Fishing On The Chesapeake Bay With Capt. Dave Schauber!

Fishing On The Chesapeake Bay With Capt. Dave Schauber Capt. Dave Schauber

Hoopers Island, MD

(410) 397-3743

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: October 15, 2017

More Live-Lining for Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

My busy time of the season has passed by, but that doesn't mean there's no longer any good fishing left on the Chesapeake Bay! Absolutely not! In fact, we caught this limit of striped bass with live bait, just like we've been doing all summer. Not sure how much longer this will last, as we'll probably be trolling within the next couple of weeks. If you want to get in on the fall fishing action of the Chesapeake Bay, give me a call at (410) 397-3743! I have plenty of dates open, even on weekends!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: September 30, 2017

Another Happy Group With Some Striped Bass!

Today, I had this crew of veterans out with me on the bay. It was really windy, and that produced some rough sea conditions. However, these guys weren't deterred at all by that. They wanted to catch some fish, and that's what we did! We found some on our sonar, anchored up, and started getting bites as soon as we got our lines in the water! It didn't take long for this crew to limit out on Chesapeake Bay striped bass! Another fantastic day on the bay!

I have plenty of open dates for fishing this fall. Give me a call at (410) 397-3743 to book your date!

Chesapeake Bay Charter Fishing For Striped Bass
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: September 29, 2017

Another Fine Day Of Chesapeake Bay Fishing Aboard The Sawyer!

This crew happened to be in town this week, and gave me a call, hoping I could take them out on a Chesapeake Bay fishing charter for rockfish. A couple of folks in this group were from Finland, and had never fished on the bay before. Boy, were they in for a treat? These guys caught a limit of nice rockfish with light tackle and live bait. They struggled with the technique at first, but quickly became experts!  It was a beautiful day for this crew, and I'm glad I had the chance to provide them with a new experience!

Live-Lining For Chesapeake Bay Rockfish
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: September 23, 2017

More Great Rockfishing Action On The Chesapeake Bay!

Last winter, this crew called me up and booked this trip for today. They had asked another guy to take them, but his boat couldn't carry more than six people, so they came to me. Having a boat that can legally carry more than six people is a great competitive advantage to have.

At any rate, the livelining for striped bass on the Chesapeake Bay continues to be on fire! These guys caught their limit of rockfish on the bay in pretty short order. While almost all of the fish ranged between 20 and 24 inches in length, the BIG one for the day came in at 31 inches! These guys had a great time!

More Rockfish Caught By Live-Lining!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: September 9, 2017

More Red Hot Fishing For Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

After being out on the west coast for almost a week, it felt great to be back home and out on the water. I quickly found out that the striper fishing on the Chesapeake Bay hadn't changed one bit since I left! Just check out what this group of nine guys did this morning! These guys caught their limit of rockfish on the Chesapeake Bay while live-lining, and plenty of smaller fish that had to be released. Another great day on the bay! I have plenty of dates open through October, November, and December. If you wanna go, give me a call at (410) 397-3743!

More Live-Lining Action On The Chesapeake Bay!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: August 31, 2017

More Happy Chesapeake Bay Fishermen!

I know that I'm sounding like a broken record now, as each fishing trip is producing the same outcome! But, it's no lie. The fishing is as red hot as you can ask it to be! Just ask this crew that came to see me today from New York. We headed out into the bay to do some live-lining for rockfish on the Chesapeake, and while it did take us some time to find the fish, once we found the fish, it was game on! These guys limited out in no time, and were tickled to death with what they caught!

Rockfish Galore On The Chesapeake!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: August 30, 2017

Family Fishing Trips On The Chesapeake Bay!

Today was a family fun day out on the Chesapeake Bay. This crew was in town and wanted to add a fishing charter for striped bass to their vacation. Fortunately, the fishing on the bay did not disappoint! The bite was fast and furious, and the kids really enjoyed it! They learned live-lining very quickly, as they caught their limit of striped bass in pretty short order.

Another Fine Day of Chesapeake Bay Fishing Action!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: August 20, 2017

Another Happy Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charter!

It was yet another great day of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, as this family group was in town from Baltimore and asked me to take them fishing for the day. We left the dock bright and early, and I decided to put my surplus of bait fish to work right away, as we headed to where the rockfishing has been on fire over the last few weeks. It was a bit different this morning, as the bite didn't take off right away. The current was running really hard, and that might have had something to do with it.

But then, I saw a big cluster of birds swooping down on what appeared to be pods of fish that were breaking on the water surface. We pulled up the anchor and headed off in that direction. It turns out that that was the right decision to make, because we started getting hook-ups as soon as we dropped the anchor! We ended up with a legal limit of striped bass in no time! Everybody was happy, and we rounded out the day with some bottom fishing.

Cooler Full Of Rockfish!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: August 17, 2017

Another Day Of Great Live-Lining Action On The Chesapeake Bay!

It was another action-packed fishing trip on the Chesapeake Bay! I took some local farmers out with me for the afternoon. They brought along a bushel of steamed crabs, and these guys had their limit of rockfish before they even had the chance to eat a crab! We're still live-lining for rockfish, and the action is as hot as can be! Give me a call at (410) 397-3743!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: August 7, 2017

Rockfish Don't Care If It Rains!

This morning, I had a crew that was in town from Chicago, and they asked me to take them fishing for the day. I was quite a bit concerned, because the Chesapeake Bay marine forecasts were calling for rain, which doesn't necessarily keep you from fishing, but it's certainly far from optimal. I mean, who wants to stand out in the rain and fish? At any rate, when we left the dock at 6:30 in the morning, it wasn't raining and it was looking like the rain might hold off until later in the day. We went straight to where the rockfish were biting, and it didn't take long before we limited out on 'em! As has been the case over the last couple of weeks, we're still catching them with live spot for bait. All of the fish were between 20 and 24 inches long. After we limited out, we went off to do some bottom fishing. Then, the rain hit and everybody decided that they had enough. However, they were all happy because we got the trip in and they went home with plenty of fish from the Chesapeake Bay!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: August 4, 2017

A Full Liimit Of Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass For 17 People!

Today, I had a group of 17 people who were in town for the weekend, and wanted to go fishing for some striped bass on the Chesapeake Bay. As you can imagine, I was more than happy to oblige! I already had enough bait fish that were accumulated from prior trips, so we headed straight out onto the fishing grounds of the Chesapeake Bay for some rockfish. Just like yesterday, those fish did not make us wait! After about an hour or so, we had caught a full legal limit of rockfish for 17 people, and several fish that had to be thrown back! It doesn't get any better than that!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: August 3, 2017

Another Great Day On The Chesapeake Bay!

Here is a group of guys that I've been taking out on the bay for a long time. They always seem to do well, and today was no exception! After doing a little bit of bottom fishing for spot fish, we headed out into the bay for some striped bass. We didn't have to wait for 'em once we got there! We started getting bites almost instantly, and these guys had their legal limit of stripers in no time! Another fine day on the Chesapeake Bay!

Another Day, Another Cooler Full of Fish!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: July 31, 2017

Live-Lining For Rockfish On The Chesapeake Bay!

Here is a group of folks that I took out this morning for the first time. As you can see, they came home with fish! We left the dock bright and early and went bottom fishing for spot fish that we used for live bait to catch rockfish. After we had caught enough bait, we headed out to the bay where the stripers had been hitting over the last few days. Once we got there, it didn't take long at all before we started catching fish. We had our legal limit of rockfish in no time! All of the fish that were caught today ranged between 20 and 24 inches long. They were all caught on spinning reels with 20-lb. test line! An exciting morning for sure.

Another Cooler Full of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: July 16, 2017

Another Limit Of Rockfish Caught On The Chesapeake Bay With Light Tackle!

Here's another group of happy customers who went fishing with me! We left the dock first thing in the morning, before the sun came up. We started out doing some bottom fishing for spot fish and caught over 100 of them. We then proceeded to use them for bait to catch rockfish once we got to where the rockfish bite was hot. After about a couple of hours of live-lining with light tackle, this crew had their legal limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish! Legal fish today were between 20 and 23 inches long. We did have a lot of throwbacks that were not big enough to keep, but provided plenty of action nonetheless. They're already talking about fishing with me again next year!

Here Is A Cooler Shot Of Today's Work!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: July 11, 2017

Live-Lining On The Chesapeake Bay For Striped Bass!

Live-lining for Chesapeake Bay rockfish is BACK! After bottom fishing for live bait, I carried this crew of five men up the Chesapeake Bay to where we've been catching rockfish for the last couple of weeks. And, the fish did not disappoint! We started getting hook-ups almost right away, as the stripers were hungry, craving those live spot fish that we had on our hooks. After about an hour of that, this gang had their limit of rockfish for the day! The legal fish caught today ranged between 20 and 24 inches long. Below is a cooler shot of what we did today.

A Full Limit Of Rockfish Caught With Live Bait!

If you're into light tackle fishing with live bait and you want to go fishing, you need to give me a call NOW! Give me a call at (410) 397-3743 and book your date!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: June 23, 2017
Chumming For Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

Here is a group that I've been taking fishing on the Chesapeake Bay for a number of years. They always happen to be down when the light tackle striped bass fishing is in full swing, and this year was no exception! This gang today caught their limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish while chumming with spinning reels and light tackle! As soon as we found the fish, it didn't take long to start catching. The catch for today ranged between 20 and 31 inches in length! It was another fantastic day for this fine group!

Fish In The Box!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: June 3, 2017
Chesapeake Bay Fishing For Rockfish!

I took this group with me for the first time today. Hopefully, they'll be back after what they ended up with on this Saturday evening! It certainly didn't look that way starting out on the Chesapeake Bay. We left the dock at noon, and by 5:30 that evening, we still had an empty cooler. But then, right when it appeared that all was lost, I saw a couple of pods of fish breaking on the water surface off in the distance. We headed over in that direction, and we started getting hook-ups. At 5:30, we had nothing, but by 6:30 we had caught everything in that picture! It was fast and furious for about an hour, akin to a ninth-inning rally in baseball! This was group turned out to be a bunch of happy campers by the end of the day!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 29, 2017
A Tough Day On The Chesapeake Bay, But A Decent Catch!

It was a typical Saturday for me today. There was a lot of weekend boat traffic, which made the fishing on the bay a lot more challenging. However, we still managed to land three beautiful Chesapeake Bay rockfish, along with a couple of 30"+ fish that we had to throw back due to being too short. In a couple of weeks, those fish will be legal! Overall, these guys were happy and are already talking about coming back to me this summer!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 28, 2017
Another Limit Of Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass!

Today was another outstanding day for rockfishing on the Chesapeake Bay! The fishing started off red hot, and continued that way until about 10:30 when these guys finished off their legal limit of striped bass! The biggest one of the day came in at 40 inches, a bit smaller than what we had been catching, but still a lot of meat! These guys are already talking about booking with me again this fall!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 27, 2017
BIG Limit Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

Now, that's more like it! This crew landed its full legal limit of Chesapeake Bay striped bass. The fishing today on the bay was like night and day when compared to what it has been over the last few days. The lady on the right started it off by landing a huge 47-inch rockfish, and we kept getting bites the whole time before limiting out well before lunchtime. It was a great day, and these guys are already asking about booking for next year!

Another 47-Inch Whopper Rockfish!

Four More Bangin' Trophy Rockfish

The above picture shows what happened during my afternoon trip with some longtime customers of mine. It was really slow starting out, until about a couple of hours into it, when I had three trolling lines all hook up at the same time! You talk about exciting? We managed to land all three fish, and they all turned out to be nice keeper rockfish. Then, we picked up another as the day wound down. They were a very happy bunch!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 26, 2017
Nice Fish On A Fine Chesapeake Bay Afternoon!

After some tough fishing over the weekend before and foul weather that kept me at the dock for the last two days, I was ready to get back out there on the bay for another fishing charter. These guys have been fishing with me since the '90s, and I was looking to show them a good time. Overall, it was a tough campaign, but we did catch three nice rockfish, including one that came in at a whopping 47 inches long! That one is pictured below!

Massive 47-Inch Chesapeake Bay Rockfish
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 21, 2017
Great Friday Morning Catch Of Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass!

I had two trips today. The above picture is from my morning trip. We left the dock bright and early and were putting out our lines as the sun was coming up. Fortunately, the fish were there to greet us! After throwing back a 33" fish that was too short to legally keep, we had three lines hook-up at the same time! We managed to land all three of these fish, and they were all keepers. With the skunk out of the box, we proceeded to troll further and land two more keepers as the morning went on. We also caught another throwback fish. These guys were so happy that when we got back to the dock, they reserved the same date for next year!

Four Monster Rockfish From The Chesapeake Bay!

The above picture is from my afternoon trip. Here, we caught four huge rockfish, all of them over 40 inches long. It started out really slow. We caught the first fish not long after getting our lines out, but then, we never had another bite until we started pulling our lines up. Once we started pulling lines out of the water, we landed a BIG 42" Chesapeake Bay rockfish. We made two more circles in that area and picked up two more, including the monster in the picture below.

Monster 48" Rockfish From The Chesapeake Bay!

The big striped bass pictured above came in at 48 inches long, the biggest striped bass of the season so far! The lady pictured with the fish reeled it in like a boss. Proud of her!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 20, 2017
Another Group Of Happy Longtime Fishing Customers!

Here is group of longtime customers that I took out on the Chesapeake Bay this morning. As you can see, they were pretty successful in their endeavor! We landed six BIG trophy rockfish on the day. With the exception of a 36-incher that was caught at the end of the day, the other five fish in the above picture were all at least 40 inches long! Hope it keeps up!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 19, 2017
Whopping Catch Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

Look at the whoppers that we landed today! We had to spend the whole day on the bay to catch these humongous striped bass, but just look at 'em! The biggest on the day was 47 inches long, while even the smallest still came in at 41 inches. What a day on the Chesapeake Bay. The biggest is pictured below.

Whopping 47" Chesapeake Bay Rockfish
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 18, 2017

Not A Full Liimit, But Still A Nice Catch Of Striper!

After the awesome day that I had yesterday, I was really looking forward to getting out on the Chesapeake Bay again this morning. It really started out promising, as we caught two pretty rockfish while I was getting the lines out. One of them had to go back over, as it clocked in at 32 inches in length, shorter than the 35-inch minimum that is mandated by state law. We picked up another quality fish about a half hour later, and then we had to wait them out, before catching another BIG fish later in the day. We didn't limit out, but it was still a really nice catch!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 17, 2017

Great Rockfish Catch On The Chesapeake Bay!
After a really tough opening weekend for the 2017 Maryland Rockfish Season, I needed to have a really good day. Today did not disappoint! Over the weekend, there was a lot of boat traffic on the water, which made the fishing very challenging. We didn't have this issue today. We caught two of these BIG monster striped bass when we were putting out our lines, and picked away until we had our limit by 11:30. Some of the fish in this picture were 40"+! It was a fantastic day all around, with great weather and a great crew. Hopefully, the fishing will only get better from here!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: November 25, 2016

Black Friday Limit Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

I took these guys out fishing for the first time. As you can see, it was another great day of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay! While so many people were out this Black Friday, running the risk of getting trampled to death in the mall, these guys were loading up on rockfish! It didn't take long to find the fish, as flocks of birds were giving away their location. There were several times when multiple lines hooked up at once. These guys caught their limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish pretty fast, with some of the fish clocking in at over 30 inches long! This crew was so happy that they've already booked me for Black Friday next year!

Another Great Day Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfishing!
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: November 3, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters For Rockfish!

It was another great trip on the bay today! As soon as we got out on the Chesapeake Bay fishing grounds and put our lines out, we caught two 30-inch rockfish right away! Then, the bite just died off. I could see the fish stacked up on the sonar, but they would not bite. But, I figured that they would get hungry at some point. Fortunately, I was right! Once those fish got hungry, they bit like crazy, with several of my lines hooking up at the same time! Once those fish started to bite, it didn't take long for this group of six to limit out on rockfish! I've got plenty of open dates for the rest of the season if you have a group and wanna go fishing. Give me a call at (410) 397-3743 to book your date!

Another Cooler Full Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: October 15, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Maryland Rockfish!

This is one of the best Chesapeake Bay striped bass fishing trips of the year for me! I took this crew fishing with me for the first time, and they're already talking about going with me again on another Chesapeake Bay fishing charter! These pictures explain why! We left the dock before the sun came up, and after a bit of riding, we got to the fishing grounds and started hooking up as soon as we got our lines in the water! There were numerous times during the trip when several trolling lines hooked up at once, making for a very exciting day! Most of the striped bass that we caught today came in between 20 and 25 inches long, with a couple approaching 30 inches in length! Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come for the 2016 fall striped bass season! I have plenty of open dates between now and the end of the season in December! To book your very own date, give me a call at (410) 397-3743!

A Cooler Shot Of Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: July 11, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Charter Fishing Action For Striped Bass!

This crew came fishing with me for the very first time today, on a Chesapeake Bay fishing charter. It turned out to be a great time for this group of 13 people. Obviously, not all of them are in the picture. They didn't all want to pose. We headed up the bay this afternoon, found some fish, and started getting hook-ups right away! They limited out on Chesapeake Bay rockfish in pretty short order. All 26 legal fish caught today were between 20 and 26 inches long, a very healthy grade of fish. They were also all caught on light tackle. A bunch of smaller fish that had to be thrown back were caught as well. It was enough to keep this crew entertained. Below is a cooler shot of what they went home with. They said it was more fish than they knew what to do with! Not a bad problem to have!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: June 24, 2016

Chumming For Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

Today was another day of chumming for rockfish on the Chesapeake Bay. It worked out great! Even though the current was running extremely hard down the bay, the fish didn't care, as they were biting like crazy as soon as we dropped the anchor! It wasn't hard for these guys to limit out on striped bass, and they even caught a bunch of small fish that had to be thrown back. The biggest of the day for these guys was 30 inches long, similar to what we catch during the spring trophy season! These guys had such a good time, that they're now talking about fishing with me again in the fall season!

Another Batch Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: June 18, 2016

Great Catch Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

For the first time this year, we did some light tackle fishing on the Chesapeake Bay for rockfish. I've been taking these guys fishing on the bay for the last few years, and they've always had good luck. The only difference this time around was that we had to sail a pretty good distance to get to the fish. When we got to the fishing grounds, I rode around until I spotted a few marks on the fish finder. After we dropped anchor, we started fishing with fresh bunker for bait. It took a while before the fish started to bite, but once they did, we couldn't keep them off the lines! These guys ended up with a really nice catch! The fish were all 20-25 inches long, and they put up a really nice fight, considering that we were using spinning reels and 20-lb. test line! Another fantastic day on the Chesapeake Bay!

Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Caught With Light Tackle And Fresh Bunker!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: June 1, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Fishing For Rockfish!

This was the first charter that I've had in over a week, but boy, was it a good one! It was a small group today, so we didn't need to catch that many fish. Fortunately, when we arrived at the Chesapeake Bay fishing grounds, the fish were waiting for us. We put over eight lines, and started getting bites almost right away! Within a little over an hour, we had our limit of Chesapeake Bay striped bass! These fish are smaller than what we've been catching, ranging between 21 and 26 inches long, but they were fat and healthy!

A Full Limit Of Maryland Rockfish On The Chesapeake Bay!

However, there are  reports of bigger fish still being around! I've got all next week open for anyone who wants to go fishing! Call me at (410) 397-3743!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: May 12, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Trophy Rockfish From Maryland's Eastern Shore!

Over the last few days, the fishing on the Chesapeake Bay had been pretty slow, with the average trip netting about 2-3 rockfish per day. Not only that, it took us all day long to catch that amount. Well, today was not like that at all! Of the four trophy rockfish that you see in the above picture, three of them were caught before we could even get all of our lines out! By 7am this morning, this group of four fishermen had their limit of trophy Chesapeake Bay striped bass! The bite was fast and furious early this morning! This shows that while trophy rockfish season is winding down, there are still a few big ones around! I'm open for both Saturday and Sunday this weekend for anyone who has a group and wants to go!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: May 4, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Fishing For Trophy Striped Bass!

Here's another group of guys that have been fishing with me for a long time. They've been fishing every year on the Chesapeake Bay with me since 2008, and they generally have really good luck. Today was no different! Look at what they went home with! The fishing wasn't as fast and furious as it was yesterday, but it was still good enough for these guys to limit out on trophy striped bass! Hope this keeps up!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: May 3, 2016

A Quick Limit Of Striped Bass On The Chesapeake Bay!

Last night, I almost cancelled this trip, because the weatherman was calling for two inches of rain between last night and today. Thank goodness that I didn't! That rain that we were supposed to get never materialized this morning, and the rockfish were out of the water! These guys caught four BIG striped bass by 8am, and then caught five more that had to be thrown back. All of this was done by 9am! These rockfish were all WHOPPERS, each one clocking in at over 40 inches in length! Hopefully, this continues as the 2016 trophy rockfish season progresses on the Chesapeake Bay!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: May 1, 2016

Another Fine Day On The Chesapeake Bay!

It was rainy, cold, and foggy today, but apparently, the fish didn't care! A longtime customer of mine decided to bring some of his family members along for this Chesapeake Bay fishing trip, and they did not go home disappointed! The fish started biting right out of the gate, as we caught our first one while we were putting our lines out. Then, we had to wait them out for a while, as we gradually limited out! It turned out to be a fine day on the water!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 30, 2016

Four BIG Rockfish Caught On The Chesapeake Bay!

It was a bit of a tough campaign on the Bay today, as there was a lot of boat traffic out and about due to an annual fishing tournament. However, that didn't stop us from bringing home four BIG Chesapeake Bay rockfish! All four of these fish were over 40 inches long!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 29, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Trophy Rockfish!

I brought this crew out fishing with me for the first time on the Chesapeake Bay. Hopefully, it won't be their last time. They came home with a really nice catch of four big trophy rockfish from Maryland's Eastern Shore!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 28, 2016

More BIG Chesapeake Bay Rockfish From Maryland's Eastern Shore!

The fishing was fast and furious for me today, both in the morning and in the afternoon! The above picture is the result of my morning trip. One of the guys in this group had been fishing with me for several years as part of another group. He decided to form his own group this year, and they did not go home disappointed! These fellows landed their legal limit of monster rockfish by 8am! One of the guys in the group didn't want to hold up his fish. Guess he was just tired from reeling it in!

Full Limit Of Trophy Rockfish On The Chesapeake Bay!

The above picture is from my afternoon trip. These guys also fished with me yesterday. As you can see, they were successful again! These seven guys landed some really pretty rockfish!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 27, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Charter Fishing For Big Trophy Rockfish!

This may have been my best day yet this season on the bay! These guys came down to see me first thing this morning. It was blowing a bit, but we went out anyway. The sea conditions turned out not to be that bad. And, the fishing wasn't that bad either! Look what these four guys ended up with. We had our limit by 7am this morning, and caught four more rockfish that we had to throw back! These guys were tickled with how well they did, and they're already talking about fishing with me again this fall!

Another Successful Day Of Fishing On The Chesapeake!

The above picture is from my afternoon trip. These guys have been fishing with me for over 15 years! This picture is part of the reason why! These guys started catching fish at 3pm and had their limit of monster Chesapeake Bay rockfish by 4pm! There were two occasions when we had three fish on at the same time! We would see piles of suspended bait fish on the sonar. Then, we would slow the boat way down and let the lines drop right into it, and we'd start getting hookups! This was about as fast and furious as you could ask it to be!

90 Year-Old Man With A BIG Catch!

How about this? In this picture, we see 90 year-old John Bilic of Collingswood, New Jersey, with this monster rockfish that he caught with me today! It was the biggest fish of the day and he hauled it in! And, no, this is not the biggest fish that he has caught!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 26, 2016

BIG Trophy Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

This was one of my best fishing days yet so far on the Chesapeake Bay this season. This crew normally has really good luck, and they certainly had it today, as they went home with a legal limit of trophy Chesapeake Bay rockfish! All of these fish were enormous at 40 inches long or more. The boy pictured below landed a whopping 48-inch striped bass that came in at over 40 pounds! This young man won't soon forget today!

The Biggest Rockfish That This Little Man Has Ever Caught!

I still have May 14 and 15 available if anybody wants to book a fishing charter with me during trophy season! Give me a call at (410) 397-3743!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 24, 2016

Three BIG Rockfish For This Crew!

I've been taking this crew fishing with me for a few years now, and they generally do well when it comes to landing BIG striped bass. As you can see, these three guys were successful yet again! It was another fantastic day on the bay for me and my crew!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 22, 2016

A Full Legal Limit Of Maryland Rockfish On The Chesapeake Bay!

Today was a fantastic day on the Chesapeake for both myself and this crew of longtime customers. Check out the Chesapeake Bay rockfish in this picture! Today, the fishing was very consistent, as we picked up a fish about every 30 minutes or so until we had our limit for the day! Hope this is a sign of things to come!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 21, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Fishing For Trophy Striped Bass!

Here is how my trip turned out for today. We left Hoopers Island bright and early in the AM and noticed it was quite breezy. However, the sea conditions weren't bad at all where we ended up fishing. We caught three BIG trophy rockfish as soon as we got our lines out, and then, it was almost as if someone turned off the switch. We landed another striped bass about two and a half hours later, and caught our final keeper of the day as we were pulling our lines up. We also boated another nice striper, but we had to put it back because it did not meet the new minimum length requirement in the state of Maryland. The biggest fish of the day came in at about 45 inches in length. A great day on the water!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 20, 2016

More BIG Maryland Rockfish!

The group that I took fishing today was a mixed group of both new and returning customers. As you can see, they came home with a nice load of fish. It started out pretty slow, as we went without a bite until about 8:30. But then, over the next 90 minutes, we proceeded to land 5 BIG rockfish, which turned out to be our final tally of the day. The biggest one of the day was 46 inches in length, with the next biggest coming in at 44 inches. The little guy on the right caught the 44-incher, and was the biggest fish that he's ever caught! He'll remember this day for a long time!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: April 19, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Fishing For Striped Bass!

Hope everybody had a good winter. Our Chesapeake Bay trophy striped bass season began this weekend, and this is the best day that I've had yet! I took this crew out bright and early this morning on one of my Chesapeake Bay fishing charters. I was one of the first boats on the fishing grounds and that paid off, as my crew and I started getting hook-ups almost right away. By the time everyone else showed up, we had caught most of the fish that we needed. These fish were all whoppers too! Almost all of them were over 40 inches long! Just look at how some of these guys are straining to hold their fish up for this photo!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: December 13, 2015

Another Nice Catch Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

This crew has been fishing with me for several years now, and always seem to do well. Today was no exception! It didn't seem that way at first, as we were held to just two fish for the better part of the morning. However, after pulling up our gear and heading up the bay, we found flocks of birds on the water everywhere! When we saw that, we put out our trolling lines and went from just two rockfish to a full limit of 17 in about an hour! It was about as fast and furious as you could ever ask it to be! The last two fish (and the biggest) of the day were caught by a young man who had both of them on the line at the same time. One of them was a whopping 35 inches in length, while the other was 29 inches! He won't soon forget that experience! Below is a cooler

shot of what we did today!

 

  A Cooler Shot Of Today's Action!

 

The season continues until December 20. I don't have any parties on the book between now and then, so if you have a group and want to go this week, let me know!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: December 12, 2015

Full Limit Of Striped Bass Caught By 8am!

Trolling for rockfish on the Chesapeake Bay was hot again today! As soon as we put our trolling lines out, we started getting hook-ups with fat striped bass right away! The biggest fish of the day was 32 inches long! These fine folks had their limit of rockfish by around 8am! Fast and furious! After this trip, they decided to book two more trips with me next spring!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing For Rockfish!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: December 11, 2015

More Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

This crew went fishing with me for the very first time today! Hopefully, it will be the first of many Chesapeake Bay striped bass fishing trips in the years to come! We left the dock early in the morning and were putting our trolling lines out as the sun was coming up. We were out to the fishing grounds before anyone else could get there. That can often be the difference between success and failure! Today, it certainly helped! This crew had its limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish by 9am! Fish ranged between 20 and 32 inches long! It was a great day!

Maryland Rockfish Caught On The Chesapeake Bay!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: December 6, 2015

More Big Fish From The Chesapeake Bay!

Here's what this gang did with me today! The fishing on the Chesapeake Bay was red hot again, except the quality of the fish have improved over the last few days! Of the fish that you see in this picture, four of them were 28 inches or longer! The biggest striped bass today clocked in at 32 inches. As was the case over the last few trips, we started getting bites almost right away! I still have plenty of dates available from now until the end of the season, if you want to go fishing for striped bass on the Chesapeake Bay! Just give me a call!

Another Cooler Full Of Chesapeake Bay Rockfish!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: December 5, 2015

Big Striped Bass Caught On The Chesapeake Bay!

Here is another crew that has been fishing with me for several years now. They also had a successful day on the water!  The fishing was red hot this morning, as we had several trolling rods go down at the same time on multiple occasions! Fish caught today ranged between 20 and 32 inches in length! This was a great bunch of guys and I look forward to seeing them again soon!

Big Bunch Of Rockfish Caught On The Chesapeake!

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: November 28, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Charters From Maryland's Eastern Shore!

Here's a fine crew that I've been taking out on the Chesapeake Bay for the last several years. They always seem to have a good time, and today was no exception. We left the dock at 6am, before the sun came up. We were putting out our trolling lines as the sun was rising. Not long after that, we started getting hook-ups. It was fast and furious for about an hour or so, as we were catching striped bass that ranged between 20 and 33 inches in length! We caught about nine fish in that first hour, and then ground away at the rest over the next couple of hours. It was a great day for all of us! On top of that, the weather was fantastic!

A Beautiful Picture Of The Chesapeake!

A Stunning View of the Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report: November 27, 2015

Fishing For Striped Bass On The Chesapeake Bay!

It was big family affair for this crew, as they were all in the area for the Thanksgiving holiday, and were looking to do some fishing for striped bass on the Chesapeake Bay to round it all out. As you can see, they did pretty well here. Upon arriving at the fishing grounds, we started getting hook-ups almost right away, with multiple rods going down several times throughout the day! The biggest fish on the day was 33 inches in length! All of these fish were fat and healthy, after spending a large part of the year in the many tributaries that feed into the Bay. As you can see from the above picture, this was a very happy bunch!

 
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