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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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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: November 25, 2016

Fall Rockfish Season In Full Swing!
Here is the result of the first time that this crew went fishing on the Chesapeake Bay with us! While so many people were out shopping and running the risk of getting trampled at the stores on this Black Friday, this crew was catching their limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish!

The fishing started out slow, but when we saw the birds working and diving on the bay surface, we knew the fish were there. We had numerous times when several lines hooked up at once, leading to an action-packed morning of fishing. Several of these Maryland-caught striped bass were over 30 inches in length.

This crew was so happy that they've already booked Black Friday for next year!

Another Cooler Full Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: November 3, 2016

Full Limit Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish From Maryland's Eastern Shore!

Here, we have the result of another fantastic day of fishing for Chesapeake Bay striped bass! At first, it didn't seem like it was going to turn out that way. We caught two BIG 30-inch fish as soon as we got to the fishing grounds. Then, the bite died off. The sonar showed that the fish were still there, even though they weren't biting. Fortunately, later in the day, the fish got hungry and bit like crazy! We had several lines hook up at the same time, and it didn't take long for this happy group of six to limit out of rockfish! A few of the fish that we caught today were of the same class of BIG fish that we catch in the spring, in terms of size. We have plenty of open dates for the rest of the season, from now through December. To book your own date, give us a call at (410) 397-3743!

Check Out This Cooler Full Of Striped Bass!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: October 15, 2016

Rocktober Is Here! Rockfish Caught On The Chesapeake Bay!

It was a typical Saturday morning on the Chesapeake Bay. There were a lot of boats out, but fortunately, there were a LOT of fish out there as well! We left the dock before the sun came up. It was a little bit of a ride to get to the fish, but once we arrived at the fishing grounds and got our lines out, it didn't take long at all for this crew to start catching fish! And once we started catching, we couldn't keep the rockfish off the lines! There were numerous times throughout the trip when we had 3-4 trolling lines hook-up at once. The fish were even jumping out of the water at times! Most of the striped bass that we caught today ranged between 20 and 25 inches in length, but we did catch a couple that were close to 30 inches long! This was one of the best Chesapeake Bay fishing charters that we've had this year in terms of how great the fishing was. Below is a cooler shot that puts an exclamation point on the day!

Another Cooler Full Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

If last season is any indication, then the fishing on the Chesapeake Bay should only get better between now and when the season ends in December. We have plenty of open dates between now and then, so if you're looking to do some fishing with us this year, give us a call at (410) 397-3743!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: July 11, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Fishing Charters - Sawyer Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters

This was the first Chesapeake Bay fishing charter that we have taken with these guys. As you can see, it was pretty successful! We had 13 people in all in our group for today. Not all of them wanted to be in the above picture, posing with their fish, but they caught their limit of Chesapeake Bay Maryland rockfish in pretty short order! We're still using light tackle to fish for these striped bass on the bay. As soon as we pulled in and dropped anchor, we started getting hook-ups almost instantly! It didn't take long for 26 legal rockfish to be caught. A bunch of smaller fish were caught in the process, providing plenty of action for this gang! Check out the cooler shot in the picture below! We have a bunch of available dates for anyone who has a group and wants to try this type of fishing, especially if you can go during the week!

Another Cooler Full Of Maryland Rockfish! - Sawyer Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: June 24, 2016

Chumming For Striped Bass On The Chesapeake Bay! Sawyer Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters

It was another fantastic day of Chesapeake Bay fishing action aboard the Sawyer! We caught these rockfish today with light tackle and fresh bunker for bait! Even though the current on the Chesapeake Bay was running really hard, the fish were biting as soon as we arrived! Not only did this crew limit out on Maryland striped bass, but they also caught a bunch of smaller ones that had to be thrown back. It was an action-packed afternoon! The biggest fish that was caught today clocked in at 30 inches!

Another Cooler Full Of Rockfish Caught On A Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charter!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: June 18, 2016

Light Tackle Fishing For Chesapeake Bay Rockfish! Sawyer Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters

Today, we took this fine crew out light tackle fishing for striped bass on the Chesapeake Bay! For the first time in the last few years, we caught these fish by chumming, as opposed to trolling or any other method. These guys had a blast! It took awhile before the fish started to bite, but once they did, we couldn't keep them off the lines! These fish were all between 20 and 25 inches in length, which provided a good fight on spinning reels with 20-pound test line! It was a fun-filled afternoon of excitement!

A Cooler Shot Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish! Sawyer Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: June 1, 2016

Another Fine Day Of Chesapeake Bay Fishing! Sawyer Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters

We had a GREAT charter today on the Chesapeake Bay! We had a small group this morning, and once we got our lines in the water, it didn't take long to catch our legal limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish! It was action-packed from start to finish! The striped bass caught today were a bit on the smaller side, ranging between 20 and 26 inches, but they were fat and healthy! With that said, there are still reports of bigger fish being caught. We have all next week open for anyone who wants to go! Give us a call at (410) 397-3743!

A Nice Cooler Full of Rockfish - Sawyer Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: May 12, 2016

BIG Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Caught From Maryland's Eastern Shore! Sawyer Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters

Over the past few days, the fishing action on the Chesapeake Bay has been pretty slow, with catches averaging about 2-3 rockfish per trip, with it taking all day to catch that. Well, today was quite a departure from that! These four guys landed their legal limit of trophy Chesapeake Bay striped bass by 7am this morning! We caught three of these BIG fish before we could even get all of our lines out! Unlike the past few days, the fish were waiting for us today! Hopefully, this action on the Chesapeake Bay will continue! Right now, we are open for both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. If you have a group that wants to go this weekend, give us a call at (410) 397-3743!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: May 4, 2016

Fishing On The Chesapeake Bay For Trophy Striped Bass! - Sawyer Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters

Here is another group of guys that have been fishing with us for a long time. They've been fishing on the Chesapeake Bay with us since 2008, and when it comes to trolling for rockfish, they generally have a lot of luck. Today was no different! While the fishing wasn't as red-hot as it was yesterday, it was still one heck of a day for these guys! Instead of catching numerous fish at one time like yesterday, we caught one at a time throughout the day until this group of six limited out. That's the way it goes sometimes! Hopefully, this good Chesapeake Bay fishing action will keep up!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: May 3, 2016

A Fast Limit Of Chesapeake Bay Trophy Striped Bass! Sawyer Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters

Last night, we almost cancelled this trip due to a weather report that called for over two inches of rain between last night and today! Thank goodness we didn't do that! The rain never happened this morning, and the fishing was wide open! We started catching fish before we could finish getting our lines out! By 8am, we had caught four BIG Chesapeake Bay rockfish to round out a full legal limit for the day! All of these fish were at least 40 inches long, with the biggest coming in at 43 inches! While we were trying to pull our lines up, we landed five more that had to be thrown back. These guys have been fishing on the Chesapeake Bay with us for many years now, and always seem to have a lot of luck. What an amazing day on the Chesapeake Bay!

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 - Sawyer Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters From Maryland's Eastern Shore! 
 

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.

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Red hot summer fishing on the Chesapeake Bay!!! Sawyer Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters From Maryland's Eastern Shore!

 

 

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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Updated: 12/05/2016