Chummy Fishing Charters’ familiarity and knowledge of the marine life guarantees a fun and fulfilling day of fishing in the clear Gulf waters. Based out of Palmetto, FL, you’ll have quick access to some productive shallow waters nearshore, while you’ll also have the pick of the Gulf of Mexico within minutes from leaving shore.

Captain Steve Woodbury is a full-time charter operator who enjoys nothing more than spending time on the water with his guests, sharing his fishing secrets with them. He is a fun person to be around, and his vast experience acquired by fishing all over the country will certainly come in handy when tackling a range of prized fish.

Up to 6 guests are welcome aboard the modern 23’ Carolina skiff, which boasts all the necessities for a day on the water. The GPS, VHF radio, and fishfinder will make sure you get to the sweet spots with ease, while the wireless trolling motor will keep you as quiet as a mouse when on the spooky fish in the shallower waters. Make yourself at home, as you look to fill the onboard ice box with plenty of fish to take home.

From the Tampa Bay to the Gulf of Mexico, there’s no end to what you can catch. Get ready for a thrilling day out, going after Jack Crevalle, Amberjack, Barracuda, Cobia, Groupers, Redfish, Snook, Seabass, Tarpon, and many more. Discover the thrills of inshore fishing along with the beauty of fishing the productive reefs, as you embark on a fishing trip like never before.

Everything you need for a productive trip awaits you on board, and Capt. Steve will even clean and fillet your catch at the end of your trip for you to take home. You’ll have nothing to worry about from start to finish, and beyond, with Chummy Fishing Charters, so come aboard and get your fish on!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    Get the most out of your trip to Florida and explore the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico that entice a range of exciting and delicious fish. You'll spend a full day hunting the reefs and wrecks out in the Gulf, going up against Snappers, Groupers, Mackerel, and many more delicious fish, as you look to land plenty to fill the freezer. Indulge in some exciting fishing and catch the rays on a trip that has it all.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Spending all day on the water will give you the chance to really appreciate the inshore waterways that make Florida so famous. With 8 hours on the water, you're sure to catch exactly what you want, as you test your skills and land some delicious fish to take back to shore. Go after Snook, Trout, Redfish, and many more, as you indulge in some of the best inshore fishing the world has to offer.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    A trip a little further out will give you the chance to come up against some of the most prized fish out there. Hit the reefs and wrecks nearshore and get your fish on like never before. Go after Grouper, Snapper, Mackerel, and many other species on a trip that promises to see you work up a sweat to land some great rewards.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 18 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    The beauty of fishing inshore is that you won't waste a second on the water. Get out and get fishing immediately as you hunt the flats out of Palmetto, FL. Explore these productive waters and test your skills against a range of tough-fighting and delicious species, such as Snook, Redfish, Trout and many more.
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About the Captain

Stephen Woodbury
Bradenton, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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58 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since October 2016
Growing up in the military, Captain Steve had the privilege of all kinds of fishing around this country. Thanks to his father who also is an avid fisherman, he have developed a lifelong passion for the marine life. Captain Steve is a fun person to be around, and loves helping and sharing with his guests the secrets he has learned over the years of how to catch great fish.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snook Snook

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Carolina (Skiff) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Will K.
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Fishing with Stephen

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore on July 24, 2021
Nothing short of A+++.  Excellent service and had us on fish in no time.  Caught various species and loaded the cooler for...
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Karl O.
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Half day trip with Captain Stephen

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore on March 13, 2021
We had a great time on the water with Captain Stephen. He worked hard to get us on fish, kept us entertained the entire trip...
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Welcome, MD
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Inshore Fishing with Capt Steve Woodbury

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on March 24, 2021
We had a great full day of inshore fishing with Cap Steve Chummy charters!  We caught Snook, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Spanish...
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Highland Charter Township, MI
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore on May 7, 2021
We were able to book last minute due to a boat failure earlier in the week with someone else. The captain was great!! Fish...
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O'Fallon, MO
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First seaward fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore on March 30, 2021
Captain Steve was amazing.  Started the day at a place he fished the day before but with a choppy sea and a lack of fish,...
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FAQs about Chummy Fishing Charters

Chummy Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (7 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Nearshore (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Chummy Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Chummy Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Chummy Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Chummy Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Chummy Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon