Mississippi River

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Mississippi River Fishing Charters

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Mississippi River: 228 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
New Orleans
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trips from $500
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New Orleans
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trips from $500
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5.0 / 5
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New Orleans
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trips from $525
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(223 reviews)
Biloxi
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Slidell
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trips from $475
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Slidell
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(214 reviews)
Biloxi
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trips from $495
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(197 reviews)
Biloxi
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trips from $475
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Gulfport
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Port Sulphur
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Mississippi River

According to customer reviews, Victory Bay Charters, Drum & Co. Fishing, and Speck Dat Charters LLC are some of the most popular fishing charters in Mississippi River. Full list of top fishing charters in Mississippi River.

The average price for a private 4 hour Mississippi River fishing trip is $570, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $942 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Victory Bay Charters, Drum & Co. Fishing, and Speck Dat Charters LLC 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, Bottom Fishing, and Spinning. 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 27735 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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Captain Andrew is a great guide! Friendly and patient willing to teach or Let your own thing. He moves around to put you on the fish. He has a ton of experience and shares his knowledge along the way. I highly recommend this charter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Andrew is a great guide! Friendly and patient willing to teach or Let your own thing. He moves around to put you on the fish. He has a ton of experience and shares his knowledge along the way. I highly recommend this charter.
Terry  G.
Terry G. Andice, TX
As with all guides call and speak to them, learn about what is going on before your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
As with all guides call and speak to them, learn about what is going on before your trip.
Larry  B.
Larry B. Livermore, CA
It’s is still humid and hot after 10am so bring a hat some mosquito repellent just incase.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s is still humid and hot after 10am so bring a hat some mosquito repellent just incase.
Mike  P.
Mike P. Simi Valley, CA
Strong fish you might want to lift some weights before heading out with Danny
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Strong fish you might want to lift some weights before heading out with Danny
Greg  B.
Greg B.
You don't have to go far to find the fish. Didn't seem like you could go wrong - short or long trip..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You don't have to go far to find the fish. Didn't seem like you could go wrong - short or long trip..
Cody  G.
Cody G. Westport, ME
I take my youngest son once a year on a guided fishing trip and this was the best in our 5 years of going. The first time in gulfport though.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I take my youngest son once a year on a guided fishing trip and this was the best in our 5 years of going. The first time in gulfport though.
Curtis  C.
Curtis C. Beebe, AR
This boat and captain are the real deal,,, knowledgeable,fun, and professional
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This boat and captain are the real deal,,, knowledgeable,fun, and professional
Larry  L.  J.
Larry L. J. Stacy, MN
september was good but have to watch weather, it rained heavy on us for short period both days. you can bring a cooler to put your cut up fish in, use frozen ice paks and you’ll get through TSA or put on plane as checked luggage. far cheaper than trying to ship
Excellent
5.0 / 5
september was good but have to watch weather, it rained heavy on us for short period both days. you can bring a cooler to put your cut up fish in, use frozen ice paks and you’ll get through TSA or put on plane as checked luggage. far cheaper than trying to ship
James  M.
James M. Ashland, Virginia
Great area of protected water with plenty of options on types of game fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great area of protected water with plenty of options on types of game fish.
James  W.
James W. Lutcher, Louisiana
Fish are biting this time of year. Especially if you have an experienced captain who knows the area
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish are biting this time of year. Especially if you have an experienced captain who knows the area
David  H.
David H. Saint Florian, AL
Fishing morning bring long sleeve and extra outer wear. Warms up as day goes on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing morning bring long sleeve and extra outer wear. Warms up as day goes on.
Michael  D.
Michael D. Tamarack, MN
It is HOT and the sun will try to fry you! Wear plenty of sunscreen, hydrate, and get in the shade as much as you can. Be ready for big fish that are quite a fight to pull in.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It is HOT and the sun will try to fry you! Wear plenty of sunscreen, hydrate, and get in the shade as much as you can. Be ready for big fish that are quite a fight to pull in.
Chris  B.
Chris B. Pike Road, AL
Wear layers. It can be chilly in the morning and warm in afternoon when sun comes out. Bring lots of snacks. Sunblock and shades
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear layers. It can be chilly in the morning and warm in afternoon when sun comes out. Bring lots of snacks. Sunblock and shades
ASHLEY  M.
ASHLEY M. Saint Paul, MN
Definitely! This was an afternoon trip so we were unsure if we'd catch any but we definitely did!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Definitely! This was an afternoon trip so we were unsure if we'd catch any but we definitely did!
Trina  H.
Trina H. Marshall, MN
Be sure to have someone who knows their way around and what they are doing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to have someone who knows their way around and what they are doing
Diamond  D.
Diamond D. United States
This was our first time fishing on Superior. I've been to Alaska, I've been to fly in outposts in Canada... Those were Guys' trips.... This was a family friendly outing. I caught lake trout. That was my ambition. Mission accomplished. Thanks Tim!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing on Superior. I've been to Alaska, I've been to fly in outposts in Canada... Those were Guys' trips.... This was a family friendly outing. I caught lake trout. That was my ambition. Mission accomplished. Thanks Tim!
Jeremy  K.
Jeremy K. Fargo, ND
Make sure if it’s hot there you bring plenty to drink and keep yourself hydrated.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure if it’s hot there you bring plenty to drink and keep yourself hydrated.
Charlene  B.
Charlene B. Tangier, IN
It's a great place to fish, and the Bay St Louis area has many nice restaurants. Neat little town.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a great place to fish, and the Bay St Louis area has many nice restaurants. Neat little town.
Mitchell  M.
Mitchell M. Ashland, OH
Recommend going out early in the morning as it was very hot with heat index in the 100's.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Recommend going out early in the morning as it was very hot with heat index in the 100's.
Randall  R.
Randall R. Madison, AL
Highly recommend Captain Andrew with Blackdot Charters. We had an awesome day on the water. Caught a lot of different types of fish plus a couple stingrays and sharks.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend Captain Andrew with Blackdot Charters. We had an awesome day on the water. Caught a lot of different types of fish plus a couple stingrays and sharks.
Stephanie  D.
Stephanie D. Diamondhead, Mississippi

Frayed Knot Charters
Frayed Knot Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Capital Evan was one of the most down to earth cool to hang out with boat captains I’ve ever done business with. Within 2 hours I caught my all time personal largest fish I’ve ever landed. Will be back to fish again.
Caleb  C.
Caleb C.
Salty Frog Fishing Charters
Salty Frog Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Bernard
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
I usually don’t go out of my way to write reviews, but salty, frog are awesome! It’s like you’re fishing with guys you’ve known forever they’re that personable. He bust his tails to give me the best shot at catching fish! The gear is top notch! I can’t say enough how much I love their boat you can tell they spare no expense on maintenance and safety. It rides like a dream and is spacious and comfortable for your crew. I’ll definitely be fishing with these guys again and again!
Eric  C.
Eric C. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Blackdot Charters
Blackdot Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(197 reviews)
We had an absolute blast, Captain Andrew was very knowledgeable and kept the jokes and fish coming all day. Absolutely would recommend him and will be back for sure.
Tyler  H.
Tyler H.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(331 reviews)
The weather was great, we were scheduled for 7 a.m. which is late for other people I checked out. He offered even to start at 8 am which was easier to drive to. We ended up trying 3 different places and caught/released 5 big reds (28" plus!) and trout. Red Fish was what we requested and that was what he delivered. Very grateful for his patience in teaching my friend how to use the fishing pole. We kept one of the reds and the recipe he gave us was great!
Elvia  H.
Elvia H.
Blackdot Charters
Blackdot Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(197 reviews)
My brother in law and I had a great trip with Captain Andrew. He is a great fish guide. He is very professional, very competent and very personable. This is my second trip with him and both trips were extremely successful. I highly recommend Black Dot Charters. You will not be dissappointed!
Timothy  F.
Timothy F. Kirksville, IL
Shearwater Charters
Shearwater Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(223 reviews)
We had an amazing trip! Caught fish! Brandon and his son were awesome. I definitely would rebook.
Kent  D.
Kent D. Palm Coast, Florida
Fish Assassin Saltwater Charters
Fish Assassin Saltwater Charters
Fishing charter in Gulfport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Captain Brian made the trip worth while. He went above and beyond to make sure he put us on a variety of fish.
Keith  F.
Keith F. Como, MS
Victory Bay Charters
Victory Bay Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Captain Drake is the best & I would highly recommend him. He had us on the fish from the very beginning of the day. He’s a super cool guy & very informative. I’ll be booking with him again soon!
Matthew  W.
Matthew W. Slidell, LA
Biloxi Sport Fishing
Biloxi Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(214 reviews)
Had a great time with caption Angie. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a good inshore trip!
Malachi  M.
Malachi M. Fayetteville, GA
Blackdot Charters
Blackdot Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(197 reviews)
We had a wonderful day with Andrew catching many redfish, black drum and sand trout! It was a great experience and highly recommend him to anglers of all skill levels.
Terry  G.
Terry G. Andice, TX
Three Jays Charters
Three Jays Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Had a great experience with Three Jays Charters. Very knowledgeable of the area for your targeted fish you are after. Angie noticed some movement it the water, positioned the boat perfect and the action was on. Well done, I recommend, and plan on booking with them again. Jim
Jim  R.
Jim R. Pavo, GA
Double Hooker Charters
Double Hooker Charters
Fishing charter in D'Iberville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Captain Mark put us on the fish we caught a large Red and a real big Amber Jack caught several other fish Had a great time!!!!!!!! Thank you Captain Mark for making an old man’s dream come true Greatly appreciated !!!!!!!!!!
Roger  B.
Roger B.
Cajun Queen Adventures
Cajun Queen Adventures
Fishing charter in Grand Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Captain Nate had us on the Redfish within a matter of minutes and had a 5 man limit in less than an hour! Great experience
Brett  N.
Brett N. Calhoun, GA
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(331 reviews)
We had a great day fishing with captain Clinton. He put us on fish the entire day and showed great patience to a couple of rookies. He has great knowlege and experience and we had some good laughs together. Get'n hooked inshore adventures will hook ya up, give captain Clinton a call.
Doug  W.
Doug W. Festus, MO
Capt. John’s Fin-tastic Charters
Capt. John’s Fin-tastic Charters
Fishing charter in Grand Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
2nd time I have used captain John, both times were fantastic.He put us on fish both times.would HIGHLY recommend Capt John
David  T.
David T. Atlanta, TX
Salinity Matters Charters
Salinity Matters Charters
Fishing charter in Gulfport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Sonny found the fish even on a slack tide and a cold snap. He had a nice clean boat, plenty of live bait, good tackle. He was courteous, professional and knew his business I would recommend him if you really like to catch fish.
Raymond  B.
Raymond B. Forest, MS
Got To Fish
Got To Fish
Fishing charter in Venice
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Had a great trip. Captain found the redfish and kept us on top of them all day. My arms hurt from reeling. Thanks for a great day.
Paul  D.
Paul D.
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters
Fishing charter in Venice
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Captain Pelas was excellent! We caught our dream fish and had a day we'll never forget! Highly recommend!!
Wendy  H.
Wendy H. Opelika, AL
Frayed Knot Charters
Frayed Knot Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
It is me and my wife’s 10 year wedding anniversary and we just wanted to go out and have fun!! We had a blast with Evan!! Very knowledgeable and just all around good dude!! You can’t go wrong fishing with him! Thanks for the awesome time!
Jason  M.
Jason M. Benton, IL
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
Our fishing trip was full of fun, laughs, and fish! We saw much of the LA wildlife and several friendly faces. Captain Brad kept us on the move to find our fish. So much fun was had! Captain Brad was friendly and knowledgeable. WE HIGHLY Recommend this charter!
Sarah  S.
Sarah S. Baton Rouge, LA