Captain
Scott Gaul

Member since May 2015 Lake Park, United States
Background
I grew up in New Jersey and moved to South Florida in 2009. My father is an avid fisherman, both inshore and offshore, so I naturally fell into the fishing industry. At 20 years old, I decided that I was going to become a captain and make that my full-time job – here I am many years later still doing what I love! Fishing and teaching people how to fish has always been my passion and I'm glad I can do this every day.
Techniques
When we drift fish, we use slider rigs for the reef fish and a flat line for pelagic fish / Sailfishing, we use live bait and a kite to "bump troll" for sails, plus more / trolling, use a combo of artificial and natural baits to encourage a bite.

Hey, I'm Captain Scott Gaul

Lake Park, United States
Background
I grew up in New Jersey and moved to South Florida in 2009. My father is an avid fisherman, both inshore and offshore, so I naturally fell into the fishing industry. At 20 years old, I decided that I was going to become a captain and make that my full-time job – here I am many years later still doing what I love! Fishing and teaching people how to fish has always been my passion and I'm glad I can do this every day.
Techniques
When we drift fish, we use slider rigs for the reef fish and a flat line for pelagic fish / Sailfishing, we use live bait and a kite to "bump troll" for sails, plus more / trolling, use a combo of artificial and natural baits to encourage a bite.

My Charter Listing

Mad Son Fishing Charters

3 reviews
Lake Park
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Fishing Reports

Mad Son Fishing, West Palm Beach, Fl

January 21, 2016

Fishing Report January 21, 2016 The reason for this Thursday trip was 1) I was afraid I might forget how to fish, & 2) This was the best day weather-wise for the week & into the weekend. The other… Read Full Report →


Mad Son Fishing, Palm Beach

January 09, 2016

The bottom fishing is still on strong. Yellowtails and porgy’s mostly, got into some kings as well and managed to land one. Sharks are still on the reef’s pretty thick so remember to keep reeling if a fish is… Read Full Report →


Sailfishing, Palm Beach

January 02, 2016

The Sailfish, dolphin and wahoo bite is on off the Palm Beach edge. Trolling and live baiting has been very effective the last couple days!! Read Full Report →


Mad Son Drift Fishing, West Palm Beach

December 22, 2015

Fishing Report December 22, 2015 There are a couple of reasons for a Tuesday trip, one being that Friday is Christmas, the other being I wanted to get Marty out again before he heads back to Connecticut tomorrow. He… Read Full Report →


Mad Son Fishing, Palm Beach Report

November 20, 2015

Fishing Report 11/20/2015 After some moderately slow trips during the summer, it is fun to write about another epic adventure aboard the FishingVessel Mad Son. I had invited my old friend Terry to join us on this trip, but… Read Full Report →


Mad Son Fishing, Palm Beach Report

November 19, 2015

This was a pretty cool trip, 2 anglers on their honeymoon, just married this past weekend from central Florida. They privately chartered the boat today and was very successful at catching some dinners for when they get back home.… Read Full Report →


Mad Son Fishing, Palm Beach Report

November 13, 2015

Friday the thirteenth may seem like the wrong day to go fishing, but I have fished a lot of them, and have always had good trips on that date. Captain George took a break this weekend & headed down… Read Full Report →


Mad Son, Palm Beach Report, Night Drift

November 10, 2015

Nov. 10, 2015 On this particular trip there was no moon at all. Knowing this we still set out with a mixed group of six. Four of which has fished with me many of times and two from the… Read Full Report →


Drift Fishing, Mad Son, West Palm Beach

November 06, 2015

Fishing Report 11/06/2015 We had a full boat slated, but one of our guys had to back out at the last minute. His young son ran a very high fever all night, & the family spent the night at… Read Full Report →


Mad Son, Palm Beach Report

November 03, 2015

About a week ago I got a call from a gentleman by the name of Ed. Ed is a big game guide that travels the world taking people hunting. He provides hunting packages for people in The United States,… Read Full Report →


Mad Son, Palm Beach, Fl.

November 01, 2015

We left the dock at 6:30 pm, got to our first spot around 6:45, I set us up on a wreck about 2 miles northeast of Palm Beach Inlet, about 20 minutes into the trip, after the anglers were… Read Full Report →


Mad Son, Palm Beach Report

October 30, 2015

There were four Friday regulars today, along with one of the fellas that fished on Tuesday night's epic adventure, and a friend of his. We were Luis, Simon, Dale, Bob, and Harvey. Bob & Harvey haven't fished the Mad… Read Full Report →


Mad Son, Palm Beach, Fl.

October 28, 2015

Full moon snapper trip. We left the dock at 6:30 pm last night and fished till 10:00 pm. As the moon slowly ascended the snapper bite got hotter, at about 8:30 pm you couldn't keep a bait in the… Read Full Report →


Mad Son, Palm Beach Report

October 27, 2015

Here we are at the end of October and the Fall fishing is well underway! On the reefs, we are finding a great yellowtail and mutton snapper bite, while drifting we are getting some kingfish,and nice gaffer dolphin on… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photo by reviewers
4.67
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
There are no review photos
for this charter yet!
Angler Rating
2
1
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
3 of 3 reviews
Jesse H.
Winder, GA
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Half Day Trip!

VERIFIED   August 1, 2019
Captain and Mate worked hard to put us on the fish! Very professional and friendly. Caught some Mahi, Bonito, Kingfish, and...
Jesse H. recommends Mad Son Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Jesse H. recommends Mad Son Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Michael R.
Spartanburg, South Carolina
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Rough seas. Great fishing.

VERIFIED   December 28, 2015
Capt. George and Roman gave us a great trip. We caught a variety of fish including a bull dolphin, kingfish, sharks, grouper,...
Michael R. recommends Mad Son Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Scott Gaul Captain replied

Gary B.
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
 4.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Four hour live-bait fishing charter

VERIFIED   July 7, 2016
EQUIPMENT FINE, ALL ASSISTANCE GIVEN. NO FISH BUT NOT THE CAPTAIN’S VAULT!! SECOND DAY (4 HOURS TROLLING) CANCELLED...
Gary B. recommends Mad Son Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Gary B. recommends Mad Son Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Weather Protection
Weather Protection
Canceled due to bad weather? We'll help reschedule or refund.
Best Price Guarantee
Best Price Guarantee
Found the same trip for less? We'll refund the difference!
Service You Can Trust
Service You Can Trust
7 day customer support for a hassle-free fishing experience.
Trusted Payments
Trusted Payments
Book via our secure platform and enjoy flexible payment options.