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Known as the “Friendly City,” it’ll probably come as no surprise to you that Mississippi’s Long Beach is packed full of plenty of good ol’ Southern Charm. It might be smaller and less well-known than its Californian namesake, but don’t let that fool you – it’s home to a variety of angling opportunities that are nothing but mighty. You’ll find a variety of Long Beach fishing charters just waiting to show you how they hook ‘em down South!
 

Which trip is best for me?

Long Beach is located smack-bang in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico’s “fertile fisheries crescent” and, because of this, it’s the perfect place to explore a trifecta of awesome fishing opportunities. Inshore, nearshore, offshore...you’ll find something that perfectly suits the type of angling you’re thirsting for!
 

Inshore 

Long Beach provides direct access to calm shallows, harbors, jetties, flatbeds and marshes. There’s enough going on here to provide a full day of fishing opportunities for newbies and experienced anglers alike. These waters are home to some famous (and delicious!) fish. Nearby, there’s also Cat Island and its plentiful inshore marshes. Redfish in particular love to flock here.
 
The top targets here are that Southern favorite, Redfish, as well as Flounder, Jack Crevalle, and Speckled Trout (you might hear local captains call it “Speck”). A half day trip allows for plenty of time for a quick education in angling, with ample opportunity to hook these species, too.
 

Reefs

Long Beach’s reef fishing really is something special! You’ll start to encounter reefs and fishable structures less than a mile from the shoreline. A half day trip is more than enough time for newbies to hop along inshore reefs, casting bait at Sheepshead, Black Drum, and maybe even Grouper or Snapper.
 
If you have more experience under your belt, you can commit to a longer trip, which means traveling further out to deeper waters. You’ll explore reefs near the Barrier Islands, where you can test your skills against Long Beach’s favorite game fish, the hard-fighting Cobia!
 

Offshore

With so many incredible inshore fishing grounds, Long Beach’s offshore angling opportunities are often forgotten – but if you’re looking for an exciting bluewater adventure, you’ll find it here!
 
To reach the most productive offshore fishing spots, your captain will take you to the deep blue waters of the Gulf. Here, you can troll for huge, tasty Tuna species, as well as Mahi Mahi, and various Billfish. Opt for a full day trip at least if you want to battle these big game fish, as you’ll travel up to 40 miles out!
 

Need to bring

The majority of Long Beach fishing charters will provide you with a fishing license, as well as all the fishing gear you’ll need for a productive day. Bring along:

  • Seasickness medication. This is a must for newbies, or anglers who are opting to fish offshore.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. The Southern sun can be particularly intense, but it’s also important to know that it can get pretty chilly out on the water! Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and an extra layer of clothing.
  • Snacks and drinks. Water is usually provided, but fishing is hungry work, so stock up on your favorite food!

Mississippi’s Long Beach has long lived in the shadow of its more famous namesake, but the incredible fishing it has to offer is well and truly putting it into the limelight. Come discover it for yourself!

 
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January

Start the new year off in the right way, by hooking your fill of Redfish and Specks! The marshes around Cat Island are particularly productive at this time of the year.

February

It’s usually pretty cold and windy, but if you’re willing to risk the elements, you’ll be rewarded with plenty of Black Drum and Sheepshead around the reefs! Inshore fishing remains hot.

March

The unofficial “start” to Long Beach’s fishing season, this month sees an abundance of Redfish and Specks in the shallows! Reef fishing is productive, too.

April

Sheepshead move to reefs further offshore, where you can also plumb the depths for some huge Grouper. Long Beach’s anglers eagerly anticipate the arrival of the first Cobia!

May

May usually signals the open season for Amberjack and Red Snapper. Bull Reds and huge Specks inhabit inshore waters, and Cobia season is in full swing.

June

This month means one thing to most Mississippi anglers – Red Snapper! The open season changes annually, so make sure you check the dates and book your charter well in advance.

July

If you’re craving a bluewater adventure, this is the time to visit. Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and huge Tuna species all make an appearance offshore. On land, it’s time for the annual Speckled Trout Shootout tournament!

August

 If you’re willing to brave the heat, Bull Redfish can be found in the marshes and flatbeds, or you can target Flounder here under the cover of darkness. Offshore fishing remains strong.

September

Grouper species and Amberjack can be found in abundance around the reefs, and Black Drum and Flounder can be found inshore. With some skill and precision, you can land Bull Reds, too.

October

The blistering summer heat starts to cool, making this the perfect month for a relaxing inshore fishing trip. Redfish are abundant once more, and are joined by Flounder and Jack Crevalle.

November

Cooler weather means less boats out on the water, so if you want to hit your limit of Bull Reds and Specks, this is the perfect time to visit! The marshes, flatbeds, and shallows are all plentiful.

December
Sheepshead and Black Drum start returning from the reefs to the shallows, and the mighty Blackfin Tuna can be found offshore. Give yourself the best Christmas gift around by hooking one of these fish!
 

Long Beach Fishing Calendar

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Excellent Trip!
Glenn B. fished with Impulsive Charters on June 30, 2019
Don't have to travel far to find fish in Long Beach; however, the action could have been better.
Kid friendly!
Guy S. fished with Impulsive Charters on June 21, 2019
Yes with a knowledgeable Captain like Capt. Scott (Impulsive Charters).
Crewzin wit Capt Chris!
Steven P. fished with Dailey Charters on April 15, 2019
Dress warm for the morning, enjoy the day.
Cold, but a wonderfully fun fishing trip
Keiji T. fished with Dailey Charters on November 22, 2018
It was a little cold so we should prepare warm clothes.
August fishing trip
William A. fished with Fishing Frenzy Charters on August 22, 2018
Bring sunscreen and drinks! Plenty of action
Full Day Trip
Kathy R. fished with Fishing Frenzy Charters on July 4, 2018
Make sure you wear a hat and sunscreen and take lots of water to drink. It was really hot! Go with an experienced Caption who can get you on the fish.
Half day trip with Captain Micah
Cheryn B. fished with Fishing Frenzy Charters on June 25, 2018
We would definitely recommend Captain Micah and Fishing Frenzy
Awesome trip!
Shawn G. fished with Fishing Frenzy Charters on June 23, 2018
Choose Capt Micah! He will make your trip an experience!!!

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