Skinny Situation Charters

The Sunshine State’s inshore and backcountry waters are known all across the world as excellent fishing grounds with bountiful inshore species. Skinny Situation Charters has been fishing the area for years and will take you to the best secret spots, to help you net that dream catch.

Climb aboard their 18’ skiff, specially constructed by Hell’s Bay Boatworks. She’s powered by a 60 HP Mercury engine, allowing her to cross the shallow waters of the flats and inshore areas rapidly. Capt. Scott is always on the push pole, swiveling his head in search of the spookiest catch around - allowing you to creep up and reel them in.

Join Captain Scott Burgess in fishing up and down Florida’s inshore waters, after a wide variety of species. From regulars such as Black Drum, Tripletail, Cobia, Flounder, over the always-popular Redfish, and finally the Silver King himself, the Tarpon - they’re all on the catch list. Captain Scott has memorized the best fishing spots in the area and will gladly take you fishing for monster Redfish or, in the summer, massive Tarpon.

All required equipment is provided by the charter operator. Clients can bring their own flyfishing gear or use the high-quality set manufactured by Orvis and provided by the captain. Live bait is available for use on this charter. Clients can keep catch, though Captain Scott encourages catch and release. Children are welcome on board, though there’s a minimum age policy of 5 in place. The charter doesn’t provide small vests for children, parents are advised to bring their own.

Captain Scott Burgess is a local pro and fishes St. Marks, Shell Point, and Panacea - he’s studied their fishing spots over thousands of hours spent fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Mixed Bag
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    This trip will take you stalking Florida's inshore and backcountry waters, going after a variety of different species. You can expect to go for Cobia, Black Drum, Tripletail, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and others. All the gear you may need is provided by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Redfish
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    If you're itching to net some of Florida's excellent Redfish, you've come to the right place. This trip will mainly target Redfish in the inshore areas of Florida. All required equipment is provided by the charter operator.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    If you're up for some serious fishing, look no further than this trip. You'll be going after the Silver King himself, the world-famous Florida Tarpon. All required equipment is provided on this trip. Customers are advised to bring sun protection, sunscreen, adequate clothing, and polarized sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Mixed Bag
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    This trip will target a variety of species that live in the Sunshine State's inshore and nearshore waters. Black Drum, Cobia, Flounder, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and other species can be caught. All the gear you may need is provided by the charter operator.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Redfish
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    Nothing like going after the prestigious Redfish in the bountiful waters of Florida. This trip will mainly target Redfish, with all required equipment provided. Customers are advised to bring sunscreen, adequate clothing, and polarized sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Mixed Bag
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $350
    Florida's inshore and backcountry fishing waters are known for their great diversity. That diversity is evident on the catch list of this trip, with species such as Cobia, Redfish, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and others on the menu. All required gear is provided by the charter operator.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Redfish
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $350
    Blow off some steam on this fun Redfish fishing trip. The captain provides all required equipment for this trip. Clients are advised to bring polarized sunglasses, adequate clothing, and sunscreen.
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About the Captain

Scott Burgess
St. Marks, Florida, United States
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since February 2018
Captain Burgess has been fishing the waters of Florida for over a decade now. Thousands of hours spent between the backcountry marsh and the flats have taught him more than a thing or two about the fish here. He's happy to share his vast knowledge with his clients as you stalk the inshore and backcountry waters of the Sunshine State.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Hell’s Bay Boatworks (Skiff) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 60HP Mercury engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Ice Box
GPS
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Fred D.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Mixed Bag on June 29, 2019
A wonderful and productive trip, excellent and knowledgeable guide. I would definitely recommend and use this guide again.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) - Mixed Bag on July 26, 2018
Scott worked hard to find the fish and considering the hot weather and what has been a slow summer he did a great job.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) - Mixed Bag on May 22, 2018
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Grantville, GA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Mixed Bag on April 13, 2018
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FAQs about Skinny Situation Charters

Skinny Situation Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) - Mixed Bag (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) - Redfish (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) - Mixed Bag (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) - Redfish (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip - Mixed Bag (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip - Redfish (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip - Tarpon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Skinny Situation Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Simrad NSS7 EVO3)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Skinny Situation Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (St. Croix, Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water and ice)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Orvis)

Skinny Situation Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Skinny Situation Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Skinny Situation Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail