Captain
John Madden

Member since May 2016

Charleston, United States

Background
Sportfishing is my passion. From the time I was 7 years old, I dreamed of being two things: A PGA Tour player and a Professional Sportfishing Captain. I wake up every day pinching myself. I absolutely love what I do, I feel incredibly humbled and blessed that I am afforded the opportunity to do it, and I look forward to serving you!
Techniques
The bottom line is, we will do whatever you like doing. Prefer to troll all day? Super...we'll do that. Prefer to bottom fish all day? No problem...we'll do that. If you ask me what my favorite is, I absolutely love the anticipation of trolling. Cruising around knowing that at any minute a rod could go off with a day-making catch is awesome. And when it does, I can't contain my excitement!

Hey, I'm Captain John Madden

Charleston, United States
Background
Sportfishing is my passion. From the time I was 7 years old, I dreamed of being two things: A PGA Tour player and a Professional Sportfishing Captain. I wake up every day pinching myself. I absolutely love what I do, I feel incredibly humbled and blessed that I am afforded the opportunity to do it, and I look forward to serving you!
Techniques
The bottom line is, we will do whatever you like doing. Prefer to troll all day? Super...we'll do that. Prefer to bottom fish all day? No problem...we'll do that. If you ask me what my favorite is, I absolutely love the anticipation of trolling. Cruising around knowing that at any minute a rod could go off with a day-making catch is awesome. And when it does, I can't contain my excitement!
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

Charleston
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US$ 700

Customer Reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Wahoo does it again. We had another outstanding fishing trip besting everyone at the marina for the day. It was a mahi day and that was what we were after. A switch in tactics allowed us to go home with our coolers full.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 21, 2016

If you want the fishing excursion of a lifetime, the Wahoo is where you shall find it. From the start to finish, it was a seamless experience. When our group arrived, the crew was ready to embark and take us on the trip of a lifetime. And that it was. After introductions, which lasted a minute or two, we were off. During the whole trip the boat was basically like we owned it. I have never felt more at home than the owner and crew made us feel. Most of who are looking for an offshore trip are looking for a boat and crew that set it apart from the rest of the field I would guess. Well the thing that sets this crew apart from the rest would have to be the first the dredge camera (which films underwater as the fish approaches). The boat is equipped with a special prop system which minimizes the amount of bubbles and froth so the images are clear. Second is the the drone that is buzzing around filming the fish and angler as his once in a lifetime experience is taking place.  A few days after the trip you will be emailed a link to view your memories of a lifetime.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 8, 2016

We had a great trip out with the crew of the WAHOO.  Capt. Chris and his mates were top notch.  Very experienced and fun to be around.  They put us on several fish and a great time was had by all.  Thanks again WAHOO for a great day out on the water!!

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, May 30, 2016

    Fishing the WAHOO with John Madden, and crew, has been Awesome! Each and every time has been an Experience of a Lifetime. THANKS TO JOHN & CREW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 4, 2016

I’ve been on this boat twice and both times were fantastic. Fist time out I caught a 400lb blue marlin, wahoo and about 20 dolphin. Second time out a year later we landed the best catch of the day according to the dock survey man who catalogs all the catches as the come in each day. Always has a top notch captain who knows where to fish and how to land them. crew is fantastic with the best gear available. I have the coolest GoPro video of my marlin being brought in to the boat from under water. They also use drone video for aerial views. Very cool. The boat is comfortable when not fishing and always in top shape. Captain and owner are pleasant and fun to spend a day with. Absolutely a must charter if you want to fish in the Charleston offshore.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 12, 2016

I was a bit shy about doing a full day offshore trip.  I like fishing but dont love it.  Its a long day and it will be hot.

Well, I was so surprised when every moment of my trip was full of one new surprise after another.  From the movie theater seating in the AC on the ride out to the incredible staff to the drone videos we got from the first mate of the boat.

Not only would i do it again I have already booked a trip for my sisters upcoming wedding party.  I highly recommend Captain Chris and his team. 

Wahoo!!!!!!

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 12, 2016

I’m not extremely “outdoorsie”, so a hardcore, full day, open water fishing trip isn’t usually my go-to activity. That being said, John and the crew of the Wahoo went above and beyond in showing a newbie like me an authentic and unforgettable experience. Not 10 minutes into dropping our lines, we snagged a massive wahoo and the fun never really let up after that.

They assisted me every step of the way when I attempted to reel fish in, educated me when I had any questions and offered me the proper medication required to battle seasickness (which I obviously got hit with).

And why hasn’t anyone else come up with the idea to capture drone footage on these charters??? BRILLIANT! I walked away with an awesome video documenting our trip, compliments of John and his crew.

A+ charter and overall experience! Again, I don’t do these kinds of trips often, but I will 100% roll with Wahoo whenever I do.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 26, 2016

Had a blast fishing with Capt John and his team- the drone footage is off the chain!! Filled the box with some fat fish and had a blast doing it. You wanna have fun and catch fish on a no stress top notch sport fishing machine? Call Capt. John. Those boys will put you on da fish!

Fished May 2016

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