Mississippi River

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Mississippi River: 200 fishing charters available

A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)

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

Double Hooker Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(68 reviews)
D'Iberville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $425

Biloxi Sport Fishing

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

Blackdot Charters

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

Knot Ez Charters

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

Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(262 reviews)
New Orleans
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trips from $475

Drum & Co. Fishing

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

Dailey Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(190 reviews)
Long Beach
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trips from $425

Looper Charters Lake Superior

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(176 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $600

Speck Dat Charters LLC

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
New Orleans
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trips from $525

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Mississippi River

The average price for a private 4 hour Mississippi River fishing trip is $555, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $924 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter), Double Hooker Charters, and Biloxi Sport Fishing 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), Double Hooker Charters, and Biloxi Sport Fishing 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 24802 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!

Mississippi River Fishing Calendar

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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
There are definitely a lot of fish in Biloxi. You definitely want be disappointed in fish here.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are definitely a lot of fish in Biloxi. You definitely want be disappointed in fish here.
9364022182  9.
9364022182 9. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Blackdot Charters
Blackdot Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
My wife and I had a great time. I don't know how to add photos but am sending pics to Captain Andrew.
Harry  W.
Harry W. Raymond, MS
Three Jays Charters
Three Jays Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Had a great day fishing with Chad Jay we caught several fish and enjoyed it a lot . We would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to fish in biloxi ms
Anthony  K.
Anthony K. Hazel Dell, IL
Chasing Dots LLC
Chasing Dots LLC
Fishing charter in Ocean Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
He was amazing! He had great knowledge about the fish and the area! We got to even see dolphins! He also shared island knowledge and made sure we had a great time and experience! I highly recommend you use Chasing Dots!!!
Amanda  W.
Amanda W. Oklahoma City, OK
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(262 reviews)
Was a great trip caught lots of fish, captains a great guy , loved every minute of it will for sure be bacn
Andrew  H.
Andrew H. Magnolia, MS
Sting Raye Fishing Charters, LLC
Sting Raye Fishing Charters, LLC
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(100 reviews)
Brian did a great job! He was very patient and did a good job of explaining things and pointing out the fish and other wildlife for us to have a great experience. I would highly recommend going on a trip with Sting Raye Fishing Charters!
Joseph  H.
Joseph H. Buffalo, MO
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(103 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with CaptainJamie! Him and his mate did a great job keeping things moving along and then cleaning our catch.
Suzanne  C.
Suzanne C. Duluth, MN
Legacy Angling
Legacy Angling
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
What a great morning of fishing! Captain Joe and first mate Sam were the sunshine on a foggy, misty morning! Our first fishing charter, and it was ALL about fishing, and they were biting! So much fun! Captain Joe’s announcement of “FISH!” and the action that followed was exciting! Such youthful energy! We felt were were in excellent, expert hands, and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Plus we can’t wait to eat the fish! Everything exceeded our expectations. We’d definitely do it all again!
Linda  B.
Linda B. Lisle, IL
Drum & Co. Fishing
Drum & Co. Fishing
Fishing charter in Port Sulphur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We spent such an amazing morning fishing with Capt. Max. He was so kind and patience teaching us and we had so much fun. I recommend the trip a 100%.
Quim  B.  V.
Quim B. V. United States
Back Creek Bowfishing
Back Creek Bowfishing
Fishing charter in Bay St Louis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Great guide. Supper hard worker. Try to make sure you have lots of opertunities
Carl  S.
Carl S. United States
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(262 reviews)
It was a pleasure experiencing our first big fishing trip together with Captain deArmas. He was consummate professional in every manner, what a pleasant trip and a wonderful first time experience. It was anticipation with every cast and tug on the line by those maritime critters! My sons and I were blessed with a great first time experience, highly recommend Captain Clinton deArmas if this is your first adventure in the saltwater realm!! Thanks Captain deArmas, Robert D. Stinnett & Sons
Robert  S.
Robert S. Oklahoma City, OK
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Amazing day! Enjoyed it so much! Booked this for my Husband, Three kids and I! Nathan and Jake were out guides! Amazing time! Would recommend to anyone who is considering going on a fishing trip!
Melissa  S.
Melissa S. Sheridan, WY
Legacy Angling
Legacy Angling
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
We all had a great day on Just Chillin 😎 Captain Joe was knowledgeable and a hard worker! Great experience Definitely would go again Great way for my boyfriend to celebrate 44th birthday
Sarah  Q.
Sarah Q. Clear Lake, MN
Prime Tyme Charters
Prime Tyme Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
One of the best experience’s on a fishing charter! Great crew and even better fishing! 6 people on the charter and 6 people reeling in fish at the same time…. Now that’s PRIME TYME!! Thanks Captain Norman see you again soon!
Bryan  G.
Bryan G. Alexander, AR
“Go Topless” Fishing Charters
“Go Topless” Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
Captain was great and experienced. He worked hard getting us on fish. Caught a 16lb triple tail, great fight. Caught large red fish. Had a great time. Definitely recommend Go Toppless!
Carl  S.
Carl S. San Antonio, Texas
Double Ace Charters
Double Ace Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
This captain right here Will put you on some fish had a good time and will definitely come back again.we had such a great time .Thanks again.
Dewayne  R.
Dewayne R. Meridian, MS
Fish-On Charters
Fish-On Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Captain Kenny and Bo were wonderful. We didn't catch much, but the trip was still very nice.
Tracy  A.
Tracy A. Jackson, TN
Shearwater Charters
Shearwater Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(167 reviews)
It was a great trip. Captain had us hooked all day!! We caught many different types of fish. Father and son team made a great duo. Friendly and accommodating. We highly recommend Shearwater Charter Fishing.
Carl  S.
Carl S. United States
Team Crush Outdoors
Team Crush Outdoors
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Roger and Cameron provided a great charter if you’re looking to catch fish and have a good time. We will definitely be back!
Rick  B.
Rick B. Rochester, MN
Blackdot Charters
Blackdot Charters
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
My husband and I had the best time fishing with Captain Andrew. He was very knowledgeable and personable. We caught several fish and kept 3 Speckled Trout and a BIG Bull Red! We had the best time and will definitely be going out with Captain Andrew again!
Kelley  T.
Kelley T. Carthage, TX
Saltwater Therapy Custom Charters
Saltwater Therapy Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Though we didn’t catch a lot of fish like we hoped, Captain Marcus did his best to make that happen, fish just weren’t biting. Had a great time anyways and will book another charter next time we’re in the area.
Lisa  D.
Lisa D. Shelbyville, MI