Fishnut Charters

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Fishnut Charters invites you to experience a fun filled day on the water, fishing the beautiful estuaries around Charleston, SC. Captain Todd Gough has been a resident of Mount Pleasant since graduating from the College of Charleston in 1989. He has extensive knowledge of the local waters and knows where the fish are most likely to be feeding on any particular day of the year.

Fishnut Charters offers inshore, jetty, or nearshore trips, designed to accommodate any angler, from the beginner to the seasoned fisherman. Capt. Todd takes great pride in helping you with all aspects of your trip and ensuring that you have “your best day ever” and, of course, that you catch a lot of fish!

Hop aboard the 22’ Tidewater Carolina Bay and start your adventure. This vessel is powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine and is fully rigged to enhance your charter experience – it has Lowrance HD10 GPS/Fishfinder, Power-Pole 10’, Minnkota Terrova iPilot, and a hard T-top for shade.

Each trip includes fishing licenses, rods and reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. An onboard cooler with ice and bottled water will be provided by the captain, but you are welcome to bring your choice of snacks and beverages.

Fishnut Charters makes it easy for you. Just book your trip and show up at the dock. Capt. Todd will take care of the rest! As always, children are welcome because the captain loves showing his passion for fishing to the younger generation.

See ya on deck, let’s go fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The inshore trips will usually take you from the harbor up into the creeks. You'll mainly target Redfish, Black Drum, or Seatrout. The captain uses both live and dead bait. Live bait can be prepared in advance but you can also catch it with the captain if you want to see how to cast a net.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You will mainly target Redfish, Black Drum, or Seatrout on this trip. You can start the trip by fishing around the docks and the nearby structures, then fish the grass lines along the bank. The captain uses a lot of live bait when fishing, usually live shrimp or finger mullet.
  • Private trip
    Charleston Harbor and Jetties
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fish the jetties (Approx 1/2 mile off the beach) for bull reds, black drum, shark and other salt water species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Sharks are mostly present during the hot summer months and you can target them inside Charleston harbor or sometimes at the jetties, at the mouth of the opening of the ocean. Targeted Shark species are usually Atlantic Sharpnose, Bonnethead, and Sandbar. Departure times are flexible and vary with the tide. The captain uses both live and dead bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend an exciting morning with Capt. Todd and target many inshore species, such as Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum, and many more. He'll provide your fishing equipment and also clean your catch after the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Target Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, and many more inshore species. You can also catch some live bait with the captain or he can prepare it in advance. The captain will clean and fillet your catch for you after the trip.
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About the Captain

Todd Gough
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
20 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
Captain Todd is a certified US Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. "After graduating from the College of Charleston, my love of the outdoors and fishing made it an easy choice to make Charleston SC my permanent home 30 years ago. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and passion for fishing with others. As co-founder of the East Cooper Fishing Club, I share the mission of educating others in the importance of protecting our low country resources for future generations. Most importantly, I am dedicated to making sure your fishing adventure is fun and memorable!"

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spadefish Spadefish

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Tidewater (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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

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Customer Reviews

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4.98
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Wes L.
Johns Island, South Carolina
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Todd

NEW  May 18, 2020
My son and I have enjoyed fishing trips together since he was very young. He’s now a fishing enthusiast; it’s more occasional...
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Suzanne W.
United States
 5.00
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April 5, 2020
Talk about an exciting adventure! I have never caught fish this big! We are locals and not new to fishing, but we don’t usually...
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Rick L.
Greenville, SC
 5.00
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Half-day morning trip with Captain Todd

VERIFIED   August 23, 2019
Half-day morning trip with Captain Todd was just what we were hoping for. Plenty of fish caught, and although the red drum...
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Megan M.
Isle Of Palms, SC
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  May 23, 2020
We had a great morning with Todd.  He was easy to talk with and did great with our kids.  Highly recommend!
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Vladimir O.
Atlanta, GA
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VERIFIED   January 25, 2020
Awesome experience we loved every part of it. Capt. Todd was amazing, entertaining and knowledgeable. Took great care of us,...
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