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!