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Whipasnapa Charters Fishing!

Take a look at what all you could be fishing for. From near the coast line of Biloxi,Ms. out to the offshore Islands catching black drum, sheepshead, flounder, red fish, Snapper, sharks, amberjacks, cobia, beautiful sun rises and sets you can catch them and much much more.

Memory Lane with the Whipasnapa Charters

snappers galore offshore gulf of mexico

That Biloxi, Ms. Charter Boat WhipaSnapa continues catching a large variety of fishy’s! Weather inshore or offshore the tight lines attached to them big ol smiles have really been flowing on a regular bases around here. We Thank You Lord…..

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The group of Davis and Fry started the WhipaSnapa adventures off this week with a light tackle and Island combo.(catch and release trip), well they did keep a lil variety (of Fish) to take to one of the local restaurants (C.J.’s right here by the house a new restaurant) cooked up the couples flounder, shark, trout, mullet and drum. The couples gave it a gold star!! Really good action on the day with this group of Snapa Friends….

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Mr. Carl Jones’s friends and family had the WhipaSnapa for couple days of the good stuff. They come in for that treatment only the WhipaSnapa can provide. Ya’ll know Fish, Eat, Drink And Rest!! And Fish Eat, Drink and Rest again. Man the team really does it right, an had a couple of great days! Mr. Butler Dexter an Carl been enjoying their trips

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aboard the WhipaSnapa for 7yrs now. The Team all ways likes the 2 day, Inshore one day, Offshore one day package. And OMG the crew had a great time. The times in the boat flowed right on to land and back. Not sure on tally’s, believe it or not, but the team left with close to 130lbs of cleaned meat(if not more). I really do like them 2 day trips, gives us a lil better odds to get a good day offshore. Cause we all know when going for the rig trip the better the seas the mo fun it is!!

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Snapper dates getting limited but a few still available for July. Also have a couple trips needing a extra person to help fill the boat so if interested in going on a Big Water Adventure an it’s just 1 ,2 or 3 of you. Might want to give us a holla. A big Thanks to all of you, for selecting WhipaSnapa for your boating excursions.

Capt Robert “Earl” McDaniel

Finally a cobia makes its way to my belly- Whipasnapa Charter

Capt Robert Earl with a nice cobia aka ling

Some more beautiful weather along the South Mississippi shores has finally produced a nice keeper cobia for the Biloxi Ms. charter boat Whipasnapa. Big reds, sharks, jacks an piles of spanish and King mackeral, entertained as we anticipated the next cobia to come up the chum slick, or for the screams of the reels to get everyone’s ol ticker ticking at a very dramatic tick.

Only one problem, 2 of the cobia, happened to show an hit at the same time!That didn’t work out so good. One eluded our attempt to capture the beast. But luckily (I suppose) it was the smaller of the two. Sure felt good to give out a round of ol high fives thou. Just breaking the ice was a great feeling. Especially since it seems I was getting to be one of the last to catch one. Yeah, trust me these fellows round here, they like to rub it in. Especially; when it comes to the cobia. They all ask me “You get one yet? You caught any cobia?” Well we have caught 4, which 3 were just short of making the 33inch mark. Anyway a nice fat 42 lber(has give us some redemption) an did make for some surenuff :)s. O an some happy belly’s 2.

Another nice 40 come up through the master chum slick about noon. Which the other action was about 7:30, not long after we anchored. So quite some time had passed before the next sighting. Yes, just a sighting, passed just feet from the boat in the slick 4 times. Yet no one could entice this madame to take their offerings.

The spanish on the lil light tackle spin cast helped pass some time,an were surenuff the 🙂 producers. A bright chartreuse jig bounced around in the chum, produced an exhilarating drag ripping run bout every time. A free lined poggey or croaker drifted back a little further(in the chum slick) would get the ol mighty Kings attention also.

The winds picked up on the weekend, which kept us inshore for one, an actually grounded us Sunday. The crew sat. did manage a good mess of whitetrout, Sheepshead, blackdrums an ground mullets. They elected to take a variety sampler (of the catch) to one of our favorite lil restaurants and have it cooked up for lunch. They only had 2 thumbs but gave it 4 thumbs up.

what you waiting for here is your invitation:

Getcha self on down here, load up on the dang ol’ WhipaSnapa an let’s get it on!!!

Many thanks to all and God Bless!!!!
Capt Robert “Earl” McDaniel

Suns out-reels out… Come on!

Looks like summer is finally here! And another Cobia tournament is in the books. Good job everybody that fished could not have asked for better weather. My team worked hard just no big ones this year for us. But they still out there in that beautiful blue water of the Gulf of Mexico.                                           

Had a visitor on our trip offshore poor thing was tired. Let her have a rest on the whipasnapa and she went on her way.

Had a few trips this week caught some good looking fish in the Biloxi waterways 

And dont forget amberjack is open till the end of May so book your trip today!!




Snapper Fever!!!

snapper on deck whipasnapa charters

Alright all you party people the dates for snapper season has been announced! It will open June 1, 2018 and close on July 22, 2018 So lets get those trips booked running out of days!!!!!

pompano and red snapper on the table whipasnapa charter

Fishing in Biloxi, MS on Spring Break!

The Biloxi,Mississippi fishing charter boat Whipasnapa, is finally back in the captain’s seat!!! Oh! how good it feels too… What a winter, huh??? Not many people had boating on their mind the last few months, that’s for sure!! But with that being said I think it’s over.  Spring breakers are amongst us. It’s hammer time!!! Usually, by now we are in full swing, but just now getting warmed up this year!! Time to get back to waylaying’m, stanking the grease!!!
Been pretty busy last few weeks getting the arsenal all cleaned up, greased and ready to go. Starting to pick up few trips as some spurts of sunshine an warm weather has teased us a lil lately. For the most part, the fishing has been pretty good. We did get a big flush of fresh water the last part of February that made a few trips a lil slow!! Just seems slow in winter any ways cause you don’t have all the bait fish and stuff constantly biting on your bait. When you feel something chomping this time of year it’s generally something worth a good hook set. Croakers, pinfish and hardheads just not around till the water temps gets back up close to 70 degrees!! Kinda of limited sometimes what you can do when the winds are blowing a Gail and the bay has been flushed out!!! Had 4 off shores on the books and have yet to get out there!! I know, I know we usually have one those biggens in by now!!! (But ol Mother Nature rules in this sport)!! I can assure you I’m chomping @ the bit to go do lil BIG water fishing myself 4sur!!!
The last couple weeks have straightened out for the most part!! Although numbers have been still down a lil (for whipasnapa standards). Sheepshead just have not turned on reel good this year!! Not sure the reason other than colder than normal temperatures.. I think a lot of it has been the fluctuation of the temp!! Up and down up and down and winds steadily changing directions ( bout like a woman) o yeah guess we are talking bout (Mother nature here) all the fresh water flowing down the rivers also!! Most trips in past years would average some 30 sheepshead with several reds & black drum a few specks an flounder mixed in!! This year tho it’s been more like 8 to 12 sheepshead an the black drum an reds have been lil more consistent!!!
Bait shops have constantly held a nice supply of live shrimp which helps for sure.. Caught the first hard heads this weekend. Which means….. cobia will be here just any day now!! Lord knows I love hunting them cobia!! When you start seeing the butterflies, the turtles out on the prowl and the pecan trees start budding. Its time to load up some Fiesty hardheads and go. (chum the bar) If you ever get out on a reely good cobia hunt you will understand!!! I like to call it cobia hunting! You go out off one the barrier islands, I prefer horn or chandelier island. Get on a good stand, I prefer edges of bars preferably chumming over some grass beds or cuts in the islands where bait fish would be holding up. Put out lil stinks (chum), do lil cobia calling put you out few weapons with good lively baits (cats, croakers or eels). When 2 or 3 show up swimming around the boat and you can see’m everybody goes to scram-a-ling, cause you have to be quick to get a bait in front of them before they become what we call a drive by. When one or two or 3 takes the flipped baits and you can get multiples hooked up it’s very heart pounding!!! Bout the only fish that reely gets the ol ticker ticking like a big ol buck!! To feed a bait to a 60, 70, or 80lb fish is just heart attack material!!! Chumming for them is very patient testing but if you can handle the waiting game it can be very rewarding!!! Chumming as most know is one of my favorite types of fishing!!! Putting out ol tournament slick an a dozen or so weapons with the hairy triggers set is a very productive, exciting way to catch cobia, shark, bull reds, jacks, tarpon and many other species!! When you have the weapons loaded (baited) with ol hardheads and the clicker goes to easing off, and you start about a 6 Mississippi count to give the potential St. Record fish time to swallow the bait!! The anticipation of setting the hook is like none other!! Then once you set the hook an it starts the rise to the top and you get that big brown color as she comes up doing that ol head shaking tale walk it can be very well (orgasmic)!!!!
Red Snapper season right now is 6-1-2018 through 7-22-2018. The kids love the fast paced trout and ground mullet which is any day now!!! The camping season out to the barrier islands is right now and still plenty reds and stuff now too! So moan down South Mississippi load up on ol Whipasnapa 228-229-6978 will get you hooked up!!!

Many thanks to all and God Bless!!!!
Capt Robert “Earl” McDaniel





Easter fun at the Barrier Islands MS Gulf Coast!

Had some family in town for some Easter fun along the golden Gulf Coast and it turned out to be a beautiful weekend in south Ms. Few of the members wanted to go out the Island and see what would pull their strings a little, and looks like they had some fun with few sharks and nice red fish.

And according to all the smiles, they were glad to be aboard. With a light tackle spin cast in hand something on the other end making those drags sing. We all know what happens, when that happens..:)
Them dang big ol sheepshead on light tackle is bout as good as it gets. They really put up one heck of a scrap. I have really enjoyed experimenting with them in the kitchen. They eat excellent! Very versatile, grilled, baked, fried, stuffed, pattied, po boyed or potato crusted all have suited the taste buds mighty fine! They have been very reliable as well, averaging 12-20 per trip, only fished 2 to 3 hrs. on most. The Big brute sheepshead have been avg. 4 to 8 lbs with a red are 2 in there to boot. Of course the biggest ones got away just before surrendering to the net. Most trips flew in, so not really keeping a whole lot. Some took a few to the local restaurants to have prepared to their liking. They all had thumbs up on that gig!!
We still gettin’em’on! So moan down an get’em’on with us. shoot throw some out there for that holiday table spread!!


Many thanks to all and God Bless!!!!
Capt Robert “Earl” McDaniel