Mississippi River Bass (Largemouth) Fishing Charters

Mississippi River Bass (Largemouth) Fishing Charters

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Best Bass (Largemouth) Fishing Charters in Mississippi River

Top Bass (Largemouth) Fishing Charters in Mississippi River

Bass (Largemouth) Fishing in Mississippi River

Bass (Largemouth)
  • Size 1 to 5lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats River, Lake

(Micropterus salmoides)

There’s so much to do on the Mississippi River that you’d need several lifetimes to get around to all of it. This vast body of water is the playground of hundreds of fish species and thousands of anglers, yet somehow, Mississippi River Bass fishing is something of a local secret. If you’re looking for an underfished Bass territory, this is the place to be!

What to Expect

It’s no secret that Bass love clear and cool waters, which is why many overlook the Mississippi River. It can get quite murky, especially as it flows south. That’s why passionate Bass hunters will have the best time looking for their favorite prey in the middle and upper section of the Mississippi River.
You’ll find a solid bite of Largemouth, Smallmouth, and White Bass anywhere north of St. Louis, IL, and the further north you go, the better the action gets. The Iowa section of the river offers some sizeable Largemouth Bass that can weigh around five pounds. Coon Rapids Dam in Minnesota is another popular honey hole in the warmer months.
Because the quality and clarity of the water are very important to Bass, they’re usually available on the Middle and Upper Mississippi all year, but spring and fall are most productive. The best spots to cast your line include around the areas with rocky bottom, oxbows, and current breaks. Anything from small worms to spinnerbaits will get the Bass’ attention in the spring, while crankbaits and larger worms are the recipe for success in the fall.

What to Bring

Bass fishing is always fun, both because you can catch a fair few of these beauties in one go and because they give a memorable fight. The best way to find some Bass is to hire a fishing guide who knows exactly where they hide.
If you book a charter trip, you’ll have all the tackle provided, not to mention the luxury to relax and just focus on reeling in your catch. You’ll still need a fishing license (talk to your guide before the trip), appropriate clothing for the time of the year and location, and of course, good company.
After that, all you need to do is let Mississippi River Bass fishing blow your mind!

Mississippi River Bass (Largemouth) Fishing Seasons

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Bass (Largemouth) fishing in Mississippi River varies slightly throughout the year. High season is April to September. Low season is January to March and October to December. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Fishing in Bass (Largemouth) Fishing in Mississippi River

Half day trip with Captain Mike
Tim M. fished with Biloxi Sport Fishing on July 23, 2021
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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. ?
Red snapper fishing
Vincent M. fished with Captain Morgan Charters on July 22, 2021
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Ask the research living accommodations and ask the the Captain about living accommodations Ask about fishing license
Nice guide service
Jason C. fished with Full Moon Fishing Service–Rend Lake on July 10, 2021
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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.
Best Fishing Trip Ever!
Carl S. fished with Got To Fish on July 9, 2021
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Come ready to catch fish and have a great time.
Captain Danny
Tim S. fished with Fish Memphis Guide Service on June 18, 2021
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Fish on! Going to have a nice fresh fish fry tonight!
Half day off shore with Capt. John
Dave B. fished with Tuna Chasa Charters on June 16, 2021
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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.
Bragging rights
William O. fished with Tuna Chasa Charters on June 11, 2021
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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
Half day trip with Capt. Bryan.
Ramon H. fished with Sting Raye Fishing Charters, LLC on May 24, 2021
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Have reasonable expectations wherever you fish. It's called fishing, not catching. We caught plenty!

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