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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: August 17, 2017

More Rockfish Caught On The Chesapeake Bay By Live-Lining!

We did a Chesapeake Bay fishing charter today for a group of local farmers who wanted to take a break from their labors. They brought a bushel of crabs along with them for the afternoon as well. However, the fishing was so red-hot that these guys had their limit of rockfish before they cracked open the first crab! We had enough bait fish with us, so we headed straight out to where the rockfish had been biting for the last few weeks, and we limited out in no time! Then, our group got to enjoy their crabs just before the rain hit!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: August 7, 2017

Cooler Of Striped Bass Caught While Live-Lining!

We had a group of nine anglers from Chicago aboard our boat today on a Chesapeake Bay fishing charter. The weather reports were calling for rain on this Monday morning, but we managed to find a window of time when it wasn't raining, and the fish were biting really well. We didn't stop to catch live spot for bait, as we had enough saved up from prior trips. We went straight to where the rockfish were hitting and we started catching almost right away. The one thing about live-lining...it doesn't require a lot of skill and experience to catch fish that way! Our group limited out on striped bass in a couple of hours. Then, after that, we went off to do some bottom fishing.

There was no group photo for today, as it busted out raining right before we got back to the dock, but everyone was thrilled that we got the trip in and caught plenty of fish!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: August 4, 2017

17 People, 34 Rockfish? No Problem At All Today!

Today, we had a crew of 17 anglers who were in town from Pittsburgh, PA, and they called us up on short notice, wanting to go out with us on a Chesapeake Bay fishing charter. With the way that the fishing has been over the last week or two, we were more than happy to oblige! As you can see from the cooler shot above, today was no different! We headed out to the Chesapeake Bay fishing grounds in search of striped bass, and it didn't take long at all to find 'em. As soon as we got our first line in the water, we started getting hook-ups! While the initial thought of catching a limit of rockfish for 17 people would normally appear to be out of the realm of possibility, it certainly wasn't today. This gang limited out in a little over an hour's worth of fishing!

Once we limited out, we went off to do some bottom fishing to round out the day.
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: August 3, 2017

A Limit Of Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass For Longtime Customers

This crew here has been with us on many Chesapeake Bay fishing charters over the years. They always bring a bushel of crabs on the boat and enjoy them on our full-sized picnic table. Yes, our boat has a picnic table onboard!

On top of that, they usually catch plenty of fish. Well, today was no exception to that! After doing a little bit of bottom fishing for some bait, we headed out into the Chesapeake Bay for some striped bass. Fortunately, the stripers were ready for us, as we started getting hook-ups instantly. It didn't take long at all for this crew to limit out! Below is a cooler shot of how we ended up on the day.

Cooler Shot Of Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: July 31, 2017

Live-Lining for Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass from the Eastern Shore

This crew came to see us for the first time today, and hopefully not the last! They caught their limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish by live-lining. We started out bottom fishing for spot fish that we later used for bait. Once we had enough bait, we headed out into the bay to go after the rockfish. Fortunately, we didn't have to wait too long. We started getting hook-ups on our spinning reels as soon as we got our lines in the water! The fish today ranged between 20 and 24 inches in length. There were plenty of happy fishermen today!

This Is What A Limit Of Summer Stripers Looks Like!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: July 16, 2017

Another Great Day Of Live-Lining For Rockfish On The Chesapeake Bay!

It was another fine day of live-lining for rockfish on the Chesapeake Bay! This crew left the dock with us before the sun came up, and caught over 100 spot fish while bottom fishing. Then, when we got to the rockfish hole, they used those spot fish for bait, and landed a legal limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish!  Legal fish ranged between 20 and 24 inches long, with plenty of fish that were below the legal minimum that had to be thrown back. These guys had a ball and are already talking about coming back next year!

A Cooler Full Of Summer Stripers!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: July 11, 2017

Live-Lining On The Chesapeake Bay Is Back!

Live-lining for rockfish on the Chesapeake Bay is BACK here at Sawyer Charters! This five-man crew started out bottom fishing for the spot fish that we ended up using for bait to catch the rockfish. After they caught a bunch of those in short order, we headed up to where we had been catching the rockfish, and it didn't take long at all before we started getting hook-ups! After about an hour, these guys had landed their legal limit of striped bass!Legal fish today ranged between 20 and 24 inches in length. It was certainly an action-filled afternoon!

A Cooler Full Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Caught By Live-Lining

If you want to get in on this action-packed light tackle fishing for striped bass, then NOW is the time to book your fishing charter! Give us a call at (410) 397-3743!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: June 23, 2017
Chumming For Rockfish With Light Tackle!

Light tackle fishing for rockfish on the Chesapeake Bay is back, here at Sawyer Charters! Today, this crew caught their legal limit of striped bass while chumming with menhaden for bait! Once we found the fish on our sonar, it didn't take long for this gang to limit out! The fish that we caught today ranged between 20 and 31 inches long. It was a great day!

A Box Full Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Caught With Light Tackle!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: June 3, 2017
Great Fishing On The Chesapeake Bay!

This group went charter fishing on the Chesapeake Bay with us for the first time today. For most of the trip, it didn't look like the outcome was going to be as good as it ended up. We left the dock at noon, and at 5:30, we did not have a fish in the box. It was looking pretty bleak until the wind fell out, and we started to see some pods of breaking fish on the water surface. A little after 5:30, the fish started to bite, and by 6:30, this crew had their full limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish! There were several times when we had numerous trolling lines hook up at once, producing a lot of excitement. It was just like a game-winning ninth-inning rally!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 29, 2017
Three Trophy Chesapeake Bay Rockfish And A Couple of Throwbacks!

The fishing for Chesapeake Bay trophy striped bass was tough on this Saturday, as there was a lot of boat traffic on the water, which made the fishing a lot more challenging. However, we still managed to land three beautiful rockfish, with the biggest one coming in at 40 inches long. We also caught two other rockfish that had to be thrown back. One of them was 32 inches long, while the other was 30 inches long. When the size limits change in a couple of weeks, those fish will be keepers as well! We also had a few other bites that we weren't able to land. All in all, it was an exciting day, and these guys are looking to book with us again this summer!

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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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: 08/18/2017