Backdraft Charter Fishing – Welcome

Ready to go fishing on the Potomac River? Look no further than Backdraft Charter Fishing! With Captain Doug Collison at the helm, you’ll benefit from years of knowledge and experience.

Species like Striped Bass, Catfish, White Perch, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, Redfish, and more are in the cards, depending on conditions and season. You can expect to do some spinning, trolling, drifting, jigging, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area.

Your vessel for the day is a 46’ custom-built charter boat with space for 35 passengers. It has all the essentials. There’s a head (toilet) on board for your convenience. Your captain will provide rods, reels, tackle, and bait.

A First Mate will be there to make sure everything is running smoothly. First Mate works for tips and a 20% tip is customary.

There’s no need to buy a fishing license, so all you have to do is look forward to your trip! Some fish have special regulations, including when you can keep them. Your captain will help you follow regulations while you fish. Some essentials to bring are sunglasses, a hat, sunblock (non-spray), and bottled water. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but you should avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Get in touch with Capt. Doug Collison below and start planning your trip today! Let’s go fishing!



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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Potomac River (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - May 10
    US $720
    Come catch Blue Catfish on the Backdraft. We will leave Goose Bay from March 15, 2024, through May 10, 2024. Trips are 6 hours long and we depart twice daily, seven days a week. Trips leave at 7 am or 1 pm.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Catfish
    Catfish
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Potomac River (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - May 10
    US $720
    Come catch Blue Catfish on the Backdraft. We will leave Goose Bay from March 15, 2024, through May 10, 2024. Trips are 6 hours long and we depart twice daily, seven days a week. Trips leave at 7 am or 1 pm.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Catfish
    Catfish
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June 11, 2023
We had the best family fishing trip Capt Doug & Kenny were 100% professional, worked well together and kept us...
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We had an awesome trip with capt Doug he put us right on the fish and we had a blast always top notch service with him
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FAQs about Backdraft Charter Fishing – Welcome

Backdraft Charter Fishing – Welcome offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $720 per group, additional US $80 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Potomac River (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $720 per group, additional US $80 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Potomac River (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Backdraft Charter Fishing – Welcome, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Backdraft Charter Fishing – Welcome include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Backdraft Charter Fishing – Welcome offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Backdraft Charter Fishing – Welcome offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Backdraft Charter Fishing – Welcome include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Catfish
  • Cobia
  • Perch (White)
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel

Meet the Captain

Doug Collison
Welcome, Maryland, United States
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6 Customer reviews
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Member since February 2024
Captain Doug Collison aka “Dougie” - I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and the Atlantic Ocean fishing and crabbing. After many years of working as a welder, I made the switch to full-time commercial fisherman/Charter Captain in 2010. I hold a valid USCG Master Captain license and commercial fishing/crabbing licenses. There’s nothing I would rather do than spend each day on the water, waiting for the next rod to bend. I purchased the Backdraft in 2022 from Captain Charlie Sisson. I have been working with Captain Charlie as his mate/relief Captain since 2014. When he made the hard decision to take a step back I was honored to continue his legendary service. I hope to make your charter fishing experience a great one and hold myself and my crew to a high standard of safety and cleanliness. I am happy to answer any questions about amenities or safety gear. LET’S GO FISHING!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Catfish Catfish
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Carman (Headboat) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 370HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
35 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
in cabin
You Keep Catch

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.