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 and 1st mate Scott D. have been fishing the waters off South Florida for over 40 years combined 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
    Full Day Trip - Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    up to 6 persons
    8 hour trolling charter including bait, tackle, gas, ice, sodas, water, and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Live Bait
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    8 hour live bait charter including tackle, gas, ice, sodas, water, and snacks. Live bait an additional $80 per dozen and not included in cost of charter. At least 2 dozen recommended to get the most out of this longer trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Live Bait AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    6 hour live bait charter including tackle, gas, ice, sodas, water, and snacks. Live bait is an additional $80 a dozen not included in cost of charter. At least 1 1/2 dozen recommended for this trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Live Bait PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 10
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    6 hour live bait charter including tackle, gas, ice, sodas, water, and snacks. Live bait is an additional $80 a dozen not included in cost of charter. At least 1 1/2 dozen recommended for this trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Trolling AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    6 hour trolling charter including bait, tackle, gas, ice, sodas, water, and snacks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Trolling PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 10
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    6 hour trolling charter including bait, tackle, gas, ice, sodas, water, and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Monster Shark AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    4 hours of fishing for the biggest sharks in the Caribbean. Clients routinely hook sharks from 8 to 12 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
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    4 hours of fishing for the biggest sharks in the Caribbean. Clients routinely hook sharks from 8 to 12 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
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    4 hour trolling charter including bait, tackle, gas, ice, sodas, water, and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Trolling PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    4 hour trolling charter including bait, tackle, gas, ice, sodas, water, and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Live Bait AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    up to 6 persons
    4 hour live bait charter including tackle, gas, ice, sodas, water, and snacks. Live bait is an additional $80 a dozen not included in charter pricing. At least 1 dozen bait recommended, but the captain will discuss your preferences ahead of your trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Live Bait PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $575
    up to 6 persons
    4 hour live bait charter including tackle, gas, ice, sodas, water, and snacks. Live bait is an additional $80 a dozen not included in charter pricing. At least 1 dozen bait recommended, but the captain will discuss your preferences ahead of your trip.

About the Captain

James Fenn
Riviera Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2016
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.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack (African Pompano) Jack (African Pompano)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2018. 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
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.67
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Full day trip
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3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
60%
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Adair B.
Kingston Springs, TN
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   July 26, 2019
Had an absolute blast offshore with Controlled Chaos! Went 1-3 on sails and caught some Kong’s a big mutton and others! Definitely...
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Frank H.
Lake Worth, Florida
 5.00
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Half day trip with not so favorable water conditions.

VERIFIED   August 25, 2017
Captain and mate very professional and knowledgeable. Water was very stirred up but still caught some fish. Ate some great...
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Alex L.
Chicago, Illinois
 4.67
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Half day trip with Controlled Chaos

VERIFIED   March 29, 2017
Overall fishing was slow, buts that’s why its called fishing not catching.  When fishing for the intended species...
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Les F.
United States
 4.33
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 17, 2017
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Tibor K.
Whippany, New Jersey
 4.33
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Half Day Trip - Live Bait

VERIFIED   December 29, 2016
it was a tough fishing day but captain was accommodating and came through with some nice fish.
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