Mississippi River Fishing Charters

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Top Fishing Charters in Mississippi River

Mississippi River: 271 fishing charters available

A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
 State licensed

Slidell • 22 ft • 6 persons

The beautiful waters off the coast of Louisiana are waiting to be explored, and A Fishing Fool Coastal Charter is here to make it happen!
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trips fromUS $525
Drum & Co. Fishing
Drum & Co. Fishing
 State licensed

New Orleans • 26 ft • 6 persons

Drum & Co. Fishing is located in Myrtle Grove Marina in Southeast LA and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

"We set out to catch some fish . And we succeeded . A 10 am 4 hour trip we had 1 pole on the water (because my girl doesn’t fish)  and caught about a dozen ." —⁠ Patrick,
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trips fromUS $400
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
 State licensed

New Orleans • 24 ft • 5 persons

Make the most of your time in New Orleans and come fish the same bayous once explored by the famous Pirate Jean Lafitte.

"I highly recommend this charter! Captain Mitchel was so polite and experienced." —⁠ Gina,
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trips fromUS $495
Double Hooker Charters
Double Hooker Charters
 State licensed

D'Iberville • 23 ft • 6 persons

Double Hooker Charters welcomes you to Biloxi, Mississippi! Embark on a fishing adventure with Captain Mark Gay and visit various destinations in search of lovely fish that call this area home.
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trips fromUS $300
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
 State licensed

New Orleans • 24 ft • 6 persons

Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures will have you fishing the beautiful waters of Louisiana.

"Captain Clinton is not only an expert. I swear he is a fish whisperer." —⁠ Bernie,
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trips fromUS $525
Salinity Matters Charters
Salinity Matters Charters
 State licensed

Gulfport • 22 ft • 4 persons

Running angling trips out of Gulfport, Salinity Matters Charters invites you to a personalized fishing experience in Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast!

"Booked the trip before a freezing cold front blew in, and instead of cancelling Captain Sonny got there early to de-ice the boat, made sure we still had live bait, and spent time putting us on fish even though they were hard to find in 30 degree weather." —⁠ James,
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trips fromUS $450
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior

Duluth • 32 ft • 6 persons

Looper Charters Lake Superior invites you on a fishing adventure of a lifetime on the beautiful Lake Superior out of Duluth, Minnesota.

"My brother-in-law and his buddy are here from Germany on vacation and thought a charter fishing trip would be fun." —⁠ Glen,
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trips fromUS $550
Blackdot Charters
Blackdot Charters
 State licensed

Biloxi • 24 ft • 4 persons

Explore the bountiful waters around Biloxi, Mississippi and have a world-class fishing experience with Blackdot Charters.

"Our fishing trip was on Wednesday, 2/28/2024.  A low-pressure system was bearing down hard on us with a high wind advisory for early evening." —⁠ Carl,
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trips fromUS $500
Shearwater Charters
Shearwater Charters
 Federally permitted

Biloxi • 37 ft • 6 persons

Shearwater Charters is a family-friendly team that offers exciting fishing trips out of Biloxi, Mississippi.

"Capt. Brandon and his 1st mate Paul were OUTSTADING the entire trip!" —⁠ Tommy,
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trips fromUS $800
Lazee Daze Charters, LLC – Bay St Louis
Lazee Daze Charters, LLC – Bay St Louis
 State licensed

Bay St Louis • 21 ft • 4 persons

Based out of Bay St Louis MS, Lazee Daze Charters is your ticket to a memorable time on the water.

"Captain David was absolutely wonderful!!! He was super friendly and truly cared about our family having the most wonderful and unforgettable fishing adventure." —⁠ Virginia,
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trips fromUS $300
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Mississippi River

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Fishing in Mississippi River

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!

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Mississippi River Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Mississippi River

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Top Types of Fishing in Mississippi River

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Top Fishing Techniques in Mississippi River

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Top Targeted Species in Mississippi River

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