Fishing On The Chesapeake Bay With Capt. Dave Schauber!
Hoopers Island, MD
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How To Book Your Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charter With Capt. Dave!
So, you like what you see on this website, and you want to book your very own fishing charter with me? That's great! I can set you right up! Just give me a call at (410) 397-3743, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss available dates and pricing. Not only do I offer top-notch Chesapeake Bay fishing charters, but I also offer cruises on the bay to various destinations, as well as other options that can be tailored to you and your needs! Just let me know what you need, and I can "hook" you right up!
What We Fish For And When
It's important that you know what we're fishing for, and how we're doing it, as that might influence when you fish with me. Here is a basic guide of what goes on at different points during the season.
Mid-April to Mid-May: Trolling for trophy Chesapeake Bay striped bass! The legal limit on Maryland rockfish during this time of year for 2016 is one per person. The fish has to be at least 35 inches long in order to keep. If you want to catch the BIG one, this is the best time to do it.
Mid-May through October: Early on, we'll probably still be trolling, although most of the stripers will be between 18 and 28" long. You can keep two stripers per person in this size range. For 2016, these fish have to be at least 20 inches long in order to keep. One of them can be over 28 inches. Once we get into June, I'll probably be live-lining for rockfish, and maybe some bluefish later on. There may also be some bottom fishing for white perch, croakers, and spot. If you prefer light-tackle fishing and live bait, this is the best time for you.
November to Mid-December: We'll be back to trolling, fishing mostly for striped bass. Later in November, the BIG ones should be back in! The limit is the same as during the summer months, as there should still be some of the smaller stripers around!
Gift Certificates Available
Do you have a special someone that you would like to treat to a wonderful day of fishing? Gift certificates are available! Call or email me for more information. I accept most forms of payment, including cash, checks, and most major credit cards.
What Do You Need? What Do We Provide?
Here's a breakdown of what you will need if you go fishing with me!
$200 deposit required to reserve a date. We reserve the right to cancel the trip due to inclement weather. In the event that happens, another date will be scheduled.
Directions To Rippons Harbor On Hoopers Island
Our boat is located at Rippons Harbor on Hoopers Island. The address to the marina is 1747 Hoopersville Road, Fishing Creek, MD 21634.
Here are the directions to the marina from Cambridge, MD.
1. Follow US-50 to Cambridge, MD.
2. Turn onto MD-16 (by Wal-Mart) and follow for approximately 7 miles, into the town of Church Creek.
3. Turn LEFT onto MD-335, and follow for approximately 10 miles to the intersection of MD-335 and 336.
4. Turn RIGHT onto MD-335 and follow to Hoopers Island (about 6 miles).
5. About 1.5 miles after crossing the first tall bridge onto the island, make a RIGHT onto Hoopers Island Road (right before Dead End sign) and follow for another 6 miles, going over another tall bridge. Rippons Harbor will be on the LEFT.
We are about 40 minutes from Cambridge, MD.
Need A Place To Stay? No Worry!
Don't despair if you need a place to stay! There are plenty of hotels in the Cambridge area where you can stay for reasonable rates. Also, if you want to stay closer to the boat, we can set you up with some nice rental homes in the area at very good prices. We'll send you that information once you book!
Got all that? Then, what are you waiting for? Give me a call NOW!