Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Maryland Chesapeake Bay Fishing

June 24-27, 2011

We've seen some more great Chesapeake Bay fishing over the past few days. On Friday the 24th, we had a group of seven limit out on Chesapeake Bay stripers. It wasn't easy, as they had to catch their bait, but once they started fishing for the stripers, they started picking them up, one after the other. However, the fishing really dried up before they could finish their limit, so we had to pull our anchor and look around. Not long after that, we found birds working over numerous piles of breaking fish. Sure enough, those breaking fish were Maryland rockfish. We put over our trolling lines and started catching right away. Our crew was catching fish as fast as they could pull them. They had their limit in no time.

On Saturday, we headed down the bay to do some croaker fishing. The crew that we had with us managed to catch their legal limit of croakers. It was slow starting out, but once the sun went down, the fish started to bite like crazy. This is typical when croaker fishing. There were numerous occasions throughout the evening where everybody had a fish on at the same time.

This past Monday, the 27th, we were back to striper fishing with a great crew that came to see us for the first time. Hopefully, it won't be their last. They went fishing with us early in the morning. It took us a while to get the stripers to come to us, but once they did, we started picking away at them. Just before we finished out our legal limit of Chesapeake Bay striped bass, the fishing cut off due to a hard-running current. We pulled up our lines and went perch fishing for a while. Then, we went back to looking for the stripers, and they were ready for us. They would have eaten the bottom off of the boat if they could have. The crew pictured above caught their legal limit in very short order. It was a great time for everybody.

If you're looking to book a Chesapeake Bay fishing charter this summer, give us a call at (410) 397-3743, or visit our website at!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report

June 17-18, 2011

It was another fantastic weekend of Chesapeake Bay fishing aboard the Sawyer! The two crews pictured below both caught their legal limits of Chesapeake Bay striped bass, on a weekend where you couldn't have asked the weather to be any better.

The crew pictured above caught their legal limit of stripers with live bait. After they caught their bait, they went hunting for rockfish. They dropped their lines upon seeing a few on the meter. The fish started to bite right away and the action was non-stop until they caught their limit. Toward the end, you couldn't keep the fish off!

The next day, the crew pictured above also caught their limit of Maryland rockfish, but they really had to work for it. When we got out into the Bay, there was no current, and the fish wouldn't bite. While we waited things out, we did some perch fishing, and then we started to head down the Bay. As we were working our way down, we started seeing rockfish breaking the surface all over the place. Upon seeing this, we broke out our trolling gear and started putting out lines. Within an hour, we went from zero to a full limit of stripers. When the fish bite, the action is just non-stop!

We still have plenty of availabilities this summer if you want to reserve your very own Maryland charter fishing experience. Give us a call at (410) 397-3743 or visit our website at!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Stripers With Live Bait!

June 12, 2011

Live-lining is back at Sawyer Charters! This group of anglers went fishing with us yesterday on the Chesapeake Bay for Maryland rockfish, and did not go home disappointed. However, unlike in prior trips, today we were using live spot fish for bait.

It took us a while to get to where we were fishing, but once we put the lines out, it didn't take long at all for this crew to limit out on Chesapeake Bay striped bass. These were some really nice fish, ranging between 18 and 24 inches in length.

We still have plenty of availabilities for this month and beyond, if you're looking to try your hand at some of this striper fishing. Give us a call at (410) 397-3743 or visit our website at for a memorable Maryland charter fishing experience.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Chesapeake Bay Charter Fishing

June 2-4, 2011

It was a fantastic weekend of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, highlighted by legal limits of Chesapeake Bay striped bass!

Thursday, June 2 was our first fishing charter in about two weeks, and the fish were there to welcome us back! The crew that we had with us that day had a great time as they caught their legal limit of Maryland rockfish in just a couple of hours worth of fishing.

Friday, June 3 was no different than the day before, as we had a group of ten anglers limit out in relatively short order. There were a few times during that trip, where we had several fish on at one time! These Chesapeake Bay striped bass ranged between 18 and 26 inches in length.

Saturday, June 4 was another excellent day of Chesapeake Bay fishing action, marked by legal limits on both our morning and afternoon charters. On our afternoon trip, we had three fish that were over 30 inches long, so there still are a few big fish around!

For pictures of the fishing action over the past weekend, please visit the Chesapeake Bay fishing report section of our website at !