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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Trolling

Water Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Amberjack, Barracuda (Great), Bonito, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), King Mackerel (Kingfish), Wahoo

About Your Guide

Captain John Madden offers deep sea Charleston fishing charters aboard his various offshore sport fishing boats. Whether experienced anglers looking to fight pelagics on a classic sportfisher, or a bachelor party looking to roll 20 deep on the Teaser II, Captain John and his crew have a great trip lined up for you.

Sportfishing consumed Captain John's life at age 7, when he dreamed of becoming a professional sportfishing captain. To this day, he wakes up pinching himself, absolutely in love with what he does and feeling humbled and blessed to sharing the Charleston fishery with others.

Captain John is happy to troll all day long or bottom fish nonstop. While his personal favorite is trolling, he's a crowd-pleaser and will fish however you'd prefer.

South Carolina offers exceptional Mahi Mahi ("Dolphin") fishing April through September. In addition, Kingfish, Amberjack, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Triggerfish, Sea Bass, and Sailfish frequent the waters and bite on trolling lures and bottom-fished jigs and baits.

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Feel free to enjoy responsibly. No glass allowed.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Boat Restroom



No lunch provided.

Live Bait

No live bait provided.


No lodging provided.


Start Location

1407 Shrimp Boat Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464, United States

Start Time(s)

06:00 AM


5 hours,


Timothy P.

October 13, 2019

There were five of on the charter and we all caught fish. Captain John had us on the fish, the sonar was covered up with schooling fish. We had the problem with the sharks feeding and keeping the Tuna down, we had to reel like mad men to keep the sharks from getting our catch. My wife didn’t reel fast enough on one and just got the head. Everyone had a great time and the entire crew knows their business. We are already looking at booking another trip in April or May. Tight lines, Tim

Travis B.

June 12, 2016

I’m not extremely “outdoorsie”, so a hardcore, full day, open water fishing trip isn’t usually my go-to activity. That being said, John and the crew of the Wahoo went above and beyond in showing a newbie like me an authentic and unforgettable experience. Not 10 minutes into dropping our lines, we snagged a massive wahoo and the fun never really let up after that. They assisted me every step of the way when I attempted to reel fish in, educated me when I had any questions and offered me the proper medication required to battle seasickness (which I obviously got hit with). And why hasn’t anyone else come up with the idea to capture drone footage on these charters??? BRILLIANT! I walked away with an awesome video documenting our trip, compliments of John and his crew. A+ charter and overall experience! Again, I don’t do these kinds of trips often, but I will 100% roll with Wahoo whenever I do.

Brad B.

May 26, 2016

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

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, tackle

At an additional rate


Recommended packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses

Required items

South Carolina fishing license

Things to keep in mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed. Your guide will take a picture of the QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a 10-20% customary tip.

Cancellation/Refund policy


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