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Hoopers Island, MD - (410) 397-3743 -

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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Easy access from the Ocean Gateway (Rt 50) from Annapolis, Baltimore, Ocean City,

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report on the Sawyer



Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: December 1, 2018

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Fishing Charters!

Another fantastic day of red-hot Chesapeake Bay striped bass fishing action! We left the dock extra early this morning, as we thought we were going to have a longer than normal boat ride to get to the fish. Fortunately, that was not the case. About halfway down toward where we were headed, we saw flocks of birds everywhere, working on the water surface. We put out our trolling lines, and started getting hook-ups almost instantly! In less than two hours of fishing, this crew had their limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish! The biggest fish of the day was 32 inches long, and the smaller fish that we caught were also fat and healthy!

More Fat Fall Rockfish!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: November 24, 2018

Another BIG Catch of Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass!

Here's another happy crew! These folks went on a Chesapeake Bay fishing charter with us this morning, to wrap up their Thanksgiving weekend. The fish did not disappoint. We left Hoopers Island before the sun came up, and headed out into the bay, looking for flocks of birds that would show us where the fish were. Once we found the birds, it didn't take long for us to limit out on rockfish, once we got our trolling lines out! By 9am, we had a full limit of rockfish, up to 30 inches long! The above picture doesn't really show how fat and healthy the fish were, but the cooler shot below does!

Another Cooler Full of Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: November 21, 2018

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters for Rockfish from Maryland's Eastern Shore!

The fishing on the Chesapeake Bay was outstanding again today! This crew came to see us for the first time, and they went home happy, with a nice catch of Maryland rockfish! It didn't take long to limit out on striped bass today, as we had our limit before most people go to work in the morning! The fish that we caught today ranged up to 30 inches in length and had some girth to them as well. We hope that this good fishing continues in the days and weeks to come, as the 2018 season draws to a close.

Also, we hope that everyone out there has a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Another Big Load of Rockfish!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: November 17, 2018

Trolling for Rockfish on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay!

It turned out to be a fantastic day of trolling for rockfish on the Chesapeake Bay! It didn't start out that way though. At 11am, we didn't have a fish in the box. The wind was blowing hard out of the northwest, in spite of the weather reports which weren't calling for that. However, the wind eventually died down. And, when that happened, we started seeing flocks of sea gulls, gannets, and pelicans diving on the water surface. When we got in amongst those birds, the fishing took off! We had our limit of rockfish in no time, and they were as big as 32 inches long!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: October 20, 2018

A Great Day of Fall Fishing Action for Rockfish!

After a few weeks of doing some tour bookings, we were back out on the water, fishing for Chesapeake Bay striped bass. We are now trolling, as the live-lining is pretty much over with at this point. As you can see, today's group had a nice catch of rockfish, with a couple of them breaking the 30-inch mark in length. Even the smaller fish were pretty fat and healthy. We almost didn't go today because the wind was blowing so hard this morning. However, the wind moderated in the afternoon, so we went out then. We started out by catching about 15 stripers that were too small to keep per Maryland law. We headed up the bay to find a better grade of fish, and saw flocks of birds diving all over the water surface. We put over our trolling lines, and within about two hours, these guys had a legal limit of Maryland rockfish! A fantastic, action-packed, day of fishing on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay!

Another Limit of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: August 16, 2018

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters - A Great Idea for Family Reunions!

Do you have a family reunion coming up and are looking for something to do? Do like this crew and join us for a Chesapeake Bay fishing charter, fishing for rockfish with light tackle and live bait! These folks joined us bright and early this morning, and had no trouble limiting out on rockfish with live spot for bait! If you enjoy "live-lining," well, here you go! In addition to a limit of stripers, they also caught a few bluefish, and did some bottom fishing. Another fantastic day of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay!

Rockfish and Bluefish Caught while Live-Lining
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: August 12, 2018

Awesome Day of Striper Fishing on the Chesapeake!

After a few weeks of tour bookings, we were back at Taylors Island, fishing for striped bass. This family was in town today from Illinois, and decided to add a Chesapeake Bay charter fishing experience to their time in the area. We left the dock bright and early, and got out to the fishing grounds, but the fishing was really slow. We ended up going north a bit, where we had been earlier this summer. The fishing there turned out to be really good, as these folks limited out on rockfish, and caught a few bluefish to go along with it! We're still chumming for stripers, but we also caught a few of them with live spot. This bodes well for the rest of the summer!

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass and some Bluefish!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: July 19, 2018

Catching Maryland Rockfish on the Chesapeake Bay!

It was another fine day of fishing this morning out of Kent Narrows! We've known this one guy for several years, but we hadn't been able to get him to book a Chesapeake Bay striped bass fishing charter until now. Fishing out of Kent Narrows puts us a lot closer to our customers. He finally got together a group and the picture above shows how they made out. Another limit of rockfish!

Cooler Full of Maryland Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: July 18, 2018

Light Tackle Fishing for Stripers on the Chesapeake Bay

We had two Chesapeake Bay fishing charters today. The first one was a grandfather who decided to take his grandson fishing while on vacation. The above picture shows that the grandson was pretty happy! He caught plenty of fish and outfished his granddad! After limiting out on striped bass, we did some bottom fishing for white perch.

The below picture is from our afternoon trip. These folks were from all over the country and had gathered nearby for a business conference. They decided to do a fishing trip with us while they were in town. They did not leave disappointed! They caught their limit of rockfish and arranged for a nearby restaurant to cook their catch!

Another Fantastic Day of Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: July 17, 2018

A Load of Fish Caught Right Before The Thunderstorms!

Here is yet another cooler full of Chesapeake Bay rockfish, caught with light tackle! We had a group of farmers out with us, and they had no trouble limiting out on striped bass! We were able to limit out and get back to the dock at Kent Narrows just before the thunderstorms hit. Not only were the farmers happy with their fish, but they were also happy for the rain!

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!!!
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: 12/01/2018