Mississippi Fishing Charters

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Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Biloxi

Inshore To Nearshore - 25’ SeaPro

100% (11)
25 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person

Inshore Fishing Charter in Biloxi

Biloxi Inshore Run

100% (10)
23 ft 1 - 6 People From $104 / person

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Biloxi

Red Snapper Fishing Trip

100% (6)
31 ft 1 - 6 People From $233 / person

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Biloxi

Biloxi Mixed Bag Trip

100% (8)
37 ft 1 - 6 People From $142 / person

Inshore Fishing Charter in Biloxi

Biloxi Inshore Adventure

100% (7)
25 ft 1 - 6 People From $125 / person

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Biloxi

Biloxi Fishing Experience

100% (7)
46 ft 1 - 6 People From $200 / person

Most Popular Types of Trips in Mississippi

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Fishing Charters In Mississippi

Hit the water with Captain Frank and fish the productive Gulf Coast waters outside Biloxi, Mississippi! On these trips, you’ll be bottom fishing around islands and water reefs for a variety of species, including King Mackerel / Kingfish, Redfish, Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Red Snapper (when in season), and Spanish Mackerel. You will fish aboard Captain Frank’s 40-foot Glen Young sportfisher, which is equipped with two 300 HP engines and outfitted with a fighting chair, outriggers, air conditioning, a kitchen, and much more. This boat can accommodate up to 18 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, food, and drinks for the day. Captain Frank will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. A first mate will also be on board to assist you whenever you need it. He will also clean and fillet your day’s catch. If you want to take it home, don’t forget to bring a cooler. If you want to have an exciting day with an accommodating and friendly Captain, Captain Frank is your guy! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Biloxi

Biloxi 4-Hour Classic

100% (6)
40 ft 1 - 18 People From $164 / person

Captain C-Bo aims to give each of their guests an exciting and memorable day on the water. No matter your age or skill level, Captain C-Bo will lead the way. He has over 34 years of offshore experience and is well-suited to help you catch some delicious eating fish! On this 7-hour adventure, you will be targeting the elusive Red Snapper. You will climb aboard Captain C-Bo’s 31-foot Bertram equipped with twin 600 HP engines. You’ll be at your fishing destination in no time. His boat is outfitted with a fighting chair, a flybridge, bathroom, and, most importantly, the latest garmin navigational electronics and safety gear. It is also wheelchair accessible. Captain C-Bo will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. All you need to bring is food and drinks for the day, a hat, and sunscreen. A first mate will be on board to assist you when you need it. They will clean and fillet your day’s catch at the end of the trip, so make sure you bring a cooler to take it home. Get ready for a thrilling day out as you go after the Red Snapper that call these waters home! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Biloxi

Red Snapper Fishing

100% (7)
31 ft 1 - 6 People From $300 / person

Captain C-Bo aims to give each of their guests an exciting and memorable day on the water. No matter your age or skill level, Captain C-Bo will lead the way! He has over 34 years of experience and is well-suited to help you catch some trophy-sized fish! Red Snapper!! On this 6- or 8-hour adventure, you will troll near the various oil rigs and wrecks outside of Biloxi and around the Gulf. You will get bites from a variety of species, including Amberjack, Blacktip Shark, Cobia, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Mahi Mahi / Dorado, Red Snapper (when in season), and Spanish Mackerel. You will climb aboard Captain C-Bo’s 31-foot Bertram equipped with twin 600 HP engines. You’ll be at your fishing destination in no time. His boat is outfitted with a fighting chair, a flybridge, bathroom, and, most importantly, the latest garmin navigational electronics and safety gear. It is also wheelchair accessible. Captain C-Bo will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. All you need to bring is food and drinks for the day, a hat, and sunscreen. A first mate will be on board to assist you when you need it. They will clean and fillet your day’s catch at the end of the trip, so make sure you bring a cooler to take it home. We hope you have a good recipe for fish tacos! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Biloxi

Wreck & Oil Rig Fishing

100% (7)
31 ft 1 - 6 People From $288 / person

Climb aboard with Captain Brandon on an exciting fishing adventure outside Biloxi, Mississippi! You’ll be fishing aboard his 37-foot custom-built sportfisher with a 320 HP engine. His boat is outfitted with a fighting chair, live bait well, and outriggers, among other amenities. You can select an 8- or 10-hour trip. On both of these trips, expect to target Red Snapper and Mangrove Snapper. You’ll need a hat and sunscreen, as well as some food and drinks for the day. Captain Brandon will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. A first mate will also be on board to assist you whenever you need it. Captain Brandon will also clean and fillet your day’s catch. Get ready for an unforgettable day with Captain Brandon! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Biloxi

Red Snapper Fishing

100% (7)
37 ft 1 - 6 People From $233 / person

When snapper season is in, there is only one place you will find Captain Kathan, and that's over the wrecks, rigs, and reefs around Biloxi. Parked above the reefs, rigs, and wrecks Captain Kathan will chum up the water to get the snapper up off the reef and a little higher in the water column. Then you will drop some cut bait down on them and hope the biggest one hammers your hook. Get ready for a fight when it does! The season runs from the last weekend in May to the first weekend in July, and can potentially reopen for a short period after the mid-season closure. The season can also be cut short if population levels are down so feel free to contact us to make sure Red Snapper are in season before you book your trip! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Biloxi

Biloxi Deep Sea

100% (5)
28 ft 1 - 6 People From $200 / person

Head out of Biloxi Mississippi into the beautiful waters of the Gulf Coast with Captain Kathan for a phenomenal day out on the water! Captain Kathan knows all the best spots and most efficient methods for getting you on all kinds of fish. Whether you want to actively jerk an artifcial bait past an unsuspecting redfish or just kick back and troll for some deeper water dwellers, Captain Kathans 28' Topaz sportfisher can take you anywhere and everywhere. Captain Kathan loves introducing novices to the sport, as well as fishing with the pros. So whether it's your first hookup or your 1000th Captain Kathan can cater your trip around your goals to make your trip as enjoyable and successful as possible. He also provides all the rods, reels, tackle, and bait you could possibly need for your Gulf Coast adventure. That way, all you need to bring are your favorite lunch/snack and drinks and your sun protection, and Captain Kathan will take care of the rest! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Biloxi

Biloxi Offshore

100% (5)
28 ft 1 - 6 People From $150 / person

The inshore waters around Biloxi, MS are packed with fish, and there's a wealth of sportfish species to target. On this trip, you'll focus on classics including Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder and Sheepshead—all great fun for anglers of every level. In addition, Redfish are a classic Cajun eating fish, and Captain Robert is happy to clean your keepers at the end of the trip. To get bites, you'll fish lures and bait depending on the conditions and season. Captain Robert will make sure you're armed with the right tackle for the fish you're targeting, so you can have the best opportunity to pull some blue-ribbon fish over the rail. Captain Robert runs his trips aboard his 30' Sea Hunt center console. She's a versatile boat that can handle all kinds of water, and she sports twin 250-HP Yamaha outboards to get you to the fishing grounds fast. She also features top-of-the-line gear and electronics to enhance your trip. The captain will provide everything you need for a blue-ribbon day. All you need to bring is proper clothing, sun protection, and a pair of sunglasses! The fish are biting—what are you waiting for?! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in D'Iberville

Biloxi Inshore Light Tackle Trip

100% (5)
30 ft 1 - 6 People From $92 / person

Guided crappie fishing adventures in North Mississippi (home of the 3lb crappie) offer you the chance to fish 3 of nations top crappie fisheries: Sardis Lake, Grenada Lake, and Enid Lake. We will pursue black and white (primarily) crappie using advanced electronics (LiveScope and Side Imaging) and a variety of techniques (pushing or pulling crankbaits, spider rigging, slow trolling, casting, jigging, and live bait). Mississippi offers the best crappie fishing on the planet: the world record white crappie was caught just below Enid Lake weighing in at an astonishing 5 plus pounds. Our trophy crappie fishing trips give you the chance to not only catch your personal best papermouth, white perch or sac-a-lait, but you will get plenty of action catching eating size fish (we must release all fish 12" and under, so legal fish will start at about 12.5", 15 crappie per angler, 40 per boat). Trips typically start at daylight and run 4, 6 or 8 hours. Everything you need to enjoy your day is included, guide, boat, bait, tackle, rods, fish cleaning, snacks and drinks. All you do is show up and fish! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Sardis

Trophy Crappie Fishing In North MS

100% (1)
17 ft 1 - 4 People From $125 / person

Looking for a one-of-a-kind fishing experience that combines the excitement of reeling in big fish with the stunning scenery of the Mississippi Gulf Coast? Look no further than a fishing trip in Biloxi, MS with Captain Terry! Captain Terry is an expert angler with years of experience navigating the inshore waters around Biloxi. He knows all the best fishing spots and is eager to share his love of fishing with you. With his expert guidance, you'll have the best possible chance of catching a variety of inshore species, such as Black Drum, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and many more. But it's not just about the fishing—it's about the whole experience. Captain Terry's 23' Wellcraft center console is the perfect vessel for a thrilling and comfortable fishing trip. And with Captain Terry at the helm, you can sit back, relax, and let him take care of everything. And when you do catch a fish, the rush of adrenaline is unbeatable! Captain Terry will help you reel in your catch, and you'll feel a sense of pride and accomplishment as you hold up your trophy fish for a photo. So what are you waiting for? Book your fishing trip with Captain Terry today, and get ready to experience the thrill of fishing on the stunning Mississippi Gulf Coast. It's a fishing trip you'll never forget! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Biloxi

Half Day Inshore Fishing

100% (4)
23 ft 1 - 4 People From $113 / person

Climb aboard with Captain Chance and experience a memorable nearshore adventure! You’ll mainly stay nearshore and target Redfish, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Black Grouper, and more, but will also have the opportunity to travel 10 to 25 miles offshore. You’ll be trolling from the back of Captain Chance’s 31-foot Bertram equipped with two 300 HP engines. Captain Chance will provide fishing licenses, gear, and tackle. In terms of food and drinks, he recommends that you bring sandwiches or crackers, or “anything easy to eat with your fingers”. You may bring whatever you'd like to drink, although Captain Chance does keep waters aboard all the time. Don’t forget sunscreen and a hat too. Prepare to test your casting accuracy with Captain Chance. Whatever your skill level, there’s a fish out there with your name on it! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Biloxi

Redfish & Kingfish Trolling Trip

100% (5)
31 ft 1 - 6 People From $150 / person

Hop aboard with Captain Cole on this awesome fishing charter out of Biloxi, MS! Captain Cole is an all-around pro, and he brings his passion for fishing to every outing. On this trip, you'll be chasing bites from inshore and nearshore sportfishing, ranging from Redfish to Jack Crevalle, Tripletail, Mutton Snapper, Gag Grouper, and even Cobia. These fish offer great fights and good eating, and they bite on a variety of baits and lures, which Captain Cole will set you up with. Your vessel for this trip will be a 21’ Nautic Star center console. She’s the ideal choice for up to four anglers and was made for navigating both inshore and nearshore waters. GPS and fishfinder technology ensure you’re staying on top of your targets and the boat also features a livewell to keep your bait fresh. Captain Cole provides everything you'll need for a great day! That includes rods, reels, bait, and tackle, all selected to maximize your fishing experience. All you need to bring is sunscreen, proper clothing, and a pair of sunglasses to cut the glare! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Biloxi

Biloxi Inshore Outing

100% (8)
21 ft 1 - 4 People From $94 / person

Despite being partially damaged by recent hurricanes, the Mississippi barrier islands remain an extremely productive fishing ground and one of the best places to hook up on prize-winning fish on the Gulf Coast! Captain Robert has years of experience in this area, and is ready to take you on the trip of a lifetime. These islands provide cover and forage for tons of baitfish and other prey, which attract the big trophy species to this area in huge numbers. On this trip, you'll be chasing fish including Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Kingfish, and more in the nearshore water around these low-lying islands. Whether you're an experience angler or still a beginner, Captain Robert will put you on-target and help you fight a prizewinner all the way onto the deck! Captain Robert runs his trips aboard his 30' Sea Hunt center console. She's a versatile boat that can handle all kinds of water, and she sports twin 250-HP Yamaha outboards to get you to the fishing grounds fast. She also features top-of-the-line gear and electronics to enhance your trip. The captain will provide everything you need for a blue-ribbon day. All you need to bring is proper clothing, sun protection, and a pair of sunglasses! The fish are biting—what are you waiting for?! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in D'Iberville

Biloxi Barrier Island Trip

100% (5)
30 ft 1 - 6 People From $133 / person

Hit the water with Captain Brandon! You’ll fish aboard his 37-foot custom-built sportfisher and embark on a night time adventure for Speckled Trout (Spotted Seatrout). Your departure time will vary depending on the tide, but you will leave the dock no later than 7:30. You’ll need a hat and sunscreen, as well as some food and drinks for the night. Captain Brandon will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. A first mate will also be on board to assist you whenever you need it. Captain Brandon will also clean and fillet your catch. If you want to have an exciting day with an accommodating and friendly Captain, Captain Brandon is the guy you’re looking for! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Biloxi

5 Hour Trip – Speckled Trout

100% (7)
37 ft 1 - 6 People From $150 / person

Captain C-Bo is the head outfitter, a family-friendly team that offers exciting fishing trips out of Biloxi, Mississippi. No matter your age or skill level, Captain C-Bo will lead the way! He has over 34 years of experience and is well-suited to help you catch some trophy-sized fish! On this 6- or 8-hour adventure, you will troll nearshore. You will get bites Blacktip Shark, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and many more species. You will climb aboard Captain C-Bo’s 31-foot Bertram equipped with twin 600 HP engines. You’ll be at your fishing destination in no time. His boat is outfitted with a fighting chair, a flybridge, bathroom, and, most importantly, the latest garmin navigational electronics and safety gear. It is also wheelchair accessible. Captain C-Bo will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. All you need to bring is food and drinks for the day, a hat, and sunscreen. A first mate will be on board to assist you when you need it. They will clean and fillet your day’s catch at the end of the trip, so make sure you bring a cooler to take it home. We hope you have a good recipe for fish tacos! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Biloxi

6 Hours Offshore Trolling Trip

100% (7)
31 ft 1 - 6 People From $142 / person

Hit the water with Captain Frank and fish the productive Gulf Coast waters outside Biloxi, Mississippi! On these trips, you’ll be bottom fishing around islands and water reefs for a variety of species, including Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Redfish, Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Red Snapper (when in season), and Spanish Mackerel. This trip is perfect if you don’t want to fish for a full day but more than a half-day. You will fish aboard Captain Frank’s 40' Glen Young sportfisher, which is equipped with two 300 HP engines and outfitted with a fighting chair, outriggers, air conditioning, a kitchen, and much more. This boat can accommodate up to 18 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, food, and drinks for the day. Captain Frank will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. A first mate will also be on board to assist you whenever you need it. He will also clean and fillet your day’s catch. If you want to take your catch home, don’t forget to bring a cooler. If you want to have an exciting day with an accommodating and friendly Captain, Captain Frank is your guy! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Biloxi

Biloxi 6-Hour Classic

100% (5)
40 ft 1 - 18 People From $172 / person

Embark on an unforgettable fishing expedition with Captain Kathan in the picturesque waters of Biloxi, Mississippi. Whether you're an advanced angler seeking a challenge or a beginner eager to learn, our fishing trips cater to all skill levels. With an abundance of sought-after species such as Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, and Speckled Trout, the possibilities for a thrilling catch are endless. Captain Kathan's expertise and passion for fishing ensure a memorable and successful experience for every guest. Whether you prefer bottom fishing, cut bait fishing, live bait fishing, or trolling, our trips offer a variety of techniques to suit your preferences. With the scenic backdrop of Biloxi's inshore waters, you'll have the opportunity to reel in prized catches while enjoying the natural beauty of the surroundings. Our goal is to provide an inclusive and enjoyable fishing adventure for everyone. Whether you're a seasoned angler or just starting out, Captain Kathan will guide you every step of the way. Join us in Biloxi for an unforgettable day on the water and create lasting memories as you reel in impressive catches. Book your fishing trip with Captain Kathan today and get ready to experience the thrill of inshore fishing in the heart of Mississippi's coastal paradise. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Biloxi

Biloxi Inshore

100% (5)
28 ft 1 - 6 People From $100 / person

You will depart Ocean Springs harbor around lunchtime on Day 1 for an approximately 75-minute ride in our 32 foot Twin Vee to the houseboat where you will arrive with plenty of time to unpack and fish until dusk. Days 2 & 3 will entail full days of fishing – we will pack you a boat lunch if you want to fish all day or you can come back to the houseboat for lunch and some rest. On day 4 you will be able to fish until approximately 10 am before heading back to Ocean Springs harbor. You will have full use of our skiffs which are brand new 2023 16ft ZCB Pelican poling skiffs. They have 25hp Suzuki engines with electric start and power trim/tilt. The lodge is comprised of three wood-frame floating structures moored together. The center barge houses a bunkhouse with four sets of bunk beds for eight guests, along with an enclosed head and shower. One outboard barge contains the galley where meals are prepared and served, plus a separate generator room. The other outboard barge houses the crew quarters along with a screened-in lounge area that offers a separate dining area. All three barges have 360° access with plenty of shade for relaxing with a cold drink and appetizer. The clear waters of the Chandeleur Islands offer some of the best light tackle fishing in the country. From traditional targets like speckled trout and redfish to seasonal catches like pompano, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, jacks, cobia and the occasional tarpon, the fishing is simply superb. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Ocean Springs

3 Night All Inclusive Package

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16 ft 1 - 8 People From $1,300 / person

Are you ready to experience the ultimate fishing adventure in the Bass Capital of the World? Look no further than a bass fishing charter on Lake Toho down in sunny Florida! With its clear waters and abundance of Largemouth Bass, Lake Toho is a true angler's paradise. And with your expert guide leading the way, you'll be sure to catch your share of these prized gamefish. As you cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Toho, you'll also have a great chance to take in the stunning scenery around you! Captain Mark will take you to the best fishing spots, where the Largemouth are known to congregate. The fish here enjoy warm water almost all year, and they get huge from feeding 24/7. When one of these monster Bass hits your line, you'll feel it! So why wait? Book your bass fishing charter on Lake Toho today and get ready for an unforgettable adventure filled with sunshine, scenery, and big ol' Bass! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Biloxi

Lake Toho Bass Hook-Up

100% (8)
23 ft 1 - 4 People From $100 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Mississippi

What are the best fishing charters in Mississippi?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 28 trips in Mississippi, and the most popular trips in the area are Inshore to Nearshore - 25’ SeaPro guided by Tony, Biloxi Inshore Run guided by Mark, and Red Snapper Fishing Trip guided by Chance.

Our guides in Mississippi are rated a 4.93 out of 5 based on 2204 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

The most popular cities to book a charter in Mississippi are Biloxi, Gulfport and D'Iberville.

Looking for kid friendly charters in Mississippi? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Mississippi.

What types of fishing charters are common in Mississippi?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Mississippi as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and lake fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Mississippi are: 1. redfish, 2. spanish mackerel, 3. jack crevalle, and 4. black drum.

The most common fishing techniques in Mississippi are light tackle fishing, bottom fishing, and heavy tackle fishing but trolling and jigging are popular as well.

How much do Mississippi fishing charters cost?

in Mississippi prices can range anywhere from an affordable $275 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Mississippi is $982. The average price for a full day trip in Mississippi is $1,583.

What month is best for fishing in Mississippi?

The most popular season for fishing in Mississippi is summer, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.

Do I need a Mississippi fishing license and what are the bag limits in Mississippi?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Mississippi, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Mississippi. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Mississippi.

Fishing in the Hospitality State

The name “Mississippi” literally means great river. Where there’s a great river, there’s usually great fishing, and that rings true in this state full of southern charm. With a rich history of fishing from the indigenous people’s who used the river networks and oxbows to today where Mississippi has become one of the greatest states for recreational and commercial fishing. Having direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the development of waterways all across the state with the the creation of dams, reservoirs, and other river diversions for agriculture provides ample fishing opportunities all over Mississippi.

Mississippi has year round fishing both in salt and freshwater. Different species of fish have different peak times of the year, especially offshore migratory fish who only pass through Mississippi’s waters in specific seasons. If you just want to get out on the water and catch some fish, head on down and get hooked up.

Fishing Mississippi’s Coast

***Mississippi Inshore Fishing***

Mississippi only has 44 miles of coastline on the Gulf of Mexico, but for what it lacks it space it makes up for in great fishing. The bays and bayous of Mississippi’s inshore waters are a great fishery year round and are particularly productive in the fall. This is when the white shrimp appear creating a perfect feeding ground for speckled trout, big bull reds, and more. Similar to Louisiana, the Mississippi's coastline has great fishing because of the rivers and tributaries flowing into the marshy coast. The mix of water creates brackish water estuaries that inshore fish love.

***Mississippi Nearshore Fishing***

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has placed 73 artificial reefs in the nearshore waters of the state. These artificial reefs are made of crushed concrete, limestone, and oyster shells which are placed within a few miles of shore have vastly improved nearshore fishing since the 2000s. The reefs provide much needed habitat to attract and hold fish that wasn’t previously easily accessible to anglers in Mississippi.

***Mississippi Offshore Fishing***

Offshore fishing in Mississippi used to be one of the best kept secrets of the Gulf until 1997 when the first Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic blew up and showed what an ideal spot it is. The fishing is unique compared to other Gulf Coast states with Mississippi deep sea fishing trips usually being overnight or even multi-day events. This is due to the length of time it takes to get to the stomping grounds of tuna, marlin, and other trophy fish which lurk near the oil and gas rigs scattered throughout the Gulf. The journey is absolutely worth it, since the fish there are known for not only their quantity but the quality.

Top Saltwater Catches in Mississippi

***Inshore Target Species in Mississippi***

***Black Drum***

Black Drum are a notorious fan favorite for Mississippi inshore fishing and can be found nearshore amongst the reefs, and sometimes around offshore structures in the winter. They are fun to catch due to their size and the shallow shallow water they feed in. Black drum are also delicious and highly sought after for table fare. The brackish water conditions of Mississippi’s inshore bayous and marshes are ideal for these drum, and where there’s prime habitat the fish will find the real estate.

***Redfish***

Although redfish can be found through out the year on the coast of Mississippi, the bull run is from July to October. This is when the bigger bull redfish follow baitfish into the marshes of the coast, feeding on anything they can to prepare for spawning and making them a fantastic target for inshore anglers. Redfish can typically be found in the staples of Mississippi’s landscape consisting of marshes, beaches, and harbors, making it an ideal place to target them.

***Speckled Trout***

Speckled Trout can be caught year round in Mississippi, but they really start lighting up in the spring and summer as the waters warm. Unique to Mississippi is their marsh areas hold a lot of hidden submerged grass beds. These secret spots can be in just two to four feet of water, and hold some of the biggest specks. The key is to follow the migration of baitfish because where you find them is where you’ll find the trout, and maybe some redfish as well.

***And More!***

With the artificial reefs in state waters, and access inland via rivers the inshore marshes and bayous of Mississippi provide the perfect habitat for all sorts of fish. Following the baitfish and water temperature changes is a sure fire way to catch fish like flounder, sheepshead, and more.

***Nearshore Target Species in Mississippi***

***Kingfish***

King mackerel, or kingfish, can be found both among the artificial reefs in state water, and in deep offshore waters surrounding oil and gas rigs. They follow baitfish up to the reefs in the summer, making them an easy target for those that don’t want to cruise 75 miles from the coast. Kingfish are also known to be strong and fast fighters and are a truly unique experience so close to land.

***Cobia***

Another migratory fish, cobia need to be targeted at the reefs when they make their spring run through Mississippi waters. Cobia follow a loop current that actually stems from the Gulf Stream near the Florida Keys that drops them right into the state waters of Mississippi. The greatest numbers will be found in April to May. The best way to catch them is to pay attention to what the local bait shops are selling since what they’re catching baitfish that the fish on the reef are eating.

***Tripletail***

Tripletail are another part time Mississippi resident that show up in the summer. They can be found floating among debris throughout the nearshore area waiting to ambush their prey. This is a great species to target in the dog days of summer because the best way to catch them is to cruise the water at high speeds searching for floaters which is a great way to stay cool. Tripletail, or blackfish, are also speedy on the line, making them a fun fight and worth the search.

***And More!***

The artificial reefs put in place by the state of Mississippi provide the structure that holds baitfish, which attract larger nearshore fish. Species like jack crevalle, pompano, shark, tarpon, and more can be found cruising through the area in search of prey or maybe your hook.

***Offshore Target Species in Mississippi***

***Red Snapper***

As with all Gulf Coast states, the red snapper seasons are managed both by the state for water within nine miles from the shore, and by the federal government for waterfurther out. In state waters red snapper will gather around the artificial reefs and other structures. The trophy sized snappers are found further offshore in federal waters, about 30 miles out. The barrier islands along with the oil and gas rigs off the coast of Mississippi hold some of the Gulf’s finest snapper, you just have to get out there.

***Amberjack***

Another fish that calls oil rigs and barrier islands home is amberjack or reef donkeys as they are sometimes called. Amberjack are one of the strongest fish in the Gulf and in the deep bluewater of Mississippi it’s common to have multiple hookups and catch at least one trophy all in one trip. Amberjack have a regulated season, so make sure to plan your trip when the season is open.

***Mahi Mahi***

Dorado, dolphin fish, mahi mahi, or whatever you want to call them, are a fan favorite in the Gulf. Out of Mississippi, one of the best opportunities to catch these deep sea creatures is with an overnight trip. This will give you plenty of time to cruise the wide open waters in the search for a feeding frenzy. They can be found through out the year, but the best luck will be from May to June.

***And More!***

The oil rigs and barrier islands that dot the federal waters off the coast of Mississippi hold a great deal of baitfish, and where there are baitfish the trophy fish come running (or swimming). Wahoo, gag grouper, bluefish, bonito, Atlantic spadefish, gray snapper, gray triggerfish, and more all follow their prey to this pocket of the Gulf of Mexico.

Top Freshwater Catches in Mississippi

***Bass***

Largemouth, smallmouth, white, and spotted bass, Mississippi has it all when it comes to bass. Mississippi is chock full of freshwater with some of the best habitat for bass, but the real gems are the 20 state fishing lakes that are managed specifically for bass and other freshwater species. Mississippi is at the top of the ranks among the states for producing bass, with excellent fishing available in almost every body of water. These state fishing lakes are the ones that consistently produce record breaking trophy bass.

***Catfish***

If you’re a fan of whiskered fish, Mississippi is the place to go to get your hands on the abundance of blue, channel, and flathead catfish. Year round fishing for cats is successful all across the state, but those 20 state managed lakes hit their high in June. Mississippi is a unique state when it comes to fishing for catfish, in that there are many techniques you can use that are not legal in other states which include conventional tackle, trotline, yo yo fishing, and also noodling.

***Crappie***

Mississippi has produced many a record breaking crappie, both state and international. Although they can be found throughout the state, crappie are king in northern Mississippi in the flood control reservoirs. Year round anglers can catch crappie off the pole, and by doing their own form of trolling. Spider rigs are commonplace in this state, where fishermen rig up multiple poles with bait and attach them in a “spider” pattern to their boat, and troll along throughout the lake.

***And More!***

Mississippi is full of fertile lakes, ponds, and reservoirs supplied by the Mississippi River that runs throughout the state. This provides prime habitat for freshwater fish of all shapes and sizes including panfish, stripers, walleye, bullhead, gar, and more.

Best Places to Fish Mississippi’s Saltwaters

***Biloxi***

With direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, and several harbors and island bars, Biloxi is easily one of the most popular places for fishing the salt in Mississippi. With inshore marshes and bays, artificial reefs placed strategically nearshore, and oil rigs further offshore, Biloxi has it all. Biloxi red snapper and tuna trips are some of the best, just hit those rigs, plain and simple.

***Chandeleur Islands***

The Chandeleur Islands are a set of uninhabited barrier islands between Gulfport and New Orleans that are remnants of St. Bernard Lobe which once made part of the Mississippi Delta. Although technically property of Louisiana, they can be accessed from Mississippi for some of the best redfish and speckled trout fishing around. The structure that the islands provide for the fish, as well as the lack of pressure combines to create a haven for many species and some prime fishing.

***Gulfport***

With a rich history in fishing, Mississippi’s second city, Gulfport, is one of the best coastal towns in the state to get out into the Gulf of Mexico. Similar to Biloxi, Gulfport’s fertile marshy coast, artificial reefs, and the deep sea oil rigs make for an absolutely excellent trifecta of fishing. Once you’ve caught your fill of everything from the lower marsh, you can head in and test your luck at the casinos.

***And More!***

Although Mississippi has a short coastline compared to other Gulf Coast states, it makes up for it with a range of pristine habitats with great fishing. The inshore marshes, bays, and bayous fertilized by the Mississippi river, state implemented artificial reefs for bottom fishing, and far offshore oil rigs create a perfect pocket in Gulf of Mexico for a variety of fishing opportunities.

Best Places to Fish Mississippi’s Freshwaters

***Neshoba County State Lake***

This state lake is a big bass lake, both in size of the bass and quantity. Located in the east central section of the state, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks stock the 138 acre lake with bass, crappie, bream, and catfish. Since it was originally renovated in the 1990s, Neshoba County State Lake has thrived and produced some of the biggest bass in the state, consistently in the double digits for weight. Strategically sunk brush, stumps, and trees as well as a large amount of aquatic vegetation create perfect habitat and an excellent angling experience.

***Grenada Lake***

Grenada Lake is huge, coming in at over 35,000 acres and makes for some great fishing for largemouth, white bass, and catfish. The real highlight of this lake though is the crappie, consistently weighing over three pounds, and often coming in at over four pounds. Some anglers pass off Grenada Lake due to its lack of clear water, but that is where the big fish hide. The lake now holds over 3,000 unmarked fish shelters including flooded timber, brush, and even leftover Christmas trees that make for prime fishing spots.

***Ross Barnett Reservoir***

Black bass, crappie, bream, catfish, and striped bass can all be found in the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Crappie are once again the star of this spot. Both white and black crappie can be caught year round but the colder the better. Ross Barnett Reservoir features a spillway and rock outcroppings around the edges that create fish shelter and active warm water that freshwater fish love, and anglers can take advantage of.

***And More!***

Bordered by the Mississippi River, this state is full of lakes, ponds, and reservoirs stemming from its tributaries, streams, creeks, and previously flooded lands. All of this creates fertile waterways and submerged cover producing excellent fishing. Spots like Calling Panther Lake, Lake Washing, Enid Lake, and more are great for bass, crappie, bream, and catfish.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Cole, thanks much, brother! Memorable experience, and great way to bond with my “kids”… enjoyed every bit of it! Will definitely be back!

    Steve S. with Cole G. of Biloxi, Mississippi

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Angie was awesome! Had children 9-11. She was very patient and taught them how to fish. Great personality. We caught 5 slab sheepshead. Caught a redfish just short of legal. We are all addicted now!

    Ransom J. with Tony M. of Biloxi, Mississippi

  • ★★★★★
    Wow, I had such a great time. I went out with JJ and he found the fish, big fish in really tough conditions. He taught me a lot about the live scope and is just a really great guy. Aaron went above and beyond to set up my trip for me and it went off without any problems. I would highly recommend these guys and have already started making plans for my next round of big fish. At the end of the day, I come away with someone that I consider a friend!!

    Carl H. with Aaron B. of Sardis, Mississippi

  • ★★★★★
    Angie was an excellent captain! She was very enthusiastic about getting us on some good fish and making sure we had a great day out fishing! She was knowledgeable and helpful. Would recommend this trip !

    Raymond L. with Tony M. of Biloxi, Mississippi

  • ★★★★★
    This was a Great trip. The crew was great. Couldn’t ask for better weather . I would recommend this trip and charter

    Danny with Chance S. of Biloxi, Mississippi

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time fishing. The weather was bad but the captain and crew were great to get us some fish.

    Jamie W. with Brandon M. of Biloxi, Mississippi

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Mark was great.conditions were tough but still got us on some trout. Great trip with great service thanks

    Tim C. with Mark G. of Biloxi, Mississippi

  • ★★★★★
    Great captain!! He was super knowledgeable of the area & worked hard to get us on the fish!!

    Krystle M. with Robert M. of D'Iberville, Mississippi

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome trip. Can't wait to visit again.

    Jerry G. with Tony M. of Biloxi, Mississippi

  • ★★★★★
    This trip was great. Even though the fish were not bitting well he still got us into some action and helps us fill the coolers.

    Jerry G. with Tony M. of Biloxi, Mississippi

  • ★★★★★
    Great time and great crew thank you

    Scott B. with Frank B. of Biloxi, Mississippi

  • ★★★★★
    Fantastic day on the water. Captain was great with the entire family

    Bryan W. with Robert M. of D'Iberville, Mississippi

  • ★★★★★
    amazing had a great fun time amazing captain as well

    Ginger M. with Bill M. of Biloxi, Mississippi

  • ★★★★★
    We had a blast with Capt Bill. He definitely knows the sweet spots! Can’twait to go out again!

    Wendi R. with Bill M. of Biloxi, Mississippi

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