Robert McDaniel

The Best Biloxi, Mississippi Charter fishing boat Whipasnapa lands another banner fishing year!!!! We started business in 2002 so getting about 13 good charter years under our belt.. Thought I was a pretty good fishermen some 15 yrs ago but it amazes me the things I've learned the last 12 years..& still learning.. It's always a very uplifting rewarding challenge to take people who only have dreams & very limited fishing experience of catching BIG fish & actually taking them out & consistently put quality fishing trips together on a daily bases.. But we really fish here…We're not "trolling" your actually fishing… Really have to cast, put bait on, set the hook, tighten the drags, pull up reel down.. All that stuff, feel what you fishing with.. Good ol actual fishing..The smiles and high fives and thank you's make it the best….I still get excited the night before when out rigging weapons and baiting up for the following mornings fishing adventure.

The fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is second to none as far as I know!!;) When you combine a great fisheries such as the Gulf of Mexico & Mississippi sound w/ a fish magnet like Whipasnapa & a born & raised ole back bay captain the fish box has a tendency to runneth over, a lot!!!

Ok all bs aside!!':) Don't guess I've reported since at least the beginning of the 2015 red snapper season..Just been way too busy.. We had some really great catches of red snapper w/a limit of nice red snapper each trip. Most averaging 12-15 lb the biggest around 25, several in the 19-20 lb range! The vermilion snapper & mangrove snapper also added to the fun & meat box totals.. The red snapper were caught using usually a 4/0 or 6/0 reel,spooled w/some 60-80 lb mono backing w/ the top 200 ft or so spooled w/ 250 lb power pro … A HUGE chunk of fresh dead Bonita, jack, hard tail & or the poggie of course is generally best bait.. Terminal Tackle being usually a 12/0 or so circle hook & bout 8 oz sinker either Carolina rigged w/ about a 3 ft. leader of 150 lb mono or drop shoted w/ sinker on bottomnice sow red snapper hook a couple ft. above.. Dropped usually all the way to bottom. The vermilion and mangrove were usually in the top 50 ft of the water column and run a bit smaller, then the red snapper… They were brought topside w/a small spin cast backed w/ 16 lb mono and 30 lb braid rigged w/ small no.1 hook & couple oz sinker, a small piece of squid or cut bait.. Then bammm pulll cause they still know how to find a rig leg just like the ol wise red snapper!! A few kings, cobia, groupers were escorted mainland by ol Whipasnapa too.. . 'A few real nice Warsaw groupers, one weighing 66 lb… Added to the KIMG0394excitement!!! A fine red snapper season for sure!! Just my opinion I wish they would separate the red snapper season into 2 seasons one in May-June another in September-October and this would help the charter industry tremendously @ least the ones that do red snapper & let us know the seasons regardless of when @ least the beginning of the year & not wait till May to let us know!!'

Since the middle of July the 6 hr. combo trip has been in VERY high demand & hot hot hot… Really a good lil trip 2 hrs or so inshore then venture off out around the island for some shrimp boat running or wreck fishing & chumming for the sharks,cobia,bull reds etc.. The drags & friends get a pretty good work out on this trip especially messing with them BIG sharks! They are fun to catch & pretty good off the grill as well.. But they don't give up easily, that's for sure!! The 4 hr. Inshore is just action packed w/ hardly any riding time & about a fish a min. The forearms & wrist get sore pulling in all the Reds,trout and black drum etc!!

Just don't forget that some of the best fishing has yet to come.. So call your favorite captain & get on a boat!' The cobia return migration is fixing to get hot through November.. The amberjack offshore trips get very good as well & w/ all the mangrove,white,vermilion snappers and groupers etc… you can really fill the freezer w/ some mighty fine eating! Have a lot of fun in the process!! So get you a party together. If having trouble getting a crew together call us we always have a few local guys or gals chomping @ the bit to pitch in and get out there! Anyway folks thank ya'll so much for all the continued support.

Who dat & God bless

Capt Earl McDaniel

Fish Species: flounder, drum, sharks, reds, cobia,snapper
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Robert McDaniel

About The Author: Captain Robert McDaniel

Company: Whipasnapa Charters

Area Reporting: D'Iberville

Bio: Capt. Robert "Earl" McDaniel was born and raised on the beautiful Back Bay Biloxi shores, and has been a licensed fishing charter boat Captain since 2001. "I have enjoyed fishing as well as boating these beautiful Mississippi waters all my life, and I enjoy it as much today as ever. What a great place to be at the ‘crack of dawn' or anytime for that matter, its just a great place to be, so I like to spend as much time possible even when not fishing, out running crab pots or catching bait. I keep a large variety of bait fish (croaker, pin fish, menhaden etc) on hand for each trip so we always have what the big fish want (specks, cobia, reds, snapper). I have always enjoyed tournament fishing, and have won several snapper, cobia, and king mackerel tournaments. I try to stay prepared for all situations on the water." The "WhipaSnapa" is a 2009, 29 foot c/c open fishermen "SOW MASTER" with twin 2009 250 Yamaha 4 strokes "SWEET". The boat has all modern conveniences including: private restroom, top notch GPS / fish finder, hard-top/enclosures to get out of the elements, plus the finest fishing tackle and weapons, "rods" on board at all times.. We carry all U.S.C.G. required safety equipment on board for the safest, most enjoyable trip. The WhipaSnapa, being just the right size, allows us to go into shallow back bay waters fairly easily to get to the specks, reds, and flounders, or out to the beautiful Barrier Islands for excellent fishing, camping, photography or just relaxing. Or we can get offshore some 100 miles to chase the big boys like "sow" red snapper, cobia, king mackerel, grouper, tuna, and sharks. One thing I have always enjoyed about a day on the wonderful Gulf of Mexico - you just never know. So come join us for a day on the WhipaSnapa and see for yourself how wonderful it can be!

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