Sunday, May 30, 2010

Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Report!

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

Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Cruise! - July 4, 2010

Join Sawyer Charters on an exciting Fourth of July Chesapeake Bay lighthouse cruise, followed by a majestic fireworks display!

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

Maryland Striped Bass Fishing Charters - 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

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters - 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

Chesapeake Bay Striper Fishing! - 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 today!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Maryland Striped Bass Fishing Report - May 5, 2010

We had two Chesapeake Bay fishing charters today, and both of them were very successful! Below are pictures of both our morning and afternoon trips!

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

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Fishing! - 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

Maryland Striper Fishing Report - 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!