Mississippi River Largemouth Bass Fishing Charters

Mississippi River Largemouth Bass Fishing Charters

Top Mississippi River Largemouth Bass Fishing Destinations

Best Largemouth Bass Fishing Charters in Mississippi River

Largemouth Bass Fishing in Mississippi River

Largemouth Bass
  • 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 Largemouth Bass Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Largemouth Bass 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.
Mississippi River
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 28,570 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Largemouth Bass Fishing in Mississippi River

My recommendation is simply to call Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters. They will take care of you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My recommendation is simply to call Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters. They will take care of you!
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Find a guide that understands your level of experience and works with you for your best outcome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a guide that understands your level of experience and works with you for your best outcome.
Captain Frenchy
Captain Frenchy
Get a good captain with good reviews. Knowledge and professionalism matter. Even if you don’t catch as much as you want, a good ship and crew make or break your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a good captain with good reviews. Knowledge and professionalism matter. Even if you don’t catch as much as you want, a good ship and crew make or break your trip.
Navigator Fishing Charters LLC
Navigator Fishing Charters LLC
Make sure you know where you are going or be sure to get a guide like Bayou charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you know where you are going or be sure to get a guide like Bayou charters.
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Yes, most definitely was a great time. As long as it doesn’t rain or bad weather show up you’re OK.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, most definitely was a great time. As long as it doesn’t rain or bad weather show up you’re OK.
Full Moon Fishing Service–Rend Lake
Full Moon Fishing Service–Rend Lake
Experience was great but will try to book on a not so windy day in the future.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience was great but will try to book on a not so windy day in the future.
Let's Go Fishing Charter And Guide
Let's Go Fishing Charter And Guide
The offshore fishing has less quantities of fish but BIGGER fish and that is what we got!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The offshore fishing has less quantities of fish but BIGGER fish and that is what we got!
High Times Charters
High Times Charters
This was our first time, and it was well worth it. Great spots, great fish, all inclusive, WAY better than any French Quarters tour!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time, and it was well worth it. Great spots, great fish, all inclusive, WAY better than any French Quarters tour!!!
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
It can be a little chilly but a fun spring break family activity. The first mate was extremely helpful especially to the kids and cleaned our fish that we cooked back at the Air bnb - they were great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It can be a little chilly but a fun spring break family activity. The first mate was extremely helpful especially to the kids and cleaned our fish that we cooked back at the Air bnb - they were great!
PrimeTyme Charters, Inc.
PrimeTyme Charters, Inc. Biloxi, Mississippi
Stay at the Grand Isle Marina Hotel! Book an inshore trip with Southern Anlers charters! Bring beer and sunscreen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay at the Grand Isle Marina Hotel! Book an inshore trip with Southern Anlers charters! Bring beer and sunscreen!
Southern Angler Fishing Charters – 22'
Southern Angler Fishing Charters – 22'
Listen to the captain. Captain Clinton knew where to fish, how to fish the spot, and how to read the water for the best chance.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the captain. Captain Clinton knew where to fish, how to fish the spot, and how to read the water for the best chance.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
The weather was brisk and the wind was stronger than most but we still caught pan fryers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather was brisk and the wind was stronger than most but we still caught pan fryers.
Impulsive Charters
Impulsive Charters
Pick the right size boat for your party and what you want to catch. Salinity was the right size for 2 ppl and we were able to fish close to structures.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick the right size boat for your party and what you want to catch. Salinity was the right size for 2 ppl and we were able to fish close to structures.
Salinity Matters Charters
Salinity Matters Charters
It was a little chilly and windy but Captain Sonny was an expert in keeping us out of the majority of the wind so that we were able to catch fish! We had so much fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a little chilly and windy but Captain Sonny was an expert in keeping us out of the majority of the wind so that we were able to catch fish! We had so much fun!
Salinity Matters Charters
Salinity Matters Charters
Get a local guide like Rich at Blue Line Charters to take you out and put you on fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a local guide like Rich at Blue Line Charters to take you out and put you on fish.
Blue Line Charter Service
Blue Line Charter Service
When fishing in March be prepared for cooler weather than reported in the weather app.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
When fishing in March be prepared for cooler weather than reported in the weather app.
Bayou Bowfishing Charters
Bayou Bowfishing Charters
Book with Speck dat Charters! Captain Brad will put you in the fish and take care of you!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Speck dat Charters! Captain Brad will put you in the fish and take care of you!!!
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Venice is not your typical family tourist stop. Lodging and food options are minimal. One of my favorite places because of this but, prepare accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Venice is not your typical family tourist stop. Lodging and food options are minimal. One of my favorite places because of this but, prepare accordingly.
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters
We were first time anglers and they taught us what to expect. The fishing will be much better in May as the water warms up!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were first time anglers and they taught us what to expect. The fishing will be much better in May as the water warms up!
9-Ball Fishing Charters
9-Ball Fishing Charters
Charter a boat if you aren’t experienced and let them show you the way it’s done!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter a boat if you aren’t experienced and let them show you the way it’s done!
Reel Therapy Fishing Charters
Reel Therapy Fishing Charters

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