Sunday, May 31, 2009

Maryland Rockfish on the Chesapeake Bay - May 30, 2009

Live-lining is back at Sawyer Charters! For the first time this season, we caught our limit of Maryland Chesapeake Bay stripers using live bait! We went out in the afternoon, got to our fishing spot, caught three rockfish within the first hour, but it dried up with a hard-running ebb tide. We waited it out, and when the tide slacked up, these striped bass bit like mad! We caught sixteen within one hour! We had our legal limit, and the guys pictured above went home happy!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Chesapeake Bay Maryland Fishing Report - May 28, 2009

May 28 was another good day of Chesapeake Bay fishing for Maryland striped bass. No picture today as we did get in kind of late. We caught a good mess of Chesapeake Bay Maryland rockfish, ranging anywhere from 18 to 30 inches in length. We're still trolling for them as the chumming and light tackle action still hasn't got started. We expect it to in the coming weeks.

We still have plenty of open dates for anyone who is interested in light tackle action for rockfish, striped bass, bluefish, croakers, and more for the months of June, July, and beyond! For more information, get on over to!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Chesapeake Bay Fishing for Striped Bass - May 23, 2009

Look at what these happy customers came away with, fishing on the Chesapeake Bay with Sawyer Charters! These are all Maryland striped bass, caught on the Chesapeake Bay, ranging between 18 and 30 inches in length! We were trolling for them, and it was pretty slow at the beginning, with rough seas produced by a south wind and a hard-running flood current. But, when the current slacked up, the stripers started breaking everywhere! We went over two big piles of rockfish, and at one point, had two fish on every line! These guys were all very happy, and we look forward to seeing them again.
We plan to be fishing for these Chesapeake Bay Stripers right on through October, then it's on to the big ones again. To set up your big day with Sawyer Charters, get on over to!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Striped Bass Fishing on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay - May 21-22, 2009

The Chesapeake Bay summer striped bass are back, here at Sawyer Charters! Just look at the picture above. We trolled for them today, and we had our limit by 10:30am! Most of them ranged between 18 and 24 inches in length! These are very good eating fish! We expect these beautiful Maryland striped bass to keep on coming, and we plan to use light tackle while fishing for them in the very near future!

After a long absence, it was good to be back out yesterday, fishing on the Chesapeake Bay! We don't have any pictures as we didn't get back to the dock until dark, but we did very well, catching some of these beautiful Chesapeake Bay Maryland summer striped bass, 18"-24" in length! Some of them were over 30", so the big fish are still around. It's just a matter of finding them.

Hook up with us for the best Chesapeake Bay fishing that Maryland has to offer! Also, be on the lookout for croakers and bluefish in the very near future. We have plenty of dates available! Get on over to!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Catching Rockfish on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay - May 15-16, 2009

Well, after a day off, it was time to get back to work here at Sawyer Charters, doing what we do best, catching these beautiful Maryland rockfish, out on the Chesapeake Bay. Continue reading to see how we did over the past couple of days.The above photo is from today's trip. This is another group that did well aboard the Sawyer, catching Chesapeake Bay rockfish! These fish were all caught by 10:30 am! It was a beautiful Saturday morning, and we were able to take advantage of it. A couple of fish in the above picture were 40-42"! The above photo shows what we did yesterday. Just check out those rockfish! This was one of those days where we had to wait them out a bit, but when they decided to bite, they tried to eat the bottom off the boat! Four of those fish were caught within the last hour! These guys had a great time, and we hope that we'll be seeing them again!

For more information, or to book a trip for light tackle action later this summer, go to!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Fishing Report - May 12-13, 2009

Today was another good day for us on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay. We had to wait them out a bit, but we still caught our limit of Maryland rockfish! We caught three before we even had all of our lines out. After that, it dried up for a while until the current changed. Then, we proceeded to catch the next four in very short order! We had our limit by 11am! Here is what we did.
Yesterday was another great day of fishing for Maryland Striped Bass on the Chesapeake Bay! This group of six, pictured below, caught their limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish before 9am. There was a bit of a chop on the water, which helped the baits bounce around a bit, attracting our catch for the day. Most of the fish in this picture are in the 36-40 inch range! What a day!
It should also be mentioned that these guys are charter boat captains elsewhere. They know where to go for quality fishing! To see more pictures like this, and for more information, get on over to!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Off (or is that on?) the Hook! - May 11, 2009

Today was our best day of the season! It was a nice, calm morning on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, and as soon as we got our lines over, it was one striper after another, sometimes two or three at a time! This wonderful group of eleven people had their limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish before 9am! Just check out what they came away with!
It was kind of tough to get everyone in on this picture, but I think you get the idea! These guys all left very happy, and they already plan to see us again! Mission Accomplished! Check us out on the web at!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

More Chesapeake Bay Fishing for Maryland Rockfish - May 10, 2009

Boy, what a day today was! The weather at the start was awful, with heavy winds almost straight out of the north on the Chesapeake Bay. We had an ebb current that was screaming down the Bay as well. This made things rather difficult. However, when going across the current, we caught four beautiful Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass within the first hour of fishing! Then, after the wind fell out and the current continued to strengthen, there was a lull in the fishing action. However, we waited them out, and within a two hour period, we had our limit of Maryland rockfish. Check out the picture below to see what we came up with.

Some of these fish were over 40 inches long! This is the first time that these guys came down to see us. They have already arranged to see us again, and we can't wait! We still have May 14 available for anyone who wants to try out these massive stripers! For more information, get on over to!

You're dismissed!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Maryland Striper Fishing off the Charts! - May 8-9, 2009

The past two days have been red hot for striped bass fishing on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay! Why is it that these blog posts just seem to be carbon copies of each other? I just don't get it! Well anyway, I want to talk about what we did today. Today was a day where the weatherman was screaming for foul weather on the Chesapeake, with heavy southwest winds, and a chance of rain and storms. It turned out to be the exact opposite with very light winds out of the west and sunshine all around. The fishing was every bit as good as the weather in spite of heavy weekend boat traffic. Check out what we did below.The fish on the right was 48" in length, 30" in girth, and weighed 45 pounds! A close-up of this fish can be seen below.
He looks like he is about to drop it at any second! Before the trip, he couldn't understand how we had broken two dipnet handles on recent trips! I think he understands now! We had our limit on these Maryland Chesapeake Bay rockfish by 10am!
The day before that, well, it was the same! We had our limit by around 10:30, on another day where foul weather was predicted, but turned out to be absolutely beautiful. What we did can be seen in the picture below.
Half of the people in this group didn't even realize they were on camera! They were still debating over who caught the biggest fish! They all had a great time and all of them went home with a fish! These are longtime customers and we hope to continue to see them!

For more of these fine stories, along with more pictures, get on over to!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Madness - May 6-7, 2009

It's time once again for some more talk about fishing for striped bass on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay! The fishing is still hot and heavy as can be seen in the pictures below.

The above picture is from yesterday, May 6, 2009. Surprise, surprise! Another full limit of Maryland Striped Bass on the Chesapeake Bay! From a weather standpoint, the day was absolutely beautiful. The Bay was calm all day long. The fishing was slow starting out, with another very hard-running ebb current. Once the current slacked off, the fishing picked up. We had to wait these stripers out today, but between 10am and 1pm, we had our limit. Some of these rockfish, were of pretty good size. The one in the center was 42" long! As you can see, he was having a lot of fun trying to hold onto it! A couple of others in that picture were around 40" long!The picture above shows what happened today. This was the fastest fishing that we've had in quite some time! We had our limit in about one hour! We made one circle out in the Chesapeake Bay, and caught what we needed! As you can see, these are some beautiful Chesapeake Bay striped bass. Hopefully, we will be seeing these guys again sometime soon!

If you want to catch some of these Maryland rockfish, get on over to and book your very own Chesapeake Bay fishing charter!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fishing for Trophy Chesapeake Bay Maryland Striped Bass - May 4-5, 2009

After taking the weekend off, it is time once again for another installment of our adventures, catching trophy rockfish on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay!
In the picture above, you will see what our crew did from yesterday. It was an overcast, foggy day for much of the morning. The current of the Chesapeake Bay was running very hard down the Bay. We caught our first Chesapeake Bay striped bass as we were putting out our lines. We caught another one shortly after we had everything out. Then, it slowed down for quite a while. Then, when the current started to go the other way, and the fog lifted some, we had five lines all go down at once! We landed all of the fish and we had our legal limit of Maryland rockfish before 11am! They all ranged anywhere from 32" to 40" in length! These guys were all very happy when they left and we hope to see them again soon!

The picture above shows what we did today! We got off to a slow start due to a hard-running ebb current and a pretty sharp north wind on the Chesapeake Bay, causing rough sea conditions. However, as soon as the current changed direction, the wind died down, and the fish came alive! Just check out what these happy fishermen came out with! At around 10:30 this morning, we spotted some bait on our fish finder, took a sharp turn, and had three on at one time! Not long after that, we had two more Maryland stripers hook up simultaneously. Then, we gradually picked at it until we had our legal limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish! As is the case with many of our customers, these are some long-time customers who keep coming back to us year after year. We're looking forward to seeing them again.

For anyone who might be interested in catching some of these mammoth stripers, we still have May 14 available. We do expect to book it, so if you want it, go to pronto!

Capt. Dave