Sunday, October 10, 2010
October 10, 2010
Today was another fine day of Chesapeake Bay fishing action aboard the Sawyer. It didn't start out that way as we went for quite some time without anything. However, as the day progressed, the birds started to come up, along with breaking piles of Maryland rockfish. Within the space of about an hour, these fine folks pictured above caught their legal limit of Chesapeake Bay stripers! They ranged between 18 and 24 inches in length!
The fishing should only get better as the season progresses!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Here, we have a group of sixteen fishermen who went out with us this morning in search of a good time. As you can see from the picture above, that is what they got! We caught over two dozen Chesapeake Bay rockfish, along with about a dozen bluefish! We caught these fish trolling, and there were several times during the day where we had four or more lines down at once! A great day had by a great crew!
Still plenty of open dates for October and beyond! Give us a call at (410) 397-3743 to reserve your very own Maryland charter fishing experience!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
July 27, 2010
Pictured above is our first Spanish mackerel for 2010! We caught this while fishing the Chesapeake Bay for bluefish. This one was a beauty at 24 inches long, and about 5pounds! This is an encouraging sign, as we hope to see more of these in the near future.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Today, we went down the Chesapeake Bay for some bluefish action. We, along with our group of eight, were not disappointed. It was the perfect day for bluefish hunting, with hot weather and calm water. We trolled around for a few hours, and caught about 70 Chesapeake Bay bluefish, just a few short of our legal limit. There were several times where we had every line hook up at once! These fish were not huge, but they were the perfect size for eating, about one pound each. As soon as the wind picked up out of the south, the fishing slowed down some, but by then, we already had a nice catch!
We have a lot of dates open if you're interested in a day on the Bay! Check out our website at http://www.sawyercharters.com or give us a call at (410) 397-3743!
Monday, July 12, 2010
It was a beautiful day of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay in spite of forecasts for high winds and nasty sea conditions. The bay was just about flat, making it easy to see piles of breaking stripers! We put out our trolling rods, and the action was wide open for most of the afternoon. This great crew pictured above easily caught their limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish, and had a lot of fun doing it. We caught a lot of smaller fish that had to be put back, but all in all, it was fun, action-packed day! Thanks a lot, guys!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Today was another great day of Chesapeake Bay fishing action! We had a group of 15 fishermen on the boat with us today, and we were once again hunting those elusive Maryland rockfish. As soon as we arrived at the fishing grounds, piles of breaking striped bass could be seen everywhere, with birds all over them, showing us where they were. We broke out the trolling gear, and by the time it was all over with, we had our legal limit of Chesapeake Bay striped bass! It took us all afternoon, but we got the job done! The Bay at first was quite rough due to a strong north wind, but as soon as the ebb current slowed down, the wind fell out, and at the end of the day, the Bay was like a sheet of glass! A very fitting ending to a great day of fishing!
Monday, June 28, 2010
It was another very hot day on the Chesapeake, as we left the dock bright and early in the morning with a group of eight guys. When we got to the fishing grounds, we could see piles of breaking bait fish everywhere. We broke out the trolling lines and trolled around some of those piles, but came up empty. We went to where we caught our stripers yesterday, and tried some live-lining, but to no avail. We started to move north when we started to see piles of breaking fish again. We put the trolling lines back out, and we started to catch fish! Sometimes, we had two fish on at one time! We were catching fish right along until we had one big fish on that broke the line before we could get it in the boat. Then, we also had a couple that spit the hook out as soon as they came up. Other than that, it was a great day of fishing. Our eight fishermen came up just a couple of fish short of their legal limit. They had a very nice catch!
We left the dock this afternoon with a group of eight, in search of more Chesapeake Bay fishing action, and we were not disappointed. Today was the first time this season that we caught our limit of Maryland rockfish on live bait! When we arrived at the fishing grounds, we could see the stripers on our sonar stacked right up, perfect conditions for fishing with live bait! Within just two hours of fishing, we had our legal limit of Chesapeake Bay striped bass! They all ranged between 18 and 24inches in length.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Boy, was it hot today or what? We left Hoopers Island bright and early today on one of our world famous Maryland fishing charters. Fortunately, after a few slow days, the fishing was just as hot as the weather! As soon as we got out into the Chesapeake Bay, we saw piles of stripers breaking the water surface everywhere! We put out our trolling lines, and started catching almost right away! Within just a few hours, our group of seven fishermen had their limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish! A couple of times, we had three fish on at one time! They were all beautiful fish, ranging between 19 and 27 inches in length! These guys had a blast and we hope to see them again soon!
Reserve your Maryland fishing adventure today!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
We left Hoopers Island early this afternoon on one of our Maryland fishing charters, going after those prized Chesapeake Bay rockfish. We started out fishing with live bait, but this didn't work so well due to a hard-running current against a hard wind out of the south, making the boat cut and shear, and causing one tangle after another. After trying this for about an hour, we broke out the trolling gear. Over the next few hours, we picked away until our group of nine ended up with 18 beautiful Chesapeake Bay stripers, making a full legal limit! These were some pretty fish, ranging between 18 and 28 inches in length. We got in just past sundown, so no picture was taken.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
After over a week of sub-par weather and fishing conditions, we were back at it on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, in hot pursuit of Maryland striped bass. Today, we were chumming, and the fishing starting out was wide open, as we caught about 15 Chesapeake Bay rockfish within the first hour. Then, we had to wait them out while the current changed direction and began to run again. We picked at them here and there until the current got running again, when we had another nice flurry of action. That was all we needed to catch a full limit of Maryland rockfish for 15 fishermen! These fish were between 18 and 24 inches in length. Everybody had a great time!
Monday, June 7, 2010
We left Hoopers Island this morning with a fine couple on one of our Chesapeake Bay fishing charters, and as has been the case recently, they came up with a pretty nice catch of Maryland striped bass! The biggest fish was 33 inches long, and another one was 30 inches in length! The first fish that we caught was on as soon as we put the first line out! You couldn't have asked the weather to be any nicer than it was! It was a great day of fishing.
Today, we were back out on the Chesapeake Bay, in hot pursuit of those Maryland rockfish. We left the dock early in the afternoon with a group of nine. Within four hours or so of fishing, we had our limit of Chesapeake Bay striped bass! These fish ranged anywhere from 18 to 24 inches in length. These were caught while trolling. No picture today, as we got in a bit late.
Today, we decided to take a break from the Maryland striper fishing, in favor of some Chesapeake Bay croaker fishing. We left the dock mid-afternoon, and started catching as soon as we put our lines over. As the day progressed into the evening, we moved around a bit and continued to catch. By the time it was over with, our group of seven ended up with over 120 croakers! The croaker fishing should only get better over the next few weeks! Stay tuned!
We still have plenty of dates available for fishing this summer. Reserve your Chesapeake Bay fishing charter today by giving us a call at (410) 397-3743!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
We left Hoopers Island bright and early this morning for another Maryland striper fishing adventure. It was another beautiful day with light winds, producing calm seas. Chumming was our preferred method of attack today, and it turned out to be quite successful as seen in the picture above. It wasn't fast and furious by any stretch, but we picked away until we had our full legal limit of Maryland rockfish! These fish ranged between 18 and 24 inches long. It was a wonderful day of fishing, and we'd like to thank these fine folks for joining us!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Due to the brutal economic conditions now prevailing, this is the first time in a week that we've been out, but as can be seen above, this one was a dandy! We left Hoopers Island early in the afternoon in search of those prized Chesapeake Bay striped bass. The weather was as good as you could ask it to be with calm seas and plenty of sunshine. The fishing was slow at first as we started out trolling. After just a handful of fish in a couple of hours, we decided to break out the chum! As soon as we switched over and started throwing out chum, it was like night and day! These Maryland rockfish would have eaten the bottom off of the boat if they could have! Within one hour of chumming, we had our legal limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish! These fish ranged anywhere from 18 to 30 inches in length, the prettiest fish you've ever seen. You can't see all the fish in the picture, but there were 22 of them for 11 people! These guys have been fishing with us for several years now, and always seem to do well! Some guys just have all the luck!
Friday, May 28, 2010
Visit six Chesapeake Bay lighthouses and learn their fascinating histories and local folklore, as you enjoy a scenic cruise in an area that is rich in maritime history! On this Chesapeake Bay lighthouse tour, you will see the following lighthouses.
1. Hoopers Island Lighthouse
2. No Point Lighthouse
3. Point Lookout Lighthouse
4. Smith Point Lighthouse
5. Solomons Lump Lighthouse
6. Holland Island Bar Light
Then, we'll go into the Patuxent river and enjoy the exciting Fourth of July fireworks celebration from Solomons Island!
This is an open sign-up, and is contingent on a minimum number of passengers, so give us a call at (410) 397-3743 to reserve your spot!!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
After a couple of weeks of sub-par weather and slow bookings, we were back at it today on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, in pursuit of some more of these awesome Chesapeake Bay rockfish! As can be seen from the above picture, the fish have already undergone the transition from the big monsters that we were catching earlier this spring to the smaller 18"-28" variety. However, now we can keep two per angler as opposed to one! Also, a lot of people prefer the taste of the smaller ones. At any rate, the fishing today was slow starting out, as we had a hard-running flood current to contend with. However, when the current slacked up some, we started to pick away at them. We ended the day with a nice catch, just a couple short of our legal limit. The fish pictured above ranged between 18 and 24 inches in length. These guys were all very happy when they left, and we look forward to seeing them again! A great crew! We are trolling for these stripers now, but soon, we expect some light tackle action with live bait. Stay tuned!
Reserve your very own Chesapeake Bay fishing adventure today!
Friday, May 7, 2010
We left Hoopers Island bright and early again to catch some more of these Chesapeake Bay striped bass. It was pretty slow at first due to a lack of current. However, as soon as the current started to flow up the bay, the fish started to bite! We picked up six Maryland rockfish within a 90-minute time frame! One of them had to be thrown back because it was just two inches short. The rest of them were between 30 and 42 inches long. This was a wonderful crew and we hope that we can have them again soon!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Once again, we had another successful day of Maryland striper fishing! We left the dock bright and early this morning, and the stripers were lying in wait for us! As soon as we got our lines over, the rockfish started to bite! At one point during the trip, we had four striped bass on at one time! We got them all in the boat! We had our limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish in very short order! The fish ranged from 28 to 42 inches long! The weather was every bit as good as the fishing. Many thanks to the folks who came out today!
We have plenty of openings in the weeks to come! Get on over to www.sawyercharters.com today!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
The above picture is from our morning trip. Yes, there are eight stripers in the picture, it's just that one of the guys couldn't get his high enough! This was an incredible day of Maryland fishing action! We had five rockfish in the boat before we could get all of our lines out. Once we got everything out, it wasn't long before we had our legal limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish! In fact, this is the fastest time in which we caught our limit so far this season! Of course, we had one of the best crews you could ask for! The biggest fish in the above picture is about 46 inches long! Just an incredible day of fishing! We look forward to seeing these guys again in the future!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
These guys booked their very own Maryland charter fishing adventure with us. These guys had a great day as can be seen above. The weather was even better than the fishing as we had no wind to deal with, and there was plenty of sunshine. It took a while today, but with time, we caught our limit of Chesapeake Bay striped bass! These fish were between 33 and 39 inches long! A very good catch.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
After being off yesterday, we were back out on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay on another of our Maryland fishing charters. It was a beautiful day out, with a slight southwest breeze, and a moderate flood current. Right out of the gate, we drilled three Chesapeake Bay stripers, but then, it slacked up big time, as it was a couple of hours before we saw any more action. Then, we picked up two striped bass together, a couple of beauties, each of them 38 inches long! Then, we had to wait again, before we finally hooked up on our final fish, the biggest Maryland rockfish of the day! 41 inches long! These are some beautiful fish that these guys caught, and they already can't wait until next year to do it again!
Plenty of open dates for summertime light tackle striper fishing! Give us a call at (410) 397-3743 or visit our website at www.sawyercharters.com!
Friday, April 30, 2010
Today, we left Hoopers Island at around 5am on another one of our Maryland charter fishing adventures. As with our other groups thus far, these guys caught their legal limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish. You couldn't have asked the weather to be any better than it was, with no wind and plenty of sunshine. The fishing, however didn't start out that way, as it was a couple of hours before we had our first bite. After a couple of knockdowns that didn't materialize, we caught our first one. We ended up with our limit within about three hours of when we caught our first one. This was a wonderful day of fishing for everyone involved! We look forward to seeing them again in the future.
Reserve your very own Chesapeake Bay fishing experience today!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Another great day of Chesapeake Bay fishing action! At first, we had to contend with rough seas produced by more northwest winds, but it quickly moderated. For most of the day, the weather was very good. The fishing was extremely slow starting out. We didn't land our first fish until around 11am. However, we persevered as we worked our way down the bay. When the ebb current slacked up, the fishing came alive and we proceeded to land six Maryland rockfish within a two-hour time frame! It turned out to be an excellent day of fishing! As you can see from the picture above, these folks were very happy!
For more pictures like the one above, get on over to www.sawyercharters.com now!
Today was another very interesting day on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, as we had more challenging sea conditions to deal with. We had northwest winds approaching 30 knots, producing 4-5 foot swells while we were out on the Bay. However, in spite of this, our planer boards did not flip! Also, in spite of the weather, the fishing was excellent! We had our limit of Maryland rockfish by 11am!
If you want to reserve your very own Maryland charter fishing experience, get on over to www.sawyercharters.com!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
You'd just had to have been there to appreciate how today went! We left the dock at about 5am in pursuit of those elusive Maryland rockfish. However, the conditions on the Chesapeake Bay were far from optimal. In fact, it was pretty damn rough! This was due to a heavy northwest wind and a hard-running flood current. In spite of this, we managed to pick up three beautiful Maryland stripers before we could get all of our lines out. Then, things got interesting. As we were trying to get back on the fish, one of our planer boards flipped, creating quite a mess. Anyone who has done this before knows that it is not fun. We reset everything, and tried it again, only to have the board upset again in about 15 minutes. At this point, we pulled out the planer board and kept it out of the water. The other board would not upset due to an experimental modification we had made recently. Needless to say, after today, both of the boards are now modified! After a while, we noticed that the current started to slack up, and with that, the wind began to moderate, making conditions much more manageable. It was at this point that the fishing started to pick up again. Within a couple of hours, we picked up another five Maryland striped bass, to complete our legal limit for the day! They were still biting as we were trying to get our lines up! At one point, we had three fish on at one time. This was a very exciting trip, with an excellent crew that we hope we'll be seeing again!
Monday, April 26, 2010
Today was another successful day of Chesapeake Bay striped bass fishing! It didn't start out that way as we left about a half-hour late, causing us to miss the early bite. We caught one Maryland striper right away, but then we hit about a 1-2 hour lull where we didn't catch anything due most likely to a slack current on the Chesapeake Bay. When the current picked back up, those Maryland rockfish started to bite again, and they bit with a vengeance! A couple of times during the trip, we had three Chesapeake Bay rockfish on at one time! Within an hour of when the fish started to bite, we had our limit. The biggest today was about 41 inches!
To reserve one of your very own Chesapeake Bay fishing charters, get on over to www.sawyercharters.com!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The Chesapeake Bay fishing action continues to be hot and heavy, as the folks pictured above limited out on Maryland striped bass! This was a great group of folks who drove down late at night to get here, and were almost turned back by heavy rain and winds. We almost sent them home, but instead decided to wait it out a bit. We ended up going and as you can see, it was more than worth it! Even though there were heavy winds out of the southwest, we had a steady flood current making conditions bearable. We also had to deal with restricted visibility. However, as soon as we got there, the stripers were ready to rumble, as we started catching right away. Toward the end, we had four on at one time, and landed them all! What a great day of fishing!
These awesome folks also caught their limit of Maryland rockfish, fishing with us! As soon as we got out to the Chesapeake Bay fishing grounds, the fish started to hit. We had our limit in under two hours! A couple of times, we had two on at one time! This was a very exciting trip, and one that these guys will be talking about for some time!
We also ran a trip in the afternoon. The fishing was a bit slower, as we had to deal with stronger winds out of the southwest and an ebb current producing rough sea conditions. However, we persevered and ended up just two stripers short of our legal limit with a group of nine. No picture as we did get in late.
Look what we have here! These guys left the dock bright and early this morning, and as soon as we reached the Chesapeake Bay, the fishing was red hot and it stayed that way! These guys had their limit of Chesapeake Bay stripers in no time! The biggest fish was in the center of the picture. It was 43 inches long and about 31 pounds! The weather was gorgeous. These fine folks had a perfect day of fishing!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
This picture summarizes today. You could not ask it to be any better on the Chesapeake Bay! The weather was perfect. Yes, absolutely perfect! No wind, plenty of visibility and warm temperatures. The Chesapeake Bay striper fishing was every bit as good! We caught three Chesapeake Bay rockfish before we got all of our lines out! A few times, we had two on at one time. We had our limit of Chesapeake Bay stripers by 8:30am! We were catching them as we were pulling up our lines. We couldn't keep them off! These guys were first time customers today! Hopefully, we'll be seeing them back again!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Well, we caught 'em again. What else can we say? The day got off to a rough start with a heavy south wind producing up to 3-foot swells. We caught one striper right away before we got out all of our lines. Then, we went an hour or so without a touch. As the flood current began to moderate, the wind died down and the fishing started to turn on and we started to pick at them. A couple of times we had two on at once. We ended up catching our full legal limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish before 10:30 am! The biggest was about 42 inches long.
For more pictures and information about booking your very own Maryland fishing charter with us, visit www.sawyercharters.com!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Here, we have another successful day of Chesapeake Bay fishing action! These guys had their limit of Maryland striped bass before 10am! The weather, for the first time this season, was beautiful with sunshine and no wind. As soon as we got the lines over, we started catching! We caught half of our limit within a 30-minute span, followed by a short lull, and then picked at them again until we had what we needed. The biggest fish in this picture was 43 inches long! One guy didn't feel like holding his up. Guess it was just too big for him!
Monday, April 19, 2010
These fine folks left Hoopers Island with us at around 5am in search of some Chesapeake Bay rockfish. The fishing was slow starting out and the seas were a bit rough, once again, due to a northwest wind. We had a couple of knockdowns that didn't materialize. We persevered, and eventually picked up three Maryland stripers within a 30 minute span. This happened just as the current began to ebb. Then, as the current picked up, the wind died down, and when this happened, the fishing got even better. Within another hour, these folks pictured above had their limit of Maryland striped bass! The smallest in the picture was 30 inches long, while the biggest, on the right, was a whopping 43 inches long!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
As you can see, today was another fabulous day of fishing on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay! These guys had an awesome Chesapeake Bay charter fishing experience as they landed their legal limit of Maryland striped bass! The eighth guy in the group was using the restroom at the time this picture was taken. That's why you see eight fish with seven people. These fish range between 31 and 42 inches in length! We had a strong northwest wind throughout the day, producing a 2ft. swell, 3ft. at times. This was a bit of an obstacle, but we overcame it and had our limit of Chesapeake Bay striped bass before 11am! These guys had a blast and we hope to see them again!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
We are back in action at Sawyer Charters for 2010, and so are these awesome Maryland striped bass! This fine group of seven left Hoopers Island with us today shortly after 5am, in search of some of those killer Maryland rockfish. At first, we had about a two-foot swell to contend with, resulting from a northwest wind. However, that did not stop us from catching two right away. After an hour or two, we picked away and caught another pair of Maryland striped bass. Then, as the strong ebb current began to moderate, the wind died down. As the water began to calm, the fishing took off as we caught two at one time, followed shortly by another to complete our full legal limit of Maryland stripers! These awesome Chesapeake Bay rockfish ranged between 31 and 40 inches in length! These fine folks were very happy, and we look forward to seeing them again!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Or how about some relaxing, bottom fishing for croakers?
We have plenty of open dates in the summer months of June, July, and August 2010 for Chesapeake Bay fishing! Here is what you can expect to catch with us during this time period on your Maryland fishing charter.
Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass (also known as stripers or rockfish): 18" - 28" in length, limit 2 per person. We'll most likely be using live bait, also known as live-lining, or chumming using spinning reels with light tackle.
Bluefish: 2 to 5 pounds, limit 10 per person. We'll most likely be trolling, or using live bait or chum.
Croakers: 9" to 20" in length, limit 25 per person. We'll be bottom fishing for these.
We also still have several weekday afternoon dates available in April if you have some of those big Maryland rockfish in mind!
Sawyer Fishing Charters and Tours
1345 Hoopers Island Road
Church Creek, MD 21622
Phone: (410) 397-3743
On the web, at http://www.sawyercharters.com/!
Monday, March 22, 2010
No Point Lighthouse
Point Lookout Lighthouse
Smith Point Lighthouse
Solomons Lump Lighthouse
Holland Island Bar Light