Fishing was really hot this week!!

The Biloxi, Mississippi Deep Sea fishing boat, Whipasnapa Charters, really enjoyed a great week on the water. The weather was awesome, tides were all good, plenty of good baits lead to some spectacular fishing!!!
The bay waters turned on good, salinity still down a little but the fish were huddled out by the bridges!! Found a couple really hot spots dropping down on the old 90 bridge structure which runs adjacent to the new Biloxi Ocean Springs bridge!! Fishing this structure is difficult to get the hang of!! You have to be able to feel the bottom really good!!! Sinkers must be tided to the bottom of the leaderwith the hook just above!!! They (the sinkers) must barely hit bottom an twitched along just barely lifting an dropping!! You have to keep the live shrimp flicking along with a little bit of freedom!!! Once you start to get the hang of it a great catch can be had!! We were catching several red fish, most were 16 to 26 inches!!! Several black drum, sheepshead and some really nice speckle trout were also brought aboard the Whipasnapa!!!
A few reefs also turned on with some nice ground mullet and a few white trout added to the excitement!!! Must call dad for ground mullet is his favorite fish. Every year he tells me to call him when them ground mullet turn on cause that’s all he cares about catching.
We also got outside the islands and did some chumming. Still a little slow but the sharks and bull reds are starting to show pretty good!!! No real big sharks but several little ones!! The bull reds were real nice. We still haven’t made it to the rigs, but it sure wasn’t mother natures fault. Got another shot this week to get out to the rigs but looks like it will be mother natures will this week to hamper the possibility!!! Anyway folks it’s getting right.. don’t miss the boat!!!

Many thanks to all and God Bless!!!!
Capt Robert “Earl” McDaniel
www.whipasnapacharters.com
228-229-6978

Spring has finally arrived, let’s go fishing!!!

he 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. The 1st day of spring is this week, 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 twoor 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)!!!!
Any way folks thanks so much for a very successful 2013 and a very anticipated 2014 is under way. I was kinda injured fighting a very disturbing foot injury all winter so didn’t reely get to hunt, like I like too. I had a severe case of plantar fasciitis !! Very painful!! But it’s almost healed now and been couped up with it all this winter…. bout ready to,well ain’t no bout ready too it!! I’m very readyto bust this 2014 boating season wide@ open!!! So y’all come on down jump aboard and let’s get it on!!! Red Snapper season right now is 6-1-2014 through 7-11-2014 and cobia season is right around the corner (April-May). 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
www.whipasnapacharters.com
228-229-6978

Fall World Record Red Snapper Bash!!!!!

The Biloxi, Ms. based charter boat, Whipasnapa, an the entire Gulf of Mexico receives the go ahead for an additional 15 days of red snapper season! The gulf council decided to open Red Snapper season Oct 1-Oct 15 an with October being an explosive month on a few other fun to seek an destroy fish like cobia, king, amberjack etc…. we were reely anticipating the 15 days.
Then as fast as it got here the first week was pretty much a wash out. Cause up pops Hurricane Karen, which did not amount to nothing but canceled trips πŸ™ Got out on Tuesday, caught 6 cobia on a lil short run out, it was a lil rough an the crews opted out of going deep.. so just beyond the island some 8 miles on a few buoys was as far as we needed.. Caught prob a dozen, only 6 nice keepers tho. Thursday was inshore on the white trout an drum an that was very successful..That was it for that week. As Fri -Mon all forfeited because of that stanking Karen..
The following week was much more successful as some great weather set in about Wed. an lasted the rest of the week.. Flat seas and sunshine galore perfect temperature made for some excellent Red Snapper trips, aboard the Whipasnapa.. Each crew had fair opportunity to battle with some big ol SOW’s. Super sized limits of red snapper were battled each day cause we were definitely looking for a limit of 15lb plus fish.. Keep putting that BIGGER BAIT on an just waiting ol dominant one to come through an devoir the 1lb bait, dead or alive..When he hits you’ll know it……Most trips took a good 3 to 4 hrs of good hard fishing with several hard fought battles on the snapper by each fisherman..Pull!!! Reel!!! keep her out the Rig!!!!Pull!!! We stayed on the move somewhat looking for the cobia an other shrimp boat bandits we could find.. There was a small group of shrimp boats working that 120-140ft water where we were snapper fishing!!! Running shrimp boats is a pretty good deal, loads of fun!!! Just no telling what’s gonna come up on the chum line!!! Lord knows it don’t take long for things to get crazy!!! Sometimes 5 or 6 species of fish all come up an fighting for a meal.. Multiple hookups can occur with people getting drug in all directions with rods BOWED over.. Gets quite entertaining to say the least… We were able to catch a few nice cobia , Lil Tunas, Dorado, Vermillion snapper, amberjacks, sharks, etc…. that accompany the red snapper in the Whipasnapa Box for the ride in each day!! πŸ™‚ Several 15 to 20lb Red Snapper and a handful of the sows over 20lb Red Snapper were brought top side..Many anglers an great friends from near and far had some super duper great trips. Many Kodak Moments 4 sur!! Great ones for the ol memory wall…
But it was Doug Borries from Dynamic Outdoors, that stole the show!!!! (I suppose =p) His state and world record Red Snapper on fly rod was the highlight of the season (I reckon =p). As we hooked to the rig just after day light!!! Already over whelmed having a just breath taking early morning cruise out some 55 miles out (Sun Oct 14)!!! About 180 ft deep with flat seas, sunny skies the anglers were antsy to Drop’m!! We had filled the bait box full of hardtells at a stop r 2 earlier!! We begin dropping and a strong bite was evident. Just as soon as you could make it to the bottom or just stop anywhere along the way it was going to get engulfed.
Pull Up Reel Down!! Pull Up Reel Down!! Get them turns on the reel when ya can!!! Couple lesser amberjacks and a couple very nice red snapper were the 1st fish boated!! Meanwhile ol Doug getting his ol Coon Tail Squid rigged up on that ol famous fly rod, that has produced some 19 state records 12 or more on the Whipasnapa ( I might add =) ). To make a long story short, yet another one for Doug and the Whipasnapa, 27lb Red Snapper breaks State and World records on a fly rod!!!!! YEAH BABY
Check out you tube on our web site (Whipasnapa Charters) or Doug’s Dynamic Outdoors for some pretty cool videos of the catch!!!
Fishing is still going strong inshore as well with the last 4 or 5 trips enjoying some nice big white trout an ground mulletcatches, with strong catches of black drum and reds with a few specks and flounders showing up as well. So come on down!!!! the weather is FINSTASTIC!!! and lets do the dang thing!!! Still plenty of good fishing left!!!we would love to have you aboard!!!

Thanks for a great 2013 Snapper Season!!!!! Catcha next year!

Many thanks to all and God Bless!!!!
Capt Robert “Earl” McDaniel
www.whipasnapacharters.com
228-229-6978

Fishing Red Snapper in October!!!!

That’s right! The Whipasnapa Charter boat is awaiting another round of the elusive Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper!!!! An boy that October fishing gets right you know!!!
As the cobia migrate back through on their return trip home, the October water temps cool down and that brutal summer sun is gone. Really seems to turn on a good feed for all the fish. Grouper, snapper, amberjack, kings offshore with reds, blacks, sheep’s an trout really turning on inshore. Some of my most memorable meat in the box adventures have been in October. From my experience if we can get ole mother nature to do her part we gone way lay’m!!!! That’s right be like the old days putting 4 to 500 lbs of fish in the Box!!!(of course offshore) especially if they leave the aj season open!!! I know a short time ago when the snapper season run through Oct. several times I remember catching 200lb of Red Snapper 200lb of cobia an 200lb of Mangrove Snapper (IN THE BOX)!!! didn’t fish much for amberjack back then but now add 200lb of amberjack to that, plus a few of the other snapper an some kings plus some grouper (o’lawd) we might need a bigger boat!! YEAH!!! That BEAUTIFULY SWEET CEO of the whipasnapa franchise has been hinting a lil that its getting about that time!!!!:)
We been mostly inshore fishing 6 hour an 4hr lately..for some pretty good flounder, trout and drum action. The puppy drum and reds have really been hot through July, August. Dropping them nice fresh dead shrimp to the bottom has done most of the damage.., Its some what of an art, to it to be able to flitch the shrimp up an inch or 2 an anticipate that big red are black drum to smoke it as it falls back to the bottom..Hey drag ripping! It is a pain at times dealing with all the croakers an catfish but they do pull pretty good an if patient and learn the technique of pulling the big shrimp away from the pesky nibble nibble stuff an anticipate the bigger thump of the red or black an hit him quickly with a blunt hook set can be tons a of fun.
Nuthing like hearing them lil drags on that light tackle sing, YEAH!!! White trout and ground mullett have been strong and steady with a pretty good avg. size usually a Hr. are so producing a strong 40 are more!!!!
The Jacks, bonito, sharks, bull reds and few cobia have been kicking it up at the barrier island and behind the shrimp boats. The reels are a lil bigger drags a lil tighter as the fish are a little bit meaner. The angler gets pulled around a lil as well. πŸ™‚ Which adds to the excitement. Chunking a nice size white trout or croaker out behind a shrimp boat and watching as the feeding frenzy of sharks, jacks or bonito’s engulf just about anything that hits the water.. Get 4 or 5 hooked up at once an anglers go to flying around all over the place trying to FOLLOW their fish gets Very entertaining!!! But to watch the fear faces turn into happy faces just makes me πŸ™‚ Moan Y’all lets go rip some stanking lips!!!

Many thanks to all and God Bless!!!!
Capt Robert “Earl” McDaniel
www.whipasnapacharters.com
228-229-6978

Red Snapper Report!!!

The Biloxi, Ms Charter Boat Whipasnapa has put a hurting on ’em!!!!! You know back when I first started the WhipaSnapa Charter business we fished for Red Snapper from April to October with a 4 fish limit!!! Now June 1 – June 28th with a 2 fish limit is all we get!! In my own personal opinion its the advancement of the outbound motors that’s contributed as much as anything to the supposedly lack of Red Snapper in my opinion its the Sows (the 20lbs+) that are missing!!!! Back in the day we used to very seldom keep a snapper under 20 lbs. A limit of 16 to 20 fish with most being 16 to 25 lbs!!! We limited out every trip this year with ease and all being a really fine mess of Red Snapper. Of all the Snapper only maybe 6 were the true SOWS 20 and over!!!With two 23’s being the biggest all year. Most everything we kept were the 12 to 18 lbs. To me if the sows are what’s in danger why not put a limit kinda like they do the red drum. One over an 2 under a certain length!! And while I’m on it I definitely cant see why they can’t come out with the Red Snapper opening an closing date sometime like Jan., Feb., March, April. Why wait till 2 weeks before the season an tell us one thing then a week later tell us something else then a week later change it yet again then change it again!!!!!!!!!!MAKES NO SINCE TO ME!!!!!!!!!! And I bet if they where running a charter business they would see it just like I do!!!
Anyway mother nature got us on a few, in the beginning an a few at the end. Some were fishable but when some of the crew starts screaming udderly profound words at the water before you get 10 miles out πŸ™‚ not much you can do!!! Some were able to hold out long enough to hit a few shrimp boats an get the rest of the crew strings stretched out on some Jacks, Shark an Kings before getting them back to solid ground.. Very few shake the feeling without returning to land but some do.. All in All the WhipaSnapa Red Snapper season was a BIG hit.. All had a limit of nice Red Snapper, an most had a few bonus fish of either cobia, king, grouper, mangrove, vermilion, lane, wenchmen, porgy, etc…… The water however has just really sucked! Mostly dirty water everywhere,,,very little if any trips had pretty blue water, just none out there during June nowhere!!!!! Most of the Snapper were caught about 35miles out on wrecks an rigs, with fresh Hard tails being bait of this ol captains choice. Of course the Big Poggys nailed a few too, an a few were caught on live croaker an a couple of the bigger one were actually caught on what they call a sea robin. Seems the BIG Snaper love them critters!!!
The inshore bite on white trout and ground mullet has been supper!!!! Several flounder and black drum as well! Just stopping on the reef for about an hr. or so the teams have been nailing some 60 are more white trout with about 25 are so ground mullet.. Most we have feed to the sharks, kings, cobia, Jacks, reds, etc…..
Anyway folks its gettin HOT! But so is the Fish bite . Rods have been bent double so much they just got a permanent bend in them Capt. is on a mini 1 day vacation recharging, sharping the hooks, getting some weak soldiers out of the arsenal and getting some new ones ready for you!!!
Gag Grouper opens on July 1 all other are already open with amberjack opening back up Aug. 1.
Anyway folks sometimes I know we take our fishing a lil serious but nobody wants you to catch more fish then we do.. Many thanks too all who rode with us, an of course all the wishers as well!!!!
So Quit wishing an moan down South Ms. an jump aboard the WhipaSnapa and join us for one fish smashing adventure after another!!!

Let’s Go Fishing!!!!

Many thanks to all and God Bless!!!!
Capt Robert “Earl” McDaniel
www.whipasnapacharters.com
228-229-6978

Cobia Bar Fishing, May’s Good!!!!

The Biloxi, Ms. based charter boat Whipasnapa, has been chumming them bars for sure!!! As most know we like chumming. Especially for the brown fish, aka ling, cobia, and lemon fish.
Since the second week of May each trip has been fortunate enough to boat a nice cobia some up to five. Most 2 or 3 with the biggest being a 57lber. Hard to mention everyone’s name and where they were from but a big THANK YOU, to all who helped this years bar season to be one of the very best!!! It really does take a large amount of hard work, patience and team work to boat these fish chumming on the bar. With 10 to 12 poles out and couple chumchompers (that have to be stroked consistently) outboard motors and anchors that have to be maneuvered around, once a BIG fish has been Hooked, things can get hairy for sho!!! πŸ™‚
We were very successful thou of all the fish we hooked we boated everyone of them!!! That in itself is pretty dang good. Way 2 Go Team!! Appx. 30 for 30!!!! Most were caught by sight as they came up to the boat following the impressive chum slick we were putting out. A live ell, croaker, catfish, spot or jig was presented an engulfed by the curious hard fighting great tasting Cobia.They really do check out when hooked, some do a lil tail walk slinging their head around trying to throw the hook, some hit the sinker lines an man when that clicker goes off the anticipation an anxiety of not knowing what your fixing to set the hook on is second to none..If it leaves screaming its probably a shark. Its the nice slow ease off when Cobia is anticipated.Then everyone is waiting to see the infamous rise to the top that the cobia’s always do. Regardless of how ithappens rest assured the high fives an smiles on the face of the angler and spectators after that cobia is boated is priceless.
I’m figuring the bar fishing is very close to wrapping up. πŸ™ We might squeeze out 1 or 2 more. Time to start picking them up out at the rigs and the shrimp boats farther out in the Gulf, as the shrimp season and snapper season are fast approaching. For you curious fishermen, they have set the Snapper Season for June 1 to June 28th. I have about 3 or 4 days still open so hurry and fill them up!!!
Inshore the white trout, ground mullet, have been pretty strong with several gaff tops, a few flounders and reds pulling the strings.
Anyway if your still reading this crap thank you, and moan down get on the Whipasnapa Let’s go get’m Bo an Boets!!! πŸ™‚
Pictures will be freshene-d up weekly but the reports prob will cease for the month of June. Cause I think you all know why they really call us WHIP- A- SNAPA!!! Hopefully Mother Nature An God willing some very nice limits of Red Snapper w/ some’s Mangroves, Cobia, Kings an all that other stuff out there that dares get in the cross hairs of ole WhipaSnapa will most certainly get the complimentary ride aboard the WhipaSnapa too the cleaning table>>>>>>O yeah we set the St. Record for the Atlantic Sharp nose this past weekend W/a 15 and 1/2 lber, 1/2lb shy of the world record!!! Congratulations Steve!!!

God Bless all affected as lives have been changed forever as mother nature seems to be so violent these days!! As hurricane season fast approaches, we will be keeping our fingers (and everything else) crossed and praying as well.

So ya’ll moen down lets go get’em!!!
Let’s Go Fishing!!!!

Many thanks to all and God Bless!!!!
Capt Robert “Earl” McDaniel
www.whipasnapacharters.com
228-229-6978

Cobia Finally Arrive!!!!!

The Biloxi, Ms. Charter boat, WhipaSnapa is happy to announce, the very anticipated COBIA migration is finally in full swing!!! Lord knows it took awhile but, Mother Nature rules!! But early indications are, its going to be a good one!!! The Barrier Islands, mostly around Horn Island an the submerged Island right off Horn called Isle Capri, is where most of the fish will be caught for the next 3 to 4 weeks..
If you would like to battle one of these great tasting, hard fighting fish book a good 6hr. or so combo trip. Most all the trips the past 8 or 10days have been chumming trips, with Mr. Ward Muscatell (Minnesota), Mr. Baker (Georgia) and a few other great guest. Mr. Ward an his sister an bro an law, fought mostly sharks of all kinds, shapes an sizes. They were just thick a bait just didn’t have much time in the water before one of the toothy critters would go ripping away with it .. Did squeeze in a couple jacks an the big bull reds!! The crew was just wanting some good tug of war matches, an that’s just what they got..Now let me tell ya bout Mr. Baker, well might have already told ya, he comes and hangs out with me bout once a month while the wife hangs out over with them fine folks at the Beau Rivage. Mr. Baker is the o’l peanut farmer from Georgia. He basically just loves setting in a boat on the water. If it takes a lil ride and catches a few fish, well that is just heavenly. Really not sure why he likes me since I catch more fish, an give him a hard time about it. But he does, well most of the time. Except when a few fish school him an breaks off, are just pulls the hook, then he blames it on me!! That’s when he gets mad at me says I never change the line on my reels, gave him a blunt hook an so on, and goes sets up front an eats his Vienna and crackers an drinks him a ice cold Miller lite, and won’t talk to me!!! lol Naw absolutely a pleasure to spend a couple days on the water with such a down to earth great guy. Thank you Mr. Baker!!!! See you next month!!! :)Ps don’t forget my peanuts I promise I will bring Austin again so you can catch more than him!!!
Mr. Baker an I were struggling a lil the 1st day inshore with about a half bucket of white trout, ground mullet, couple specks. So when we came in I asked him if he would like to go catch a cobia? “Earl he said, a cobia would be nice since I never caught one.” I like shark too I want to catch’m on light tackle.”I grilled some that shark last yr. an they were fine”. Well I think we can get you at least one, let’s go give them a try tomorrow. Long story short, he got him a Cobia, are should I say a Cobia got a Farmer??? He wanted to catch everything on light tackle but after a few of those sharks spooled him an took way to long to get in, an made him walk around the boat a couple times he figured he might better put the light tackle up!!! Which suited me just fine, cause on anchor, fighting a 30 to 50 lb cobia on 12lb test line is not going to end well!! But about the time we put the small pole up a clicker went off with a hardhead on it for bait nice an slow like a Cobia.. There he is Mr. Baker lets see whatcha got.. Well after about 20 min of that fish dominating the Angler, the Angler finally got lucky an got the Cobia boat side where Austin stuck him with the gaff an brought a nice 35lb Cobia aboard the WhipaSnapa. 1st of the yr. caught by good friend Mr. Baker>>> Damn Earl you done wore me out lets go,its cesta time!!!
Cobia are here and o what fun they are!!! Just something bout watching a good Cobia come up through the chum slick an start tossing baits at her, hoping you can entice her into eating something you have. Some will eat anything, some will eat nothing. Sometimes they come one at the time sometimes a half a dozen. Sometimes they come often sometimes few an far between..Sometimes they weigh 20lb sometimes a 100lb!! Closest thing to deer hunting that I know of!! But when the bait of choice is presented an the hook set is applied they put on one heck of a show an are really a pretty good scraper an bout as fun of a fish as I know of to catch! Just seeing them around the boat is really exciting.
But, while we wait Lord knows the sharks will keep you entertained. Plus a few jacks, reds and mackerel. The cobia gets the high fives and smiles from this ol boy!

The shootout was Saturday and we were on the fish 5 total but a combined weight of two fish is the object and our biggest 2 two was 3lbs shy. πŸ™ Think in all we have caught 9 this past week. Not bad for Team Whipasnapa! They are running a lil late this year with all the cold fronts and rain but I thing the next couple of weeks are going to be action packed on the bar.
So ya’ll moen down lets go get’em!!!

Let’s Go Fishing!!!!

Many thanks to all and God Bless!!!!
Capt Robert “Earl” McDaniel
www.whipasnapacharters.com
228-229-6978

From inshore to offshore Fishing is getting right!!!!!!!!

The Biloxi, Ms Charter boat Whipasnapa, has really enjoyed some fine south Mississippi weather along with some great friends and fishing action this week. WOOOOOHOOOO!!!!!
Got in another rig trip Sat. with calm seas great companionship and absolutely beautiful weather and crystal blue water. As we shut ol Whipasnapa down some 50 miles out there the 1st words out of every bodies mouth was the water is mighty blue captain. After two quick stops to gather up some live hard tails and big blue fish for bait we headed over to 265 area where the action was tremendous. With a 6 man crew of Bud light stock holders that didn’t have a bet on the biggest or the most fish caught, but on who could consume the most bud light!!! Not sure who won cause as they left that evening it was down to 2 guys an they were still going strong!!! (sure nuff professionals). Anyway, good time was had as we kept 2 guys on the drop shot rigs hitting the lil wench men, white snapper, an several lesser Ajs!! Two on some amberjack action and couple kept usentertained on some large king mackerel and sharks. As ya’ll know 1 or 2 Amberjacks back to back will surely make you need a beer break. But, so will a couple of big kings an sharks. Of course dropping down an reeling anything in down 270 ft well most diffidently make you need a (BEER BREAK). Seemed to be the most common phrase of the day fir sur (BEER BREAK)!!!! Just about as quick as you could get a bait down or in the water period something was going to eat it, and as you were reeling that something in most of the time it was going to get eaten by something even bigger!!! OH SHITTT!! πŸ™‚ (BEER BREAK) Lots of heavy action for sure!! Bout worked me lil fingers off!!!!
The lil snappers were hitting squid on the drop shot rigs. The lesser amberjack where hitting a lil sparkle beetle jig, kings and amberjack were hitting live hard tails and blues, the sharks, barracuda’s an kings were hitting anything we had hooked an were trying to get in the boat. Probably only got half the fish we hooked in whole, the rest were bitten in half or engulfed an ripped off the hook!!! Or took fish hook, line, n sinker!!! (BEER BREAK)
On the way back towards Biloxi, we stopped on couple ol snapper spots and let the guys fight a few beautiful red snapper!! Most were low 20s high teens. But they were diffidently there an just a tad hungry!! Should not be a problem keepin our limiting out streak alive come snapper season!!!
Inshore is really coming around also. The ol white trout, ground mullet are starting to show up on the reefs and still hitting a few reds, specks, flounder here and there. Hit and miss on live bait but definitely do lil better when they have the live shrimp!!
Still able to catch the reds, black drum, and of course the ground mullet and white trout with the fresh dead. Winds are laying, water temps are hitting the mid 60’s and high expectations are definitely setting in!!! Cobia’s surely within 1 to 2 weeks away for sure. SHOOO I NEED A BEER BREAK!!!!!

So come on jump aboard and lets go hook’m up!!!

Let’s Go Fishing!!!!

Many thanks to all and God Bless!!!!
Capt Robert “Earl” McDaniel
www.whipasnapacharters.com
228-229-6978

A Rig Fishing we will go!!!

That’s right its official, finally got in a Big Water Adventure under our belt. The Biloxi,Ms. Charter Boat Whipasnapa just don’t really feel like we allin till we get that 1st big rig trip in. Early week, Mr. English Mike and some buds decided they want some rig donkeys. Now o’l English Mike he’s retired an just loves his time on the Whipasnapa. He likes to go at least once a month and think if I could get him on the boat he would go 2 or 3 times a month. Now he is very passionate about his boating. Now he loves fishing as well as catching a few of the smaller things that lurk out around the rigs, mackerel, triggers, hard tails, the smaller snappers etc…but when its got jack or sow in the name he wants no part of it. Just as he goes to drop his bait he looks over an smiles an says Capt. you promise that a Jack are asow isn’t going to get this!! (I just lol) He dang sure don’t mind if they get on someone else’s hook!!! Sometimes if he don’t trust me I will look over an his bait won’t even be in the water!!! He will just sit there an smile as the other guys yank, pull, stomp,and cuss as they wrestle the rig donkeys (freight train, sobs, an many other adjective as the amberjack are called). One of the beast will do ya, 2,3,4 you might start to wander if this is really fun or not. Man they were thick on this particular rig, every time a live hard tail was dropped it was engulfed by a very hungry an mean Amberjack! A great round of tug of wars, with each angler having his own technique, an of course his own descriptive adjectives to persuade the rig donkey to give up!!! πŸ™‚ We really hit the hard tails an Spanish mackerel at the 1st stop around the 108 some 50 miles an the amberjack around 270 some 65 miles!!!
On the way in, went over to check on a few snapper and I must say I thought they were going to take over the boat. Big, hungry and mean!!!! Basically out of three rigs we stopped at trying to get down for some the big white trout, or lane an white snapper was just nothappening!!! When a bait headed towards the bottom it was snagged up (by the very hungry red snapper) before it would make it 20 ft. down!!!
Inshore mid week we struggled in the bay, winds were up a little much to make it to the island as a lot of the fish have started their migration spawning. But with strong north wind, neap tides, and no live shrimp, we struggled to put together any numbers. Managed a few fish each trip but worked hard an had to stay patient an keep our positive attitude. Later in the week, the bite picked up pretty good!! Quiet a few reds, black drum, and flounders as the live bait an tides picked up, of course so did the Bite. I like to get March out of the way!! Seems like every March I will have a few slow days an I know I’m suppose to be able to catch fish anytime anywhere with anybody an I will stick to it an keep learning an maybe just one day I will!!! Keep your head up, tight line an hook in the water an let the good times roll!!!! o by the way if you want to go Snapper fishing with us I only have a very few days left>> June 1st is the opening date an July 15 is the projected closing date!!! Don’t forget them COBIA are on there way as well!! ok got a bite got to go!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let’s Go Fishing!!!!

Many thanks to all and God Bless!!!!
Capt Robert “Earl” McDaniel
www.whipasnapacharters.com
228-229-6978

March madness begins and the rains come down!!!!

What a deluge of rain water the Biloxi, Mississippi WhipaSnapa Charter boat had to deal with this week!! We went fishing mid week with a mix bag, had Chris from Belgium and Mr. Gerry from Chicago!! An it was bad, the weather that is. The water salinity was zero after the 12 inches of rain, an it was neap tide to boot. It was bad!!! πŸ™
We caught 2 blue cats about 8lbs. the first 15 min’s then we went here, we went there, we went over yonder, and did not lose another shrimp. Unless it just died!! We had fun, the guys were very understanding and very comfortable and enjoyable to fish with. We had pretty good bag of our own slang’s with the Bayou, Chicago and Belgium which was entertaining by itself. We just enjoyed our boating time getting to know each other as we enjoyed a very nice day on the water.
So the next day all you can do is to try and find some of the areas where the fresh water is not so bad and hit a few different spots then you tried the day before. We did have moving water an I could tell it looked a lot better as we were running the stretch between Deer Island and the mainland. Well, what do you know first stop them smiles and bent rods were back! Yeah!!! Several sheep’s and black drum got us off on a bent rod an drag ripping pace!! We caught a few of each kind just moving down the casino’s. We started at the Beau, just dropping a live shrimp down beside the pilings that come up off the barges!!! We could only muster up the 2 species. No reds, specks, or flounders. The cold windy stuff returned for the weekend so just spent most of it at the prep table.
The salt water has returned quickly as of this morning the salinity was back at 15 ppt. So hey its fixen to get right. The fast action white trout, ground mullet, croakers, sharks, cobia and big ol bull reds out at the islands are just around the corner. Got a couple AJ trips coming up as well, if the weather will let us get out. Come on down ya’ll lets go get’m Bo’s an Babes!!

Let’s Go Fishing!!!!

Many thanks to all and God Bless!!!!
Capt Robert “Earl” McDaniel
www.whipasnapacharters.com
228-229-6978

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