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Maryland Fishing Areas

Angling Destinations Weather Fish Species
April 20 2024


Maryland Fishing Areas


Maryland is known for its diverse fishing opportunities, with both freshwater and saltwater fishing available throughout the state. Popular freshwater angling destinations include Deep Creek Lake, the Gunpowder River, and the Patuxent River, while saltwater fishing is popular in areas such as Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Potomac River.

Maryland offers a wide variety of fish species to catch, including striped bass, largemouth bass, blue catfish, crappie, trout, and yellow perch. The best times of year to fish in Maryland vary depending on the species and location, but generally, spring and fall are the most productive seasons. Average seasonal temperatures are around 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit in the spring and fall, while summer temperatures can reach the 80s or 90s.

Anglers in Maryland can use a variety of baits and lures, but some popular options include live bait such as minnows and nightcrawlers, as well as artificial lures like crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures. Fly fishing is also popular in some areas, especially for trout and other freshwater species.

Interesting fishing facts about Maryland include the state's record for the largest striped bass caught on rod and reel, which weighed in at over 67 pounds. Additionally, Maryland is home to the annual White Marlin Open, one of the largest and most prestigious fishing tournaments in the world. Overall, Maryland offers a diverse range of fishing opportunities for anglers of all experience levels.

Location State Fish Habitat
Adkins Pond
Maryland Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Tautog, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, American Eel
Battie Mixon Ponds
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout
Blairs Valley Lake
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, Black Crappie, Tiger Muskellunge, Yellow Perch, Redear Sunfish
Broad Branch
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Broadford Lake
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Black Crappie, Tiger Muskellunge, Yellow Perch, Redbreast Sunfish, Rainbow Trout, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Cedarville Pond
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Green Sunfish
Chesapeake And Ohio Canal
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Common Carp, Black Crappie
Church Creek
Maryland White Perch
Coursey Pond
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, White Catfish, Black Crappie, White Perch, Yellow Perch, American Shad, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Culler Lake
Maryland Great Barracuda, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Dalecarlia Reservoir
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Common Carp, Black Crappie, Walleye
Dames Quarter Creek
Maryland Striped Bass, Bluefish, Black Drum, Red Drum, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, White Perch, Spotted Seatrout, Atlantic Croaker, Spot
Davis Branch (Historical)
Maryland
Deep Creek Lake
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel, Northern Pike, Brown Trout, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Dogwood Harbor
Maryland Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, White Perch, Atlantic Croaker, Spot
Dundee Creek
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Bluegill, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel, Green Sunfish, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, American Eel
Eastern Bay
Maryland Striped Bass, Bluefish, Black Drum, Red Drum, Flounder, White Perch, Spotted Seatrout, American Eel, Atlantic Croaker, Spot
Evitts Creek
Maryland Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout
Evitts Creek Ponds
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout
Fifteenmile Creek
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Muskellunge, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Walleye
Flintstone Creek
Maryland Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout
Foundry Branch
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Bluegill, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Dolphinfish, Tiger Muskellunge, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Walleye, Lake Whitefish, American Eel
Frostburg Reservoir
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Tiger Muskellunge, Yellow Perch, Rainbow Trout, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Garrison's Lake
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, White Catfish, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, American Eel
Georges Creek
Maryland Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Georgetown Reservoir
Maryland
Gillam Branch (Historical)
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Common Carp, Black Crappie, Walleye
Hallowing Point
Maryland Striped Bass, Bluefish, Channel Catfish, White Catfish, White Perch, Spot
Hatton Creek
Maryland Striped Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Catfish, White Perch, Atlantic Croaker
Herring Bay
Maryland Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, White Perch, Atlantic Croaker, Spot
Hughesville Pond
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout
Hunting Creek Lake
Maryland Albacore, Flounder, Brook Trout, Brown Trout
Hutchins Pond
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout
Island Creek
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, White Catfish, Black Crappie, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel
Jenkins Creek
Maryland Striped Bass, Bluefish, Black Drum, Red Drum, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Yellow Perch, Spotted Seatrout, Atlantic Croaker, Spot
Jennings Run
Maryland Rainbow Trout
Johnsons Pond
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel
Jones Creek
Maryland Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch
Killen Pond
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Common Carp, White Catfish, Black Crappie, White Perch, Chain Pickerel, American Shad, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, American Eel
Lake Artemesia
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill
Lake Chambers
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel
Lake Como
Maryland Largemouth Bass
Lake Habeeb
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Langrells Creek
Maryland Striped Bass, White Perch
Little Owens Creek
Maryland Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Little Youghiogheny River Reservoir
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel, Northern Pike, Walleye, Wiper, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Maddox Branch
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Common Carp, Black Crappie, Walleye
Madison Bay
Maryland Striped Bass, Flounder, White Perch, American Eel, Atlantic Croaker, Spot
Mcmillan Reservoir
Maryland
Nan Cove
Maryland Striped Bass, Bluefish, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Perch, Spot
North Branch Potomac River
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Tiger Muskellunge, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Walleye
Orchard Pond
Maryland Rainbow Trout
Patapsco River
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Bluegill, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, American Shad, Redbreast Sunfish, Rainbow Trout
Piney Branch
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Piscataway Creek
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, Black Crappie, White Perch, American Shad, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, American Eel
Potomac River
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Tiger Muskellunge, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel, Redbreast Sunfish, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Wiper
Potomac River Reservoir
Maryland
Saint Marys Lake
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Redear Sunfish
Saint Peters Creek
Maryland Striped Bass, Bluefish, Black Drum, Red Drum, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, White Perch, Spotted Seatrout, Atlantic Croaker, Spot
Sand Spring Run
Maryland Bluegill, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Savage River Reservoir
Maryland Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Sideling Hill Creek Put And Take Area
Maryland Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout
Snowy Creek
Maryland Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Somers Cove
Maryland Striped Bass, Bluefish, Black Drum, Red Drum, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, White Perch, Spotted Seatrout, Atlantic Croaker, Spot
Town Creek
Maryland Smallmouth Bass, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Transquaking River
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Bluegill, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel
Tyler Cove
Maryland Striped Bass, Bluefish, Black Drum, Red Drum, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, Atlantic Croaker, Spot
Washington Aqueduct
Maryland
Webster Cove
Maryland Striped Bass, Bluefish, Black Drum, Red Drum, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, White Perch, Spotted Seatrout, Atlantic Croaker, Spot
Wesley Branch
Maryland Striped Bass
Wetipquin Creek
Maryland Striped Bass, Bluefish, Black Drum, Red Drum, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, White Perch, Spotted Seatrout, Atlantic Croaker, Spot
Wheatley Reservoir
Maryland Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Redear Sunfish, Rainbow Trout
Wills Creek
Maryland Rainbow Trout

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