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Hoopers Island, MD - (410) 397-3743 - sawyercharters@yahoo.com

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Reports From Capt. Dave Schauber!

Enjoy the finest in Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters on Maryland's Eastern Shore!Access the latest Chesapeake Bay fishing report on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay and find out what we're up to, right here at SawyerCharters.com!

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!

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2015 MARYLAND FISHING REPORT

 

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: December 13, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Charters On Maryland's Eastern Shore!

These folks have fished with us many times over the years, in pursuit of Chesapeake Bay striped bass. They have always done well, and fortunately, today was no exception! It started out really slow, as we fished for most of the morning where we had been fishing for the last couple of weeks, and only had a couple of fish to show for it. Instead of hanging around and hoping for the bite to pick up, we made the decision to pull up our gear and head up the Chesapeake Bay to see what we could see. After about 40 minutes of riding, we saw what we wanted to see. We saw flocks of birds diving on the water surface, which is normally a sign that fish are in the area. We put over our trolling lines and started catching rockfish almost immediately. Within an hour's time, we went from just two keeper rockfish to a full limit of 17 fish! It was fast and furious! The fish all ranged between 22 and 35 inches in length. The biggest fish of the day were the last two fish that were caught, and they were caught at the same time, on the same line. Imagine the thrill of reeling in both a 35-inch and a 29-inch rockfish at the same time! The young man in today's group who did that won't forget it anytime soon! The top picture only shows some of what was caught today, while the bottom picture is a cooler shot of what we had accomplished.

Our season continues until December 20 this year. Right now, we don't have anything on the book between now and then. If you have a group of people and would like to go catch some of these fish, let us know!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: December 12, 2015

Fishing For Rockfish On The Chesapeake Bay!

These guys have been with us on many Chesapeake Bay fishing charters over the years. They've fished with us when it was great, and also when it was not so great! Today was a case of the former and not the latter! It was a Saturday, and we were expecting a lot of boat traffic to be out, so we left the dock earlier than normal and managed to reach the fishing grounds before the bulk of the fleet. This probably made a big difference today. We were putting our trolling lines out as the sun was coming up, and proceeded to catch fish right away! We ended up with a full legal limit of rockfish by 8am! These fish all ranged between 22 and 32 inches long, and were all fat as butter! There were several points during the trip when multiple rods went down at the same time! It was a very exciting morning indeed! After today's big catch, the crew decided to book two trips with us in the spring!

Chesapeake Bay Rockfish From Maryland's Eastern Shore!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: December 11, 2015

Full Limit Of Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass!

This is the first time that these guys went fishing on the Chesapeake Bay with us. After today, it probably won't be their last! It was another great day on the Chesapeake, as the fishing was red hot during the morning! These guys had their legal limit by 9am. As soon as we got our trolling lines out, we started getting hook-ups. It was hardly a dull moment all morning! The fish today all ranged between 20 and 32 inches in length. These guys were tickled to death and can't wait to come back!

Another Cooler Full Of Rockfish!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: December 6, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters For Rockfish!

Here, we have another group that had a ball fishing for rockfish on the Chesapeake Bay! Striped bass on the Chesapeake Bay are as hungry as all get out right now, as we've been limiting out on Maryland rockfish in pretty short order over the past few trips! Today was no different, as the fish bit like crazy to the point where we were having to throw fish back while we were trying to get our lines up for the day! These fish all ranged between 20 and 32 inches long. We had a happy bunch of fishermen today!

We still have a BUNCH of open dates between now and the end of the season. If you want to get a few licks in on these fish, give us a call!

A Cooler Full Of Rockfish Caught On The Chesapeake Bay!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: December 5, 2015

A Full Limit Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Caught While Trolling!

These guys have been fishing on the Chesapeake Bay with us for a number of years, and usually do well. Today was no different, as they went home with a cooler full of Maryland rockfish! These were some really nice fish, ranging between 20 and 32 inches in length and fat as well! We caught our limit in pretty short order, limiting out by around 8:30 this morning! Hopefully, this good fishing continues until the end of the season.

Another Cooler Full Of Maryland Rockfish Caught On The Chesaepeake Bay!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: November 28, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Maryland Fishing Charters for Rockfish!

Here is a fantastic crew that has visited us every year for the last several years, looking to catch Chesapeake Bay rockfish. As you can see, they were very successful today! The day got off to a really good start, as we were putting our trolling lines out as the sun was coming up. About 10 minutes after getting all of our lines out, we started getting hook-ups, with multiple rods going down at the same time! Within the first hour of fishing, we landed nine keeper Maryland Chesapeake Bay striped bass. These fish were all fat and healthy after spending the bulk of the year in the many tributaries that feed into the Chesapeake Bay. These fish ranged anywhere from 20 to 33 inches in length. We caught a few more over the next two or three hours to round out the day. Not only was the fishing great, but so was the weather, with plenty of sunshine and calm water!

A Perfect Day On The Chesapeake Bay!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: November 27, 2015

Family Fishing Trips On The Chesapeake Bay!

This big family crew was in our area over the Thanksgiving holiday, and decided to round it out with a Chesapeake Bay fishing charter. As you can see from the above picture, these guys had a lot of fun and caught plenty of fish. We left the dock while it was still dark, and got out to the fishing grounds as the sun was coming up. We put our lines out and caught three really nice Maryland rockfish almost right away. Then, we moved around to a couple of other places, where we ended up catching enough fish to send these guys home happy! The biggest fish of the day was 33 inches long! It was another day of great fishing with a fantastic crew!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: November 16, 2015

More Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

Today was another productive day of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. This time, it was with the father/son duo pictured above. One of the four fish in the above picture was 28" long, which is on par with some of the trophy striped bass that we catch during the spring season, as well as sometimes during the late fall. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come as the season nears its close. This was a fantastic pair to spend the day with, and they're already talking about doing it again!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: November 10, 2015

Trolling For Rockfish On The Chesapeake Bay!

Here is another group of satisfied customers that had a good time with us on the Chesapeake Bay! While the weather report was calling for rain and wind all day long, the rain held off long enough for these guys to enjoy some awesome fishing, and the wind never materialized. The seas were relatively calm when we got to the fishing grounds and began trolling for rockfish. As has been the case for the last several trips that we took, we saw piles of birds that were working on the water surface and we headed in their direction. We started getting hook-ups right away, and that action was pretty steady throughout the whole trip. These guys not only went home with a limit of Chesapeake Bay striped bass, but caught a bunch of throwbacks as well. Not a dull moment at all!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: November 8, 2015

Fishing For Rockfish On The Chesapeake Bay!

Here is another crew that came to see us for the first time. They had a bunch of fun as you can tell from the picture. We started the day by heading out to where we caught our limit of Maryland rockfish the day before. However, there were already a couple of guys fishing in that area, and they weren't catching much. So, we headed out further into the Chesapeake Bay and saw a couple of huge flocks of birds diving onto the bay surface. Upon seeing this, we put over our trolling lines, and just like yesterday, started catching striped bass right away! A lot of them were too small to keep, but we ground out a full limit by the end of the day!

A Cooler Full Of Stripers!

 

Enjoy the finest in Chesapeake Bay fishing charters off of Maryland's Eastern Shore!
In addition to Maryland fishing charters, we offer Chesapeake Bay lighthouse tours, nature cruises, and other Chesapeake Bay tours, as well as Chesapeake Bay crab feasts! 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: Capt. Dave Schauber at 410-397-3743 or email: sawyercharters@yahoo.com
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Fishing Information from Capt. Dave
Seasons
Late April to Early June Trolling for Trophy Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass (Maryland rockfish) (to approx. 40 lbs.)  
June and July Light tackle. Great fishing for croakers, bluefish, and Maryland striped bass (Chesapeake Bay rockfish).
August to October Light tackle fishing for bluefish, Chesapeake Bay striped bass (Maryland rockfish), and Spanish mackerel.
November and December

Trolling for Maryland Striped Bass (Chesapeake Bay rockfish).  

 

 

Capt. Dave Schauber 
 

Enjoy the finest in Chesapeake Bay Sportfishing  with Capt. Dave

  • Trolling for Trophy Striped Bass

  • Bottom Fishing with light tackle

  • Chumming for Striped Bass & Blues

  • Live-lining spot for Stripers

  • Trolling for Spanish Mackerel and Blues

Capt. Dave Schauber is a native to Maryland's Eastern Shore. He has fished on the Chesapeake Bay his entire life. From the late 1970s to the late 1990s, he operated sawmills for a living. After relocating to Dorchester County in 1981 to operate another sawmill, he quickly became known in the community as simply "The Sawyer", and is still referred to by that title to this day. It is often confused with his last name. This is the origin of the business name, and hence the boat name. After moving to Dorchester County, he fished the lower and middle Chesapeake Bay, in addition to the Honga River, Fishing Bay, and other local bodies of water for years. He started out with small, center-console boats and worked his way up to eventually owning a 42-foot Bay-built vessel. He obtained his Captain's License in 1992, and began to run fishing charters on the weekends and his days off. After building his business for several years, he made the decision to leave the sawmill and begin running charters full time in 1999. His business continued to grow, leading to the construction of our new boat in 2002.

Another great day of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay!!

Red hot summer fishing on the Chesapeake Bay!!!

 

 

We offer full and half-day Maryland fishing charters on the Chesapeake Bay, 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!

 

Reserve your date NOW for some of the best 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

 

Updated: 12/14/2015