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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!

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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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report



Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: May 19, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Striper Fishing Trips!

Today, these guys landed a full legal limit of Chesapeake Bay striped bass. We put over our trolling lines and hooked one BIG migratory fish the first thing in the morning. Then, we trolled further west and hit the mother lode! There were several times when we had four lines go down at once! Needless to say, these guys limited out in pretty short order. Hopefully, the fishing stays good in the weeks to come!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: May 10, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Fishing In Maryland!

Today, this fine group went home with a very nice catch of Chesapeake Bay striped bass. We're still trolling for BIG rockfish, and today was pretty good. In spite of fog that reduced visibility to almost nil, we managed to land a nice catch of rockfish that sent this group home happy. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come for the remainder of our trophy season.

Also, for those of you who are interested in light tackle fishing for rockfish with live bait during the summer, please call us today at (410) 397-3743 to book your very own Chesapeake Bay fishing charter!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: May 8, 2015

Fishing Charters On The Chesapeake Bay For Rockfish!

Here is another crew that keeps coming back to us year after year. These guys have a good time every year, and usually end up with a jag of fish. Today was no different. As soon as we got our lines out, the fish started to bite. We landed a huge 44-inch rockfish right out of the gate, quickly followed up by four more striped bass. Then, after about a 3-hour lull, we managed to connect with three more striped bass! We ended the day with five NICE striped bass that we could keep. We had to throw back three other fish that were in the "slot" between 36 and 40 inches. It's a shame that we couldn't keep those, because that would have given us a full legal limit!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: May 7, 2015

Trophy Rockfish Caught On Maryland's Chesapeake Bay!

Today was another fine day of Chesapeake Bay fishing action, as this crew caught a total of 12 trophy striped bass, with 7 that they could keep, thanks to that infamous "slot rule" that requires the release of fish that range between 36 and 40 inches in length. Those 7 fish were all at least 40 inches long, with the exception of one that was 28 inches. These folks went home with a cooler full of meat! A fantastic day!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: May 6, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters For Trophy Maryland Rockfish!

Today, in spite of draconian state regulations regarding the legal size of Chesapeake Bay rockfish, we managed to land a legal limit of trophy striped bass while trolling on the Chesapeake Bay! This is a welcome change from the slow fishing conditions that had prevailed over the last few days. It should only get better as the water warms up and more of these fish spawn and come back out into the bay. This group has been fishing with us for many years now and always to seem to be on the lucky side of things! Today was no exception!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 25, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters for Rockfish!

Overall, it was an excellent day of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. The above picture shows what happened on our morning trip. In spite of heavy weekend boat traffic and a lousy weather forecast, we still managed to catch some really nice fish. The five fish pictured above were all over 40 inches long, really massive fish!

The picture below shows what happened during our afternoon trip. We were trolling around in shallow water, and without any warning, every rod on the boat went down with a fish on it! We landed every striped bass that was hooked, and kept only the biggest ones to give us a full legal limit for the day! These are the same guys that fished with us the day before.

Trophy Striped Bass Caught On The Chesapeake Bay!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 24, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Fishing For Trophy Striped Bass!

We had an afternoon trip today, with this fine group that has been fishing with us for over 15 years now. Luck was on their side as we left the dock at around 2pm and had our limit by about 5:30! We were trolling on the Chesapeake Bay and found a knot of fish and just worked that area over until we caught our legal limit of striped bass for the day!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 19, 2015

Huge Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

Today, we ventured out into the Chesapeake Bay, trolling for trophy Maryland rockfish. Fortunately, we came home with a nice catch! Of the five fish in the above picture, none were smaller than 41 inches in length! We accomplished this in spite of a lot of weekend boat traffic on the bay, a hard-running current, and strong winds out of the east. Hopefully, this kind of fishing will stick around as the 2015 spring trophy rockfish season progresses.

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: October 3, 2014

A Mix Of Striped Bass And Bluefish On The Chesapeake Bay!

Today, I had a large group of 14 guys out for the day on one of our Chesapeake Bay fishing charters. We were headed up the bay and we saw a whole bunch of birds working on the water surface. We immediately threw over our trolling lines and proceeded to enjoy three solid hours of action! We landed about 40 nice-sized bluefish. Then, we saw what looked like striped bass on our sonar. So, we put over a couple of heavy lines with umbrella rigs to see if we could entice some of them. Almost right away, we started catching stripers. There were several times when we had two fish on the same rig at one time! They were hungry! The cooler shot above shows how we ended up. The bluefish are on the bottom, with the stripers on top.

As the water temperature cools off, we expect the striper fishing to only get better from here on out. We have a bunch of available dates, so give us a call at (410) 397-3743 to book yours!


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:

Fishing Information from Capt. Dave
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!!!
Contact Us

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


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Updated: 05/20/2015