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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $400
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $500
    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
    US $500
    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
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $600
    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.
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FAQs about Chummy Fishing Charters

Chummy Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (7 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $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

Meet the Captain

Stephen Woodbury
Bradenton, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
144 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Carolina (Skiff) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Mercury 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

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

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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 2% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 144 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (116)
Excellent time!
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Angler rating
130
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
87%
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Ryan K.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent time!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore on April 2, 2024
Captain Steve was fantastic!  He took us to all of the best known places to fish given the windy conditions.  We caught 5...
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Nereida A.
Excellent
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Refreshing and Fun

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore on January 18, 2024
I family and I had an amazing time with captain Steve! Even tho the weather wasn’t perfect and the original plan had to be...
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Levi S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Tight lines and screaming drag, that’s what it’s all about.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Nearshore on September 27, 2023
Captain Steve was great! He knows what he’s doing and consistently got us on fish. For our trip specifically, there was a...
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Rick R.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Nearshore on June 23, 2023
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Steven M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on May 13, 2023
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