Sawyer Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters & Chesapeake Bay Tours

Enjoy the finest in Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters on Maryland's Eastern Shore at Hoopers Island!

Just 40 minutes south of Cambridge, MD!

Fishing the Chesapeake Bay in the areas of Hoopers Island, Taylors Island, Poplar Island, and Kent Island! We go where the fish are!

Enjoy the finest in Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters on Maryland's Eastern Shore!

Fishing charters in Maryland for Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass, also known as Maryland rockfish or stripers, bluefish, croakers, Spanish mackerel, and other species.

Come to Hoopers Island for the best Chesapeake Bay fishing action that Maryland's Eastern Shore has to offer!

Contact us at
(410) 397-3743

Reserve your date now for the best Chesapeake Bay fishing that Maryland has to offer!!!
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Easy access from the Ocean Gateway (Rt 50) from Annapolis, Baltimore, Ocean City,

Pennsylvania, Virginia or Delaware

In addition to some of the finest in Chesapeake Bay fishing charters that Maryland has to offer, we also offer Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Tours, Chesapeake Nature Cruises and other Chesapeake Bay tours, Chesapeake Bay floating crab feasts, and cruises to various destinations along the Chesapeake Bay.

We are located on Hoopers Island, just 40 minutes south of Cambridge, Maryland.

 

 

Hey families..... children under 10 years of age FREE !!

(with minimum of six paid passengers)

 

Join us for our 2014 Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Cruises and support a good cause! Click here to learn more!

CHECK OUT CAPT. DAVE'S CHESAPEAKE BAY FISHING BLOG!

We offer full and half-day Chesapeake Bay fishing charters off of Maryland's Eastern Shore, fishing for Chesapeake Bay rockfish (stripers or Maryland striped bass), bluefish, croakers, Spanish mackerel, and other species. We also offer Chesapeake Bay lighthouse cruises, nature cruises and other Chesapeake Bay tours, floating crab feasts, and cruises to various destinations along the Chesapeake Bay. We are located on Hoopers Island, about 40 minutes south of Cambridge, Maryland. Regardless of the size of your group, or the uniqueness of your occasion, there is nothing that we can't handle! Come join us for a memorable Maryland charter fishing experience on the Chesapeake Bay!

Contact us at
(410) 397-3743

Reserve your date now for the best Chesapeake Bay fishing that Maryland has to offer!!!
sawyercharters@yahoo.com
 

 

Easy access from the Ocean Gateway (Rt 50) from Annapolis, Baltimore, Ocean City,

Pennsylvania, Virginia or Delaware

 

Chesapeake Bay Maryland Fishing Charters

We offer Chesapeake Bay fishing options to accommodate a wide variety of tastes, from those who like to troll for those BIG Maryland rockfish, to those who would rather sit back and bottom fish for croakers.

To keep up with all of the latest and greatest, check out our Chesapeake Bay Fishing Reports and Maryland Fishing Information page!

Late April to Mid-May

BIG Trophy Rockfish Caught on the Chesapeake Bay!

If you like to troll for those BIG Maryland Striped Bass, April and May is the perfect time of the year for you! This time of year, these Chesapeake Bay rockfish are 28" and longer, and weigh up to 50 pounds! Everyone on the boat is allowed one fish.

Wanna see some more of these humongous Maryland rockfish? Check out the pictures on this site!

Late May, June, July, and August

So, you don't like to troll, huh? During the summer months, we go into light tackle fishing action on the Chesapeake Bay, using spinning reels, live bait, chumming, and bottom fishing! We catch more Chesapeake Bay rockfish, also referred to as summer stripers (18"-28" in length, two per person), bluefish, and croakers!

Chesapeake Bay Croaker Fishing From Maryland's Eastern Shore!

Live-Lining For Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass, Rockfish, or whatever else you wanna call 'em!

September and October

During these months, we're still using light tackle, spinning gear for the summer Chesapeake Bay stripers, bluefish, and Spanish mackerel!

Five-pound Bluefish Caught in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay!

November and December

Fall Fishing For Trophy Striped Bass On The Chesapeake Bay!

In November and December, those BIG Maryland rockfish once again return to the Chesapeake Bay!

Put Captain Dave and his 30+ years of Chesapeake Bay Fishing experience to work for you!

Chesapeake Bay Tours

Perhaps, fishing isn't your thing and you'd rather go on a cruise! We offer a number of options from crab feast dinner cruises to trips to Solomons Island or Smith Island! We also offer number of tour packages for bus groups as well! For more information, check out the Chesapeake Bay Tours section of our website!

Aerial View of Solomons Island

Aerial view of Solomons Island

Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Cruises

Perhaps, you'd like to check out some lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay! We have Chesapeake Bay lighthouse cruises scheduled for July 4, August 9, and August 30, 2014! To sign up, give us a call! If you have a private group and would like to do your own cruise, just give us a call! More information can be found in the Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Cruises section of our website!

Hoopers Island Lighthouse

Hoopers Island Lighthouse

We offer full and half-day Maryland fishing charters off of Maryland's Eastern Shore, fishing for Maryland rockfish (stripers or Chesapeake Bay striped bass), bluefish, croakers, Spanish mackerel, and other species. We also offer Chesapeake Bay lighthouse cruises, nature cruises and other Chesapeake Bay tours, floating crab feasts, and cruises to various destinations along the Chesapeake Bay. We are located on Hoopers Island, about 40 minutes south of Cambridge, Maryland. Regardless of the size of your group, or the uniqueness of your occasion, there is nothing that we can't handle! Come join us for a memorable Maryland charter fishing experience on the Chesapeake Bay!

Contact us at
(410) 397-3743

Reserve your date now for the best Chesapeake Bay fishing that Maryland has to offer!!!
sawyercharters@yahoo.com
 

 

Easy access from the Ocean Gateway (Rt 50) from Annapolis, Baltimore, Ocean City,

Pennsylvania, Virginia or Delaware

Our Boat

THE  "SAWYER" is a 52ft. x 17ft. CHESAPEAKE BUILT VESSEL THAT CAN ACCOMMODATE GROUPS BOTH LARGE AND SMALL FOR SOME OF THE BEST FISHING ACTION ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY, ALONG WITH TOURS AND CRUISES TO VARIOUS DESTINATIONS ALONG THE BAY!

OUR BOAT IS COAST GUARD-CERTIFIED FOR UP TO 41 PASSENGERS AND EQUIPPED WITH A SPACIOUS CABIN AND A PAIR OF 450-HORSEPOWER CATERPILLAR DIESEL ENGINES TO GET YOU AROUND THE BAY IN A SAFE AND TIMELY MANNER!

IN ADDITION, WE ALSO SPORT A COAST GUARD AWARD-WINNING SAFETY RECORD! FOR MORE ABOUT OUR BOAT, PLEASE CLICK HERE!

Built in 2002 for the finest in Chesapeake Bay fishing off of Maryland's Eastern Shore, carries up to 49 passengers! What are you waiting for?? Get on the boat NOW for some of the finest in Chesapeake Bay fishing!!!

Regardless of the size of your group, or the uniqueness of your occasion, there is nothing that we can't handle!

Come join us for a memorable Chesapeake Bay fishing experience!!

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Caught off of Maryland's Eastern Shore!! Big Rockfish!!

Maryland Striped Bass, Rockfish Caught in the Chesapeake Bay off of Maryland's Eastern Shore!!

Want some of these Chesapeake Bay Stripers?? Get on down here!!

 

MARYLAND CRAB FEAST CRUISES!!
Let us add a traditional Maryland Crab Feast to your Charter

Chesapeake Bay Maryland Crab Feasts
Chesapeake Bay Maryland Crab FeastsChesapeake Bay Maryland Crab Feasts

 

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We offer full and half-day Chesapeake Bay fishing charters off of Maryland's Eastern Shore, fishing for Chesapeake Bay rockfish (stripers or Maryland striped bass), bluefish, croakers, Spanish mackerel, and other species. We also offer Chesapeake Bay lighthouse cruises, nature cruises and other Chesapeake Bay tours, floating crab feasts, and cruises to various destinations along the Chesapeake Bay. We are located on Hoopers Island, about 40 minutes south of Cambridge, Maryland. Regardless of the size of your group, or the uniqueness of your occasion, there is nothing that we can't handle! Come join us for a memorable Chesapeake Bay charter fishing experience from Maryland's Eastern Shore!

Sawyer Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters

Chesapeake Bay Fishing At Its Finest!

OUR CHESAPEAKE BAY FISHING SEASONS

CHESAPEAKE BAY STRIPED BASS TROPHY SEASON

3rd Saturday in April through May 15

During this time period, we fish the middle and lower portions of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, which include as far south as Point Lookout and as far north as Tilghman Island. If we need to, we will move our boat to be closer to where the fish are.

Monster Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass!

During the trophy Chesapeake Bay rockfish season, trolling with the use of planer boards is the primary method of fishing. We generally fish with 20 or more lines at a time in order to increase our chances of landing the big one! These Maryland rockfish can range anywhere from 28 inches in length on up to 50 inches or more.

A Great Catch Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish On Maryland's Eastern Shore!

If you catch one of these trophy striped bass and you want to find out how old that fish is, please visit this link for more information.

Limits During Trophy Rockfish Season On The Chesapeake Bay

Per Maryland law, fishermen are allowed one fish per person that is 28 inches or longer.

THE SUMMER CHESAPEAKE BAY FISHING SEASON

May 16 - December 15

Over this stretch, we fish for a wide variety of species that include striped bass, bluefish, croakers, white perch, and spot. We also do our Chesapeake Bay fishing trips in about the same areas as we do during the spring trophy season.

Our principal method of fishing for Chesapaeake Bay striped bass in the summer is a method known as live-lining. Live-lining involves the use of spinning reels and light tackle. When you live-line for rockfish, you put a live spot fish on a treble hook, and watch it swim away. If there are any stripers around, they may latch on to that spot and give you one heck of a fight! It's really exciting when we anchor on a pile of striped bass, and everyone in the group catches at the same time! For more information about live-lining for striped bass, check out my article on striped bass!

Rockfish Caught On The Chesapeake Bay While Live-Lining

When the weather cools off on the Chesapeake Bay, the spot leave town. This requires us to resort to trolling for striped bass. When trolling during this time of year, we normally pull fewer lines to give us more mobility. We often see bait pods and clusters of birds gathering on the water surface, which often lead us to the fish! There have been many times where we go through a cluster of birds and have every rod go down at once!

Limits During The Summer Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Season

During this time frame, anglers are allowed either two striped bass that are 18 to 28 inches in length, or one between 18 and 28 inches and one over 28 inches.

BOTTOM FISHING ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

In addition to the above types of Chesapeake Bay fishing, we also do a fair amount of bottom fishing. When we bottom fish we use spinning reels, and a bottom rig that has two hooks and 2-4 ounce sinker.

Often, we will have our charter groups bottom fish for the spot that we use to live-line for striped bass. In fact, a lot of our groups have more fun doing that than they do when reeling in rockfish! Along with spot, we also catch white perch and croakers with this technique.

We offer full and half-day Maryland fishing charters off of Maryland's Eastern Shore, fishing for Maryland rockfish (stripers or Chesapeake Bay striped bass), bluefish, croakers, Spanish mackerel, and other species. We also offer Chesapeake Bay lighthouse cruises, nature cruises and other Chesapeake Bay tours, floating crab feasts, and cruises to various destinations along the Chesapeake Bay. We are located on Hoopers Island, about 40 minutes south of Cambridge, Maryland. Regardless of the size of your group, or the uniqueness of your occasion, there is nothing that we can't handle! Come join us for a memorable Maryland charter fishing experience on the Chesapeake Bay!

Contact us at
(410) 397-3743

Reserve your date now for the best Chesapeake Bay fishing that Maryland has to offer!!!
sawyercharters@yahoo.com
 

 

Easy access from the Ocean Gateway (Rt 50) from Annapolis, Baltimore, Ocean City,

Pennsylvania, Virginia or Delaware

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For fishing charters, we offer both full and half-day trips, and we offer a variety of Bay Tour options.

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What We Provide
  • Bait

  • Tackle

  • Ice on the Boat

  • Fishing License

What You Need to Bring
  • Food and Beverage

  • Cooler to Take Fish Home

  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen

  • Proper Clothing (long pants)

                                                        


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DIRECTIONS TO SAWYER CHARTERS

Rt. 50 to Cambridge, MD (Eastern Shore). 

Turn onto Rt. 16 (near Wal-Mart) and proceed 7 miles to Church Creek.

Turn left on Rt. 335 and travel approx. 10 miles to intersection of Rts. 335/336.

Turn right (Rt. 335) and follow Rt. 335 to Hoopers Island (about 6 miles).

1 1/2 miles after crossing 1st tall bridge onto Island, turn right on Hoopers Island Rd. (before Dead End sign) and proceed 6 miles to Rippons Marina, going over another tall bridge.

 

The address to the marina is:

 1747 Hoopersville Rd.

Fishing Creek, MD 21634

 

 

 

Reserve your date NOW for some of the finest Chesapeake Bay fishing that Maryland has to offer!!!
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Sawyer Fishing Charters and Tours
Hoopers Island, MD

 

Capt. Dave Schauber
1345 Hoopers Island Rd.
Church Creek, Maryland 21622

 

Marina Address:

1747 Hoopersville Road

Fishing Creek, MD 21634

410-397-3743
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   Email:  sawyercharters@yahoo.com

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