Captain Robert Earl McDaniel ( Squirrel, Curly, Cap, Capt Earl, Whoop’em or Fish Slayer) seems everyone has a different nickname for me!! I only like to fish by myself or with someone.
I was born 6-64 and raised along the shores of the Mississippi Gulf Coast where I married my most awesome wife Tracie. Two fantastic boys Brandon (1993) and Justin (1995) along with the greatest parents father, Robert C McDaniel (Bob) from Neshoba County, Mississippi and owner of Biloxi’s Bob’s Grocery, and my mother, Geraldine Poe (Sally) from Grenada, Mississippi owner of Grocery Basket.
Being on or near the water whether it be fishing, shrimping, crabbing, throwing a cast net or just boating that’s where I’m most at peace. It’s a way of life for me, that I have enjoyed my whole life. Always within casting distance from the Biloxi Back Bay I learned to catch and cook what it has to offer and still enjoy learning. Along with fishing, I’ve been in and out of construction my whole life. So I appreciate and know all about a good hard days work.
I started fishing offshore in 1987 with a couple childhood friends when I feel in love with it. Something kept making me want to go back for more, the fascinating things you’d see and catch and learn each and every day offshore fishing. Very challenging yet rewarding!
The “TUG OF WAR” of a good fish still excites me today as much as the first. Seeing our guest catch a trophy fish or sometimes their first fish is very gratifing.
Guess I need to mention I have a brother who is THE Mississippi State Record Cobia holder since 1996 #106.8 Randy McDaniel. Many other state and world records have been set aboard the WhipaSnapa…..
If you go fishing with me you’re going to get a patient, passionate, well prepared and respectful captain with a bunch of knowledge of boating and catching fish in our area. All my boating and fishing equipment is going to be nice and kept well maintained. I WILL go the extra mile for you! All you do is come aboard with small cooler, food, drinks and a positive attitude
Captain Earl is at heart a fisherman and Mississippi local that loves to show off the majesty of the waters of the Gulf
BEST QUALITY EQUIPMENT AND FAST BOAT
No expense was spared in providing our friends and customers with top shelf gear to make the fishing experience the best and ith twin outboard motors the Whipasnapa can get you over the fish fast thus saving you time and money
NAVIGATION AND FISH FINDER
The Whipasnapa has the best navigation and fish finding gear to put you on top of all those fighting fish
PASSIONATE ABOUT FISHING
Captain Earl has over 30 years of fishing experience and that translates to a high catch rate for our friends and customers
Captain Earl is one of only a few license holders on the Mississippi Gulf Coast holding a certified Snapper Season license
Plus we have something that not many other charter services have. A full bathroom
Satisfied and Happy Customers
We had a blast on the 6 hour combo trip. Thanks again Earl. We caught all kinds of species. We plan on being back.
Doug K September 7, 2019
Went in a 6 hour combo tour during our vacation. We had a blast! Captain Earl is very knowledgeable, patient and fun. We caught drum, trout, sharks,... read more a sting-ray and a few others. During our trip we also saw some dolphins and jellyfish. It was a really fun time! Would do it again!
brendakMO September 5, 2019
I took my two grandsons (ages 13 & 14) out with Captain Earl on an in shore fishing trip today. Captain Earl was very courteous, professional and very knowledgeable on... read more fishing and the Biloxi area. All three of us really enjoyed the trip and hanging out with Captain Earl. He cleaned all of our catch and offered different way to cook the fish. I would highly recommend Captain Earl and his boat the WhipaSnapa for any fishing trip. Both of my grandsons have already requested that we do another trip with Captain Earl. And we will!!!
mwpool June 10, 2019
Had a great day & caught many fish off shore. If you enjoy fishing go with Capt Earl. He knows fishing in the gulf waters.
Genie G April 4, 2019
I have fished with Captain Earl for many years. He will always be my first pick of Gulf captains in the area. He always finds the fish and keeps a... read more boat load of bait for all species. Awsome trips too many to count ! He is a great captain and has been a mentor to me fishing the gulf. Lots of fun on the WhipaSnapa !
Fishaboutguy April 4, 2019
Captain Earl, is a great fisherman and captain, He really knows how to get you to where the fish are. I cannot wait to book another trip with him... read more and tell my friends and family about this great trip.
lindapooh42 January 22, 2019
Captain Earl is a seasoned fisherman who has fished these waters all of his life. He will tell you what is being caught at the time you are down there,... read more and knows all of the good places to fish. My buddy and I went on the 4 hr. bay fishing trip and were surprised at all the fish we caught. He was very helpful giving us tips on how to fish the bay. We are definitely going to go back for a longer trip and it will certainly be with Captain Earl on the Whip a Snapa!
Larry S September 30, 2017
I hired Capt. Earl for the inshore/offshore island combo for my husband and I. I have taken chartered fishing trips all over and he was by far the most... read more knowledgeable I have fished with . This man has fished these waters since he was a kid and knows everything, (i.e. Water salinity and temperature, wind direction, tides, surface temperature, etc) and uses it all to help you catch fish. He could even tell me what kind of fish I had in the line before I reeled it in just by the way it fought. He has an awesome dry sense of humor that we loved. We went back to his house where he cleaned and packed our fish for us as well as recommended ways to cook each kind of fish. I was initially leery as WhipaSnapa did not have many reviews....don't be, Capt. Earl was the best decision we made. We enjoyed it so much we called back the next day and tried to book him for another day but he was already booked up. We will definitely be back. Btw, he is not a large business with multiple boats...when you book you get Capt. Earl himself (and all his experience).
gwcynthia April 10, 2017
We had a great time aboard the WhipaSnapa! Capt. Earl was very knowledgeable and helpful to help us catch the fish we wanted to catch. I highly recommend Capt. Earl... read more and the WhipaSnapa for your deep sea fishing experience!!
ks101516 November 26, 2016
Captain Earl and his crew are very knowledgable of the area and where to find the fish. Great personality and very hospitable to all his guests. Definitely will go back... read more for more trips.
lm39621 November 1, 2016
The Captain and family of the Whipasnapa welcome you to come experience fishing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The weather is great, the fish are hungry and memories you’ll make will last a lifetime