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Enjoy light tackle Sport fishing Charters in the Maryland Chesapeake Bay.  Fishing Chesapeake Bay for Trophy Stripers and Light  Tackle Sport fishing.

Down Time Fishing Charters Sport fishing Charters in the Maryland Chesapeake Bay
with Capt. Frank J. Tuma
443-949-8030                              Boat) 443-995-8666
Private Group and Family Fishing Charters
on the Maryland Chesapeake Bay

with Capt. Frank J. Tuma

Light Tackle & Bottom Fishing!

We do small group Sport fishing Charters, Light house Tours, Bay Cruising. Easy access from Baltimore, Pennsylvania, Virginia fishing the Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis to Baltimore, Rock Hall, Kent Island and points south.

Maryland Blue Crab Charters available

More info on Maryland Crabbing ChartersGreat family day on the bay, catching a Maryland crab feast!

For the best fishing in Maryland! Come and enjoy the day on the Down Time.

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.
Small Group Sport Fishing Charters (1 to 5 persons),
Light house Tours, Family Fishing and Bay Cruising. Fishing Chesapeake Bay for Spring Trophy Striped Bass.

Small Group and Family Fishing and Cruising the Chesapeake Bay

Mid-May thru Summer and Fall
Light Tackle Summer
Striped Bass, Rockfish, Bluefish
Bottom Fishing for Hardhead and Perch, Spot

Light Tackle Trolling for Summer Stripers

croakerAtlantic Croaker
The Atlantic croaker is a common fish on the East Coast of the United States, often feeding at the shoreline and migrating to the Gulf of Mexico. Averaging less than a foot long, croakers can be caught by those fishing from land into the Atlantic Ocean surf.
audio Hear the Croaker
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toadfishOyster Toadfish
The oyster toadfish is not just a noisy swimmer, but holds the distinction of having been to space. Members of the species Opsanus tau traveled to the space station for tests. Known for the male's "foghorn" vocalizations, the oyster toadfish lives in the shallows of the Atlantic, from Maine to the West Indies.
audio Hear the Oyster Toadfish
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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 South in the Annapolis areas

This location gives us easy access to fishing areas from Annapolis to the Upper Bay/ Rock Hall, Chester River to Baltimore Harbor. Including the Eastern Shore along  Kent Island and the upper Bay areas.

Generally the fish are from 20"'s to 32".
Great for light tackle trolling or jigging with Spin tackle or chumming. I am fishing almost every day, and set the trip based on best technique to match the catch.

Bottom Fishing for White Perch or Spot is great family fun! fun!

We fish for Stripers, White Perch, Spot, Blues and more.
Guaranteed to bring back some great family memories.

Family Fishing at it's Best!


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.

Light Tackle Charters

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.


Custom light tackle charters available for shallow water surface plugging and jigging.


chumming for Stripers
Johnnie B.  with nice Striper caught chumming off Annapolis

Jan- March
Trophy Stripers
28" +

4/16 Season Start

Trolling , Chumming




Trolling , Chumming, Jigging


Trolling, Chumming




Light Tackle Jigging

  Light Tackle - bait



Light Tackle - bait


Light Tackle - bait
(usually late eve or night)


Light Tackle Jigging

Types of fishing:
Jan - March


  4/16 Start Trolling for Trophy Stripers  



 Light Tackle Chumming 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


Call for fishing updates or information on charters!
Capt. Frank Tuma
443-949-8030 Boat) 443-995-8666


Book Now for a
Great Day on the Bay!

All charters are scheduled around you!  
It's your boat for the day.
443-949-8030 Boat) 443-995-8666

Easy access from Baltimore, D.C.,  Pennsylvania, Virginia. 
Fishing the Chesapeake Bay areas from Annapolis to Baltimore, Rock Hall, Kent Island and Mid-Bay areas. 
For the best fishing in Maryland! Come and enjoy the day on the Down Time with Capt Frank Tuma.
Gift Certificates Available for that Special Family or Business Occasion.

Enjoy light tackle fishing for Rock or Perch to Heavy Trolling for that Trophy Striper with Capt Frank Tuma
Family Cruising, Fishing and Touring the Chesapeake Bay

Capt. Frank Tuma
1039 Broadview Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401

443-949-8030 Boat) 443-995-8666


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