High Times Fishing Charters

Join High Times Fishing Charters and get ready for an unforgettable journey with Captain Craig Gusa! Whether you’re looking for a relaxing inshore fishing trip with an island cruise or a deep sea adventure out to the oil rigs, Capt. Craig’s got you covered. He’s been running charters out of the Biloxi/Gulf Port area for over 35 years and knows all the best spots to get you hooked!

Your vessel for the day is a spacious 38’ Henriques saltwater fishing boat with all the amenities and features to ensure a successful day. She comes with state-of-the-art electronics and navigational instruments, a flybridge, fighting chair, outriggers, and safety gear. If you need to take a break and get out of the heat, you can relax in the air-conditioned cabin which has a galley, fridge, comfortable seating, and a private toilet inside.

The boat accommodates up to 6 guests and everyone can fish at the same time. There’s no minimum age for kids and the captain has life jackets for them. You’ll be provided with top-of-the-line rods and reels made by Penn and Daiwa, as well as lures and live bait.

You can expect to troll with 8–10 lines in the water at a time. Capt. Craig also specializes in other techniques, including bottom fishing, drifting, deep sea fishing, and spinning. You’ll have the opportunity to catch Kingfish, Cobia, Redfish, Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and more.

Everything you need is taken care of, including your fishing license. All you need to bring with you are snacks and drinks, as well as sunblock, soft-soled shoes, and a thin jacket (for early spring and fall). Fish cleaning is also included so you can go home and enjoy your hard work with a delicious fillet!

Start planning your adventure today and book your next trip on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi with High Times Fishing Charters. Just come with a positive attitude and Capt. Craig will do what he does best – put you on fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 15
    $950
    Get ready to experience the High Times of fishing and join Capt. Craig for an exciting adventure on the Gulf! You'll be able to target a range of species, including Cobia, Black Drum, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and more! Tackle, bait, and fishing licenses are included. Just bring some snacks and drinks, as well as sunblock and appropriate clothing, depending on the weather, and the rest will be taken care of!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 15
    $950
    Join High Times Fishing Charters and get ready for an incredible adventure on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi! Your main target species for the day are Redfish, Cobia, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, and more! Rods, reels, bait, and fishing licenses are included in the price. Feel free to pack up some snacks and drinks, and don't forget the sunblock! Depending on the weather and season, you might want to bring a rain jacket or a few extra layers of clothing. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 15
    $1,100
    This is Capt. Craig's most popular trip option! Not too long and not too short. This is just the right amount of time to catch a good amount of fish and head home right in time for lunch to enjoy the fresh catch of the day! You'll target Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Blacktip Shark, Redfish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, and more. Your fishing tackle and license are included so just bring snacks, drinks, sunscreen, and an extra layer of clothing and you're good to go!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 15
    $1,350
    Eight hours on the water is the perfect amount of time to land lots of fish so you can go home and enjoy a delicious meal with the family. There's no feeling more rewarding than catching your own dinner for the day! You'll have a chance to target Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, King and Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Blacktip Shark, and many more. Capt. Craig will provide the tackle and licenses. All you need to bring is food, drinks, sunscreen, and make sure to dress appropriately for the weather!
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About the Captain

Craig Gusa
Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
14 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
Captain Craig Gusa grew up fishing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and decided to make a career out of it back in 1984. Instead of being stuck in an office all day, he figured he’d pursue his dreams and become a charter captain for a living. Since then, he hasn’t regretted one moment of his decision. It’s allowed him to do what he loves, meet new people, and teach kids how to fish. His extensive knowledge of the Gulf, coupled with his positive spirit, has made him relentless in returning from each trip with plenty of fish for his customers to take home. Get ready to have fun, catch some fish, and enjoy a relaxing and safe day on the Gulf waters with High Times Fishing Charters!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Henriques (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 375HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Monica P.
Austin, TX
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Family trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 3, 2021
Great trip for our family! We enjoyed our day and the helpful tip to bring our fresh catch to a local restaurant while visiting...
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Ashlea F.
Winder, Georgia
Excellent
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Half day trip with captain Craig

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 6, 2021
Great fishing trip with captain Craig and Charlie! We went out in the rain and still had a blast! Lots of great fishing and...
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Tim F.
Saltillo, MS
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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The best

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 14, 2021
On High Times we had a lifetime of memories I cannot time how wonderful time we I would go fishing them again I am happy we...
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Corey S.
Birmingham, AL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great Day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 23, 2021
Capt. Craig and Charles were very professional and courteous. We had our limit of Red’s pretty quick and a few Spanish to...
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Pat S.
Biloxi, MS
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip on High TimesToo

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 12, 2021
Caught large Jack Crevelle, fun to fight.  Even teenage girls enjoyed trip.  Capt Craig very professional and deckhand Charlie...
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FAQs about High Times Fishing Charters

High Times Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $950 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with High Times Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private head )
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with High Times Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn & Daiwa )
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Tips are highly encouraged )
  • Fishing License

High Times Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

High Times Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with High Times Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel