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Things to do in Gulfport MS

 Fishing in Gulfport MS


Have you ever wondered “what can I experience in the outdoors in Gulfport?” On the top of the Things to do in Gulfport MS, you will discover all that Gulfport, MS has to offer. This means exploring out of your comfort zone or the sandy beaches. Whether you are traveling here for business, family or vacation, getting outdoors is a must in Gulfport. A Gulfport Fishing Charter is one of the BEST ways to do so!

A Gulfport fishing charter offers the opportunity to land the legendary Redfish and local favorite. But Gulfport charters are offered both inshore and offshore. While Gulfport and its sister town of Gulfport both took a massive blow by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, fishing in Gulfport MS has kept all its top traits. Many anglers and professional Gulfport fishing charters call the city their home, the local tourism and casinos bring eager anglers from all other the world. When fishing in Gulfport MS, it’s done around marshes, lakes, creeks, and runoffs. The fun is what’s driven everyone to vote fishing as one of the Top Outdoor Things to do in Gulfport MS. There is also exciting offshore fishing within a reach of a day trip, schedule a Gulfport fishing charter and let your vacation start off with a bang, we guarantee you will be hooked!

The city of Gulfport is at the heart of the ‘fertile fisheries crescent’. The local charters have access to one of the best fishing areas in the entire Gulf do to the local where Gulfport MS is located. The area has a plethora of fish in the local waters, and witness stunning wildlife by the numerous bodies of lakes and rivers.

Many know Gulfport MS as a casino town, and it’s for its great beaches and endless amounts of events. But, without a douth, it’s the area’s fishing that really keeps the area on the map. Year-round angling action takes place on inshore and offshore waters. To get the most out of it, hire one of the charters, and soon you’ll be enjoying the Mississippi’s Gulf Coast waters.

Gulfport’s revamped waterfront area facing the mainland is only part of the deal. Fishing charters in Gulfport MS are available for Inshore fishing and Offshore fishing which are as equally superb. Offshore or deep-sea fishing board one of the boats bound for barrier islands and the many oil rigs. On full-day trips, you can fish shipwrecks and target fish like Cobia, Red Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, and Sharks. Also, seasonally can catch Yellowfin Tuna and Marlins that come close to the oil rigs. On shorter trips, stay closer to shore can yield Spanish and King Mackerel, Bonito, and Jack Crevalle.

The thriving inshore fishing in Gulfport MS can’t be easily matched. Redfish and Trout come close to the shores, and provide great fights and produce amazing results. Always, for best results hire a charter that offers experience and a good section of charters to fit your needs!

Rules & Regulations

Our guest anglers don’t need to purchase a fishing license if the charter captain possesses it.
Charter operators fishing south of Highway 90 need to have a saltwater fishing license. From there and up to Interstate 10, they can have either a saltwater or freshwater license and further up north, they’ll need a freshwater license.

All anglers who go fishing for Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish, and Amberjacks, need to have and use non-stainless steel circle hooks when using natural baits.

Types of Fishing

Fishing Charters Gulfport MS offer a lot of water options. We commonly use trolling, bottom fishing, light or heavy tackle, jigging, and more.
If bottom fishing, we use heavy tackle for Red Snapper. These red beauties live and love hanging around underwater structures. You can catch them only in deeper water, which in many cases is in Federal waters and have a very specific season to when they can be caught and harvested. You can catch them on cut fish, so most of the bait is cut fresh onboard the vessel. Artificial reefs are one of the favorite places for Red, Mangrove and Vermillion Snapper to hangout.

Inshore fishing, you can catch plenty of Redfish, using shrimp, blue crabs, and topwater lures. Trout can be caught year-round, but peak in spring and fall.

When fishing for Kings, trolling is a great method. As they move around the Gulf, you can find them at various latitudes, offshore and shoal waters alike. When targeting their Spanish relatives, use fast-moving silvery lures, but watch out for those razor-sharp teeth when removing them from the hook.

Feisty, Cobia, locally called ‘lemonfish’, flock around buoys and anchored vessels. We use small catfish and white mullet as live bait, but we can also jig and see if Cobia will chase it. Catch hard-fighting Amberjacks with a line testing 50 +lb tackle. If you would prefer to try catching them on light tackle or fly, were happy to accommodate as well.

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Gulfport Inshore Fishing Charters


Discover WORLD CLASS Inshore Fishing in Gulfport for Redfish, Trout and many more with your family or friends while enjoing the area casinos and beaches…

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Gulfport Offshore Fishing charters


Take a break from the beaches and casionos, adventure Offshore or Deep Sea fishing within miles from shore to some of the great local waters for Cobia…

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Awesome Experience

My 13-year old nephew and his grandpa had a fantastic time on their fishing trip! They caught some really large Redfish and the boat/equipment was top of the line! The customer service of this company is great...highly recommend!
- Anissl

Great with kids!

Jared and Noah are amazing!! They were extremely patient with the 3 kiddos on the boat and helped them reel in some pretty big fish. They were encouraging and answered all their questions. As a first timer, it was quite a site to see them in action! We hit our limit of 12 on a noon charter. Would definitely recommend them and look forward to doing another next year.
- Mary Beth


We booked a morning trip on June 1st for 6 people and caught our limit of Snapper! Capt Mark were awesome, as they are serious about providing a great experience. We had 3 children age 7-10 and the crew was patient and made it a fun time for the kids! This fishing adventure was everything thing we we're hoping for!
- Abbie B



Sailfish season is the strongest and in full swing with kite fishing the best method to catch them. Targeted Species: Barracuda, cobia, kingfish, sailfish, wahoo, mangrove snapper, tripletail, blackfin tuna
Offshore fishing is filled with awesome fishing for Sailfish, Wahoo, and Blackfin tuna. Swordfish are deep below them. Targeted Species: Barracuda, amberjack, cobia, kingfish, sailfish, mangrove snapper, blackfin tuna.

Sailfish bite slows down. White Marlin can be caught and start to show up. Snook and Redfish can be caught inshore. Freshwater fishing for peacock bass starts to pick up as well. Targeted Species: Barracuda, amberjack, cobia, kingfish, sailfish, mangrove snapper, tripletail
Offshore fishing for Marlin is strong during this month for both Blue and White near the Gulf Stream. Yellowfin tuna can also be caught this time of year. Targeted Species: Barracuda, amberjack, Mahi, kingfish, white marlin, yellowfin tuna, tripletail, mangrove snapper
Peacock bass really starts to heat up this month. Large Snook can also be caught inshore. Targeted Species: Barracuda, Mahi, white marlin, snook, tarpon, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, peacock bass
Inshore fishing gets strong with Tarpon, Snook and Redfish in the backwaters of Lake Worth. Offshore reefs also start to produce some action. Targeted Species: Barracuda, Mahi, snook, tarpon, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, peacock bass.
Lots of great outdoor activities in Gulfport during this month along with great fishing everywhere. Targeted Species: Barracuda, mahi, snook, tarpon, yellowfin tuna, blacktip sharp, peacock bass
Offshore fishing for Wahoo is the strongest especially around the full moon. Targeted Species: Barracuda, kingfish, snook, tarpon, yellowfin tuna, blacktip sharp, peacock bass
Swordfish in the deep blue sea become the target this month. Targeted Species: Barracuda, kingfish, snook, swordfish, redfish, blacktip sharp, tripletail
Offshore waters fill up with Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi and Tuna. Targeted Species: Barracuda, wahoo, mahi-mahi, blackfin tuna, swordfish, redfish, tripletail
Sailfish begin to pick back up in big numbers for chances in catching the most you have ever. Targeted Species: Barracuda, amberjack, sailfish, wahoo, mangrove snapper, tripletail
Offshore Fishing dominates for Sailfish, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Barracuda, Amberjack. Targeted Species: Barracuda, amberjack, kingfish, sailfish, wahoo, mangrove snapper, tripletail, blackfin tuna



Gulfport Florida Fishing charters calendar

iOutdoor fishing calendar has all the information you will need to see what is biting and when! See what type of fish you will be reeling into the boat while you are traveling to Gulfport. If you need further information about when to travel and catch a species of your dreams, it’s right here… Read more


Gulfport Fishing charters Species ChartSpecies: You can either explore the deep blue waters for Cobia, Shark, Amberjack, Kingfish, Grouper or Snapper or discover the inshore waters for Trout and Redfish.



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