Charterboat fishing onboard the Down Time with Capt Frank

Enjoy Sport Fishing Charters on the Maryland Chesapeake Bay. 

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

USCG Licensed for up to six guests.

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

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

Striped Bass Fishing on the Chesapeake

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

Fish Have Tails!

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

We offer fishing from trolling for our Striped Bass with medium trolling tackle, light tackle Jigging. Light tackle chumming with cut  bait and bottom fishing .

Light tackle chumming for stripers

Fishing with light tackle and fresh cut bait can bring in stripers up to 40”. 

Chumming for Stripers

Fishing with light tackle and fresh cut bait can bring in stripers up to 40”. 

Light Tackle Jigging for Stripers

When the opportunity presents itself, we do light Tackle Jigging for stripers and blues.

Watching for and following the sea gulls feeding on small bait fish gives a the opportunity for some great fishing with light tackle and casting to breaking stripers .

Bottom Fishing

During the summer months we enjoy great bottom  fishing for Perch, Spot, Trout and Hardhead.

I do Light Tackle fishing for Summer Striped Bass, Rockfish / Stripers, Bluefish, Hardhead and Perch. 

Depending on the tide, moon and how we feel, I  will put you on the Stripers and most times switch over to bottom fishing to  finish out our trip.

 We catch fish for  all ages!

Family Friendly Fishing

Great opportunity to get the family out and enjoy some fishing opportunities.

We have fish for all ages!

What you need to know


Timing is everything

Fishing the Chesapeake, timing and location is everything.

From tides, best seasons and where to fiah. With over 40years fishing the Bay areas, Capt Frank can ssuggest  the best fishing techniques and fish we want to catch.


What to bring

Come prepared for changing weather.

Morning on the bay can be cool and also the bay Weather.ther is generally cooler than inland.


Let’s go fishing!

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