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Mississippi River: 201 fishing charters available

A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(85 reviews)
Slidell
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $575

Biloxi Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(162 reviews)
Biloxi
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $495

Double Hooker Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(69 reviews)
D'Iberville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Speck Dat Charters LLC

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
New Orleans
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Blackdot Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(96 reviews)
Biloxi
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $475

Knot Ez Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(48 reviews)
Pass Christian
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(267 reviews)
New Orleans
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $475

Dailey Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(197 reviews)
Long Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $425

Drum & Co. Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Port Sulphur
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Biloxi Boy Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Biloxi
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Mississippi River

The average price for a private 4 hour Mississippi River fishing trip is $559, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $941 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter), Biloxi Sport Fishing, and Double Hooker Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Mississippi River. Full list of top fishing charters in Mississippi River.

A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter), Biloxi Sport Fishing, and Double Hooker Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Mississippi River.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and bottom fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

With thousands of miles to explore and hundreds of fish to target, the vast and bountiful Mississippi River is a must-see destination for freshwater anglers. If you’re coming to this impressive body of water for the first time, book a trip with one of many Mississippi River fishing guides to make sure you find the best bite.
 

Top Catches and Where to Find Them

The Mississippi River is a border between 10 different states, from its source in Minnesota all the way to Louisiana. With over 2,300 miles and endless fishing spots to check out, the “Father of Waters” is a never-ending source of solid freshwater fishing.
 
There are well over 100 species swimming in these murky waters, and depending on where you decide to cast your line, you could catch a wide array of them. Walleye, Sauger, Bass, Northern Pike, Bluegill, and Crappie are the most common catches in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa.
 
Missouri, Tennessee and further south, Arkansas and Mississippi, is where Catfish take center stage, and the lower Mississippi River is where you go to target monster Mudcats. Blue, Channel, and Flathead Catfish are the most popular on the menu, and they come in trophy sizes, especially if you’re looking for a new personal record and you’ve got an experienced guide by your side.
 

What to Expect on a Mississippi River Fishing Trip

All along the river, there are thousands of local guides who have spent most of their lives fishing the mighty Mississippi, and they know what they’re doing. When you book a trip with them, be it from the shore or from a boat, they’ll do their best to find some good fish for you. Whether you’re looking to fill your cooler with delicious fish or hook something brag-worthy, there’s a guide on the river that can make it happen.
 
There’s usually a variety of trips on offer, and half day and full day expeditions are by far the most popular. This means that you can come with your family and spend 4–5 hours on the water catching your lunch. Book an eight-hour trip if you’re aiming to come face-to-gills with something formidable, such as a monster Mudcat. 
 

What to Bring

Because the Mississippi River is so big, preparing for your trip depends heavily on where you plan to launch. It’s always a good idea to talk to your guide beforehand so you can confirm what you need to bring.
 
More often than not, you’ll need to buy a state fishing license before coming aboard (be sure you have a license that’s valid in whichever state waters you’re fishing). Mississippi River fishing guides usually provide all the necessary fishing gear and a boat, and sometimes provide pickup service. If you’re going on longer trips, don’t forget your favorite drinks and food, and be sure to dress properly for the time of the year.
 
Go fishing on the “Old Man River,” find out more about its incredible history, and get a taste of the superb fishing this impressive watershed has to offer!
Mississippi River
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25008 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

If you want to explore ice fishing opportunities on the Mississippi River, then the beginning of the year is the best time to head out. The Upper Mississippi has a healthy population of Walleye, Bluegill, and Yellow Perch.

February

It’s still quite cold on the northern section of the river, which means you can catch sizeable Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Sauger, and Walleye, as long as you know where to go to find them.

March

As the weather improves, the fish are becoming more active all along the river. Anglers are hitting the water to chase different species of Catfish, which lurk in deep holes and channels.

April

Come mid-April, Walleye are starting to spawn and you can find them around areas with a rocky bottom. Northern Pike prefer warm waters for spawning, and you’ll find Smallmouth Bass in current breaks.

May
Catfish love warm weather and warm water, and the Lower Mississippi is the place to hook a lunker. If you’re a passionate Bass angler, there’s a Bass tournament in Alma Marina, Wisconsin mid-May.
June
Be it Channel, Flathead, or Blue Catfish, summer is the time to test your luck on the lower Mississippi River. Bass are amassing around underwater structures, while Northern Pike are hiding in deeper waters.
July

July is one of the best months to go to Tennessee and hunt your biggest Catfish yet. Smallmouth Bass usually congregate in spots where food is abundant, and Pike are still avoiding the heat.

August
Wherever you are in the 10 states that Mississippi runs through, it’s probably hot on the water. The Lower Mississippi is a haven for Catfish anglers, where Cats are always abundant and hungry.
September

If you’re in the mood to hook a massive Blue Catfish, head to Arkansas and cast your line around deep holes, bends, and submerged trees. There are plenty of White Bass, Crappie, and Catfish in the middle section of Mississippi.

October

As the weather is turning, Walleye and Northern Pike are coming back to shallower waters in the upper Mississippi, and Catfish are still biting left and right. This is the golden month of fishing!

November

The Catfish bite is still more than solid anywhere from Arkansas to Louisiana, and depending on where you fish, up to five species of Cats are in the game. Up north, the ice fishing season is fast approaching.

December

While Catfishing will be coming to a lull in December, the upper Mississippi River is teeming with both anglers and fish. Think Yellow Perch, Walleye, Bluegill, and Sauger and be sure to dust off your ice fishing gear!

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Be prepared for fun while fish with Cpt Mike. He knows the waters and scouts to make sure you get to catch what you. Remember it's not the ocean. Different areas.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be prepared for fun while fish with Cpt Mike. He knows the waters and scouts to make sure you get to catch what you. Remember it's not the ocean. Different areas.
Paul  B.
Paul B. Peoria, AZ
Yes. This is our third charter trip on the Great Lakes and the best crew (Captain Jamie and Graham) by miles. I would 100% recommend this boat and crew to anyone looking for an engaged and professional fishing charter. Hands down a Terrific Crew, Boat, and experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. This is our third charter trip on the Great Lakes and the best crew (Captain Jamie and Graham) by miles. I would 100% recommend this boat and crew to anyone looking for an engaged and professional fishing charter. Hands down a Terrific Crew, Boat, and experience!
Jonathan  A.
Jonathan A. Granby, Connecticut
Get out early in AM and Take your fresh catch straight to Steve's Marina Restaurant... where they will cook it up for you in a variety of ways...for a fresh fish dinning experience like no other!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get out early in AM and Take your fresh catch straight to Steve's Marina Restaurant... where they will cook it up for you in a variety of ways...for a fresh fish dinning experience like no other!
James  M.
James M. White Plains, Maryland
Mr. Frank and Mitchell were awesome. The teamwork between them was on point. They made this a wonderful fishing experience. Everything was Outstanding!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Mr. Frank and Mitchell were awesome. The teamwork between them was on point. They made this a wonderful fishing experience. Everything was Outstanding!
Adrian  M.
Adrian M. DeRidder, LA
Even though we did not catch any keepable fish, we had so much fun. Captain Mark was knowledgable and helpful. Great time was had by all.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Even though we did not catch any keepable fish, we had so much fun. Captain Mark was knowledgable and helpful. Great time was had by all.
Rosemarie  T.
Rosemarie T. Chino Valley, AZ
The bite was great, but the fish were all pretty small. It was a great time catching the fish, we just didn't get to keep many.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
The bite was great, but the fish were all pretty small. It was a great time catching the fish, we just didn't get to keep many.
Richard  F.
Richard F. Harrison, OH
Pick a qualified Captain who is knowledgeable and attentive- captain Bryan (sting ray)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick a qualified Captain who is knowledgeable and attentive- captain Bryan (sting ray)
Joy  M.
Joy M. Lafayette, LA
Due to the high winds, we wasn't able to go Snapper fishing but Captain Brandon and Brandon made sure we caught fish. Highly recommend Shearwater. This was our 5th trip and we are planning a 6th trip with Captain Brandon and the Shearwater...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Due to the high winds, we wasn't able to go Snapper fishing but Captain Brandon and Brandon made sure we caught fish. Highly recommend Shearwater. This was our 5th trip and we are planning a 6th trip with Captain Brandon and the Shearwater...
Billy  W.
Billy W. Montgomery, AL
I would recommend to relax and expect to have a great day on the lake fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend to relax and expect to have a great day on the lake fishing.
Donald  R.
Donald R. Palos Heights, IL
We were fishing just to catch fish. We caught a lot of catfish, a few croaker and one nice redfish. Our fishing experience was excellent! Next time we’ll fish for gamefish only. ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were fishing just to catch fish. We caught a lot of catfish, a few croaker and one nice redfish. Our fishing experience was excellent! Next time we’ll fish for gamefish only. ?
Tim  M.
Tim M. Odessa, TX
Ask the research living accommodations and ask the the Captain about living accommodations Ask about fishing license
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Ask the research living accommodations and ask the the Captain about living accommodations Ask about fishing license
Vincent  M.
Vincent M. Humble, TX
I would recommend Fred Mooney as a good fishing guide. He seemed to know the area well. After the Strom's late last night. We where able to still catch a nice mess of fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I would recommend Fred Mooney as a good fishing guide. He seemed to know the area well. After the Strom's late last night. We where able to still catch a nice mess of fish.
Jason  C.
Jason C. Danville, IL
Great area to fish for a wide variety of fish in shore or off shore. Check what fish are in season when you plan on visiting then pick your charter based on that.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great area to fish for a wide variety of fish in shore or off shore. Check what fish are in season when you plan on visiting then pick your charter based on that.
Dave  B.
Dave B. Littleton, CO
Offshore in a boat this small is not for a newbie. We had two newbie friends with us and they are proud of the bragging rights they earned. Definitely a trip for fishermen who will brave rough conditions to get the best memories and fish. If ins one. You will have many tales to tell. PS- one of our newbies caught the biggest Red Snapper
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Offshore in a boat this small is not for a newbie. We had two newbie friends with us and they are proud of the bragging rights they earned. Definitely a trip for fishermen who will brave rough conditions to get the best memories and fish. If ins one. You will have many tales to tell. PS- one of our newbies caught the biggest Red Snapper
William  O.
William O. United States
Have reasonable expectations wherever you fish. It's called fishing, not catching. We caught plenty!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have reasonable expectations wherever you fish. It's called fishing, not catching. We caught plenty!
Ramon  H.
Ramon H. New Orleans, Louisiana
STOP LOOKING AND START BOOKING !!! THIS IS A MEMORY NOT SOON TO BE FORGOTTEN !!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
STOP LOOKING AND START BOOKING !!! THIS IS A MEMORY NOT SOON TO BE FORGOTTEN !!
TRACY  W.
TRACY W. Memphis, TN
As with any time of the year, great fishing on the Coast depends a lot on the weather conditions. Some months better than others but there are always plenty of fish to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
As with any time of the year, great fishing on the Coast depends a lot on the weather conditions. Some months better than others but there are always plenty of fish to catch.
Elizabeth  S.
Elizabeth S. Linden, PA
Rend lake is huge! Only saw a small portion, but was not disappointed. Had a great guide! Fred with Full Moon Fishing Service was knowledgeable and friendly. Look forward to many more trips with his company ??❤️
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Rend lake is huge! Only saw a small portion, but was not disappointed. Had a great guide! Fred with Full Moon Fishing Service was knowledgeable and friendly. Look forward to many more trips with his company ??❤️
Tosha  V.
Tosha V. Monticello, IL
It was recommended to go as early in the morning as possible for best fishing, but we did catch two at 9am and 1030am! Just being on the boat and out on the lake and taking in the sights was enjoyable when the fish weren't biting!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It was recommended to go as early in the morning as possible for best fishing, but we did catch two at 9am and 1030am! Just being on the boat and out on the lake and taking in the sights was enjoyable when the fish weren't biting!
Sheila  J.
Sheila J. Duluth, MN
Try here’s a reason they call it “fishing”... and not “catching.”
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Try here’s a reason they call it “fishing”... and not “catching.”
Richard  J.
Richard J. Eden Prairie, MN

Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(267 reviews)
We had bite after bite and had a great experience. Highly recommend them to anyone wanting to have a family experience that will last a lifetime!
Jason  J.
Jason J. New Orleans, Louisiana
Southern Addiction Outfitters
Southern Addiction Outfitters
Fishing charter in Venice
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Started early 6:00AM, 24’ boat, worked the brackish water and into the gulf. Worked red fish hard, couldn’t find any. Capt. Brian committed we were not going in until all of us hit our limit. Stated if we have to go back out in the evening we would. Morning was slow with the high tide, finally hit a pocket and on the boat made their limit. Great time.
Rick  L.
Rick L. Evesham, NJ
Capt. John’s Fin-tastic Charters
Capt. John’s Fin-tastic Charters
Fishing charter in Grand Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Couldn’t ask for a better experience. Capt. John was by far the most laid back guy I’ve ever met the atmosphere on his boat is 10/10. We will be back
Dylan  M.
Dylan M. The Colony, Texas
Reel As It Gets Charters
Reel As It Gets Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
We had a great day with Capt Frederick celebrating my daughter's birthday! Highly recommend this charter. Beautiful boat, well equipped and experienced captain.
Bobbie  P.
Bobbie P. Palm Harbor, FL
Biloxi Sport Fishing
Biloxi Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
Shaun was our captain he was very friendly, personable and knowledgeable about area. We caught black drum and white trout and those nasty catfish!! Definitely enough fish for some fish tacos! A very enjoyable trip!
Rhonda  S.
Rhonda S. Wardsville, MO
A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
Fishing charter in Slidell
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Captain mike went above and beyond for us. He put us on fish right away. Not only did we fill the cooler but also went out of his way to drive us to a restaurant to have our catch cooked. Would highly recommend booking with him again and will be my go to guy for any kind of fishing down here. Don’t hesitate to book, you won’t regret it
Derek  H.  H.
Derek H. H. Bolingbrook, IL
Skipper Charters
Skipper Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
Captain Frank made all the booking and set up easy even let us start a 6hr trip at 11am instead of 7am , easy to find and walkable from Beau Rivage. Fist mate Mitchell was a great fisherman and kept all the lines baited and in the water as we brought loads of sharks onboard. Great day out, highly recommended.
Peter  P.
Peter P. Miami, FL
A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
Fishing charter in Slidell
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(85 reviews)
I've own a fishing tournament circuit, I've fished from cost to coast. I am impressed with Cpt. MIKE is a true service, responsible, dependable he went out of his way to accommodate everything we asked for and beyond. I highly recommend this company you will not be disappointed.
Paul  B.
Paul B. Peoria, AZ
Bayou Obsession Charters
Bayou Obsession Charters
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Great half a day on a boat. Caught a bunch of Reds, Sheepshead, catfish almost got an alligator. Captain's very knowledgeable knew all the right spots to put us on the fish in a hurry. Boat is fast and smooth.
BORIS  P.
BORIS P. Baltimore, MD
Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(201 reviews)
Was a good overall day of fishing. Lots of small trout this time of year and had some bad wind days in front of our trip but Capt Barry worked hard to put us on some fish. Ended up with 5 reds and 5 specs. Made for a great trip and good meal on the backside.
Stephen  F.
Stephen F. New Orleans, LA
Black Dog Charters
Black Dog Charters
Fishing charter in Slidell
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Adam was awesome. Caught a lot of fish!!! I would highly recommend Black Dog Charters. Will definitely book again when back in the area.
Cole  B.
Cole B. Benton, LA
Rojo Charters
Rojo Charters
Fishing charter in Theriot
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Had a great day sight fishing for reds. Capt Brandt put us on some awesome fish. We had a great day and a cooler of reds to go home with. We also got a tagged red which was a first for all of us. I highly recommend fishing with Rojo Charters. him if you can get him.., he’s on my calendar from now on! Ask him about the five gorillas…!
Ben  B.
Ben B. Cocoa, FL
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Brad was an excellent guide. He really put us on the fish, even with the wind. He is really on top of everything in the boat too!
Eric  K.
Eric K. Zachary, LA
Shearwater Charters
Shearwater Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(173 reviews)
Everything from beginning to end was a blast. Best experience I could ask for I will not be going with anyone else but them from now on no question. Captain was cool and his son had tons of info on the fish we were looking for. if u reading this review u gotta book with these gentlemen.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Odessa, TX
Sting Raye Fishing Charters, LLC
Sting Raye Fishing Charters, LLC
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Not the best day weather wise but Captain Bryan worked hard to get us on fish. On top ofay he is a nice guy that is very good at his job.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Biloxi, Mississippi
Back Creek Bowfishing
Back Creek Bowfishing
Fishing charter in Bay St Louis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
It was a great time. Captain Michael really knows his way around and he put us on fish all night. I wouldn't hesitate to book another trip with him.
ZACHARY  G.
ZACHARY G. Utica, MI
Biloxi Boy Charters
Biloxi Boy Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Great communication and confirmation. Pick up point was convenient and easy. Captain Ryan put us on the fish! My son and I had a great time and happy to be taking home plenty of fish to eat! Thank you! We'll be back!
Jenna  B.
Jenna B. Gainesville, GA
Reel Southern Fishing Charters
Reel Southern Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Bernard
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Went on afternoon excursion. Didn’t have any luck for a few hours. Then finally at the last spot we started getting some reds. Overall it was a good trip and super glad we at least caught some fish. Just a note ** for anyone wishing to use the bathroom on the boat— sorry there isn’t one
Stacey  B.
Stacey B. New Orleans, LA
Knot Ez Charters
Knot Ez Charters
Fishing charter in Pass Christian
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Highly recommend booking. John was extremely knowledgeable. He explained the types of fish and a lot about the area I was unaware of. Will definitely come back again!
Chad  W.
Chad W. Fillmore, UT
Dailey Charters
Dailey Charters
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(197 reviews)
Awesome trip. Hooked into plenty of fish, Captain Chris is a great man, and will put you on fish if they are out there.
Ryan  F.
Ryan F. Anchorage, AK