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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Reports From Capt. Dave Schauber!

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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: 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!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: September 20, 2014

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters For Striped Bass From The Eastern Shore!

This crew from Cumberland, MD came to see us for the first time today! As you can see, they had a great time. The fishing was a bit slow starting out, but this crew still managed to land a legal limit of Chesapeake Bay striped bass with the use of light tackle and live bait! Some of these fish were really nice, in the 22 to 24 inch range. These folks had a great day, as they were already talking about booking another trip when we got back to the dock!

Plenty of open dates remain from now until the end of the season, even on weekends! Give us a call at (410) 397-3743 to book your date!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: September 8, 2014

Live-Lining For Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

This crew came to see us from the Washington, DC area, looking to try their hands at some light tackle fishing for rockfish with live bait. As you can see, they did pretty well. The fishing was fast and furious today, as the fish were biting as soon as we arrived at the fishing grounds. Once we anchored up, it didn't take this crew long at all to limit out on stripers. While we did catch a few bluefish, there wasn't as many around today as there was yesterday. This helped us limit out on stripers faster, as we didn't have the blues constantly biting off our hooks!

Still have a bunch of available dates from now through the end of the season! Give me a call at (410) 397-3743 to book your date!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: September 7, 2014

Striped Bass and Bluefish On The Chesapeake Bay!

What you see in the cooler shot above is what happened today, when we had a family group of 14 people onboard that caught almost a full legal limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish, along with a good number of bluefish! These guys were using light tackle and live bait to do the damage that you see above. It was another fantastic day, as everyone got off the boat happy at the end of the day!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: August 22, 2014

Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

Check out what this fine trio came away with on our boat today! These guys caught a full legal limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish, along with a nice catch of bluefish. We headed up the bay to where we caught them on the last trip and the fish were waiting for us. These guys landed their limit with live bait pretty quickly. These fish were all in the 20 to 24 inch range. Then, after that, we saw birds working on pods of breaking fish. So, we put over our trolling lines and caught some bluefish! This was a great way for these kids to finish up their summer vacations!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: August 20, 2014

More Rockfish On Maryland's Chesapeake Bay!

We had our family out fishing with us today. In the above picture are my daughter and her boyfriend. We caught our limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish in pretty short order with the use of live bait. Not long after that, we did some trolling for bluefish and did pretty well there, as you can see from the picture below.

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: August 17, 2014

Rockfish, Bluefish, and Much More on the Chesapeake Bay!

After a few weeks of doing tours on the Chesapeake Bay, we were back to fishing on this Sunday afternoon. Today's crew had a blast, as you can see from the above picture. We started out trolling, catching a mix of rockfish and bluefish. Then, we finished catching our limit of striped bass with the use of live bait. After that, we went on to catch some Norfolk spot to round out the day. These guys went home with a nice catch, and were very happy!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: July 19, 2014

Fishing For Rockfish On The Chesapeake Bay!

These guys pictured here have been fishing on the Chesapeake Bay with us for many years now. They came down from Pennsylvania this weekend to try their luck with some striper fishing with live bait. We headed straight to the fishing grounds on the bay, and the fish were biting as soon as we started dropping lines! It didn't take long at all for this crew to land its legal limit. These fish ranged between 18 and 24 inches in length. After we caught our legal limit of stripers, we headed off to replenish our bait reserve!


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: 04/19/2015