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Mississippi’s biggest coastal city is famous for its vibrant on-land action and its many casinos. Hop aboard one of the many Gulfport, MS, fishing charters on offer, and you’ll discover that casting a line here is just as exciting as winning big on the slots! With access to shallow marshes, sandy barrier islands, vibrant reefs, and deep offshore waters, there’s something for every type of angler here.
 
Experiencing Gulfport’s shallow water action is a must. Its local marshes are home to huge Speckled Trout and Redfish. They’re fun to catch, especially on light tackle, and taste great. You’ll also encounter Black Drum, Tripletail, Sheepshead, and Flounder. Gigging for this Flatfish is a true Mississippi tradition! You’ll find charters running anything from half day to full day trips, so you can experience as much inshore action as you like.
 
If you want to head further offshore, you can cast your line in waters that are just as fish-filled. Gulfport’s nearshore reefs are bustling with Cobia, famous Red Snapper, and a variety of Grouper species. To get the most out of your trip, opt for a full day on the water. Looking to battle world-famous big game species? Commit to a trip running 12+ hours, and you’ll come across Tuna species, Mahi Mahi, and a variety of Billfish.
 
Gulfport’s shoreline is dotted with a variety of charter vessels. No matter where you choose to depart from, you’ll have the bays, reefs, and open ocean at your disposal!
 

Rules & Regulations

If you’re fishing alongside one of Gulfport’s charter captains, your fishing license will be covered for you. Your captain will also be able to inform you about local bag and size limits regarding local species, as well as seasonal regulations. 
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January

The weather can be unpredictable in January, and getting offshore is often impossible. Hit the marshes instead to enjoy endless hookups in dense schools of Specks and Redfish.

February

Trout and Redfish are still packed tightly into the shallows in February. Battle the cold winds and you’ll be rewarded with a cooler full of tasty fish. Black Drum and Sheepshead are also on fire.

March

The weather is a lot more pleasant in March, giving you even more reasons to head out in search of big hookups. Red and Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and Sheepshead top the bill.

April

Everyone’s waiting for the first sign of Cobia. Grouper start to show up on the reefs and Sheepshead move out of the shallows. King Mackerel are on fire, and Bonito are around in force.

May

Amberjack are usually open for harvest in May. The Cobia migration is in full swing, too, giving you even more reasons to hit the reefs. Inshore, Reds and Specks are getting bigger and meaner.

June

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic and Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo offer huge prizes for ambitious anglers. Otherwise, it’s Red Snapper season! Head out and fill your freezer!

July

Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, White Marlin, and more are waiting for you in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. Red Snapper should still be open this time of year, and Cobia are often still around.

August

Amberjack is back on the menu in August The heat and high humidity can be punishing this time of year. If you can’t take it, head out at night to fish for Tarpon or gig for Flounder.

September

Tripletail are the talk of the town this time of year. Fishing for them is almost as enjoyable as eating them, so jump aboard and catch your fill. The reefs are still alive with Amberjack and Grouper.

October

October brings a welcome end to the scorching heat of summer. This is a great time to fish the oyster beds and shallow structure for Speckled Trout and Redfish. It’s your last chance to bag Amberjack.

November

Find the right spot, and you can hit your limits of Specks and Redfish in a couple of hours in November. There are a lot fewer boats out this time of year, too, meaning more water for you!

December

Sheepshead and Black Drum roll back into the bays in December. The Gulfport Harbor Winter Lights Festival will give you a healthy dose of seasonal cheer as you step aboard your boat.

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Full day trip
Jason M. fished with Stillwater Fishing Charters on June 4, 2019
It was hot. Take plenty of water and sun screen, but be prepared to catch some fish.
August fishing trip
Orion R. fished with Stillwater Fishing Charters on August 25, 2018
Don't come into the experience with a lot of preconceived ideas about what species to target or where to fish. Let the captain decide and trust they are trying their best to put you on some nice fish.
Two Days I'll Never Forget!
FishingBooker Member fished with Stillwater Fishing Charters on May 10, 2012
Excellent weather, great restaurants in the area, great vibe to the town, and the FISHING WAS PHENOMENAL!

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