Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures

Member since April 2015

Marathon, United States

Background
From Fishing with my Dad in the pay lakes in southern Ohio for Catfish and Blue Gills,to the bayou out side of New Orleans for Red fish and out to the oil rigs for Amber Jack & Grouper, etc!! Over to Jacksonville Fl. in 1977 I fell for blue water.
Techniques
Hunt big game offshore in the beautiful, blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. If you want big blue-water adventures for slammer dolphin, wahoo, billfish and tuna, we can make your dreams come true. Hard to beat flag Yellow tail Snapper and Big Grouper

Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures

Marathon, United States
Background
From Fishing with my Dad in the pay lakes in southern Ohio for Catfish and Blue Gills,to the bayou out side of New Orleans for Red fish and out to the oil rigs for Amber Jack & Grouper, etc!! Over to Jacksonville Fl. in 1977 I fell for blue water.
Techniques
Hunt big game offshore in the beautiful, blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. If you want big blue-water adventures for slammer dolphin, wahoo, billfish and tuna, we can make your dreams come true. Hard to beat flag Yellow tail Snapper and Big Grouper

Our Charter Listings

Marathon
trips from
US$ 725
Marathon
trips from
US$ 725

Fishing Reports

Cooler temps mean different fishing

October 22, 2016

With the cooler temperatures brings us different fish to catch this fall. Sailfish. Mackerel. King Fish and Snapper. Read Full Report →


Crazy Summer It Was

May 01, 2016

We had a crazy dolphins season this summer. In May the keys had a dolphin championship tournament with five weighing stations. Key Largo to Key West. In the month of May normally is our premier big dolphin month. This… Read Full Report →


It's Slammer Time!

April 24, 2016

What an awesome day! The wind finally changed from the Northwest in the bite was on. 28 lb Bull a 15 lb Bull and lots of gaffers. The Carlsons are first timers in the Atlantic. Read Full Report →


Tuna are out there

April 04, 2016

David Johnson and his friend Al had a good day fishing with Capt Johnny Maddox and mate Ross hunting for tuna. Read Full Report →


Spanish Mackerel Hot n Heavey

February 04, 2016

We wanted the ocean but it was too rough. The bite was really on in the bay for Spanish. My family from Michigan book the half-day trip and just got tired of catching. Go figure that Read Full Report →


Mack Attach in the Florida Bay

December 31, 2015

Family in from Apex NC. Char. Chad. Chrsi. CJ. Calsey and Caitlyn all caught plenty of fish. Read Full Report →


WHEN IT'S HOT IT'S HOT FOR DOLPHIN!!!!!!

August 17, 2015

Off of Marathon 15-20 mi. out the Dolphin bite is HOT! On Monday the crew Dad and 11 year old son, a first timer off shore caught on fast. We boated 18 nice swinger/gaffers and tossed another 20 back......… Read Full Report →


Mahi still here!

July 11, 2015

Mahi-mahi are still here in the keys but the running is 20 to 25 miles out. Catching nice swingers and teenagers a few good gaffers. Read Full Report →


MahiMahiMahiMahi

June 20, 2015

Nice day on the ocean. Every Mahi was dinner for 4 or more. The crew hopped down from Tampa. Read Full Report →


It's May not Windy March

May 26, 2015

The wind has been kicked up for the last two weeks strong. The wind has been kicked up for the last two weeks strong.15-20 kts. SSE. On Friday the 22nd it was like Atlantic calm. We caught a lot… Read Full Report →


No Birds Big Mahi Scatter Weeds

May 10, 2015

Sunday was awesome day for Mahi in Marathon. A little bumpy made the Bull's hungry. 44lb big daddy, 28lb brother and several sisters... So. That said the crew wanted instant replay today. 300 ft we scored a nice Bull… Read Full Report →


Slammer Mahi

April 25, 2015

The Mahi bite was awesome Saturday. 38lb Bull and 29lb Cow. 10 fish in the 20lb class. 8 Teenagers. 9 good Swingers. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.88 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews

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Went fishing on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The crew (Captain Chris & Donnie) were fantastic, great fun and really knew what to do; great at teaching how to reel them in, we caught/released 3 Nurse sharks, had 2 Bull sharks that got away - very fun learning experience.

Fished February 2017

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Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Olvy the crew said y’all were a blast to have on board the boat.  Good job handling the big rods fighting the big Toothy Critters!!! See ya next time


Went fishing on Friday, February 10, 2017

3 of us limited out before the time was up. Capt. and crew were very knowledgeable and helpful. We felt that they did all they could to make sure we had an excellent experience. We all enjoyed a fabulous fish dinner at Lazy Days Restaurant last evening.
Bob, John, and Scott.

Fished February 2017

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Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What a great crew do you have on board. Bob John and Scott fish walleye’ up in the Dakotas. ( wherever that is) lol.  Once the boys got the touch for snapper fishing it was no holds barred for them. Great day great crew great yellowtail snapper and a big Mutton Snapper also.  Don’t really want to talk about all the grouper we had to throw back saying they were out of season.


Went fishing on Monday, January 23, 2017

Capt Johnny and first mate Donny were awesome. We had a great time and took home over 5lbs of fish fillets

Fished January 2017

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Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, January 27, 2017

The Zemsky crew hammered the yellowtail and Mutton Snapper.  Great day and crew. Thanks

Went fishing on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Awesome trip, great fish, fantastic crew. Recommend this trip.

Fished December 2016

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Replied to this review on Saturday, December 31, 2016

Great day in the reef. Little bit of almost everything. Mutton Snapper. Yellowtail Snapper. Mangrove snapper. Cero mackerel. Lane snapper. What a day.

Went fishing on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Had a blast!

Fished September 2016

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Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Yes. Y’all were a great crew. Good day fishing

Went fishing on Thursday, September 15, 2016

Capt. Johnny and mate put us onto the fish right away and worked very hard to see to it that we had a pleasant fishing trip..

Fished September 2016

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Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, September 22, 2016

We had a great trip with Doug Firosz n wife. snapper fishing. Limited out with flag Yellowtail snapper.


Went fishing on Saturday, September 3, 2016

Chose Captain Johnny Pip based on reviews, type of boat and years of experience. We brought along a special needs 15 yr old and he had a blast catching yellowtail!  Captain put us right on the fish and Donny did a great job teaching the novice. He stayed on task until we had to pull up lines which was great because we picked up a couple Little Tuny on the way back in. They even sat with us at the dock swapping fish stories after the trip. Overall a great experience and will definitely book with Capt. Pip again!

Fished September 2016

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Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, September 4, 2016

Steve n crew had a great day. Young Carson had the time of his life. It was my privilege to have y’all on board. Thanks.


Went fishing on Saturday, July 23, 2016

Awesome day Great captain Johnny and first mate Ross on the fish

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Captain Johnny put us on the fish and first mate Ross made sure I was always baited up! I caught a ton of “hog” size gray snapper and Ross lured in a 4 foot barracuda.  It was by far the biggest fish I ever caught. I highly recommend Pappa Pip’s!!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, June 24, 2016

both Captain Johnny and Ross were very helpful in every way ands the family had a great day

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Captain Johnny and his First Mate were truly great. We limited out on Yellowtail (10 per guest) and picked up some great grouper. One grouper we caught while TROLLING. Something I’ve never seen. Be sure and check out the Captains rating on seasickness. Points are awarded. Truly a great trip will definitely book again. I highly recommend this charter.

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

I always wanted to go deep sea fishing and finally got the chance and had the time of my life. The crew was great and made it so easy and exciting for us. we caught more fish that I ever thought we would and had such a good time. I will be going back on my next visit.

Fished April 2016

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Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 17, 2016

Thanks Greg. You guys were great to have on board. Good fishermen too. Tight Linez see ya soon.


Went fishing on Monday, April 4, 2016

caught 6 skipjack tuna around 30 lbs each…great fishing and we have enjoyed the fish for dinner for the last two nights…have changed my thoughts, did not eat them in the past years but will not miss them again….

Fished April 2016

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Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 10, 2016

Surprised surprise surprise that Skippy Tuna are so good to eat. So many anglers frown on them because “Jack” is attached to the name. Catch’m. Cut’m Grill’m and Eat’m.  Surprise Surprise!! Thanks for the good reviews David.


Went fishing on Monday, April 4, 2016

Had a great time. Seas were a little rough but Capt. put us on and kept us on fish.Crew was helpful in the techniques to catch and land the fish.Caught a limit of snapper and had fresh fish for dinner. It was great. We wanted to catch a big shark and the Capt. worked until we found and landed a big Bull.Spotted a huge Hammerhead swimming off the stern of the boat. Had to throw back the grouper (out of season).
I would recommend Capt. Johnny to any of my friends.

Fished April 2016

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Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, April 8, 2016

Keith, Ray and his wife were good sports and hung in there with the 3-5 ft seas. After they got the touch of the bite game on Yellowtail snapper.  Big guy Ray wanted a Shark so I got him a 300lb Bull. Oh yeah!