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What are the best fishing charters in Gulfport?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 27 trips in Gulfport, and the most popular trips in the area are Red Snapper Fishing Trip guided by Chance, Inshore to Nearshore - 25’ SeaPro guided by Tony, and Biloxi Inshore Adventure guided by Bill.

Our guides in Gulfport are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 5081 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Biloxi, D'Iberville and Pass Christian.

What types of fishing charters are common in Gulfport?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Gulfport.

The most commonly sought after species in Gulfport are: 1. black drum, 2. flounder, 3. redfish, and 4. speckled trout.

The most common fishing techniques in Gulfport are bottom fishing and heavy tackle fishing.

How much do Gulfport fishing charters cost?

in Gulfport prices can range anywhere from $300 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day in Gulfport is $895. The average price for a full day in Gulfport is $2,295.

When is the best month to go fishing in Gulfport?

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

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

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

Gulfport Fishing Overview

The fishing opportunities in Gulfport are some of the best with a variety of fishing charters that target a wide range of fish species and water types. Captain Experiences offers the best fishing charters and experiences. The warm Gulf of Mexico waters off the coast of Gulfport offers just about everything you could ask for. Surrounded by bays, marshes, and islands, Gulfport has everything from inshore trips to deep-sea action. The options are endless and there is a trip for everyone just a short boat ride away.

Gulfport Inshore Fishing

Fishing the shallows around Gulfport gives anglers a great chance to catch an inshore grand slam: redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. Inshore enthusiasts will enjoy hitting Biloxi Bay and other inshore waters nearby, or even heading to some of the barrier islands a little ways from shore. Redfish and speckled trout can be found in so many of the different environments Gulfport has to offer making it one of the best places to catch a giant..

Gulfport Nearshore Fishing

With so much easily accessible nearshore water, Gulfport has amazing nearshore fishing for cobia, kingfish, and amberjack. Trolling the nearshore waters around Gulfport is exciting with an explosive bite possible at any moment. The cobia bite is on in the spring and fall during their migration, with kingfish and amberjack are at their peak in the summer. With the bonus of being delicious, these three fish are definitely worth a trip!

Further out, Gulfport has access to an abundance of local reefs that are teeming with fish. This area is known for incredible red snapper trips where anglers often catch their limit. Snapper season is federally regulated but usually will start in early June. Gulfport is one of the top spots to catch red snapper and is guaranteed to make for a memorable trip.

Gulfport Offshore Fishing

With such fertile offshore waters in almost every direction from Gulfport, it’s no wonder the deep sea fishing is great here. In the spring, shallow water grouper heat up with wahoo showing up just after, while the summer months bring the snapper and grouper seasons. The biggest prize of deep sea fishing out of Gulfport is the tuna fishing around the offshore oil rigs.

Heading offshore, you'll want to head out to some of the many oil rigs that dot this part of the gulf. Any rig is a haven for fish of all kinds, but the further out you head the better your odds of catching a monster. Make it out to the "floaters" (oil rigs that are attached to the bottom, but float since it is so deep) and you'll have an awesome shot at some quality yellowfin tuna.

Added bonus: the Chandeleur Islands

Gulfport is also your best jumping off point to get to the incredible Chandeleur Islands, where you can expect world-class redfish and seatrout fishing. These islands are about 35 miles off the coast of Mississippi and are part of the Breton Wildlife Refuge. The unique environment created by these islands is the perfect habitat for small fish and crabs which makes it one of the best places in the world to catch redfish and seatrout.

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