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Trip Dates and Pricing


June 13-16

11 spots available

*Special Discounted Price through the end of March



Additional Information

Fishing License:
Purchase your Louisiana fishing license here. License code 056 NR Char Skiff – 3 day for $30. Be sure to print the receipt in case the license does not arrive in time.

Activities: Fishing
Difficulty: 2  


For those anglers addicted to the Salt Life, this is another bucket list trip.  When you mix the best speckled trout fishing in the Gulf of Mexico with huge schools of bull redfish, jack crevall, bluefish, and the sharks (yeah, there are a lot of sharks), you’ve got the makings of an amazing saltwater safari! Your home for three days in the Chandeleur Islands is the 100′ Mothership Backdraft of DMJ Charters.  The DMJ staff has been fishing these fertile waters for decades and they are well equipped with 6 ouboard skiffs and all the accouterments to make your trip to “Chandy” unforgettable!

Day 1 (Wednesday): Arrive to the Mothership in Pass Christian, MO at 7:00 PM. Load onto the Mothership and get unpacked. We will head to dinner across the street at Bacchus on the Beach. Optional adventure – trip to the Casino. Make sure you get back to the Mothership by midnight, or you will quite literally “miss the boat” as it departs for the trip south to Chandeleur.

Day 2 (Thursday): Awake to the smell of fresh coffee and frying bacon. All skiffs will be in the water, equipment loaded and ready for a full day of fishing. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 3 (Friday): Rinse and repeat of prior day’s activities. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 4 (Saturday):  Enjoy a final day of fishing. All skiffs will be back to the Mothership by sunset in order to pack up and get ready for the run back to Pass Christian Harbor. Anglers are welcome to depart upon arrival at the harbor late Saturday night or sleep on the boat and head out first thing Sunday morning. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 5 (Sunday): Depart the Mothership first thing in the morning and head home with a whole new set of fish tales!

Go to and purchase License code 056 NR Char Skiff – 3 day for $30. Be sure to print the receipt in case the license does not arrive in time.

  • 2 rods and reels (Casting or spinning with 1/2 oz to 1 1/8 oz. lure weight)
  • Plenty of 12 – 20 lb test monofilament line
  • Tackle Suggestions
    • Mirror Lures (Sinking and Floating)
    • Spoon style lures example: Johnson Sprites or Mr. Champs
    • Popping or Mauler Corks
    • Sparkle beetles, cocahoes, bucktails or shad rigs
    • DOA Shrimp
    • Top dogs
  • If you plan to wade fish:
    • Long Pants
    • Wading belts
    • Wading shoes / sneakers and socks
    • Long Stringer
    • Dip net
    • Needlenose pliers
  • Sunscreen for body, face, and lips
  • Sun hat and glasses
  • Lightweight long sleeve shirts and pants
  • Deck shoes
  • Plenty of extra clothing
  • Insect repellent
  • 48 qt cooler per one / two people to bring home catch

Reminder: No glass containers! Bring beverages of your choice in CANS only!

Trip FAQs

What's included?

Self-guided fishing on fully fueled skiffs (2 anglers/skiff)

Maps, radios, and instructions on where the fish are biting each day

Three meals per day – a hearty breakfast, hot lunch, and Southern-style cajun cuisine dinner

Plenty of Snacks

Soft Drinks, bottled water and tea

Air-conditioned sleeping accommodations

Towels and Linen service

Clean restroom and Shower facilities

What's not included?

Transportation to/from Pass Christian, MS (closest airport: New Orleans)

Personal fishing equipment and clothing

Louisiana Fishing License

Alcoholic Beverages (BYO – no glass bottles)


Travel insurance


Anglers will be treated to three meals per day while on the boat, plus plenty of snacks.  Hearty breakfast, hot lunch and Southern style cajun dinner is included in the trip price.


Your home and base camp while in the Chandeleur Islands is the 100′ Mothership Backdraft.  The boat will be loaded with everything you need to relax after a long day of reeling in the big ones.  Sleeping quarters are air conditioned and comfortable.