Captain
Justin Hall

Member since October 2014

Destin, United States

Background
Fishing is not just a job for me it is my passion. Me and my first mate love fishing more than you do - it's why we do it for a living! So you can be assured we will do whatever it takes to put fish in the boat: IT'S WHAT WE DO!!!
Techniques
Bottom fishing is the most productive type of fishing in Destin area.

Hey, I'm Captain Justin Hall

Destin, United States
Background
Fishing is not just a job for me it is my passion. Me and my first mate love fishing more than you do - it's why we do it for a living! So you can be assured we will do whatever it takes to put fish in the boat: IT'S WHAT WE DO!!!
Techniques
Bottom fishing is the most productive type of fishing in Destin area.

My Charter Listings

MAXIMUS

 
Destin
trips from
US$ 760

Fishing Reports

Rainy day fun

April 14, 2016

Had a great fishing trip in the rain with 5 Atlanta ladies that have never fished before and their boss. They were troopers and had a great time in the rain. Like we always say "fish don't know it's… Read Full Report →


Big Fish Nation

April 07, 2016

Biggest amberjack of the season and just plain good times. The bait is now showing up and the jacks are fired up. Come fish with Maximus to land that big fish you always dreamed about!! Read Full Report →


Amberjack bite still on!!

August 13, 2015

Destin's beautiful blue water proves once again to be an awesome fishery for all species but large AMBERJACKS are on the menu right now. Had another great day catching some large AJs. Read Full Report →


Shark Saturday

August 08, 2015

Shark Saturday was on fire again!! Customer asked if we could go catch a shark, so instead of 1 shark we caught 9 sharks. Sharks ranged from 125-200 lbs. In addition to the Sharks we caught 12 amber jacks… Read Full Report →


AJ season is here!!

August 01, 2015

Opening day of amber jack season in federal water was another awesome day aboard Maximus. We had 4 big amberjacks in the first 45 minutes on our morning trip. Following up with our limit of AJs on our afternoon… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.91 out of 5 stars from 182 reviews

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Santa Rosa Beach, fl
Went fishing on Saturday, April 14, 2018

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

We tried to go last year on our trip to Destin but 1st a storm and then high winds made it impossible to get out and fish. This year I originally scheduled Wednesday but saw the only bad weather day that week would be that day and Mike allowed me to change to Friday and it worked out perfectly. Both years Mike was a great communicator always answering my calls or texts and keeping me informed every step of the way. He has an amazing boat that gets you to each fishing spot quickly and comfortably and I rode shotgun when on the move. He knew exactly where to fish and how to catch the fish that were there. We started catching fish within seconds of dropping our bait to the bottom and continued to catch fish for hours. Probably caught about 50 in total and kept about half of them due to restrictions. We caught Red and White Snapper, Trigger, Vermilion, Pink Lips and I even caught a Ramora. Could not keep snappers but they were beautiful fish (see pics). Our arms and shoulders were worn out by the time we were done and we were all pretty sore the next day but all worth it. Mike not only filleted about 25 fish in 30 minutes he even trimmed the filet so they were ready to cook and bagged them up. We had three huge bags of fish when we finally headed back to our house we rented. Unlike many of the captains Mike is a “people person” and was fun to talk to and learn from. I took pride in selecting the best ship in the fleet and I turned out to be right but I read his other reviews and was pretty confident it would be a great day. I brought three people that had never had an experience like that and they are still talking about it and sharing their pics with friends and family. I guarantee you will not be disappointed!!! P.S. I left my Chicago Cubs mug ($30.00) on his boat and he is shipping it back to me so customer service is his number one objective. Thanks Mike.

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Waxhaw, nc
Went fishing on Thursday, April 5, 2018

This was our second year in a row booking on the Maximus.  Great boat - gets you there quick - and Capt Justin put us on the fish immediately.  Wouldn’t even think of booking with anyone else.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Thanks Rick. As usual, you and your son was a delight to fish with. We didn’t get a cobia again this year but we caught 8 gag groupers, in which is the most groupers I’ve caught in 1 day here. We have lots of red snapper but unfortunately our groupers are getting thinner around here.
I appreciate you as a return customer.

Mentone, in
Went fishing on Thursday, April 5, 2018

We went 17 miles out for four hours and caught more than 70 fish it was nonstop the whole time. We took a 7 and 10 year old, Captain Justin was great with the kids. We have been with Captain three times and he never disappoints. Every time we have went has been a blast and nonstop catching fish from start to stop.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, April 7, 2018

Thanks guys. We caught a beautiful 30# red snapper my bigest snapper to date.


Miramar Beach, fl
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Fished April 2018

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Thanks for fishing with me. I had a good time with the kids and watching everyone trying to reel them in.

Midlothian, va
Went fishing on Monday, April 2, 2018

We had a great trip with Capt.Justin.  He adjusted tactics and locations to make sure we stayed on fish. It paid off as we caught multiple species and the kids had a blast. Great boat and great Captain.  Take your filets to Brotulus after your trip for an excellent fish fry.  Thanks Justin! We would fish with you any time.

Fished April 2018

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Thanks guys. Glad you had fun. We even got a nice snapper on a cobia jig!


Elk River, mn
Went fishing on Friday, March 30, 2018

My 15 year old and I had a great trip 5 hour morning trip with Captaing Justin!  We caught many bull Vermillion snapper and our limit of triggers. Justin knows his fishing and, just as importantly, has great people skills and is super with kids. The boat was great. I appreciated spending more time fishing and less time traveling due to the speed of the Maximus. If we ever have the chance to go again, we will be booking the Maximus again!

Fished March 2018

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Thanks, you guys did great with the big seas and first time in the ocean.


Evansville, in
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

We had a good time and caught a lot of fish. We had 4 to 7 foot swells the entire time, but Captain Justin kept us on the fish.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Thanks guys. It was a week of big seas and you guys did great handling them.

Round Lake, il
Went fishing on Monday, March 12, 2018

Very friendly crew.  Very well prepared.  Provided great instruction and conversation to make the trip educational and a fun atmosphere.  Would definitely book again.

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Grand Junction, co
Went fishing on Friday, March 16, 2018

A once in a lifetime fishing venture into the waters off the coast from Destin FL. Captain Hall is not only well schooled in how to find fish, he is a student of the aquatics so knows their habits. To find a captain that has dived in the area and can read not just the electronic indications but knows what the fish are thinking was a real treat. We could not have had a better time.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Thank you. Was a nice calm day on the water and we caught some good fish. Everyone did great


Destin, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Our trip with Capt. Justin was everything we expected and more.  He went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience.  His personality and genuine interest in our successful day of fishing is greatly appreciated.  Great day and highly recommend to anyone looking for a Destin fishing experience!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Thank you guys it was another good day on the water. Glad you enjoyed.


New Orleans, la
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Awesome experience fishing with Captain Hall.  Captain Hall was very patient and knowledgeable while instructing and encouraging my 8 year old on the ins and outs of off shore fishing.

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Athens, al
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Great trip exempts it was freezing cold. Caught limit in 40 minutes .

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, March 4, 2018

Justin knows how to find the fish!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 12, 2018

Thanks. My 2nd time fishing with this gentleman and as usual we had a good time together.

Atlanta, Georgia
Went fishing on Saturday, January 20, 2018

Our trip was awesome! From the easy parking to the super clean boat to the great personality of Capt. Justin to the awesome fishing! I will definitely be back!

Fished January 2018

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 22, 2018

Thank you very much, for your business, kind words and a great fishing trip. Hope to see you guys again.

Smyrna, Georgia
Went fishing on Saturday, December 30, 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 1, 2018

Thanks guys another fun day on the water


New Orleans, Louisiana
Went fishing on Sunday, December 24, 2017

Best offshore trip 9f my life

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Thanks, I had a good time as well hope to see you guys again next year. Not a bad way to spend the day before Xmas!


Pensacola, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Thank you for the trip. We had a wonderful time with the kids as well.

Destin, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fished November 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, November 17, 2017

Thanks, we had a good time and weather was great for November.


West Palm Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, November 4, 2017

We had an awesome full day fishing with Captain Justin. It was a lil rough out there but Justin took us right to the best spots and we caught a lot of fish. Would definitely recommend booking a trip and we would would definitely book with Captain Justin again.

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Miramar Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, October 28, 2017

Excellent crew and fishing experience!  Highly recommend.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Went fishing on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Went out with Capt. Justin on 10/17/17 and conditions were not ideal, but we caught fish.
I was fighting a stomach issue from the night before but I didn’t want to cancel or re-schedule our fishing trip and decided to go anyway (against my wife’s advice).  I later on ended up getting some sea sickness on top of my already comprised stomach, but my wife kept on catching fish.  She never once felt sea sick despite some pretty good waves and motion. Captain Justin did everything to make our trip work.  Even did some trolling to help me with the sea sickness issue.
Will definitely being using Maximus again.  I’ve got to try it again when I can start out healthy to begin with.  Would like to try it when weather and conditions allow fishing further out.
I definitely recommend using Captain Justin on your next fishing trip.  I checked in with him at the docks for the next few days during our vacation and his trips were always bringing in fish.
I will be using Maximus on my next trip…..Thanks….

Fished October 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Monday, October 2, 2017

Took us out two days before tropical storm Nate hit Destin.  5-6 ft swells but we still caught 25 fish!  Capt. Justin delivered just as he promised.  I would go back in a heart beat!

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Atlanta, Georgia
Went fishing on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

6-8’ seas and only 3 boats went out and we still managed to get a rack full. Always a good day in my book even if it is only a 4 star!


United States
Went fishing on Monday, September 25, 2017

Great trip, perfect for beginners or experienced fisherman.  We were able to keep Kings and Mahi.  Too many trigger fish to count that had to go back.  Caught Kings, Mahi, Red snapper, Trigger, Shark, and Scamp. Thanks Justin.

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Cypress, Texas
Went fishing on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Captain took us to a couple spots he had marked. Saw a good pod of dolphins, which was great. Found fish and tried to start catching. It wasn’t working well so we went to another spot. Found fish and stayed there the rest of the trip. Caught a variety of fish, got my father a nice Amber Jack. Worked well with my nephew.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Went fishing on Thursday, September 14, 2017

We booked a half day trip with Justin. We could not have been more pleased with the outcome. He was very knowledgeable and was willing to answer all of our questions. You could tell that fishing is his passion and he enjoys teaching others what he knows. We will be booking again next year for sure

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, September 4, 2017

Everything we’d expect and way more. Great trip, great people running this boat. Thank you Justin Hall!!!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Thanks guys it was a good trip and another great day on the water.


Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, September 3, 2017

Great time caught fish all day !

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Thanks guys it was fun.


Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

We had a great time and caught a ton of fish!
The boat gets you there and back a lot faster than the traditional large fishing boats! Excellent we will for sure use Justin again!

Fished August 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Thanks guys, it was a good and fun day.


Stone Mountain, Georgia
Went fishing on Saturday, August 12, 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Thank you

United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Great outing with a great Captain. Discussed our target fish up front, and put us on the fish at our first location. Only got better throughout the morning. Justin works hard to make sure everyone has a great time and better fish.

Will be going back to tackle bigger bites.

Fished August 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 18, 2017

Thanks guys. We will tackle some big AJs next time your in town.


Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, August 14, 2017

Man,, I’ll tell you what!!! What a great Time my son and I had this gentleman made our first fishing trip a hell of a experience!  And we would join him anytime for future trips thank you Captain Justin ... and a hell of a fish filet man if I might add as well

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 18, 2017

Thanks guys, glad you had fun.


Allen, Texas
Went fishing on Friday, August 11, 2017

We had a great experience with Captain Justin. We caught lots of redfish and some black snapper. This was my 10 year old’s first ocean fishing trip. He got a little seasick, but Captain Justin knew just how to help. Thanks so much for a great trip! We’ll be

Fished August 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 18, 2017

Thank you guys. Your boy did really good with the given seas and heat and recovered well after getting sick.


Mary Esther, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, August 14, 2017

To bad most of the seasons are closed (snapper / amberjack / triggers)  Had they not, the Captain would have put us on them for sure. We did catch alot of fish however and had a great time. I will be making another trip on this boat.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 18, 2017

Thank you. Unfortunately there are seasons on the bigger fish but that’s what keeps our fishery good here in the long run. Glad everyone was happy.


New Orleans, Louisiana
Went fishing on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Was a great experience for Scott, Dakota and Canyon. Got to the fishing spot quickly. Caught 2 barracuda, 2 sharks, 3 Cobia and several others. Excellent equipment, service and bait. Had fun. Would highly recommend!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thanks guys, cobias are always the most fun.


Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My husband and I took our 2 graduated daughters on a fishing trip and we all had a great time!! We will definitely do this again!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thank you, I had fun as well.

Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Sunday, August 6, 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thanks, was a good day of fishing


Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Justin put us right on the fish and was very patient with some newbies. Kids wanted me to catch a shark and Justin warned it us thatit wasn’t an easy task… he didn’t lie but it was tons of fun!!!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thank you. Was a great day on the water and the best day for cobia fishing of the year.


Slidell, Louisiana
Went fishing on Friday, July 28, 2017

Captain Justin was great and has a passion for fishing that was refreshing.  We’ll fish again with him in the near future.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thank guys, it was fun.


Mobile, Alabama
Went fishing on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Not for those that get motion sickness easily. My family of 5 all got sea sick. The captain was very polite through it all. Saw some dolphins and a sea turtle. Caught several fish for the few minutes we were out there. Hooked fish with each drop of the line.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sorry you guys all felt bad but glad everyone got to catch fish.


United States
Went fishing on Sunday, July 30, 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thank you, was a good day for cobia and barracuda


United States
Went fishing on Friday, July 28, 2017

Captain Justin was very informative, friendly, and fun!  He answered all of our questions and had some good stories.  We caught a good variety of fish including a Lion Fish and ended up with plenty to take home.  Maximus was fast, smooth, and easy to fish from.  Overall a great experience and the highlight of our Mancation 2017!  We are already talking about fishing with Captain Justin again next year.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thanks guys, you are always welcome back.


Winter Garden, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Had a great time! Sons are 11 and 12 they we’re wore out catching fish! Had a great time will be back!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thanks, the kids did great and we all had fun.


Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Went fishing on Monday, July 24, 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thank you.

Birmingham, Alabama
Went fishing on Saturday, July 22, 2017

I highly recommend Maximus with Captain Justin. You will catch fish and not be disappointed. This was our 2nd booking with Maximus and both were 5 Star trips.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thanks, both trips with you guys was great.


United States
Went fishing on Friday, July 21, 2017

This was our third fishing trip in Destin.
Not the cheapest- but you get what you pay for & We all had a blast!  The captain and his first mate were excellent and immediately had us hauling in fish after fish, all BEFORE any other boats could get to that hot spot.  A few sharks, amberjack, trigger fish, many snapper, lion fish (5!), and even a big African pompano.  I highly recommend Capt. Justin & Maximus to anyone looking for a first class experience and some big fish!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thank you. Flat seas and good fishing that day. Glad everyone had fun despite the heat that day with no wind.


Destin, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Little Rock, Arkansas
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Our fishing trip was an excellent experience. I would recommend Maximus on your next fishing trip. Justin was great with my family and very knowledgeable about the fish we were trying to catch.  If your looking to fish in Destin give Captain Justin a chance. You won’t be disappointed .

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Amarillo, Texas
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

I did not like spending 1-1/2 hrs. of trip trying to catch bait and still did not get enough bait.
The rods seemed hard to crank once fish was on the line. The size of the snapper was smaller than expected. The boat was in very good condition and the Captain was friendly.

Wayne Boyd does not recommend MAXIMUS

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sorry guys but full moon faze has a major effect on catching bait and snappers get very finicky. We couldn’t buy bait because the bait guys couldn’t get them either even though they been out since 3:30 am. When that full moon faze happens the bait spawns and it’s extremely difficult to get. Any time the bait is hard to catch so is everything else, it’s just the cycle of life in the ocean. We have no way of controlling that we just do the best we can for the 5-7 days it effects the fishing. Sorry you were disappointed but it’s just the best I can do with the given situation. It’s part of fishing.
Why are the reels hard to crank? Umm well there is a snapper on the other end of it that’s a good thing.  We weren’t crappy fishing.

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

We had a great day aboard Maxximus. Justin was right on time and had us on the water early. We had an easy 20 mile ride out and got going immediately on the Snapper. We missed a bunch of fish due to our newness to bottom/reef fishing. Justin was very patient and kept us going on fish all afternoon. We had some weather pop up, but Justin had us under control the whole time. The highlight of our trip was hooking up with a 275lb bull shark. What a fun experience. The boat is also top notch. Riding in a catamaran definitely has advantages especially heading into the rough seas. We would definitely recommend the trip and hope to be back fishing soon.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thanks, you guys did good once you got it figured out. Most times there is a learning curve for the first half hour. You got plenty of good ones once I got you dialed in.


Atlanta, Georgia
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

experience was super. caught fish the whole time. Justin was very helpful.  overall recommend highly

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Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Great trip and very professional captain. Would recommend this trip to anyone looking for a great time. We caught a lot of fish. We will be doing another trip with him in the future.

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Birmingham, Alabama
Went fishing on Monday, June 26, 2017

We caught well over 50 fish. Most of good size and edible. Great boat, great Captain, great fishing! Look forward to booking with Maximus again in the future.

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Destin, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

If you want a trip with an experienced guide, this is your boat.  Caught some great fish when everyone else was coming home empty handed.

Satisfied Fisher

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

This is our second trip with Captain Justin. There was no question we were going to book with him again. He is very knowledgeable and down to earth. We brought our 2 sons, ages 11 and 8 and we all had a great time. He is very kid friendly. You will not be disappointed with this trip! Highly recommended!

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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Destin, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

If you use Captain Mike you are a wise angler

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Awsome

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, June 26, 2017

Had a great time catching fish with captain Justin, both boys had a great time considering it was a warm and a windless day.  Captain survived the onslaught of questions from my youngest, lol. Definitely look forward to booking a trip again in the future.

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Dallas, Texas
Went fishing on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Capt. Justin runs a first class operation aboard his 33 World Cat. I will be chartering him next time
I am in Destin!

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United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

My 2 sons and I did a morning trip. It was the best sea fishing trip we have experienced.Justin and Steve were very helpful and professional. Definitely will book with him again.

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Destin, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The forecast was gloomy, but the crew was willing!  We got up bright and early expect to be fighting the waves and the rain, but to our pleasure Mother Nature gave us no rain and light waves.  Thanks to Captain Justin we got some fish as well.  Got our limits of snapper right away!  We also got a tuna, amber jack and many king mackerel hits landing a nice one.  Captain Justin was great with our 5 and 9 year old, he was knowledgeable and very professional before, during and after the trip.
Thanks for the memories!

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Suwanee, Georgia
Went fishing on Saturday, June 10, 2017

I have been coming to Destin, FL for 5 years straight for Vacation.  I have used several different fishing guides up until last year. Booked “MAXIMUS”  for (2) 6 hour trips in April 2017. The whole family had the best experience ever! No need to go into the details, just read all the reviews. Called Justin back in May and went again June 2017 with friends , and again the fishing was EXCELLENT AS PROMISED !! Worth every penny .

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 18, 2017

Thanks for the business and the great review. It’s always a good time with your crew.


Haughton, Louisiana
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Awesome trip, everything was great. Captain Justin was very knowledgeable and personable. We caught fish within 5 min of the first cast and didn’t stop till it was time to head back to shore. Caught a variety of fish from Red Snapper to Tuna and Amberjacks. I would definitely recommend this trip and I will fish with him again next time I’m in Destin. 10 out of 10!! Check out the 50+lb Amberjack!!!!!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thanks, was a fun trip for me too. Amberjacks are always fun but nobody understands how strong them AJs are until they do it. Great job to all anglers!


Mobile, Alabama
Went fishing on Thursday, June 8, 2017

Great experience for my family. It was my son and daughters firstoffshore fishing trip and they loved it.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thanks guys, the girls did great for their first trip ever.


Atlanta, Georgia
Went fishing on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Great Trip! We went out the first day of Red Snapper season and we caught our limit. Captain was honest about what he had been catching and set proper expectations. It wasn’t fast and furious that day for anyone as far as biting, but he was able to put us over some good spots and if it ever slowed down we would move. We ended up with our limit in Red Snapper, about a dozen Mangrove Snapper, a Grouper and a Lion Fish. Also caught Triggers and Amberjack which we couldn’t keep. Wish the fishing would have been faster, but it was just a slow day. If there was any criticism it would be that we only traveled 25 mph out to the spot and there wasn’t a lot of seating for all 6 of us, but overall great trip

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thanks guys. It was a slow day all the way around but we still managed to get a good catch. I appreciate the patience as it wasn’t a bang up day but everyone did good and everyone did catch some good fish.


Columbus, Georgia
Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

Great morning trip on maximus. First trip ever for daughter in law and 4 year old grandson. Captain did a spectacular job of making them both at ease. Five of us total and all had a great time

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thanks, the little ones are always fun, he did great before and after his nap. True fisherman.

The Bronx, New York
Went fishing on Friday, May 26, 2017

Maximus was a great boat. Justin was awesome. We are 3 older ladies who wanted to fish and he was patient with each one of us

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thank you ladies, you were a blast to fish with. Glad you all 3 had fun.


Charlotte, North Carolina
Went fishing on Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thanks guys. Got a nice cobia that made even a better lunch.


Atlanta, Georgia
Went fishing on Thursday, May 18, 2017

We will be back next year with the same captain. Can’t go wrong with him.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

We had a great time, caught plenty of fish, and the captain was great! We loved the boats smooth ride and plenty of room. I highly recommend this trip to anyone.!!!!! Thanks again

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Had a great time. Got to catch some big fish before going to a spot to catch smaller keeper fish. Justin was very personable and helpful. Would go again and recommend to friends and family.

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The Bronx, New York
Went fishing on Monday, May 15, 2017

Captain Justin was awesome! We never stopped catching fish- huge amber jacks, trolling for tuna, then going after some snappers! The boat was immaculate, very comfortable, and FAST! We spent much more time fishing than traveling to fishing spots than I have on previous trips! Captain is also very friendly and personable! Never a dull moment! we WILL be fishing with him again in the future
- Darlene & Michael

Fished May 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thanks, it was a fun trip for sure. Caught lots of fun fish.

Chesterfield, Missouri
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

We had an amazing trip with Capt Justin. His boat was far superior than other charters we’ve hired in the past. He was awesome and the fish were biting! We will definitely be a return client.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Went fishing on Friday, May 12, 2017

My husband & I took our boys (ages 7 & 9) out for their first ever deep sea fishing trip. They loved it & my oldest said it was the best day of our vacation! We asked if we could catch some smaller fish that the boys would enjoy bringing up first then move over to something bigger & Justin delivered.  He Put us on fish first thing & we reeled in lots of Vermilion Snapper, Trigger fish & some white snapper. Then we moved & managed to bring in a couple Amberjack & a nice size Red Snapper.  Justin was very helpful with the boys & if we went a few minutes without getting a bite he was changing bait or position. You will catch fish on the Maximus.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Thanks, the kids did great given the waves. We did the best we could with the given weather and the kids held in there strong. Good family fun!


Metairie, Louisiana
Went fishing on Saturday, May 6, 2017

I bought the trip for my boy friend for his birthday. When his friends got back they already wanted to plan a trip with captain Justin.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Glad everyone had fun. Always fun to see a few military boys get whipped on by some amber jacks.
We appreciate your service guys and happy birthday!

Springport, Indiana
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Nonstop catching, never a lull in the action. Only drawback was that the red snappers were out of season and all had to go back.

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

It was a great time we all had fun for our first deep sea fishing trip

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Thanks for the review. Nothing like catching 3 cobias in 1 day. Oh wait they were baby’s about 2 weeks old lol, but all the rest of the fishing was great.


Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Worked hard to make outlets trip memorable. Nice guy that knows his stuff. Enjoyed fishing with him and would book with him again if I get the chance.

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Dawsonville, Georgia
Went fishing on Friday, April 14, 2017

Our trip with Captain Justin was WONDERFUL! This was an early college graduation present from my dad and we both had so much fun catching fish and talking with Justin the whole afternoon. He took us to great stops where we caught many fish. He kept us laughing with stories the whole trip! We are looking forward to booking with him again in the near future for a group trip; I would highly recommend Justin for both family and friends!!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Thank you, glad you both had a good time. Congratulations on your graduation!

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Went fishing on Sunday, April 9, 2017

This is my 5th year fishing Destin and I wish I had found MAXIMUS years ago
what an awesome Capt and great trip as always. I tell all my friends and family if you come to Destin there is only one guy to fish with! Capt Justin and MAXIMUS
THE BOAT IS AWESOME AND HE ENJOYS BEING ON THE WATER!!!

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Renton, Washington
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

I was pretty disappointed with the experience. I had been communicating with Captain Justin for several weeks prior to my trip asking how the fishing was and asking what we would be fishing for. Justin’s response to me was “Usually cobia is just showing up in April so you got a good chance at 1 or 2 of those. Otherwise amber jack, vermillion snappers, king fish, groupers that type stuff is here then”. We spent a good portion of the trip hovered over a reef catching small reef fish using cut up squid, which is not what I had pictured based on the information I received from Justin, what is advertised on their website or based on the $1000 I spent for the trip. We were using the same bait and catching the same fish from the pier the day prior for $8. Also, they were catching a ton of Kings off the pier the day before and we saw a ton of other boats trolling in the area for what I am assuming were Kings. I guess I was just really disappointed in the experience for the amount of money I spent.

We just wanted to catch something that puts up a fight. I finally asked if we could go catch something that takes some line. Justin was fine with that and took us over to a wreck about 2 miles from where we were. He definitely put us on the Amberjacks which was awesome and the highlight of the trip. We couldn’t keep any but we didn’t care.

The captain’s website said all the gear was Loomis or Biscayne rods. It even says that the bait catching rods are Loomis. Every rod we saw on the boat were Shimano. The rod I was using for reef fish was a Shimano and pretty beat up.  Not a huge deal but again wasn’t what was advertised. We missed quite a few hookups and my son and I, who fish a lot, noticed that the circle hooks we were using were pretty dull. I personally change out hooks daily at a minimum on my own boat but the ones we were using seemed really dull. Also, on our rod we were all sharing to catch the Amberjacks, the line didn’t go through one of the guides on the rod. Again, not a huge deal but not something I expect from a $1000 half day trip. Also would have been even more critical had we been able to retain fish.

Justin was pleasant for the most part but he didn’t really greet us first thing in the morning and there was never a “welcome aboard my boat” or any kind of safety briefing to show everyone where the life preservers or fire extinguishers were. Also, the website says “We keep a complimentary cooler full of ice cold drinks to keep you hydrated and feeling fresh”. That was never offered to any of us.

I also paid an extra $50 for two more guests to fish; however they ended up not feeling well and never touched a fishing pole. Would have been nice if Justin would have offered that $100 back to me since they were just spectators.

I guess in summary…...nice boat and good experience catching a few Amberjacks but this trip wasn’t worth what I spent and wasn’t even close to the experience I was hoping to have with my two sons and wife.

Robert C Jakel does not recommend MAXIMUS

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 17, 2017

I am sorry if you fealt cheated in any way or if you weren’t happy with your trip. By no means am I happy if you are not satisfied. The state closed amberjack early this year so we couldn’t keep them. I asked as we were leaving the dock if you wanted to catch keeper fish, which are small to medium type reef fish or fish for AJs which are out of season but are the strongest. You said you wanted keeper fish so we went and caught a lot of vermillion snappers which are very good eating. We spent the last hour catching AJs as you requested, so I put you on them.
I only use OWNER hooks, which is the best and most expensive.I highly doubt they were “dull” hooks. By law we have to use circle hooks when bottom fishing. There is a learning curve when using circle hooks vs snatching with J hooks. I promise you that you weren’t missing them due to old dull hooks.
In regards to the gear I have gloomis, Biscayne and Shimano with all Shimano reels, better than 99% of charter boats you will get on. Again sorry if you didn’t feel a $500 rod and reel combo wasn’t satisfactory.
Drinks and snacks are not provided as stated on Fishingbooker site. However I do have waters on ice in the event someone forgot or ran out. You guys had a cooler with drinks that you were drinking so sorry if I didn’t offer you a drink.

Sorry if you weren’t happy with the trip, that’s definetly a first for me. I will make it up to you if you choose to fish with me again.


Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

We had a blast!
Captain Justin was a great guide!!!
My wife who is 3 months pregnant, my 7 year old son, my father in law and my self all had a great time fishing with Captain Justin.  He put us on fish right away and we continued to catch fish non stop. Captain Justin was great with helping my 7 year old get several fish on and coached him to stay after the fish when he was wearing down. We had a great time and I highly recommend this to anyone with children or anyone wanting to have a great time catching fish!!!  He even took us to some areas to see dolphins and sea turtles Thanks Captain Justin!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Thanks, your son did great and we caught a lot of fish together.


Atlanta, Georgia
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Boat had latest equipment and got us out quickly and easily handled the largest waves.  Captain Justin was very patient with my son and I who have little experience salt water fishing.  He knew exactly where to fish and what technique to hook up and get the fish in the boat.  We hauled in and released a bunch of amber jack and large red snapper but the big catch was a heathy 44lb Cobia which we just finished grilling up (after Capt Justin cleaned and packaged it up for us).  Highly recommend booking this trip - we will definitely do it again next time we are here.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Thanks guys, nothing tops the trip more than a nice Cobia. You both did great, hope to fish with you again.

Destin, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, March 16, 2017

It was an absolute awesome trip. Got amber jacks, grouper, snappers and a huge cobia. Awesome trip!!

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Round Lake, Illinois
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 3, 2017

Thanks guys. We pulled up the weirdest looking clam I’ve seen on this trip.


Fulton, Mississippi
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wow! Did I say WOW! JUSTIN delivered just what he said, 11 Amberjacks in a great afternoon trip. Would not hesitate to recommend Captain Justin and the Maximus to anyone!!!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 3, 2017

Thanks guys. Once again the reef donkeys proved to be stronger than 1 man can handle….
Plus the tax man got his cut again as well!!


United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Amazing fishing

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thanks guys. Everyone enjoys a little shark fun!!


Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Went fishing on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Great trip caught fish from the time the anchor hit the water till it was out of the water. Great boat I did not realize that a catamaran would ride smoother than the big boats I have been one. Don’t plan on do much the rest of the days your gonna be tired from catching fish. Can’t wait to do it again.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Thanks guys. Another great day on the water with good customers.


United States
Went fishing on Monday, March 13, 2017

My 12 year old son and I had a wonderful time Captain Justin we caught tons of keepers and had a great family meal afterward.  Justin is great with kids and adults.  Don’t hesitate book with Justin

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Donaldsonville, Louisiana
Went fishing on Saturday, February 11, 2017

Great afternoon on the water - we all caught Amberjack and shark and then followed it up with trigger fish, white snapper and red snapper, as well as a few others!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 13, 2017

Thanks everyone, we had a good time as well.

United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, December 28, 2016

I booked this trip for my dad, husband and brother. They said it was the best charter experience they have ever had! Justin offered two options…fish for good eating fish or big fish. Given that we were from out of town and couldn’t take fish home, the guys decided to pursue big fish. They were not disappointed! It was constant action from start (bait fishing) to finish. After a number of successful hauls near a shipwreck, circling sharks stole a few which added to the excitement. By the end of the day their forearms were burning and they happily turned the rod over to the next guy in line. We would highly recommend this charter service and look forward to booking again next time we are in town.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, December 31, 2016

Got some nice cobia today. That’s pretty rare this time of year


Shalimar, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, December 22, 2016

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United States
Went fishing on Sunday, December 11, 2016

Girl friend and I had a amazing time. A day later and my arms are still sore. Lol. Bait up drop line- real in fish!!!! Be prepared to catch fish. Justin is very friendly and very interactive. Our next trip will definitely be with MAXIMUS. Thank you Justin for the experience you shared with us. Todd Rosemore & Crystal Hastings.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, December 12, 2016

Thanks, had a good time myself.
Thought we had a big grouper and turns out it’s was a 65+ lb stingray. Good day of winter fishing in Destin.
Some nice red snappers and a few amberjacks to loosen the arms up a bit.


Conyers, Georgia
Went fishing on Saturday, September 24, 2016

My Birthday with real Friends on a REAL Fishing Trip!!!  The experience of bringing in Fish so BIG was mind blowing!!!  The Captain knew exactly where to find them FAST!!!  Our only let down was we couldn’t keep them because they were out of season.  However, we will be going with MAXIMUS June 2017 and I’m bringing more of my Friends!!!  Thanks MAXIMUS Great Job!!!

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Mcdonough, Georgia
Went fishing on Sunday, October 9, 2016

Justin put us on to some great fish within moments of setting off! Caught some nice mackerel, snapper, and a nice variety of others. Thanks for making this an unforgettable outting, Justin!

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United States
Went fishing on Sunday, October 2, 2016

Had a great time today!!  Justin did a great job!!!
I would recommend this trip to anyone!!  Thanks Justin!!

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Miramar Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Awesome day.  Captain Justin texted that the seas were getting really rough farther out.  He came up with a plan for my kids to have a great time a little closer in.  He even took us out there and offered to not charge us if we did not like the spot.  Needless to say my boys caught a lot of fish and learned about each species.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

An awesome experience!  Thanks for a GREAT trip!  Couldn’t have been any better!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Big jacks and sore backs all days. You guys did a great job catching 30+ jacks today.


Beograd, Serbia (general)
Went fishing on Saturday, September 10, 2016

Amazing trip. Capt. Justin is so nice and so helpful. He is the only person we will schedule future trips with. Put us on the fish right away and all day. Thanks Capt. Justin, you are the best!!!!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 12, 2016

Thank you. Had a good time with a very nice family 2 days in a row. Great sunset on 2nd day


United States
Went fishing on Friday, September 9, 2016

The trip was amazing. Captain Justin put us rite on the fish. He has the fastest boat in the fleet.  We caught a bunch of fish. We will be going out on the MAXIMUS again soon.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 12, 2016

Thanks guys that cobia was a stud


Destin, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, September 8, 2016

Captain Justin is the man!  He was funny, patient and made our fishing trip a memorable one.  The boat was comfortable and spacious.  He even took the time to point out the sea turtles and stopped the boat so we could see a dolphin run.  Thank you for a great esperience.  Highly recommend anyone to book this trip.

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Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Monday, August 8, 2016

Even with choppy waters overcast sky’s and seasick passengers Captain Justin still got us in some fish. Two parents and four kids from 6-14. Everyone fished everyone caught and everyone had a blast. Will definitely go with Justin again.

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Chicago, Illinois
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

My family and I all had a great trip.  Even though the water was rough do to a storm that had passed the captain did a great job getting us on fish, we all caught fish so two thumbs up and thanks for a great fishing trip

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Thank you, glad you all had fun despite the weather.

Reserve, Louisiana
Went fishing on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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United States
Went fishing on Monday, August 1, 2016

I chose Maximus because of the reviews that were posted about his guide service. The previous reviews were right on. Captain Hall was very personable and worked to ensure that we had a good time and a memorable experience. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to charter fish the Destin area.

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Serbia
Went fishing on Sunday, July 10, 2016

I researched online and came across Captain Justin Hall and his boat, the Maximus.  After reading all the reviews, he was hands down the best “on paper”.  So, I called and spoke with him and explained what I was looking for - that my family had experienced a very difficult year after losing my boys’ father and as their mom, I wanted them to experience a trip of a lifetime….something I had not been able to do in the past.  So, I was coming down with my two teenage sons and one of their friends, it was 3 teenage boys and myself in all.  I explained that I wanted the best bang for my buck and asked which “trip” he recommended for my boys to have the “ultimate” experience.  He was very professional on the phone and he immediately put me at ease in booking something of this “expense” blindly so to speak.  We got the date set and were good to go.

Upon arriving, he met us warmly and welcomed us aboard.  The boat was well equipped and he had all the gear loaded, rigged and ready to go.  He even provided cold drinks for us as needed, inclusive of the charter price.  Captain Justin is very personable and that immediately put this single mom at ease to know that we were in good hands. 

It was apparent early on that Captain Justin is very knowledgeable and knows how to put his customers on the fish.  There was not any “dead period” while fishing; it seemed like one or more of my boys were constantly battling and/or reeling something in ALWAYS! The smiles on the boys faces in the attached pictures (with the exception of Cody, who rarely ever smiles because he’s way too cool for that) says it all!  We caught our limit of Red Snapper, along with some Amberjack, Blue Runner, Sailfish and Shark which made for an adrenal pumping, fun day for everyone!

This was hands down the very best fishing trip I have EVER been on!  You could not ask for more, Captain Justin was attentive to everyone on board to ensure they had the best personal fishing experience!  He spent time with my youngest son so that big brother didn’t outdo him… it was great! 
We created many memories aboard his boat on July 10th that will last a lifetime!  We look forward to definitely doing it again very, very soon! 

Sincerely,
Wanda Carpenter - One Very Grateful Mom

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thank you for the kind words. We had a good trip and the kids defenetly had fun.

La Marque, Texas
Went fishing on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Let me establish some credibility (possibly)...My family and I have lived on the Texas Coast our whole lives.  My brother is a professional bay guide and my uncle is a professional Captain based out of Galveston TX.  We’ve fished in the bay and the gulf our entire lives.  Having said all of that…..We had one of the best family fishing trips EVER and it was all because of Captain Hall.  We’ve come to Destin every year for several years and I swear that we’ve found our guy.  He is a family man himself, very personable and extremely professional.  All of the other positive reviews were correct.  I spoke with Captain Hall before the trip and explained what we preferred to do (if possible) and he delivered!  The boat was great, the tackle was great and he knew where to go and how to fish for them.  It was obvious that he had a plan and he set out to exceed our expectations.  Of course, HE DID.  We didn’t stay too long or leave too early from fishing locations. He made a point to show the entire family all of the diverse sea life while we were changing spots, how to use the equipment properly and the history and current events of the area.  There were so many charters to choose from and since we weren’t from the area, we had no idea if we made the best choice.  There’s no doubt now. We are REALLY REALLY happy.  It’s the first time in a LONG TIME that we felt like with got a bargain. I know there is no way to truly guarantee you’re going to catch fish but, he’s about as close as you can get.  We’ve decided that on our future trips to Destin, we’re going to base all of our other activities around Captain Hall’s availability.  There’s no doubt other people can catch fish as well but, as a vacationer I now know that the whole trip won’t be a disappointment because we will get what we paid for…..I can’t say enough good things!  I think the key to the relationship and success of the trip may be to make sure that you talk to Captain Hall prior to the trip and discuss your expectations.  He will try to exceed them.  No doubt he loves his job.  Finally, we attached a lot of photos but they weren’t remotely all of them.  We had snapper, Bonito Tuna, Bull Sharks, Blue runner, cobia, amber jack….the family loved seeing the dolphins, sea turtles, remora, and other sea life….we fought all of the fish that we could physically handle that day…..make a reservation with Justin Hall on the “MAXIMUS”.  He’s the 1st charter that I’ve ever been on that was more concerned with our satisfaction more than the profit of the day.  He’s going to be around for a long time because of repeat business…....you won’t be disappointed

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Nothing more to say here, other than,Thank you very much. As captain and business owner, an overly satisfied customer is the best day I can have. Regardless of what we catch, my best days are when my customer is completely satisfied and I meet there expectations.
Again, thank you!

La Vergne, Tennessee
Went fishing on Friday, June 24, 2016

Great trip. Justin was great made the trip a fantastic experience. This was a trip for May grandson and Justin made sure it was a trip to remember. Would recommend this trip. Only reason for not giving 5 stars was his boat was being repaired and this was a friends boat. Justin said his boat is newer and better motors.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Glad you guys had fun


Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Monday, July 4, 2016

I would highly recommend Justin Hall and his boat Maximus to anyone who wants a guide that works hard for his clients. Went on an 8hr trip on the 4th of July and killed the Red Snapper. Great guide, great company and a great time spent fishing with Justin and my son Cole.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Thanks guys had a good time as well.


United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I didn’t just catch fish, I made a friend.  Justin was a great guy.  I will be fishing with him again.  He had great fishing holes!!

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Argyle, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Had a great time fishing yesterday afternoon. Had a ton of hookups lost some good fish to sharks.  One of the guys I work with wanted the chance to catch a shark so Justin rigged him up. 15 minutes later he was being pulled all over the boat by a 250lb + bull shark.  We got it to the boat for pics

The end of the day I lost about a 10lb snapper to another shark. This one came up to the boat pushing 350-400lbs.  This was by far the biggest shark I have seen this close up

Great Trip!!

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Franklinton, Louisiana
Went fishing on Saturday, June 25, 2016

Captain Justin hall did a awesome job making he experience great for me and my girlfriend. Keep us on fish and getting bites, and landed some nice fish even tho the bite was hard to catch.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 26, 2016

Thanks guys. Glad her first saltwater experience was what she was hoping for.


United States
Went fishing on Thursday, June 23, 2016

Wow!!! Justin knows what he is doin . We had a trip of a life time . Catching red snapper white snapper black snapper red grouper trigerfish amberjack Mahi Mahi and even shark. We loved it so much we booked for next year before trip was ever over !!!!

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Bedford, Indiana
Went fishing on Monday, June 13, 2016

Capt. Justin was awesome. Any and all questions we had he took the time to answer them. Within ten minutes of arriving on the fish we were putting fish on ice.  With Capt. Justin you are guaranteed to take home fish.  Would recommend Maximus for your family charter.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 20, 2016

Thanks guys I had a good time as well.


Bakersfield, California
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

We had a fun time fishing but lost time doing so due to the captain not having bait before we left and the bait boat not being on the water.  This meant that we had to spend 1 hour fishing for bait.  Then when we got to location it was decided to anchor so the captain could spend more time helping my kids fish.  This I understand but the process took 30 min due to an unusual current.  We ended up catching a few fish and snagged a shark that we brought right up along side of the boat.  I just wish we had had more time catching edible fish and not just bait.

Peter Morris does not recommend MAXIMUS

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 17, 2016

Getting live bait prior to the trip is part of the fishing trip. Here in Destin every day we get live before we go fishing. You can’t keep them alive in the harbor they only survive in the gulf. The kids loved catching bait because they got to help real them in. I apologize if you didn’t like that portion of the trip but that’s The beginning of everybody’s trip.
I had fun fishing with your kids and I thought everyone had a good time.


Torrance, California
Went fishing on Monday, May 30, 2016

Justin,
Thank you for a great morning out on the water. Justin put us on the fish instantly while other boats were still fishing for bait. He is a very patient instructor and knows his stuff. Don’t miss a chance to fish with this great captain. Don’t forget to get some of your fresh catch cooked locally. Best fish I’ve every eaten!

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Nixa, Missouri
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Serbia
Went fishing on Thursday, May 26, 2016

Great trip on the Maximus with Justin and Rob. They found plenty of fish and helped us land all we could handle! Don’t miss this trip! These guys deliver!

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Longview, Texas
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Great trip! The captain was very knowledgeable and helpful and definitely put us on some fish. Would definitely book again!

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Alexander City, Alabama
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Water was a little rough, 6-8’ but Captain Justin and First Mate Rob did a great job of handling the whole trip. Both were extremely personable and genuinely cared that we had a great experience. A couple of members got a little queasy given the conditions but we caught plenty of fish and had an overall great trip. Would definitely recommend this trip and crew for everyone.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
Went fishing on Monday, May 16, 2016

Great captain,enjoyed the trip ,knowledgeable ,and upbeat,will book again in future.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 22, 2016

Glad you had fun, thanks for booking with Maximus!


Daphne, Alabama
Went fishing on Thursday, May 12, 2016

Beautiful boat and great crew. The Captain put us on fish all afternoon. Literally caught a fish almost every cast. Highly recommend!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 22, 2016

Thanks I had a great time with you guys.


Belgrade, Serbia (general)
Went fishing on Friday, April 29, 2016

We had a great time with Captain Justin and Captain Rob and they worked hard to put us on some big fish quickly. These guys were passionate about what they do and we’re passionate about helping us catch fish. They know where to go and we caught more than anyone in the marina and they were larger as well. Great Time!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, April 30, 2016

Thanks guys we had a good time as well, hope to take you guys fishing again.
Capt Justin


Serbia
Went fishing on Saturday, April 23, 2016

We had a blast. I would fish with Maximus every trip we take out of Destin FL. We caught our limit and couldn’t have asked for a better captain and mate.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 24, 2016

Thanks guys, we had a good time as well. Beautiful day on the water.

Athens, Georgia
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

One of the best trips ever.My staff had no fishing experiance before.Over 100 fish in four hours.With
God’s Blessing we will do other trips this year.This
is the real deal if you want a crew that over delivers.
Dr.McRae

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United States
Went fishing on Friday, April 15, 2016

I am not a fisherman but I did go with my husband and adult son and they loved it - especially my son.  What impressed the two that were fishing was the speed that we were able to get to the fishing location and how the entire trip was centered on fishing - no wasted time.  Capt. Jason and Rob spent all their time making sure that those fishing had a successful trip.  I believe that this crew would accommodate your desires (within reason) so let them know what you are interested in doing.  Both of them were very personable and professional.  We plan on returning for more fishing on the Maximus!

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United States
Went fishing on Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spent a great day catching plenty of fish 59 total with a friendly and outgoing crew.

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Bishop, Georgia
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

BEST DEEP SEA FISHING TRIP OF MY LIFE!  THIS CAPT. KNOWS HOW TO PUT YOU ON THE FISH!  I AM ALREADY PLANNING MY NEXT TRIP.

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Alton, Illinois
Went fishing on Monday, April 4, 2016

We had a great time fishing on the Maximus!  We had 4 kids that loved reeling in all kinds of fish!  We caught some nice Amberjacks, Snappers and many other types of fish.  Unexpectedly, we witnessed a shark bite off one of our larger catches; which was wild.  We also saw several dolphins and sea turtles.  The boat is in great shape and the captain and first mate answered all of our questions with good cheer.  We will fish with these guys again!

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Serbia
Went fishing on Thursday, March 24, 2016

We booked on-line based on reviews and they were 100% accurate.  Captain Justin and Captain Rob were the best!  Prior to the trip they were communicating to us via e-mail, text and phone calls to make sure we were all set.  The weather conditions weren’t great that day, but Justin and Rob took great care of us.  The trip was well planned, the boat was well taken care.  Justin and Rob worked together nonstop to make sure that our kids were having a great time and CATCHING FISH!!!  Our next trip to Destin will definitely include another fishing trip on Maximus!!

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, March 26, 2016

Booked a half day trip with Maximus through FishingBooker - great experience start to finish and would highly recommend Maximus. The guys are top notch, professional, fun, great with kids, and a class act. They know what they are doing, kept us on the fish the whole trip, had the best attitude the entire trip, love what they do, and it shows. We caught so much fish—could not keep all due to sizes and seasons, but had fun catching every one of them and still took home over 40 fish. Boat and gear are great, perfect for this area. Will call them again next time we are in town and look forward to a summer trip out to the rigs.

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United States
Went fishing on Monday, March 14, 2016

We did a half day trip and took 3 of our kids with us 11,13, and 16.  They all had a blast despite having a little rain. Maximus is a great boat for bring the family. Plenty of room for 5 of us and captain Justin and Rob did a great job with the kids. Everyone caught fish.  We ended up catching 5 Bonita Tuna a bunch of trigger fish and Chocolate porgy, and I caught a 20lb+ Red Snapper.

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Destin, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Was the best time ever! It Justin and Rob are GREAT! We had the most fun on this trip! We will be back for sure!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A great group of guys and we had a lot of fun watching them struggle with the some AJs.


Champaign, Illinois
Went fishing on Saturday, January 2, 2016

Had an excellent trip!  We’ve been on several fishing trips and this was by far the BEST!  We were catching fish withing minutes of dropping a line.  It was great!  Captain Justin and Rob definitely love what they do and it makes the experience that much better.  After getting off the boat it felt like we had been out fishing with our friends all day!  Will definitely be calling these guys if/when we make it back to Destin!!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Another great trip!! Opening day of Amberjack and triggerfish didn’t let us down. We got our limit in both amberjack and triggers pretty quick. Managed to catch 2 tunas on 1 bait also, first for us.

Thanks guys looking forward to fishing with you again!


Kitchener, Ontario
Went fishing on Sunday, December 27, 2015

This was our first time and we had a great time.  Fish were plentiful too bad that we were not able to keep most of our catch.  Despite this we all had a great experience. Captain Justin and Robbie were great.  Thank you.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Thanks TSE family, we enjoyed having you out on the water. Looking forward to fishing with you again soon.


United States
Went fishing on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Loved the trip.  The guys worked very hard to make sure that we had a good trip and catch fish.  Will go again.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, October 19, 2015

Thanks guys. We caught a lot of amber jacks and 2 sharks back to back for the grand finale.


United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Great time. Guys were friendly and made sure we caught fish.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
Went fishing on Saturday, August 29, 2015

So my friends and I leave Atlanta Georgia and head to Destin for fishing trip. I had been many times before to go deep-sea fishing but my friends had never experienced it at all. When we arrived Justin and Robbie were already there, the boat was prepped and ready to leave.  I noticed right away that Robbie and Justin friendly knowledgeable and professional which was a plus because the fishing trip wasn’t cheap.

Once I have called all the baitfish and headed out to open water the trip took about an hour but Rob he kept us in the loop about past fishing trips, what to expect, and all the safety rules are required to make sure that we got back to shore. These guys were absolutely awesome I don’t want to be too long-winded but it was the best deep-sea fishing trip that I ever had and I didn’t even catch a fish LOL. My friends all caught fish and raved about it all the way back to Atlanta. They’re still rubbing in my face that I didn’t catch a fish and it was my birthday.

Justin and Robbie will definitely see us again, we decided to make this an annual trip… I’m hoping to catch the two that got away next time.

I have already referred three friends to your site and I’m hoping that they decide to take a trip to Destine to experience what my friends and I did. It’s was awesome! Thanks guys

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Thanks guys. Nothing funnier than watching 4 big guys get their butts whipped by a big amberjack. You just can’t explain to someone how strong they are. You just have to let them see for themselves!


Plano, Texas
Went fishing on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Great trip!! Caught lots of fish.  Guide really knew the waters

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, August 23, 2015

Always a good day when we have to use both boards plus double stack a few of them…
Enjoyed the trip with you guys.


United States
Went fishing on Thursday, August 13, 2015

Had a great time taking my kids fishing for their first time out on the ocean. We went in August and it was actually great weather.  We also went in the afternoon but were not bothered by the heat.  The captain and the first mate did a great job helping the kids catch fish like Vermillion Snapper, Chocolate Porgie, White Snapper and a couple of Trigger fish we threw back.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 17, 2015

Thanks guys, glad everyone had fun. As usual we had a good time with a few good kids aboard Maximus. They got to reel in a lot of fish. We got to answer 900 questions and have a good laugh with them getting their butt kicks by the fish. That’s a good day on our boat!


Serbia
Went fishing on Friday, August 14, 2015

We had a great time, broke some rods and a reel lol. We caught a lot of fish, very fun crew to be around. We will definitely book with them again!!!!!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 17, 2015

Yep we busted a $250 rod in 3 pieces and stripped the guts out of another reel. I’ve always heard if you ain’t breaking stuff you ain’t fishing hard enough….
We caught a lot of fish on this trip and the AJs proved to a few tourists once again why they are called “reef donkeys”....
Seemed like a great first time on the ocean for your birthday. Happy Birthday!

Concord, California
Went fishing on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

We took a 7 and 9 year old out for everyone’s first off shore fishing charter.  Let me tell you, it was the trip of a lifetime.  Justin and Rob are first class in every aspect.  They were great with the kids and were patient with two inexperienced deep sea land lovers.  These guys will put you right on top of the fish and you WILL get a boat full.  Next time I am in Destin, I am definitely booking a trip or two again.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 14, 2015

Thanks guys. We really do enjoy taking kids and answering all 967 questions they got for us. Some boats are against taking kids but not MAXIMUS. It’s some of our funniest and most enjoyable days!
Offshore fishing is nothing like pond fishing it’s an eye opening experience for kids always.


Belgrade, Serbia (general)
Went fishing on Thursday, July 30, 2015

We couldn’t have asked for a better experience for my 3 sons and I!  Justin and Rob were great and we caught our limit of amberjack on the opening day!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 14, 2015

Opening day of Amber Jack was a blast. We nailed and landed these 4 big AJs in less than 40 minutes. Every drop, we got one with the jigging spoon. Then moved on to catch a few kings, mangrove snappers, Bonita tuna, vermilion snappers and even a lion fish. Was a good day with this crew.


United States
Went fishing on Friday, August 7, 2015

Justin did a great job on a day with rough seas.  Bunch of novices caught tons of fish and had a great time!
FAST BOAT!  FUN TIME!

Thanks!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 17, 2015

It was a rough day but you guys did great for newbies fishing in 5-6’ seas. Fish didn’t seem to mind it was rough though.

Belgrade, Serbia (general)
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

It was just 3 of us. My older brother, me, and my 10 year old son. The first thing we did was catch bait fish. I knew my son would have fun doing this. When he started to catch the bait fish, I could see his face light up. I knew this was just the beginning. When we got to our first spot. The captains showed us what to do. But as the line was going down he got a hit. Then there was a fish on. So, he held the rod as my son reeled in a good size amberjack. We continue to catch fish throughout the trip. The only bad thing was we caught alot of amberjack but the season started the next day so we couldn’t keep them. I would highly recommend them and when I return to Florida again I will be fishing with them again.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, August 2, 2015

Thanks guys, glad you all had fun. You were 1 day early on Amber jacks for sure.  The next day with another fishing Booker client had an awesome trip with all big amberjacks. Taking kids and showing them a good times is always good for us.


United States
Went fishing on Sunday, July 19, 2015

This fishing trip did exactly what I had hoped. I wanted all my family members to enjoy fishing. They all had a great time and will go again. Justin and Rob were very helpful and patient. Hope we can book with them again if we comw next year.

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Quincy, Illinois
Went fishing on Monday, July 20, 2015

Fantastic family fun! Professional crew.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 3, 2015

Thanks Mero family, we had fun as well.


Serbia
Went fishing on Friday, July 17, 2015

We took a 4 hour morning charter with Maximus. Captain Justin and Rob were wonderful! We caught 5-6 fish, with 3 keepers! 2 King and a Cobia. It was our first deep sea fishing experience and was full of laughs and success! The captains were very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. I recommend this trip to anyone!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Thanks guys! It started out a little slow but only had to make 1 move to get on some good fish. The seas got the best of 1 of you, but everyone else did just fine. Thanks for your business.


Serbia
Went fishing on Friday, July 3, 2015

We had a great time! My kids can’t wait to fish with the Maximus crew the next time we travel to Florida!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Rosemary Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

We have been visiting the Emerald Coast for over 15 years. This year our daughters wanted to try their hand at deep sea fishing. We selected Maximus as our charter and had a great experience all the way around. Captain Justin and crew mate Rob made it fun for first timers and we caught more than our share. What a great experience. Will be back next time.

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Belgrade, Serbia (general)
Went fishing on Monday, July 13, 2015

Great trip!  Captain and crew were great.  Worked with my kids and helped them reel in fish.  Got on fish within an hour.  Kids even had fun catching live bait.  Would strongly recommend.

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Serbia
Went fishing on Monday, June 29, 2015

Captain Justin and Robbie were great!  We booked the fishing charter to bring our two son’s fishing, ages 12 and 9.  Justin and Robbie would bait up and help the boys reel in.  Dylan caught a 41 lb King Fish that would have won 1st place in the fishing rodeo the previous weekend and Landon caught 2 sharks!  The waves were a bit rough at 4-6 feet and I was hoping to bring fish home to eat, but we were happy with the great experience for the boys and pictures to prove the big fishing stories!  We will book again with Maximus next year!

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Miramar Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, July 2, 2015

We had a great time catching many species of fish all good quality, we caught and released a lot due to the fish being out of season, the captain and crew was friendly and very experienced

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Serbia
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Afternoon family trip.  With no deep sea fishing experience we were in good hands.  Captain Justin and Rob were a joy and they were great with our boys (6 and 8).  Definitely the highlight of our family vacation.    Justin and Rob had great knowledge of the fishing hot spots and how to fish each one.  They worked hard to ensure a successful bounty for all of us.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 5, 2015

Thanks, we always enjoy putting kids on fish!

Serbia
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The captain and his mate were very respectful. My father - - law needed help and they quickly helped him. My oldest son is 15 and it was his first trip.  He had the best time. He ended up catching more than his share of fish. We all really made some great memories. To the captain, Thank you sir for showing a Navy vet and my family the best time.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

We were suppose to fish Tuesday morning but the boat broke Monday night. Captain Justin was great about rescheduling to Thursday morning. Captain Justin and Captain Rob were great to fish with and made sure my daughters (12 & 14) had a great time also. They knew a lot and kept everyone engaged! We will definitely fish with them again and would highly recommend them.

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Serbia
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Serbia
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

We were able to reschedule our fishing trip with Captain Justin to Thursday afternoon.  We had a great time!  Captain Justin & Rob were both great to spend the afternoon with.  We caught a lot of fish and took home 17 Red Snappers.  We would definitely do it again if we get to Florida again.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 28, 2015

Thanks Swearingen family. Luckily we were able to reschedule and get you guys out there for some red snappers and vermillion snappers.

Greenwood, Mississippi
Went fishing on Monday, June 15, 2015

Awesome fishing experience with Justin and Rob. They go above and beyond to make sure you have a great experience. Will definitely be going back with them. Jeff and Abbott Moses

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 27, 2015

Thanks guys we had fun as well. Plenty of amberjacks that day.


Memphis, Tennessee
Went fishing on Sunday, June 14, 2015

We had a very good time with captain Hall and his wing man , my guys have a little bit of seasick due to the wavy but we still caught plenty of fish . We can’t wait to join Maximus again in next trip !  Thanx Captain !

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thanks guys glad you all had fun. At least the ones that felt good anyways.. Ended up with 2 down and 2 still fishing in the end but they still had fun.

Serbia
Went fishing on Monday, June 8, 2015

My son and I had the best fishing trip ever ,all the crew was very friendly and helpful . I would recommend them to all of my friends/family, Great price as well. we caught plenty of fish and had a great time

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 18, 2015

These guys had so much fun they joined us for a shark trip 2 days later. Only took one 250 lb. bull shark to wear dad down though.

Serbia
Went fishing on Saturday, June 6, 2015

Our group of 6 had a great time with Justin and Rob! The boat had plenty of room and they go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable. Caught our limit of snapper and a ton of AJ. Go with Maximus. You won’t be disappointed.

Thanks, guys! We had a blast!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Got our limit very quickly and had a lot of fun. One of the guys was reeling up about a 22 lb amberjack when a 400 lb goliath grouper came up 5 feet behind the boat and took the amberjack with him. It was amazing to see a grouper of that size come from 85’ of water and eat a 22lb fish like it was a sardine. Was an amazing sight to see but unfortunately no pics of it. We than took a 10lb live tuna and sent him down on the big rod. 3 people on the rod and still had nothing for him that grouper owned all 3 at the same time. Was a good try but there is a reason he got to be 400 lbs.

Serbia
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Had fun fishing the Captain’s Justin and Rob were great! We would definateley go again next time!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thanks for the reply the fishing started out slow but ended up and OK day. A kids first fish ever is always memorable for us.

Belgrade, Serbia (general)
Went fishing on Friday, June 5, 2015

Quick and easy to booking with FishingBooker. The captain Justin and captain Rod is super friendly…;)

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 7, 2015

Was a good trip guys, glad you had fun


Lexington, Kentucky
Went fishing on Thursday, June 4, 2015

By far the highlight of our vacation. Captain Hall was very knowledgeable of the waters and was great captain. I took my wife for her birthday and was the greatest birthday present to date. Caught lots of fish. Be ready for a fight because Captain Hall knows where they are. I will be back every year!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 5, 2015

Glad you two had fun. Happy birthday Sam!!

Douglasville, Georgia
Went fishing on Saturday, May 23, 2015

Justin and Rob were great!! We had a awesome day got our limit on snapper experience couldn’t be better. Thanks guys!!!

Fished May 2015

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 5, 2015

Great family to fish with

Rockville, Maryland
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

this was my 4th time to do a fishing trip like this and by far was the best. Justin and Rob were fantastic. They know what they are doing and easy to hang out with. It was such a great experience I can’t imagine using anyone else.

Fished April 2015

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

It was a day of red snapper and gag groupers for sure. Unfortunately they were out of season but they sure where fun catching them.
Thanks Jeff for the opportunity to show you and your son what Destin fishing is all about.


United States
Went fishing on Monday, May 4, 2015

Captain Justin and Rob went above and beyond to make our fishing experience one to remember. They were both interactive with us and very patient with our rookie mistakes. We will be back next year to fish with them. Thank you both again.

Fished May 2015

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Thanks Malone crew, we both had a good time with you guys as well.
We caught amber jack, Bonita tuna, blue fish, red snapper, king fish, black snapper and a 170 lb black tip shark to top off the day.
Another good day aboard the MAXIMUS!


Went fishing on Friday, January 9, 2015

Captain Justin Hall was not available to take us out but first mate Rob Hacker did a great job finding fish- my arms still hurt from hauling in so many Amber Jacks and Red Snapper. Once Rob was able to get the boat anchored we had a fish on almost continuously.  I had to switch to smaller bait after a while because I could not bring in another Amber Jack. We brought home 2 Amber Jack that just about filled our cooler and a lot of memories.
I would highly recommend the Maximus to anyone who like to catch fish and have a great time.
Kevin and Matt Culver