Mississippi River Ice Fishing Charters

Mississippi River Ice Fishing Charters

Best Ice Fishing Charters in Mississippi River

Ice Fishing in Mississippi River

If you think the fishing action on the Upper Mississippi stops when temperatures drop below freezing, think again! Many anglers claim that Mississippi River ice fishing offers some of the best hard-water river fishing you can find in the US, as long as you’re careful and know where to go.
 

What to Expect

One of the first questions that comes to mind, especially when you’re talking about ice fishing on a river as big as the Mississippi, is whether it’s actually safe. While the main flow of this mighty body of water is no joke, the good news is there are plenty of small bays and backwater nooks where you can drop your line without being swept away.
 
The even better news is that in these slower-moving waters, strong ice settles in for several months, creating the ideal conditions for ice fishing. This is the time to set your sights on copious amounts of Bluegill, Crappie, and Yellow Perch, which are plentiful and very hungry. The best part is that you can land all three species in a day, sometimes even from the same hole. You can also hook Walleye and Northern Pike, though it will require more patience and experienced guidance.
 

How to Prepare

Winters in the north aren’t for the faint-hearted, so when you decide to go ice fishing, warm, layered clothes are priority number one. If you decide to explore the ice with a guide, they will usually have all the tackle and ice fishing equipment you need, and they will often drill holes for you. Some services even have ice shacks where you can stay warm until that first bite.
 
It’s up to you to dress for the occasion, get a fishing license that’s valid in the state where you’ll be fishing, and bring plenty of hot tea or coffee and food to keep you warm.
 
Mississippi River ice fishing is a diamond in the rough, but once you discover its riches, you’ll keep coming back for more!
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Reviews of Fishing in Ice Fishing in Mississippi River

Half day with capt Bryan
Cliff D. fished with Sting Raye Fishing Charters, LLC on April 7, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Make sure you’re ready for any kind of weather.
Half Day Trip with Captain Scott
Lance W. fished with Impulsive Charters on March 28, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
In March, expect to catch lots of trout.
Fellas trip
James B. fished with Silver Dollar III Charters on March 13, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Find out what type of fish is in season.
Not rain nor wind can ruin the fun with Capt Fred
Tosha V. fished with Full Moon Fishing Service–Rend Lake on November 14, 2020
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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 ??❤️
July fishing trip
Frank A. fished with Lake Superior Hatteras Fishing on July 27, 2020
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You don’t need anything. Just get on the boat and fish.
July fishing trip
Sheila J. fished with Lake Superior Hatteras Fishing on July 12, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!
Late Morning Trip w/ Captain Gerry
Richard J. fished with Lake Superior Hatteras Fishing on July 3, 2020
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Try here’s a reason they call it “fishing”... and not “catching.”
It was the 5 hr shark trip
9364022182 9. fished with “Go Topless” Fishing Charters on July 1, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
There are definitely a lot of fish in Biloxi. You definitely want be disappointed in fish here.

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