Friday, April 30, 2010

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters - 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.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Maryland Fishing Charters - 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!

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Maryland Fishing - April 28, 2010

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!

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chesapeake Bay Fishing - 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

Maryland Striper Fishing - 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!

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Report - 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!

Maryland Rockfish Report - April 24, 2010

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.

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Fishing Report - April 23, 2010

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

Maryland Fishing Report - 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

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Fishing - 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.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report - 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

Maryland Rockfish! - 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

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass! - 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

Opening Day! - 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!