Papa Pip’s 29-ft. Topaz Express Fishing Reports

Snapper & Grouper Days

December 01, 2017

Grouper closes Jan 1st till May 1st. Come get them NOW! Read Full Report →

Summertime Slammer Mahi

May 24, 2017

When it's hot it's hot and so it the bite. Great day in Marathon waters. Found birds working a weed line and POW!! Read Full Report →

Crazy Summer It Was

May 01, 2016

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

Tuna are out there

April 04, 2016

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

Spanish Mackerel Hot n Heavey

February 04, 2016

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

Mack Attach in the Florida Bay

December 31, 2015

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

Mahi still here!

July 11, 2015

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


June 20, 2015

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

It's May not Windy March

May 26, 2015

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

No Birds Big Mahi Scatter Weeds

May 10, 2015

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

Slammer Mahi

April 25, 2015

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