Fishnut Charters

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 will be provided by the captain and 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
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    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 to ensure a successful day out.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    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.
  • Private trip
    Shark Charter (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $500
    Fish the Charleston Harbor for a variety of Shark species. It's not uncommon to catch 5-6ft Sharks. Shark charters are catch and release only.
  • Private trip
    Shark Charter (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $500
    Fish the Charleston Harbor for a variety of Shark species. It's not uncommon to catch 5-6ft Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Charleston Harbor/Jetties (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $550
    The jetties offer anglers about 6 miles of submerged and exposed rocks. This provides prime habitat for a variety of game fish including Red Drum, Black Drum, Seatrout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and many more. The Charleston Harbor also offers a variety of Shark species, Bull Red Drum, and expansive views of downtown, Sullivan’s Island, Fort Sumpter, and Morris Island lighthouse. Come join in on this exciting adventure!
  • Private trip
    Charleston Harbor/Jetties (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $550
    The jetties offer anglers about 6 miles of submerged and exposed rocks. This provides prime habitat for a variety of game fish including Red Drum, Black Drum, Seatrout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and many more. The Charleston Harbor also offers a variety of Shark species, Bull Red Drum, and expansive views of downtown, Sullivan’s Island, Fort Sumpter, and Morris Island lighthouse. Come join in on this exciting adventure!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $700
    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 – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $700
    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.
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About the Captain

Todd Gough
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
20 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
113 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
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Lowrance HDS10
Fishfinder
Down imaging & Side scan
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minnkota Terrova iPilot 112
Ice Box
GPS
Lowrance HDS10
Fishfinder
Down imaging & Side scan
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minnkota Terrova iPilot 112
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
At least 4 years old
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 113 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Family fishing trip
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Angler Rating
110
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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John C.
South Portland, ME
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day with Capt Todd

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on April 19, 2022
My wife and I spent a half day on a fishing trip with Capt Todd.  We both do a lot of fishing back in Maine and wanted to...
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Michael B.
Burnsville, MN
Excellent
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Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Jetty Fishing With Captain Todd

VERIFIED   NEW  Charleston Harbor/Jetties (AM) on June 14, 2022
Had a great time out on the water with captain Todd. Captain Todd was very personable,  helpful,  and knowledgeable! We would...
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Casey S.
Raleigh, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip w/ Captain Todd

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 7, 2022
Captain Todd is the man. This is our third year fishing with him and he never disappoints. We’ve caught a variety of fish...
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Jacob J.
CLVR MIL ACAD, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day AM last minute

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on April 25, 2022
Booked Captain Todd last minute for a trip before our flights home and he put us on them and kept us on them until we had to...
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Jeremy H.
Bradenton, FL
Excellent
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Family fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on June 24, 2022
Had a great time out with Todd.  Very professional, knowledgeable and had plenty of patience for my kids.  Thanks again for...
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FAQs about Fishnut Charters

Fishnut Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Shark Charter (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Shark Charter (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Charleston Harbor/Jetties (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Charleston Harbor/Jetties (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishnut Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Lowrance HDS10)
  • Fishfinder (Down imaging & Side scan )
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Minnkota Terrova iPilot 112)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fishnut Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Fishnut Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Fishnut Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Fishnut Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout