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 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
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    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 12:00 PM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    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 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Fish the jetties (Approx 1/2 mile off the beach) for bull reds, black drum, shark and other salt water species.
  • Private trip
    Charleston Harbor and Jetties (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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 12:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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
11 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
50 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

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
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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4.97
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98%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Lawrence M.
Evesham Township, NJ
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3/4 day Fishing trip with Captain Todd Gough on Fishnut Charters

VERIFIED   August 17, 2020
I would highly recommend a Charter with Captain Todd of Fishnut Charters. Myself and 3 Sons booked a 3/4 day trip with Captain...
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Jordan J.
Charlotte, North Carolina
 5.00
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Most Fun Day of fishing we have ever had

June 4, 2020
Talk about a great experience out on the water with Capt Todd. Booked a 4 hour inshore charter and we wished we booked it earlier...
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Wes L.
Johns Island, South Carolina
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Half Day Trip with Captain Todd

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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Courtney P.
Sanford, North Carolina
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Half day inshore trip with captain Todd

VERIFIED   June 26, 2020
My biggest fear is water and what lives in water. Todd was very patient and was eager to show me the way. Took my boy along...
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Suzanne W.
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Inshore fishing

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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