Friday, December 7, 2012

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: Dec. 6, 2012

As you can see from the picture in this post, it was one fabulous day of fishing on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay. This group limited out on BIG Chesapeake Bay striped bass, while trolling. These fish were bigger than most fish that were caught during the spring trophy season, as these fish ranged between 36 and 46 inches in length! It was an exciting day for everybody, with excellent weather to boot. We still have a couple of days open before the season ends on December 15. Hopefully, these fish will stick around at least until then. If you want to get a shot on them, just give us a call at (410) 397-3743 or visit our website at!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Charters - Oct. 13-14, 2012

This past weekend saw some more excellent fishing aboard the Sawyer! The pictures in this post show what happened on Saturday and Sunday. The results were basically the same, featuring legal limits of Maryland rockfish, along with some bluefish that were thrown in for good measure. We caught these fish on live spot fish and light tackle. With the weather cooling off and the spot leaving town, we will be switching over to trolling any day now. If you're still looking to fish with us in 2012, there is still time! We have plenty of open dates between now and the end of the season! Even if you can't get together enough people to make a full charter, let us know, and we'll see what we can do. Give us a call at (410) 397-3743, or visit our website at!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Fishing - September 2012

Check out the picture in this post! This is what the striper fishing on the Chesapeake Bay has been like this September. We've been steadily catching legal limits of rockfish on the Bay. These fish have been ranging mostly between 18 and 24 inches in length. We've also been catching bluefish mixed in that range between 1 and 5 pounds. We've been doing this with a combination of live bait and light tackle. We expect this fishing to continue for at least the next 2-3 weeks. After that, we will probably be trolling again, and hopefully in November, we'll start seeing some of the bigger fish! If you're still interested in booking a trip for 2012, please give us a call at (410) 397-3743!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fishing For Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass In August

August 4, 2012 Today, we had a bachelor party aboard the Sawyer. As you can see, we began August in the same way that we ended July. We did that with a full legal limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish! These fish ranged between 18 and 24 inches in length. These fish were caught with live bait and light tackle. As soon as we detected some fish on our sonar, we started throwing live spot fish overboard. Not long after that, we started getting hook-ups. This crew of eleven limited out on Maryland striped bass in no time. This was the first time that these fine folks came to see us, and we hope to see them again! Thank you very much guys! We still have plenty of open dates for August and beyond. So, if you're even thinking about booking one of these action-packed Chesapeake Bay fishing charters, then you need to give us a call at (410) 397-3743, or shoot us an email at!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sawyer Charters Ends July With A Bang!

July 27-29, 2012
Hello Everybody, It's been a while, but I'm back for a new post on this blog. The striper fishing right now is wide open, and has been for the past several weeks. The best way to catch 'em right now is by live-lining with spot fish for bait. The picture above shows what transpired this past Friday, when this group of longtime customers went fishing with us. It took a little bit of time to find the fish, but once we did, these guys caught them pretty quick. They limited out on Chesapeake Bay rockfish, and then added some bluefish to the catch. We always have a great time with these guys, and can't wait to see them again in the spring!
The picture above shows what happened on our Sunday trip. These guys came to see us from Idaho, and they had a great time. They also limited out on stripers in very short order. This was then followed by a quick, yet abundant, catch of white perch. These guys really enjoyed themselves while landing this catch, and enjoying the natural beauty that only the Chesapeake Bay can provide. The fishing is still great, so if you want to drop a line into the mighty Chesapeake, just give us a call at (410) 397-3743, or check out our website at!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

2012 Chesapeake Bay Trophy Striped Bass Season

April 23-28, 2012
This week featured a lot of fishing and great fun aboard the Sawyer during the 2012 spring trophy striped bass season. The picture above shows what happened on Monday, as our crew was quick to land their legal limit of Chesapeake Bay striped bass. In spite of forecasts over the weekend calling for foul weather that almost led to us losing the charter for the day, the weather turned out to be just fine with relatively calm seas. Within about three hours, this group of nine landed their legal limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish.
Above, you see what happened on our Tuesday charter, as this gang of six anglers also limited out in short order. In fact, these guys reached their quota on trophy Maryland stripers before we could even get all of our lines out. They were so happy with their trip that they have already booked one for next year.
The picture above shows three generations of fishermen who fished with us on Wednesday morning. They also quickly landed their limit while trolling. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, which is quite normal for these guys who have been fishing with us for many, many years now.
Above, you can see the results of our Wednesday afternoon charter. These guys have also been fishing with us for well over a decade. They were rewarded today with beautiful weather and a very nice catch of Chesapeake Bay stripers. These rockfish were mostly in the mid to upper 30s in length, with a couple of them over 40 inches. They have also reserved their spots for next spring.
On Thursday, it was more of the same, as the crew pictured above landed their legal limit by 8:30am, the fastest they have ever done so in the many years that they have fished with us. These were also some very nice fish, with some of them carrying sea lice, which may indicate an extended spring season similar to that of last year.
Above, you can see what happened on our Thursday afternoon charter. These guys were the same fellows who fished with us on the previous day, and again, they went home with a nice catch. We can't wait to see these guys again next year!
After being stymied on Friday by foul weather, we were back at it on Saturday, with exceptional results once again. This crew of six anglers were quick to land their legal quota of Maryland rockfish. These fish also had some pretty good size. They have already reserved two dates with us for next spring! This was a great week of Chesapeake Bay charter fishing action! Stay tuned to this blog or for more updates and information.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

2012 Chesapeake Bay Fishing Is Underway!!

April 21, 2012

2012 is off to an excellent start here at Sawyer Charters!

The guys pictured above have been fishing with us for a number of years, and they always seem to come away with a nice catch. As you can see, today was no different. Within two hours, this gang had wrapped up their legal limit of Chesapeake Bay striped bass! The bite was red hot as soon as we arrived at the fishing grounds. In fact, we had our limit before we could get all of our lines out!

Above, you can see what happened during our afternoon trip. We had to wait the fish out for a while, but once we found the fish and they decided to bite, it did not take long for this crew to come away with a very nice catch on the Chesapeake Bay. This is their first time fishing with us on the Chesapeake, and we look forward to seeing them again soon!