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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 on the Sawyer



Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: May 20, 2018

A Limit Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

This crew came to see us from Asheville, NC today. Fortunately, the fish were here to welcome them! We caught our limit of rockfish today by trolling. The fish that we caught all ranged between 19 and 32 inches long. It was a beautiful day, with all of the rain finally out of here. Hopefully, things stay this way!

A Cooler of Maryland Rockfish
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: May 9, 2018

Three BIG Chesapeake Bay Rockfish on Maryland's Eastern Shore!

It was a bit slow for us this morning, but we still managed to land three monster Chesapeake Bay rockfish! To make it even more adventurous, two of them were on the same line at the same time, which made getting both of them in the boat quite interesting. This was a very happy group at the end of the day, and hopefully, they'll come back for some more Chesapeake Bay fishing charters in the years to come!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: May 8, 2018

First Full Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Limit of 2018!

This has been our best day yet, fishing on the Chesapeake Bay in 2018! All but one of the fish in this picture came in at 40 inches long or more. Not only that, but we hooked up on four of them at the same time, creating quite a bit of pandemonium! Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come at the Chesapeake Bay trophy rockfish season progresses!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: May 1, 2018

BIG Trophy Rockfish on the Chesapeake Bay

From a fishing standpoint, we've had a rough start for 2018, but things have finally started to pick up for us! Check out the four monster Chesapeake Bay rockfish that we landed today! All of these beasts were over 40 inches in length! It was a great day of Chesapeake Bay charter fishing for this bunch! Hopefully, things will continue to improve as the weather warms up!

The Biggest Fish of the Day!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: December 17, 2017

Another Limit Of Rockfish Caught On The Chesapeake Bay!

It was an awesome day on the bay for us today! These folks have been out with us many times over the years, fishing for striped bass on the Chesapeake Bay. They always seem to have a good time, no matter what. From the above picture, you can see that today was no different! In fact, they were tickled to death with the rockfish that we caught today. While the longest fish of the day was 32 inches long, even the smaller fish that we caught had quite a bit of girth to them. This is typical of the rockfish that we catch on the Chesapeake Bay during this time of year. The above picture just doesn't do it justice. We have included a cooler shot below to try to capture that a bit better!

FAT Rockfish from the Chesapeake Bay During Fall Season!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: November 25, 2017

A Big Catch of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish from Maryland's Eastern Shore!

These folks have been fishing with us on many Chesapeake Bay striped bass fishing charters over the years, and more often than not, they come away with a nice batch of fish. Today was no different! We left Hoopers Island bright and early, heading down the Chesapeake Bay to where rockfish have been caught consistently for the past couple of weeks. However, on the way down, we saw huge flocks of birds diving onto the water surface. We put over our trolling lines and we trolled around these flocks of birds, and it worked! We stayed in that area throughout the morning, and had our limit of Maryland rockfish by 10:30! The biggest of the day was 32 inches long, with plenty of other fish in the mid to upper 20s! Most of the time, we were catching a couple of fish at a time, until we completed our limit. It was an action-packed day on the bay for sure!

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass from the Eastern Shore!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: November 24, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Fishing on Black Friday!

Why would you want to go shopping on Black Friday and fight the crowds when you can do what these guys did on a Chesapeake Bay fishing charter? The fish were ready for us this morning when we put our lines over. There were a lot of birds around, and they led us to where the fish were! As soon as we got our trolling lines out, we had five lines hook up and we pulled seven beautiful rockfish over the side, including the biggest one of the day that was 34 inches long! We then caught one or two at a time until we had our legal limit. These guys were so happy that they have already booked Black Friday with us for next year!

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: October 15, 2017

Another Limit Of Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Caught With Live Bait!

While the summer, and our busy season, has passed us by, that doesn't mean we're finished with fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. Not by a long shot! This limit of rockfish was caught today with the use of live bait. Our group of four went home with a nice catch! The live-lining part of our fishing season should be winding down any time now, but we'll be trolling soon until the season ends in December. If you want to get in on that action, give us a call at (410) 397-3743!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: September 30, 2017

Another Group Of Happy Fishermen On A Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charter!

It might have been a bit windy today on the bay, but that didn't deter this group of veterans from coming out to try their hand at some rockfish on one of our Chesapeake Bay fishing charters! As you can see, they did very well. Once we found the fish on our sonar and anchored up, it didn't take long at all for this crew to limit out on striped bass! Another fantastic day of live-lining for rockfish on the Chesapeake Bay!

A Limit Of Rockfish Caught Live-Lining!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: September 29, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Charter Fishing For Chesapeake Bay Rockfish, Maryland Striped Bass!

This crew came to see us for the first time this morning. It was really special for this crew, as a couple of them were from Finland, and had never fished on the Chesapeake Bay before. It felt great to give these guys a new experience. We took them out fishing for Chesapeake Bay rockfish off of Maryland's Eastern Shore. As you can see from the above picture, they were very successful! In spite of never having fished for rockfish before, much less live-lining, they caught their limit in pretty short order. They may have struggled a bit with the technique starting out, but they caught on very quickly! Live-lining for rockfish is easy to learn for fishermen at all skill levels.

We have plenty of open dates for our fall striper season! To book your own date, give us a call at (410) 397-3743!

More Rockfish From 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:

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 - 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


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Updated: 05/21/2018