Good Quality Boating Fun Times! :)

The Biloxi, Ms. Charter Boat WhipaSnapa had some fine guest in the past few days, from Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin,an Michigan. Thank goodness they are attracted to our nice mild, rainy, windy, cold, thundering and lighting kinda weather and that’s all in one day. (crazy weather)
Mr. Rod Ingram was in, as him an his wife were interested in checking out a lil of the Mardi Gras festivities. But, she decided it was a lil to cold, windy and rainy for her to do the boating thing. Mr. Rod an I decided to give it a whirl. First spot was slow, think in about 30 min’s we squeezed out about four misses an one sheep. (so lets boogie) We were a lil hesitant to get to far from cover, as the skies were threating rain. But a nice honey hole was awaiting as we slipped over to the stumps off the end of Goat Island. We sat there an kept a pretty dang steady action of bent rods and smiling Rod as well. Mr. Rod always thinks he can pull off the ol Bay Slam of red fish, speckle trout, flounder, and sheepshead. (and he did :)!)
Mr. Jim visited from Michigan a couple days later, and lil better conditions for a few min’s. Yeah, he just wanted to fish a couple hours, so we went straight over to where Mr. Rod had the luck a few days prior. (An they were on)! Several reds lots of the 16-20in reds but a couple of the brutes (30in) were boated. A couple brutes managed to free themselves as they musta got up against the o so many snags in this spot. (But it is very fishy) Just got about 2 hours in before the weather ran us back to cover. But a dozen or so
tug of wars with the reds and prob that many battles with the sheep’s and one flounder.
Bruce and Earl brother team from Indiana and Minnesota, boarded the Whipasnapa with finally a nice sun shiny day!! We went up the bay first to try few trout. We found a few but they were just to small. So we bobbed around to a few spots and picked up a reel nice flounder and a don’t lift him out the water (to late flounder) and couple sheep’s. Then we made it over to the honey hole. I throwed the cork line out an handed it to Mr. Bruce and as I looked the cork vanished an Mr. Bruce was putting the hammer down musta throwed it in his mouth. A super dupper speckle trout was a splish splashin an breaking all kinda water jukin and jivin from side to side, as Mr. Bruce shared his excitement with his brother an I. The team kept a slam an brought up to Mr. CJ who introduced the slam to some of his lip smacking recipes. The team said greatest fish and trip captain. Damn I hate when that happens!!! 🙂
Weather a lil rainy, windy, sleetee, cold, one minute an sunny an beautiful the next. But like fishing (an bout anything else) lil patience an let the Good Times Roll!
Peace and Hair Grease till we hook’em up again keep a tight line!!!!!!

Let’s Go Fishing!!!!

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

Biloxi Bay Fishing heats up!!!

The Biloxi, Ms. Whipasnapa Charter fishing season is getting well under way, an heating up nicely. Saturday a lovely couple from Chicago blessed the Whipasnapa with some great company, as we enjoyed a few hrs. on the Back Bay, they seemed to enjoy our mild weather as it was 9 degree back home in Chicago. We managed a pretty good day, kinda slow for the most part. They kept dropping and fishing hard an were rewarded. Several nice battles with some scrappy red fish, couple specks and sheepshead. The couple had flown in, so catch an release was the Game!! Well except for the couple flounder that hit the deck of ol’ Whipasnapa an had the honor to get whooped up an bless the table of the Captain!! 🙂
We were dropping over some the old bridge structure by the new Biloxi Ocean Springs bridge with live shrimp. Just holding the boat over the structure with the motors running, so we could drop straight down. A sinker tied to the bottom an the hook about a foot above it, so as to not hang up, allows the sinker to barely lay on the bottom, that allows the live shrimp to flick around about a ft. above an WALLEYE botalabing!!! Make sure not to drag it or you will surely hang up on this structure.!
Mr. Baker, ol’ dirt {peanut} farmer from Georgia, (an a marvelous guy to spend the day with) got it put on him pretty good. I wore him out. I love when he comes cause I can simply out fish him every time 🙂 Naw, actually I told him to keep it a secret but he put it on me!!!! Mr. Baker likes keeping a lil heated competition going. We were tossing live shrimp with a very light split shot over some structure close to the power lines, by Imperial Palace. Couple of nice specks, black drum, and small reds pulled his string. And of course pulled out that smack talk he likes to dish out! But most seemed to miss my line. O well out of 15 trips guess he was do 🙂 Thanks Mr. Baker always a pleasure.
The Whipasnapa was also blessed to have aboard a couple more return friends. Early Feb., the Pawelski family from Minnesota, fished good an hard as they enjoyed some good family time an fought a good variety of nice Back Bay winter species. Started off with the beginner getting all the luck at first, as Mrs. P. hooked up on couple very scrappy Sheepshead (9 to 10lb range) that tested the equipment, (smoked the drags), an got the ticker pumped up as well. The rest of the gang were hooking up on some bay specks most in the 12 to 14 in. range. After bout a hr. or so we ventured on to our next spot. Yet again the beginner, which by now is looking more like the guide, as she pulled out couple nice flat fish (flounder), an small reds. At the 3rd spot the rest of the gang heated up as several brute size reds pulled out the smiles, except one (the beginner) who seemed to have got stuck on the wrong side the boat. Around lunch time the group decided to fish for another couple hrs. so I had to run grab a few more live shrimp before Ms. Crabby closed. (Mondays are their half day off). We went on up the bay to the Ocean Springs bridge looking for some more of them drag ripping sheep’s. There Mrs. Connie started heating up an kept the rod bent doubled on several nice sheepshead.. The crew kept a fish or 2 of each species,black drum, sheep head, flounder,specks an reds.. The smiling hungry gang took their variety catch over to the well known McElroy’s family restrurant, to let them put their magic touch on it.. “Best FISH AND TRIP ever Capt.” was the report I got back from the crew. So thinking it was a hit, thanks yall!!!!
January is always a lil slow, probably the slowest for charter fishing.Then February it starts to rock n roll!!!! Alot of the greatNortherners (SNOWBIRDS) decide that Feb. is the time to head South. An I can’t say that I blame them. Reds, specks, flounder, sheeps heads and black drum are the steady fish, this time of the year. The weather has been very nice actually, the big rains a couple weeks ago, kinda messed up the water for a lil while but its getting back pretty good shape now. The live bait shops were missing on the shrimp during the flush but they back on them as well..So hey; fishing is a lil slower in the winter time but patience an determination will pay off for sure..On some the calmer days with some good sunshine we can run out to the surfs of Ship Island an get on some sight casting for the huge black an red drum that lurk out in the shallows.Talk about a Hooot!!!!! Every fish in the winter time is for the most part a good keeper fish. As the ol pesky croaker, pinfish an catfish are none existing this time of yr.! Anyway enough BS getya butt on the boat an lets keep the Rods bent an grease stanking!!

Let’s Go Fishing!!!!

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

Let’s Make 2013 the Fishiest Ever!!!!!!

Happy New Year’s fellow WhipaSnapa’ers, I hope everyone is getting their New Year off to a great start. The Biloxi Ms. Charter boat WhipaSnapa would like to thank everyone for all the great support in 2012. And would like to ask for your support to spread the word so 2013 will be even fishier!!!
We ran 4 or 5 trips around Christmas time that produced some great light tackle action. Most of the guest were in town just visiting or passing through, and not keeping their fish, so catch and release. Team Missouri had a few hours of rock steady action Thursday. Just about as quick as a bait could get in the strike zone it was engulfed! An a brisk but strong game of tug o war pursued!~!! With angler winning most. Them fish did put up a pretty good match tho!!! Good strong hook set keep good bend in rod and PULL UP REEL DOWN!!!
Friday’s was also strong, with sheepshead, flounder, reds, couple of specks and puppy drum all participating in the great action. Then on Saturday, man the wind blowed in and it was COLD!! we just got whupped!! Fish just would not bite. At least not where we were. We tried to make them bite in some of the out of the wind spots, and even roughed it out in the brutal wind, but with very lil success! 🙁
Monday’s couple from Georgia fished hard and still for the most part a lil slow but did manage a pretty good variety of nice fish. Actually, the last hour of the 3 hour excursion was action packed with several nice reds and specks being brought boat side.
The bait shops have been able to hold a steady supply of live shrimp that has produced most of the action. A few hit fresh dead but the frisky live did most of the damage. Beautiful clear water, just right temps, an wind has been very manageable for the most part!!! As always we keep a pretty steady bite on Flounder, Specks, Reds, Sheepshead an puppy drum throughout the winter..
But anyway getting your string pulled hard and often is always good. Especially along the shores of South Mississippi in the beautiful Biloxi’s Back Bay with the Whipasnapa (of course). So tell your friends to tell their friends and ya’ll load up, come on down and lets keep the hooks in the water!!!

Let’s Go Fishing!!!!

Many thanks to all and God Bless!!!!
Capt Robert “Earl” McDaniel
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Nov. and Dec. is still very fishy!!

Well as the 2012 boating season draws to an end, and we get time to reflect a lil. What a great year we’ve all enjoyed aboard the Biloxi, Ms. fishing charter boat “WhipaSnapa”. Thanks to a number of old friends and many new one’s that boarded the WhipaSnapa for a great day afloat!! Thank You! Thank You!! Thank You!!! : )
November we pretty much have wrapped up the ever so exciting, big water adventures. Man what some great times out there this year!!! A many of those dream catches for sho!! Looking back on some of the pictures you wonder if any fishes are left, but I assure you we left plenty!! Even the Nov., Dec. and Jan. months are very fishy to say the least. If you can get one them blue bird days in between cold fronts. Mangrove, kings, cobia, grouper, amberjacks, Tuna, Wahoo and the snapper are very Catchable these months. They would love a trip back to the Biloxi shores aboard the WhipaSnapa for sho!!!
The last few trips, in late Oct., just ran in close some 15 to 20 miles beyond the Islands where several large kings and some great cobia action took place. Some sharks, bonnita and jacks ripped the drag an brought them (O SHITS) out as we drifted an CHUMMED behind the shrimp boats for sho!!!!.
The last couple combo trips (inshore-offshore), produced several big sharks, bull reds and a few cobia. Sharks, cobia an few Jacks were enjoyed while chumming on the ol Isle Capri bar. A few reely nice kings were in close for some great string stretching reel burning action too. Kings an cobia were on the Channel marker bouys. All brought out the (O Shits) an lots of : )’s for sho!!
The action packed inshore trips will be the main attraction for the next few months tho. The Fiesty delicious red and black drum, flounder, sheepsheads and trouts are all hungry. On light tackle will sure peel’m out an heat’m up for sho!!!. So let’s keep the pressure on the lil fishes and of course keep stanking up that grease!!!
Anyway guys and gals, hard to believe that the 2012 boating season is just about over. But it tis, and has certainly been a joy to be your Captain and spend some time aboard that Fish Destroyer (WhipaSnapa). Many thanks to all who believed in us to spend a day are 2 or 3 an some cases 4 or 5 with us on the water. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Remember If you start getting them winter blues, the urge to play a lil tug of war, rip some lips, or STANK DA GREASE well you know what too do (Holla) anytime, an we will get’r DID !

Have a Safe an Joyous Holiday Season, Keep ya line tight an if could please practice that pull up reel down!!! May God Bless!!!!

And don’t forget you can get your WhipaSnapa Chicken and Seafood Gumbo or some great Creole for your Holiday’s. Either at the Grocery Basket (Grenada, Ms) or give us a shout!!

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
228-229-6978

Fall King an Cobia Action is on fire!

The Mississippi Fall return migration of the highly sought after Cobia is looking to be very promising an of course the Biloxi, Ms. charter boat Whipasnapa is Filling the Box!!! Several trips the last couple weeks have just nailed the BIG King Mackerel. An when that drag goes to ripping at some 50MPH not only does it light up the reel, it sure pulls out them :}s. Just automatic (I guess) them drags screaming out just lights up a face.. They hit at a high rate of speed an bout all you can do is just hold on till he decides to slow down an give up a min, then bout half way in they make yet another dash (hold on)..
Been stopping loading up on some 30 are so super fine white trout in about an houror so.. That’s been the bait of choice for sure. The BIG king and the cobia have really been eating up the white trout.. The cobia for the most part have all been fairly small most in the 20lb range, but lots of fun. Couple of the trips brought home 6 to 8, some just 2 to 4 but of course with all fishing trips you gonna to miss a few. They are really a blast to catch a lot because most of the time you see the fish 1st, and feed it a bait. Sometimes (well several times) it is like 4 are 5 fish that comes up chasing another fish trying to eat the bait. Then that’s when you can (if ready ) hook up multiple fish, and really get the excitement flowing!!!
Several of the cobia and the kings have come from the island chain buoys and the rest just offshore either behind shrimp boats or rigs some 15 to 20 miles beyond the islands.. The Blue Water was in really close the past few weeks really pretty water.Flying fish an all close to the island close as I’ve seen.. Lots of Jacks, Bonito an some the super charged shark have added to the fun as well..
Inshore a strong bite on drum blacks, reds with a few flounder, sheepshead an really nice trout filling the box.. The weather has been absolutely ideal for some great boating for sure..
Anyway short an sweet the weather is right an the fish bite is strong still filling the box so get yourself aboard the WhipaSnapa and LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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
228-229-6978

LIL Stick an String Therapy!!! Fishing After Isaac.

Close call; very powerful and wet lil angry cuss Isaac was!!!! The Biloxi, Ms. Charter boat, Whipasnapa, took her best punch, with a smile tho. Go away Isaac, enough already!!! Your interfering with our Gulf of Mexico, WhipaSnapa Boating adventures!!!

Let ol Austin (slim) take his momandem out last Monday, I went shootin some birds (AT). I think PETA now makes shotgun shells, I shot them birds an I shot them birds, an they no fall.. But anyway!!! His report was kinda slim, (guess thats why they call him (slim) they all gone! Nothing but hardheads! We didn’t catch nothing!!Nawl says he went experimenting with a lil trolling. Slim been wanting me to do it, but I just don’t like it. Unless Tuna or Wahoo fishing. Slim did manage a few spanish and couple reds. But It was slim. An the fool didn’t take no pictures. 🙁

I got out Thursday, scoped it out for the first time and not to bad. I seen a few pretty big chunks of debris floating. Some the piers took on quietabit of damage. We were suppose to be cobia fishing early week with the Aqua Green crew, but the winds and some thunderstorms from (Son Of Isaac) kept us lil scared till Friday. So Thursday just kinda went out after a few croakers and things for cobia bait. After a pretty quick scoop on a dozen or so croakers and couple white trout for cobia bait, I was kinda tasting some fresh fish, so I slipped over to the ol R.R. Bridge to see if could scoop a lil supper. Bam Boom Cha`ching 1st cast. They were thick actually. In about an hour I had 3 reds, 9 smaller blacks and 2 sow black drums (30 to 40 lbs)!!!So not only did I get supper I got some much need stick an string Therapy!! O and a nice Speck.

Friday, we scooped 12 cobia for the brood stock crew. At one time I had 3 cobia on at the same time!!!! Mr. Michael said “Damn Capt you the (Cobianator)!!!!” We did miss about 4 also. Well he did!! 🙂 Water was a lil murky but fairly good visibility. fairly calm seas an a pretty good number of lil cobia running around the buoy made for some more of that much need it stick an string therapy!!!:) Saturday’s trip canceled!!! With no call an of course won’t even answer when you call them!!! Man PLEASE if you book with me PLEASE be courteous enough to give a courtesy call and let me know if you have a change of plans. PLEASE that’s all I ask, WE do business here, the old fashion way!! WE want to earn our money and our word is the Gospel baby!!!

Mr. Montgomery and Ms. Mel did the 6 hour combo on Saturday, with the winds predicted Sunday they moved up a day. We started out with a few drum, 3 blacks a red and a few croakers. Then went to the whitetrout reef and boy they were on fire! Every cast soon as it hit the water! Fun for sure, some reely nice trout!! After an hour or so of that steady an exciting action, we went on out to the Island. A couple strokes on the churn an when the first croaker hit water it was consumed an from that point the next hour or so was intense (to say the least). Blacktip an the Atlantic Sharpnose were thick an hungry! Pulling the team all over the boat. Wore the duo out in about hour or so. Hey Capt. we caught enough fish. Can we just take lil boat ride? Y sure!! A nice relaxing ride down the Beautifully secluded Horn Island an then toward the mainland. Some kinda enjoyable. The Darn WhipaSnapa is just so graceful makes just cruisen fun:) (ON A BOAT) so enjoyable! The tide had basically stopped time we made it back in so kinda slow. Did squeeze out 2 more reds an 3 puppy drum!!

But hey folks not to bad here after Isaac. Lil debris floating and water kinda nasty but we still Pretty Dang Fishy!!

Anyway we open an ready to finish this 2012 season strong , steady an w/ a:)!!!The fall is a reely good time to fill that freezer for the hunting camp!!! Nothing like a lil Snapper, Grouper, or Cobia on the ol grill setting around ol camp fire!! Moan lets do the darn thang!!!!

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

228-229-6978

O O!!! Here comes Isaac!!!!!

Time for the Biloxi, Ms. fishing charter boat WhipaSnapa to batten down the hatches. (I Guess) Stay Away Isaac!!!!!!. Got a lil free time, so thought I’d spread some scoop and share a lil predicted scoop!!
Fished the Carl Leggett Tournament earlier in the month, (always 1st Saturday of August) 3 day tournament. This one I reely enjoy!!! The 4 fish targeted offshore were Cobia, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and Mangrove Snapper. An of course I like to fish’m ALL!! It’s a fun tournament with lots of good local folks that go out an fish hard for 3 good days!!! And bring back lots of fish, fish stories, an Battle wounds! : )
We started out about 5 am Friday, heading east to the other end of Horn Island to get our strings stretched on some kings and cobia around the BIG Cargo ship that stagger the area just outside Horn Island. The first buoy we fished heading out the channel produced a nice keeper cobia and 4 smaller ones oh and a small cracked hull!!! Yeah dang ol’ rookie captain! 🙂 I tell ya the truth! Long story, but she ok I fixed her!!!
A few small kings, bonito, cobia and our hardtails, for A.J. bait, were boated by lunch, so we were off to tackle some Amberjack. (Reef Donkeys, Freight Trains, Semi’s). We were struggling a lil due to something (barracuda, large sharks or UFO) kept getting our tackle, after we hooked up they ate everything hook, line, swivel, lead, fish and all! We finally managed a limit with a couple respectable 60’s!!!
We came to scales with a 1st place mangrove 6lb, 1st place A.J. 63lb, an a 3rd place cobia 26lb a few respectable kings. Our reign atop did not last long cause in comes a 101lb A.J. and then a 120lb A.J. New St. Record an Congrats!!! (WOW)!!!! No need to fish them anymore think they got that MONEY. So the 3rd day we were strictly after some Mangrove Madness. An around lunch we finally got the Mangrove bite we had been wanting. The crew missed quite a few at first (I could hear the Madness) which is as fun to watch as it is to participate!!(not really) let me have a shot, BAM showed them rascals our 1st over 10lb fish 1st cast. Then ol pretty boy Jordan lucked him out a 10 then even ol No Catch’m Austin lucked him out a high 9lber!!! With a couple lil better than 10lb, and around 35 total Mangroves, an a Few 30lb Kings. About 3ish we throw in the towel and head to scales (they close at 5). We 60miles out avg. 30mph so no time for slacking. At 4:15 looking at ETA shows 4:45 so we ok. At 4:20 The God awfulest noise rings out off the Hindend. O O There goes our ETA! Dropped a lower unit:( Missed the scales by an hour. Rookie captain tell you the truth! Actually picked up some fishing line from 1 the Quatamulians fishing off the Cargo ships and released the oil an BAM BOOM BADALABING!!!! Had 3 really close St. records on black bar drum, cubbyu and a rock hind grouper. Thanks guys we gave it all we had,(as always) had a blast! We’ll get’um next year!
Took some guys out with Aqua Green up around Prentice, Ms. on a few brood stock cobia runs, which I might say was a lot of fun. We produced around 22 cobia in 3 days, that had to be kept alive and handled with care, so they could be accessed back at the lab .Thanks I do love them cobia!!! We caught a lot on light tackle as well which added to the excitement.
Mr. Martin Crump got him in another offshore trip as well. Tell you this Guy loves his Snapa. Several mangrove bit the bullet but the beast that were eating hook, line, swivel, lead,an fish were even worse this time!! Still managed a pretty healthy box. Thanks as always, a blast 4sure!
Inshore, well had a few e-mails about not posting any pictures lately. Ya’ll not catching anything??? Look we don’t take pictures every trip of every catch. Some catch an release, some just keep a few to take to local restaurants, some just By God don’t like their picture taken. Inshore an around the Island has been steady. August is one of the slower months with kids gettin back to school, hot, etc. Trout, ground mullet and red an black drum have been strong and steady Inshore. As Cobia, Shark, Mackerel, an Trout around the Island..
Hey ya’ll the best part of the year is still to come!!! Love the Fall in South Mississippi…Inshore will be the usual trout, flounder, drum, etc.. Island the Big Bull reds turn on with a steady catch of Shark an Cobia an Mackerel etc… Offshore the return Migration of LIng,Cobia, Lemon Fish is Hot as the Grouper turn on a steady catch of Mangrove an other snapper as well as Amberjack. Hope you will try some the recipes on our web-site as well. And Fill free to give us INPUT on anything that will help us better serve YOU!!! So load up get your Big ol butt on the Snapa (which is all you have to bring, cause we take care of all the rest)!!! Nobody wants you to catch good quality fish an enjoy your South MS. boating adventure more than I do! Rest Assured!!! Thanks an GOD BLESS YOU!!!

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

228-229-6978

Red Hot Red Snapper action comes to a close!!!!!!

What a Great 2012 Red Snapper season it has been aboard that darn ol WhipaSnapa charter boat out of Biloxi Ms.. No sure nuff monsters but alot of nice 20’s an hardly anything under 10. Most all trips had a fine limit except 1 or 2 that the weather didn’t allow us to go very far. A couple of the last trips we were invaded by the o so lovely SHARKS!!! OMG when them s.o.b’s school up on a rig or in a particular area, an you make your drop to the bottom, it just might costya a hook, swivel, sinker an all. If you don’t lose it all, an are fortunate enough to hook one. Especially on bottom, generally they will tangle up with everyone else on the boat !! O what a mess!!!!!!!! But anyway, let’s move on!! But not South this time, before we had been, just going further south, but the further we went the thicker they got. Lets try about 15 miles to the west this time, that did the trick. NO SHARKS HOLLALOUYA!!! I know some of you like’m an all, an they do eat pretty good, an they do fight pretty good, but they have a tendency to make me pull my freakin hair out. Especially when I’m snapper fishing. Sometimes certain bodies of water will just be infested. Just something you have to deal with. Sometimes you can catch one are two snapper before they move in. Then you mightiest well move on..Especially if its those that are big enough to eat your Snapper. We had some 20lb snapper bit off right behind the head. The Barracuda can play havoc as well on a nice catch.. If there is a shortage of the ol Red Snapper its not in our neck of the woods. I don’t see as many of the sure nuff sows like did some 8 to 10 yrs ago. Some due to the fact that I am fishing with a bunch of dang rookies, that just can’t turn the beast.:) Naw (I love my rookies) I think that is were some of the shortage is, the big mature sow snapper. Which from what I’m told are some 30 to 40 yrs old. I remember back just before I started chartering that a limit of over 20lb sows was very common an you could keep 4 per person. Snapper season was also from April to October. The ol Gus area we called sow country which has very few rigs anymore (2 to be exact). Would produce a limit of sows just about every time.!!! O what some battles we had, trying to turn a 25lb+ Snapper took a lot of Heart!!!!

Had a great group of guys in from up Wisconsin way this past week. They booked ol snapa for a whole week of fun. Two offshore’s an two inshore’s an what a blast we had.. I think the group caught about every type of fish in the Gulf of Mexico an the Mississippi sound. Great group of men an some super strong fish bites made for some exciting days on the water for sure. Our first trip out after snapper season started o-ut a lil stormy. Man it is nice havin that XM weather on board to keep an eye on the sky an one on the radar to tell which way to go.. really does help to tell which way the storms are moving an where exactly they are an just how bad they are as well. Some times you just have to take what Mother Nature gives you. Actually all the time cause she is the BOSS!! She will make you change plans sometimes an you just try make do with whatya got. The guys were wanting to fight some reef donkeys (amberjack) even tho they were going to have to return the donkey (opens Aug 1). I did know of a few good Mangrove holes out that way. That would put some meat in the box. A pretty impressive Thunder Boomer had that trail blocked off so a lil detour was in order (plan B). Which landed the 5 man team right up on a few nice Cobia, LIL tunny, King Mackeral, Vermillon Snapper, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Scamp Grouper, Dolphin, Black fish, Jacks, an I’m not sure what all. The guys kept their rods bent an their face lit up with them big ol :)s all day long.. An at the end of the day the fish that got the complimentary ride to the Biloxi Shores aboard that darn WhipaSnapa, was pretty impressive indeed!!! So ifya smell what I’m steppin in,”There is a lot more fish in these waters besides a Red Snapper”… So even tho its closed that Ol Gulf Of Mexico is VERY VERY Fisheee!!!So Lets Go Get’m!!!!

Inshore the islands have been producing a great deal of excitement as well. A few cobia some reel nice Kings an Sharks have made those drags sing which produces a 🙂 an just a lil anxiety for what reason IDK but when the clicker goes screaming an the reel is locked an the drag goes screaming most just can’t stay calm. PANICMOANIA sets in an they go reeling as fast as they can. Even when their line is going the opposite direction. A steady turn on the handle is NOT necessary (but it happens anyway). Everyone else goes to screaming an running around like a bunch of chickens with their heads cut off. Everyone wants to see what’s on the other end as quickly as humanly possible.. (enjoy the fight people) once the hook is set an the rod stays bent he not going anywhere!!!!! (most of the time). PUll UP REEL DOWN!!!!!:)

The Bay has really had some very nice trout action 2 @ a time. Still a few nice reds an black drum, big Gafftops, spanish, an lady fish, ground mullet and many more. Fishing is HOT!! Red Hot so moan in here lets venture out on the ol Fishing magician (WhipaSnapa) an let’s stick some meat on a hook an see what try’s to take the meat an run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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FROM INSHORE LIGHT TACKLE TO THE BLUEWATER ITS ALL GOOD!

Yes Sir, what some great times we are having aboard WhipaSnapa Charters!!! Blessed for sure!!! Several light tackle trips with some really fine folks that landed some super duper fish.. a steady flow of nice trout usually started the days off. A few ground mullet, gafftops, stingrays etc. added to the excitement. Fast and steady hard hitting action..Usually stopped at 30 or so fish then we were off to get the big boys..Some really nice Reds and Black Drum sure pulled the strings and of course them :)s, that we love to see!!
O and the drag singing out sure gets the heart pumping and the girls they seem to want to scream a lil which adds to the fun!! The trout was hitting fresh cut bait, squid, an shrimp, while the drum pretty much just eat the really big fresh dead shrimp.
Speaking of shrimp, the boats have some of the nicest fresh shrimp for $2.50 I’ve seen in a long time. Come an get’um.. Mightiest well wet a hook an getcha some this serious string pullin whileya at it!! It is a lil hot, with the light gulf breeze and some steady fish action its hard to even notice.. A BIG Thanks to all for enjoying our lil South Mississippi light tackle fishing experience!!!
Offshore, well that’s were the major killings took place!!! With calm seas and some spectacular sun rises, a boat load of good ol folks and a really great fishing machine under our hind end, made for some surenuff knee slapping high fiving good times for sure. Some really great catches of Red Snapper got a ride home aboard the great fishing machine Whipasnapa!!! Probably didn’t keep any under 12 lb. with those huge chunks of fresh bonito all our great guest had to do was drop to a count of 20 Mississippi lock an load.. O an of course hold on an try to do the ol’ PULL UP AN REEL DOWN!!! Some said that a lil ezer said then done Capt. 🙂 The water at about 60 miles is absolutely as blue an beautiful as it gets.. The King action is on fire! The Big Poggey worked on them, just free lined with lil wire leader an a fairly lose drag an let her sing 🙂 When they hit they leave town and in a hurry all ya can do is wait till she decides to stop then reel for lil an wait on the next drag ripping run!! The Chicken dolphin on light tackle is a hoot for sure as well!! Been plenty of them along some big grass lines at about 60 miles as well.. The lil double rigged speck jigs in chartreuse an white produced the best, an generally 2 at the time>> them son of a guns sure put on a show. Not to mention that they are one of the prettiest fish out there. (Kinda tasty too)!!! a straggly cobia or 2 also got blessed with aride to the mainland aboard that dang WhipaSnapa as well.. Some vermillion, lane, an Mangrove did as well!! Water just to pretty to do much on the mangrove but patience an a good ol pork chop of poggey would get a few.. And some fresh squid dropped down to the deeps would get the vermillion an lane with an occasional trigger fish.
Any way folks grouper season is open now an more calm seas are predicted so that smells like some more great fish kills for sure so don’t let that darn Whipasnapa leave again without you in it..

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
228-229-6978

A Red Hot start to the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Season!!

The Biloxi, Ms. Charter boat Whipasnapa, has really started out the 2012 Snapper season with some red hot Snapper action for sure.. A really nice limit of Red Snapper each trip. Don’t take long either!! With the smallest fish about 12 to 14lb an the biggest in the lower 20s..22lb biggest so far. Man those 20s can scrap with the best of’em. When you 1st bow’em up an they make that drag ripping run to the bottom or rig leg you best be pumping an reeling. If fishing around any structure, any drag is not in your favor. They do know how to get around the structure to freedom. First 3 to 5 pull ups an reel down (PURD) are o so crucial. Don’t take long to know you got 1 either, ol sow will get some the ol drag every time. Luckily starting to find a few lumps an humps without any structure. Which gives the angler a slight advantage..
Been warming everyone up a bit (so to speak) by stopping an hitting the shrimp boats on the way out. As the shrimpers generally shrimp at night then early morning as they anchor (to sleep), first they must cull through their catch.. That’s when they throw plenty of that good ol fresh chum out.. (o this Capt. likes fresh chum). Makes for a perfect lil warm up!!! Amazing action on the med. an even the light tackle. Hook you a Bonito or a Mackeral on some light tackle an she fixin 2 sing>>>:) Jacks, shark an Cobia even on the med. wt. has some very intense moments as well, as some of the young anglers are dragged around the boat by their beast, you see fear in their eyes, they have never hooked much that tried to pull’em in!!! Let along try to eat them once in the boat!!! Mix in some absolutely gorgeous weather and wonderful guest getting their :)’s on, of course after their fear face, an just don’t get much BETTER!!!!
But seriously, take some fresh bonito, jack, poggey, croaker, or a hardtail out to the 120-130 depth an putcha on a xxxtra large porkchop an send it to about 80 to 100 ft an you better be holding on 2 your assprin bottem!!!! After about 6 to 8 good battles of Sow versus angler. The angler starts to 2nd guess dropping his bait.. Even had a couple guys praying to the fish lords that when I drop this 1lb fresh cut piece of bait over PLEASE let something small eat it!!! Wow, how blessed we are is what really comes to mind reminiscing about the past 10 days or so on the water. Some Great boating adventures for sure…
Some great views from Whipasnapa eyes, friendship, breath takin boat rides, an very adjectively deplict battles of tug of wars really makes this Capt. enjoy what he does.. And Old Mr. Austin Fox ,the new Mate, is really proven to be a great lil diamond in the rough??? Helpin me keep 6 or so great guess with tremendous action on their rod for the day, is not easy. When you enjoy it like we do it is absolutely the greatest thou. An I think he loves it!!!
Anyway all the Snapper trips have come home with some reeellly great catches of Red Snapper, few Mangroves, still not hitting them reel good but a few surenuff pigs have been tamed.. A King or 2, several Spanish, a cobia or 2 a few nice lane snapper, trigger etc. Some huge sharks has whooped every angler in the boat as well.. Run into some bluewater the last few trips an scooped a few dolphin, lesser amberjacks, seen some spectacularly HUGE Mantas out gliding an jumping completely out the water. With all kinda fish swimming with it.. a sight to see for sure…Just never know what you might see or get hooked on the other end of the string when you let it down to the deeps..Especially aboard the Whipasnapa cause we aint scared to hook just about anything on your hook probably something pretty Dang Big an let you drop it down an set back an 🙂
Mother Nature has kinda sat us at home the past couple days:( bout the only reason decided it to do another report that an everybody buggin me, I didn know their was that many of ya reading this mess)))
Inshore 1 or 2 trips scooped several nice trout, few groundmullet couple drum an out at the islands actually hooked up on a few cobias, out lingering around. Still missing the big red drum. Few good shark battles an the spanish.

THE WEATHERS BREAKING, GET THE GREASE HOT, WE GONE FISHING!!!! Seee ya in a couple weeks we dont capture all the amazing photos on the trips, but feel free to check’em all out on our gallery are on our facebook page.. but being on the boat gives you the best view.. peace an hair grease!!!
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
228-229-6978