Chummy Fishing Charters

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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
Palmetto, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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13 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.

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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
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 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

Rating Summary
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4.87
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Jim B.
Apopka, FL
 5.00
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2 full days inshore

VERIFIED   February 19, 2020
Inshore in the river and all Over in search of some fish. Slower in February. Then at the 3 mile reef if again find...
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Stephen P.
Tampa, Florida
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Full day trip with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   June 20, 2019
Although, windy conditions limited the prime spots Captain Steve could take us, he did a great job of giving us a wonderful...
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Zachary D.
Brighton, CO
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Full day with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   June 8, 2019
We had a great day fishing with Captain Steve. Caught fish and had fun. Steve had good knowledge of the area and great presence...
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Ventura, IA
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   January 9, 2020
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Fred G.
Butler, IN
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   November 19, 2019
Had a blast fishing with captain Steve We will do it again !
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