If you’re going to cast a line in Pass Christian look no further than Sawdust and Fishguts. With Captain Will Gavin at the helm, you’ll have a knowledgeable and experienced guide. He grew up in North Mississippi hunting and fishing and moved to Bay St Louis over 7 years ago to follow his dream of living on the coastal waters of Mississippi with his family and running a charter company.

These waters are known for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Whiting, Jack Crevalle, Tripletail, and more – with any luck, it won’t be long before "Fish on!" On these trips, you will use light tackle.

Planning a family adventure? Kids are absolutely welcome! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise, you should bring your own.

You’ll step aboard a 2021 22’ Tidewater with room for up to 3 adult passengers. It comes with all the essentials you will need for a comfortable ride and a great day on the water. Your captain will provide rods and reels and all tackle and live bait needs for a successful trip on the water. Fish cleaning and bagging are included with the charter fee.

Your Mississippi fishing license for the day is covered by the charter boat, so all you have to do is show up ready for a good time! Be mindful that some species may have special rules or limited seasons. And you will need to purchase a Louisiana license to fish the Louisiana marsh. Ask Captain for details. If you don’t know what to expect, just ask the captain anything you are unsure of the day before your charter and we will

try to accommodate any special requests to make the most memorable experience of Mississippi and southwestern Louisiana you could imagine.

It’s recommended to bring sunglasses, sunblock (non-spray), and a hat. Drinks(non-alcohol) are included, free of charge. Water, gatorade and light snacks such as granola bars and snack crackers.

Go ahead and treat yourself to a day on the water with Captain Will and Sawdust and Fishguts.
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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $450
    These trips are great for first-time anglers and families. You can expect to fish the back bay of St Louis and several nearshore reefs.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Half day/backbay
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $450
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Full day Mississppi/Pearl River
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $650
    Back bay, nearshore or mississppi back marshes. This trip focuses on Mississippi waters and the Pearl River Basin.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Biloxi Marsh/Island
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $675
    These trips explore more water and focus on the world-famous Biloxi Marsh or the Several Barrier Islands
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
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Great time

VERIFIED   Half day/backbay on March 11, 2024
Had a great time on the water. My boys ,10 and 13 ,caught @ 10 fish - 4 different species. Captain Will was very helpful and...
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GLENN B.
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Caught fish in February

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on February 7, 2024
Caught many small redfish and 1 keeper Not bad for February 7
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Bob W.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on March 16, 2024
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William M.
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VERIFIED   Half day/backbay on March 6, 2024
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David T.
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Biloxi Marsh/Island on November 29, 2023
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FAQs about Sawdust and Fishguts Charters

Sawdust and Fishguts Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Half day/backbay (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Full day Mississppi/Pearl River (6 hours)
  • US $675 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Biloxi Marsh/Island (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Sawdust and Fishguts Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sawdust and Fishguts Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Daiwa quality tackle)
  • Live Bait (We get the freshest local bait )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Tips are greatly appreciated)
  • Snacks ( Cheese and crackers and granola bars )
  • Drinks (Soft drinks and water)
  • Fishing License (Ms license included in charter price)

Sawdust and Fishguts Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Bridges and close structure )
  • Nearshore Fishing (You can usually still see land but some open water)
  • Reef Fishing (These are close enough to see land)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Interior marsh systems)

Sawdust and Fishguts Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (This makes it much more fun)
  • Spinning (These are very user friendly )

Top targeted fish species with Sawdust and Fishguts Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail
  • Whiting

Meet the Captain

Will Gavin
Pass Christian, Mississippi, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
5 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2023
When I wasn’t driving nails growing up in north Mississippi I was spending time in on the gulf coast fishing and eating local seafood. I finally drove enough nails to move down 7 years ago to make charter fishing a reality

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Tidewater (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Bridges and close structure
Nearshore Fishing
You can usually still see land but some open water
Reef Fishing
These are close enough to see land
Backcountry Fishing
Interior marsh systems

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
This makes it much more fun
Spinning
These are very user friendly

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn and Daiwa quality tackle
Live Bait
We get the freshest local bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Tips are greatly appreciated
Snacks
Cheese and crackers and granola bars
Drinks
Soft drinks and water
Fishing License
Ms license included in charter price

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
One kid under 12 free
You Keep Catch
Kept fish fileted and bagged
Catch and Release Allowed
We can strictly catch and release only

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

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