2.5 Day Chandeleur Islands Fishing Trip

For any gulf angler, this is a 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, you’ve got the makings of an amazing saltwater safari! Interested in this trip? Call us at 888-849-6637 or email adventures@backwoods.com to reserve your spot!


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2.5 Day Chandeleur Islands Fishing Trip July 14-17, 2021   + $150.00

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All prices are based on double-occupancy. Single supplement is available for most trips for an extra fee

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Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive at Pass Christian Harbor, Load Mothership, Depart for Chandeleur at Midnight

Arrive to the Mothership in Pass Christian, MS 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.

Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Full Day of Fishing

Awake to the smell of fresh coffee and breakfast being cooked. All skiffs will be in the water with equipment loaded, ready for a full day of fishing.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Full Day of Fishing

Two full days of fishing is better than one! Continue to fish for redfish, speckled trout, or whatever crosses your lure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Half-day fishing followed by the run back to Mainland

Get on the water at sunrise for one last morning of chasing specks and reds. All skiffs will be back to the Mothership by noon in order to pack up and get ready for the run back to Pass Christian Harbor. A tasty fried fish lunch will be served on the way back to the harbor, wash down with a cold beer (or two, or three, or….). Most anglers will depart upon arrival at the harbor Saturday night (New Orleans is only an hour west!), or you may sleep on the boat and head out first thing Sunday morning.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Departure

Depart the Mothership first thing in the morning and head home with a whole new set of fish tales!

Meals Included: None



Trip Details


Pass Christian, MS


Pass Christian, MS


5 Days

Fitness Level

Fly Fishing

Spend four days in the beautiful Chandeleur Islands with 2.5 days fishing some of the richest fishing grounds in the world for redfish and trout from your own fully fueled skiff with first-class lodging and meals included. This is Chandeleur Island fishing at its finest!

Your home for three days in the Chandeleur Islands is the 100-foot Mothership Backdraft of DMJ Charters. The Chandeleur Islands are particularly challenging for fishing because they change with every season and with every large weather front, but The DMJ staff has been fishing these fertile waters for decades and they are well equipped with six outboard skiffs and all the accoutrements to make your trip to “Chandy” unforgettable.

What's Included
  • World-class redfish and trout fishing in the Chandeleur Islands.
  • Two-day, semi-guided fishing trip for 10 anglers in Louisiana.
  • Top-notch lodging, homemade meals and superior fishing included.
  • Mothership is 105-feet long and 22-feet wide with first-class accommodations.
  • Fish from your own fully fueled skiff for monster redfish, slob trout and more.
  • Fish will be cleaned and bagged for you to take home.
  • 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
  • Towels and Linen service
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)
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance

Additional Information


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. Accommodations are quoted in double occupancy. Single accommodations may be available upon request for an additional fee. Please inquire upon registration.

Single Supplement

All prices are calculated for double-occupancy. To ensure your comfort, we will always match you with a roommate of the same sex – and if we're unable to match you with a roommate, you may end up with your own room free of charge. If sharing is not your idea of fun, you can request a single supplement for a small upcharge when you pay your final amount. You will be able to make this election on your trip registration.



Meet Your Guides

Kevin McConnell
Kevin McConnell

Kevin McConnell is the CEO of Backwoods, a graduate of Tulane, a native of Fort Worth who calls Austin his current home, and has always maintained a love of the outdoors. As an avid fisherman, hunter and explorer, Kevin's passion for adventure takes him all over the country: fly fishing for Louisiana redfish in the Winter, hiking Big Bend in the Spring, stalking the flats of Belize in the summer, and West Texas waterfowl hunting in the Fall.


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