Annapolis Sport Fishing Charters

Welcome to Down Time Charters

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Chesapeake Bay fishing charters for rockfish (striped bass), bluefish,Perch, Cat Fish and more.
Departs out of Cape St. Claire, Annapolis Maryland.  


Fishing  May thru November, we are fishing the upper and middle bay areas near the  Chesapeake bay bridge, Annapolis area. 


This location gives us easy access to to the best sportfishing  areas from Annapolis to the Upper Bay, Baltimore Harbor and to southern areas such as Annapolis, Kent Island  Poplar Island areas.

We offer medium trolling tackle fishing  for our Striped Bass ,  Light tackle spin tackle chumming with cut bait jigging with spin tackle and bottom fishing .

Light Tackle, Trolling and Bottom fishing

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Chesapeake Bay Sport fishing and Fishing Guide services for private groups friends and family fishing parties for up to 6 guests.         

  • USCG & DNR Licensed 
  • All Bait, Tackle & Licenses included
  • Fish Cleaning available

Maryland Chesapeake Bay Charter Boat fishing for Striped Bass, rockfish / Stripers, Bluefish, Perch, Catfish and more.


Family friendly ! We have fish for all ages!

Location

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Chesapeake Fishing Charters onboard the Down Time.

We depart from Cape St. Claire, Annapolis Maryland. Less than 1 hr from Washington DC. and Baltimore beltways.

Free parking 

Chesapeake Bay Charter Boat Services

FISHING CHARTERS

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Enjoy Sport Fishing Charters on the Maryland Chesapeake Bay. 


Fishing Chesapeake Bay for 

  • Striped Bass
  • Blues
  • Perch 
  • and more.

Light Tackle Sport fishing

  • Bottom Fishing for Perch
  • Chumming and Live Lining for Rock
  • Jigging for Rock

BOOKING & AVAILABILITY

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All Charters are scheduled from May to December.

Please review the Booking calendar and contact me with your date from available dates on the Booking calendar 


USCG Licensed for a max of 6 passengers.


** Let’s go fishing!

RATES

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 All Charters depart at approximately 7am and return at 1pm

  • Bait, tackle and licenses provided 
  • Rates posted are for 1 to 6 guests

All rates posted are total for your charter, not per person   

** Afternoon trips scheduled by appointment only 

LOCATION

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I fish the Mid-Chesapeake Bay Area: From Annapolis - Chesapeake Bay Bridge north to Baltimore or south to Chesapeake Beach. 

Departs Deep Creek on the Magothy River, just north of Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

Normally we are fishing within 30 minutes from the dock.   

This location gives us easy access to fishing from Annapolis to the Upper Bay/ Rock Hall, Chester River to Baltimore Harbor.

ABOUT US

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Down Time

 "Down Time" is a comfortable 29' C-Hawk fully equipped with the latest in electronics and safety equipment!


Capt. Frank Tuma

Capt Frank Tuma has been fishing on the Bay for over 40 years,  with experience as a  professional captain, commercial crabber and sportsman.

CRABBING

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As an alternative to Chesapeake Fishing, we also offer Crabbing Charters. 

Come on aboard and enjoy a morning on the catching your own Maryland Blue Crab.

Our morning crabbing trip will be done with commercial style "Trotline" for the Maryland Blue Crab.

All Equipment, baited line and crabbing license will be provided.

Chesapeake Sportfishing onboard the Down Time

World Class Chesapeake Bay Sportfishing

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Chesapeake Bay Sportfishing and Fishing Guide services  for private groups and family fishing parties.          

USCG Licensed and Charterboat for up to six guests.    

Maryland Chesapeake Bay Charter Boat fishing for Striped Bass, rockfish / Stripers, Bluefish

Family Fishing Charters

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Chesapeake Fishing Charters for Family and Private Group Fishing charters 

  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Crabbing Charters
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Lighthouse Tours
  • Bay Cruising 
  • Private Group Charters  
  • Chesapeake Environmental Tours
  • All Tackle, Bait & Licenses Included

Come aboard and have a great day on the Bay! 


Enjoy Sport Fishing Charters on the Maryland Chesapeake Bay.

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Sportfishing Charters for Striped Bass and Light Tackle Sport fishing in the Chesapeake Bay region.


Chesapeake Crabbing

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June - October 

 

Come on aboard and enjoy a morning on the Chesapeake catching your own Maryland Blue Crab.

Our morning crabbing trip will be done with commercial style "Trotline" for the Maryland Blue Crab.

All Equipment, baited line and crabbing license will be provided.

Trophy Striped Bass

Trophy Stripers

 April - May

Big Stripers migrate into the Chesapeake to spawn. Most are big female stripers coming into bay tributaries to spawn. 

These fish usually stage in the mainstream of the bay until ready to drop their eggs. 

The MidBay area is an ideal location for catching the memory of a lifetime

Be sure to book your trip early for best dates.

Down Time Sportfishing Charters on the Chesapeake Bay

Down Time SportFishing Charters on the Maryland Chesapeake Bay for striped bass/Rockfish, blues, white perch,spot and more.


Capt. Frank is a Full Time Fishing Guide / Charterboat operator offering services in the mid-Chesapeake Bay areas:

  • Annapolis 
  • Kent Island 
  • Chesapeake Bay Bridge
  • Baltimore, Patapsco river

Maryland Charterboat Fishing for Family and  Private Group Fishing Trips (max 6 passengers), Light house Tours, and Bay Cruising

Light Tackle & Family Fishing Charters

Great family fun. 


Enjoy Light Tackle Bottom Fishing for Rock or Perch or Trolling for that Trophy Striper with Capt Frank Tuma

All Tackle, Bait and Licenses provided.


Bring back some great family memories.


We have fish for all ages.


 

Family and Private Group Charters

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Maryland Charterboat Fishing for Family and Private Groups up to 6 passengers

Fishing Trips for all ages 

  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Crabbing Charters
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Lighthouse Tours
  • Bay Tours and Cruising 
  • Chesapeake Environmental Tours
  • All Tackle, Bait & Licenses Included

Come aboard and have a great day on the Bay! 


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Come aboard for a great day on the Bay

We are located only a short distance from Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. 

Easy access from the Baltimore and DC Beltways. 

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Don’t be left at the dock.

Be sure to book your trip as early as possible for best dates.


Check my online booking calendar and find a date that's best for you.


Chesapeake Bay Sportfishing

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Come and enjoy SportFishing on the Chesapeake

Chesapeake Fishing the Mid-Bay for Trophy Striped Bass and Light Tackle Sport fishing for perch spot croakers and more.

 

Full Time Professional Fishing Guide services in the Annapolis area of the Chesapeake Bay.  

 

Maryland Chesapeake Fishing Charters for Family and Small Group Fishing Trips (1 max 6 passengers), Light house Tours, and Bay Cruising

 •Private Group Charters (min. 1 to max 6 passengers) 

• Family Fishing Charters - Fun for all ages!

  • Chesapeake Blue Crab Fishing Charters

•All Tackle, Bait & Licenses Included


Come on aboard and have a great day on the Bay! 


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Striped Bass Fishing

Fishing the Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis to Chesapeake Beach. 

Fishing Charters from Baltimore, Annapolis, Kent Island, Rock Hall, and other mid-Bay areas.


Easy access from Baltimore, D.C.,  Pennsylvania, Virginia


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