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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: 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!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: November 7, 2015

Fantastic Day Of Chesapeake Bay Fishing Action!

Today was another fantastic day of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. Even though it was a cold, wet, and dreary Saturday morning, the fish didn't seem to care. When we got to the fishing grounds, we started to experiment with some jigging. However, that didn't work out so well because the fish weren't schooled up all in one place. They were scattered. So, we put over our trolling lines, and started catching almost immediately! For having just six lines in the water, it was all the action that these guys could handle! In addition to catching their full limit of Chesapeake Bay striped bass, they also threw back a bunch of smaller fish that they had fun reeling in. This was the first time that these guys came to see us, and hopefully won't be their last!

Nothing Says Fun Like A Cooler Full Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: October 22, 2015

Full Limit Of Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass, Caught While Trolling

These guys went with us on a Chesapeake Bay fishing charter for the first time today. We left the dock early in the morning and headed out into the Chesapeake Bay. Upon arrival, we saw huge flocks of birds diving into the bay surface after fish. When we saw this, we put our trolling lines over, and it was fast and furious the whole time. We couldn't keep the fish off the lines. These guys had their legal limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish in pretty short order, as you can see from the above picture. Hopefully, today is a sign of things to come as the fall season progresses.

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!


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: 11/16/2015