Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters
443-949-8030
1050 Deep Creek Ave Arnold, Maryland 21012 US
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Chesapeake Bay Sport Fishing Charters  Maryland Chesapeake Bay Charter Boat fishing for Trophy Striped Bass, Rockfish / Stripers Bluefish
Down Time Fishing Charters Sport fishing Charters in the Maryland Chesapeake Bay
with Capt. Frank J. Tuma
443-949-8030
          443-995-8666
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Maryland Charterboat Fishing for Family and Small Groups.
 Sport Fishing Charters
for 1 to 6 people,  Light house Tours, and Bay Cruising.

World Class Chesapeake Bay Sportfishing for private groups and family fishing charters.
Full Time Professional Fishing Guide services Annapolis area Chesapeake Bay Cruising.
Private Group Charters for up to six guests

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"Down Time" is a comfortable 29' C-Hawk fully equipped with the latest in electronics and safety equipment!
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Come aboard and have a great day on the Bay!

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

  • Private Group Charters (1-6 passengers)

  • Full and Half day Charters available

  • Chesapeake Blue Crab Fishing Charters

  • Family Fishing Charters -Kids are free!

  • All Tackle, Bait & Licenses Included

 

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More info on Maryland Crabbing ChartersGreat family day on the bay!
Catch your own  Maryland crab feast!
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For some of the best fishing in Maryland
come and enjoy the day on the Down Time with Capt Frank Tuma

Spring Trophy Striped Bass Fishing
Light Tackle Fishing for Summer Striped Bass, Rockfish, Bluefish, Hardhead and Perch.
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Summer Stripers
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Spring Trolling for Trophy Stripers
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Striped Bass (Rockfish)
 Season Starts April

Pre-Season Charters are Catch & Release Only!

Trophy Striper Season
3rd Saturday of April to May 15
April  - May 15th

1 Trophy Striper
per person
 28" or better

Summer Striper Season
May 16th to Dec 15th

2 Stripers
per person
over 18"

Maryland Trophy Striped Bass
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Enjoy Light Tackle and Bottom Fishing for Rock or Perch to Heavy Trolling for that Trophy Striper with Capt Frank Tuma
Family Cruising, Fishing and Touring the Chesapeake Bay

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Fishing onboard the Down Time

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All charters are scheduled around you!  
It's your boat for the day.


Chesapeake Bay Cruise
Lighthouse Tours

Visit the beautiful and historic Lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay or Day Cruise the mid-bay region.
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Fishing and Cruising the Chesapeake Bay
Fish Have Tales!
I try to schedule my boat in a location that is convenient and where the fish are!

  Trophy Striped BassDown Time Sportfishing Charters
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April thru  Mid-May

Mid-Bay Area :
Annapolis, Kent Island, Chesapeake Beach

During the Early Spring Trophy Striper season, we generally find the large Striped Bass moving in the mid-bay areas from Upper Bay Areas, Chesapeake Beach to Breezy Pt.
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During this time I will be fishing the top mid-bay areas. Many times only 30 minutes to some of the top trophy striper fishing in the bay!

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Trophy Stripers in the Early Spring

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Mid-May thru Summer and Fall


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


Upper Bay Annapolis, Kent Island, Chesapeake Bay Bridge Areas
Mid-Bay areas of Deale, Chesapeake Beach, Choptank River, Eastern Bay

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Trolling for Stripers!

Perch Fishing

Mid-May thru the summer, fishing the upper and middle bay areas near the  Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
From this time on I fish out of the Magothy River, just north of the Bay Bridge and moving south to the mid-Bay areas of Deale, Eastern Bay  and the Choptank rivers.

We fish for Striped Bass, locally known as Rockfish, White Perch, Spot, Blues and more. Guaranteed to bring back some great family memories.

These locations gives us easy access to fishing areas from Annapolis to the Upper Bay/ Rock Hall, Chester River to Baltimore Harbor.
Including Annapolis & Kent Island areas and the mid-Bay areas that offer a more wider range of fishing opportunities..

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Bottom Fishing for White Perch or Spot
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Fishing onboard the Down Time

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Fun fishing for all ages!

All Tackle Provided

  • Light Tackle spinning gear for Chumming or bottom fishing

  • Spin casting with Ultra-light available

  • Trolling Medium/Heavy Shimano, Okuma & Penn Trolling Outfits

I provide top quality fishing gear and tackle on all charters. However, if you have a favorite rod and reel, you may bring it so long as it is in good working condition and freshly spooled with appropriate line.

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Light tackle fishing for Rock or perch  is great family fun. Guaranteed to bring back memories and a fun day on the bay for all.
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Custom light tackle charters available for shallow water surface plugging and jigging.

Light Tackle chesapeake fishing

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Species
Jan- March
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Trophy Stripers
 

3rd Sat April - May 15

Trolling , Chumming

   
Stripers
18'+

 Release Only

May 16

Trolling , Light Tackle  Live Lining, Chumming, Jigging

 
Bluefish
 

Trolling, Chumming

   

Seatrout

 

Light Tackle Jigging

Light Tackle - bait

Spot

 

Light Tackle - bait

 
Hardhead
 

Light Tackle - bait
(usually late eve or night)

 
Seatrout
   

Light Tackle Jigging

Types of fishing:
Jan - March
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Trolling

    Trolling for Trophy Stripers  

 Live Lining & Chumming

   

 Light Tackle  for Stripers

 

Light Tackle Jigging

   

Light Tackle Jigging or Casting to breaking fish

Bottom Fishing

    Light Tackle Bottom Fishing -bait

Cruise Charters

Cruise & Sightseeing Charters
Legend
Legend
Closed
Best!
OK+

Book Now for Great Chesapeake Bay Fishing!
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What to Bring?
Your comfort is most important and we want you to enjoy your day. 

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Jacket 
Think ahead and dress appropriately for the season and weather!
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Soft soled shoes
(no black or dark soles)
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Camera 
 just for candid shot
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Small Cooler for drinks
 
Bring ice chest for fish to take home, But leave it in the car! We have plenty of room for fish!
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Please No Glass Bottles

 
Alcohol allowed in moderation
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  Maryland Chesapeake BayLife Jackets for anyone under the age of 12 years old. 
I have all USCG required equipment, but please read USCG Regs
And be sure to bring any additional necessities such as personal medications.

Absolutely No Illegal Drugs or Firearms allowed!

 

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  Maryland Chesapeake Bay NO BANANAS - It may be an old wives tale, but it's a fact that Bananas are Bad Luck on a fishing charter boat. History tells us that this tale originated from early years when boats with Bananas in the cargo, ran aground, got lost at sea, or lost many of their crew members to a deadly sickness. Further investigation indicated that the bananas were also prone carry to the deadly tarantula spiders.

Today, I believe that bananas are safe, but just to make sure that we have great day on the bay, let's leave the bananas home.

Thanks

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Fishing Location & Directions

Fish have Tales!  I try to schedule my boat in a location that it is convenient and where the fish are! 

 

Spring, Summer and Fall Fishing

Mid-Bay Areas:
Annapolis - Chesapeake Bay Bridge,
 Deep Creek - Magothy River


May thru the Fall, fishing the upper and middle bay areas near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. From this time on I fish out of the Magothy River, just north of the Bay Bridge.
This location gives us easy access to fishing from Annapolis to the Upper Bay/ Rock Hall, Chester River to Baltimore Harbor. Including Annapolis & Kent Island / Poplar Island areas.

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Contact  Information
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Capt. Frank Tuma

1039 Broadview Drive
Annapolis, MD 21409
(Mailing Address Only)
443-949-8030
443-995-8666
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ftuma@downtimecharters.com
 
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