Inshore and Offshore Fishing, Cruises
Tournament Fishing, Ash Scattering Services

Captain Steve Woodbury

Sarasota, Bradenton, Palmetto, Anna Maria, Florida & Everywhere in Between

(727) 515-5842

Fishing Charters, Bradenton Florida
FAQ, Calendar, Directions


Q.      Where does the boat depart from?

A.       Capt. Steve will arrange a location that is most convenient to YOU!!
           Locations include: Sarasota, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Palmetto.

Q.        What do I need to bring?

A.        Any beverage or food you want, sunscreen, sunglasses.
Q.       How many persons can I bring?

A.       In compliance with USCG regulations, we may carry up 
            to 6 passengers.

 Q.         Can I bring alcohol on the boat?

A.         Yes, however, only cans (no glass allowed). This is provided you
             are old enough to bring them along.  Absolutely no illegal 
             substances of any kind are allowed on the boat.

Q.      What if I have never fished before?

A.         No problem! Captain Steve can provide you with plenty of 
             instructions and guidance on the equipment and tips on
             fighting the fish.  Feel free to ask Captain Steve questions!

Q.         Is a fishing license required?

A.         No, Chummy Charters supplies all required state licenses.

Q.         What equipment is provided?

A.         Rods, bait, tackle, cooler, ice, f
ree fish cleaning and bagging.

Q.         How old do you have to be?

A.         Just old enough to hold a fishing rod.

Q.         What type of boat will we be using?

A.         The Jandy is a 23 foot Carolina Skiff with a T-Top,
             Electronics Box, Leaning Post, GPS/Fish finder,
             VHF Radio, Dual Starting Batteries w/switch, Motor
             Guide Remote Control Trolling Motor, Transom Live
             Well and Automatic Shallow Water Anchor


Captain Steve prides himself on keeping a clean and updated vessel.  Please refrain
from wearing black soled shoes on the Jandy.  Thank You

                                     2018 FISHING CALENDAR


Snook & Trout are abundant on the shallow flats and Red fish, Black Drum, Flounder on end of flats.  The Pompano can be thick in the bay near the beaches


Snook: Shallow Waters

Red fish, Black drum, Sheepshead: Deeper Waters


Captain Steve’s favorite month for Snook, Red Fish and Trout.  There are days he catches over 100 Snook.


Fish are hot everywhere, including monster Trout, giant Cobia.  Fishing is generally excellent everywhere and Snook and Red Fish are all over the flats.



May 1st marks the beginning of the migration of Tarpon.  Thousands of Tarpon flood into the Bay. Still plenty of large Grouper, Red Fish and Snapper


Captain Steve targets on Tarpon fishing again.  It’s also a great month to hook up Bull Red Fish, Snook, Grouper, Tunny, Mackerel and Shark in the bays and offshore.


Captain Steve’s last month of Tarpon fishing during migration. Tarpon schools can be massive this month.  Trout can be caught by the hundreds. Snapper are thick in the Bay.





The bait have spawned out this month and there are millions of tiny minnows that the fish are feasting on.  Captain Steve targets Bull Red Fish in shallow waters. Most of the Reds are over 30 inches.  Snook, Trout and Mackerel are plenty as they feed on the live bait. 


Is much like August. There are lots good size eating Trout and Red Fish.

Lots of Fishing Tournaments in area.


Weather is perfect and fishing is great.  The Snook are feeding great and the larger fish are getting easier to catch. Offshore fishing includes King Fish, Tunny, Mackerel, Grouper, Flounder, Snapper and Amberjack.



Grouper fishing is better in bay this month. Close offshore fishing (within 10 miles) includes: King Fish, Albacore and Mackerel.  Fewer boats on the water makes it very relaxing. Chance to catch HUGE Groupers and Gags! 


Fish are still biting as day to day temperatures may fluctuate 30 degrees.   Grouper and Snapper are in action. Still biting are Red Fish, Black Drum and Flounder.  Spending your holidays with Captain Steve will be the best present you can give yourself!