Whipa Snapa Charters
Captain Robert Earl McDaniel ( Squirrel, Curly, Cap, Capt Earl, Whoop'em or Fish Slayer) seems everyone has a different nickname for me!! I only like to fish by myself or with someone.
I was born 6-64 and raised along the shores of the Mississippi Gulf Coast where I married my most awesome wife Tracie. Two fantastic boys Brandon (1993) and Justin (1995) along with the greatest parents father, Robert C McDaniel (Bob) from Neshoba County, Mississippi and owner of Biloxi's Bob's Grocery, and my mother, Geraldine Poe (Sally) from Grenada, Mississippi owner of Grocery Basket.
Being on or near the water whether it be fishing, shrimping, crabbing, throwing a cast net or just boating that's where I'm most at peace. It's a way of life for me, that I have enjoyed my whole life. Always within casting distance from the Biloxi Back Bay I learned to catch and cook what it has to offer and still enjoy learning. Along with fishing, I've been in and out of construction my whole life. So I appreciate and know all about a good hard days work.
I started fishing offshore in 1987 with a couple childhood friends when I feel in love with it. Something kept making me want to go back for more, the fascinating things you'd see and catch and learn each and every day offshore fishing. Very challenging yet rewarding!
The "TUG OF WAR" of a good fish still excites me today as much as the first. Seeing our guest catch a trophy fish or sometimes their first fish is very gratifing.
Guess I need to mention I have a brother who is THE Mississippi State Record Cobia holder since 1996 #106.8 Randy McDaniel. Many other state and world records have been set aboard the WhipaSnapa.....
If you go fishing with me you're going to get a patient, passionate, well prepared and respectful captain with a bunch of knowledge of boating and catching fish in our area. All my boating and fishing equipment is going to be nice and kept well maintained. I WILL go the extra mile for you! All you do is come aboard with small cooler, food, drinks and a positive attitude
About this trip
BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY FOR ONLY $75 (DEPOSIT)
6 hr. Inshore Barrier Island Combo Trip
2 person $500.00
3 person $550.00
4 person $600.00
5 person $700.00
6 person $750.00
8 hr. Inshore Barrier Island Combo Trip
2 person $750.00
3 person $800.00
4 person $850.00
5 person $900.00
6 person $950.00
**FISH CLEANING FOR A GRATUITY**
INSHORE/BARRIER ISLAND COMBO TRIP
Inshore/Barrier Island combo this trip is the 2nd most booked trip and works best as a 6 hr or 8 hr. if you like a longer day of fishing... Combo trips start getting good in March, however, the big bull Red fish (red drum) black drum, trout and a few others stay out here year-round. After the Spring Equinox the water starts reaching 70 degrees that's when a lot of the migratory pelegic species such as the sharks, Cobia, mackerals, etc...start showing up. April till mid May is prime (large spawning) Cobia time... Most years by April 1st all your migratory fish will be in the waters near the Mississippi Barrier Island Chain some 15 miles off the coast of Biloxi. The migratory pelagic fish do not stay in one place they are constantly on the move, they will generally be in this area of the coast till late November.. There are several sandbars, grassy beds, wrecks and reefs out around the islands that of course hold bait fish which attracts the bigger meaner predator fish as well... For this trip we generally start out an hour or two inland catching the trouts and drum fish.. (Whatever is preferred or hot at the time.) I'll save up a few fresh baits as we're catching other fish.. large live white trout , croaker's, and pinfish etc. work real well for the Big Bull Reds, Cobia, sharks, and mackerals etc.. Once we arrive offshore we usually drift and chum for cobia and sharks. And/or anchor and chum a wreck or bars edge... Sometimes big large schools of fish will be boiling the top of the water with birds everywhere over the top of them.. a feeding freenzy is taking place and we'll pull up and throw a bait in the school and hook up that way. I do like chumming and it is very successful. The variety of larger spincasts we use are easy to cast and hold. When shrimp season opens (Mayish) we can get behind the shrimp boats just pass the islands and catch the Cobia, Bonitas Sharks and Jacks and stuff behind the shrimp boats.... When they start throwing all the bycatch over it really attracts a lot of big ol strong huge Hungry Fish.. anybody that's done this can tell you its intense.. Cramping after just a couple fish....Great shark trip... 1st timers or beginners fair well on this trip also... It gets in a lil more open water and can get a lil ruff so if you have a motion sickness history please prepare...