 to 10 feet for the fight of their life.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Monster Shark PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $750
    4 hours of fishing for the biggest sharks in the Caribbean. Clients routinely hook sharks from 6 to 10 feet for the fight of their life.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Trolling AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $750
    Spend 4 hours exploring the waters and wildlife off Palm Beach. On this trip we will trolling to target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, and Tuna. Palm is very close to the Gulf Stream current and deep water shelfs in the Atlantic ocean giving us great offshore fishing.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Trolling PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $750
    Spend 4 hours exploring the waters and wildlife off Palm Beach. On this trip we will trolling to target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, and Tuna. Palm is very close to the Gulf Stream current and deep water shelfs in the Atlantic ocean giving us great offshore fishing.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Live Bait AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $900
    Spend 6 hours exploring the waters and wildlife off Palm Beach. On this trip we will be using live bait to target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, Tuna, and Snapper. Live bait is an additional $120 a dozen not included in charter pricing. Recomended 1 1/2 dozen live baits.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Live Bait PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $900
    Spend 6 hours exploring the waters and wildlife off Palm Beach. On this trip we will be using live bait to target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, Tuna, and Snapper. Live bait is an additional $120 a dozen not included in charter pricing. Recomended 1 1/2 dozen live baits.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Trolling PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $900
    Spend 6 hours exploring the waters and wildlife off Palm Beach. On this trip we will trolling to target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, and Tuna. Palm is very close to the Gulf Stream current and deep water shelfs in the Atlantic ocean giving us great offshore fishing.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Trolling AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $950
    Spend 6 hours exploring the waters and wildlife off Palm Beach. On this trip we will trolling to target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, and Tuna. Palm is very close to the Gulf Stream current and deep water shelfs in the Atlantic ocean giving us great offshore fishing.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Live Bait
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,100
    Spend 8 hours exploring the waters and wildlife off Palm Beach. On this trip we will be using live bait to target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, Tuna, and Snapper. Live bait is an additional $120 a dozen not included in charter pricing. Recomended 2 dozen live baits.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,200
    Spend 8 hours exploring the waters and wildlife off Palm Beach. On this trip we will trolling to target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, and Tuna. Palm is very close to the Gulf Stream current and deep water shelfs in the Atlantic ocean giving us great offshore fishing.
  • Private trip
    All day daytime sword fish trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,400
    Give it a shot at catching one of the real giants of the ocean Swordfish. Palm beach County offers one of the best day time swordfisheries in the world.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
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FAQs about Controlled Chaos Fishing Charters

Controlled Chaos Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $700 per group - Half Day Trip - Live Bait PM (4 hours)
  • US $725 per group - 1/2 day live bait 1pm trip (4 hours)
  • US $725 per group - Half Day Trip - Live Bait AM (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - Half Day Trip - Monster Shark AM (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - Half Day Trip - Monster Shark PM (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - Half Day Trip - Trolling AM (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - Half Day Trip - Trolling PM (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Live Bait AM (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Live Bait PM (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Trolling PM (6 hours)
  • US $950 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Trolling AM (6 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip - Live Bait (8 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip - Trolling (8 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group - All day daytime sword fish trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Controlled Chaos Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Controlled Chaos Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Controlled Chaos Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Controlled Chaos Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Controlled Chaos Fishing Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

James Fenn
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
34 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2016
Angler's Choice
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As a kid, I was lucky enough to grow up on the water of South Florida. Tournament fishing and putting people on the fish of a lifetime is what I live for.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
91%
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Mary J. L.
Excellent
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Sick fish and sick fisherman

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Live Bait AM on March 24, 2024
This was a family vacation to West Palm Beach, where we went to Astro’s pre-season games, then went fishing with these two...
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Allan M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Even my wife had fun

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Live Bait AM on October 22, 2023
What a day on the water.  Trolled the beach for Spanish Mackerel to start the day. Had a few and a Flury of blue fish.  Non...
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Linda S.
Colfax, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain James and Julio

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Live Bait AM on May 11, 2023
This was our first time fishing in Fl. James and Julio were amazing. They used both bottom and a kite line. We got most of...
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Maurice G.
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Experienced Captain

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Trolling AM on January 26, 2024
Captain knows the waters and where to catch fish. He is very personable. He is particularly knowledgeable of fishing in West...
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Thomas W.
Bucksport, ME
Excellent
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3/4 day trip with Captain James

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Live Bait AM on April 18, 2023
Had an awesome time with Captain James and mate Julio. These guys are awesome human beings and did a great job putting us on...
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