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67 lbs., 8 oz Devin Nolan 05/13/95 Bloody Point
New Striped Bass Regulations
Anglers may not possess striped bass while fishing between midnight and 5 am. No eels may be used as bait during this season.
Maryland DNR Boating Access Guide
Ocean City Inshore (Chincoteague, VA to Fenwick Island)
Located a 140 miles from Baltimore
Ocean City is bordered on both sides by water -- the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Assawoman Bay on the west (making it possible to see both the sunrise and sunset). The town extends from the Inlet at the southern end of the boardwalk to the Maryland-Delaware state line at 146th Street. It is estimated that more than eight million vacationers pass through Ocean City throughout the year -- making it the second largest city (after Baltimore) in Maryland at the height of the season. Ocean City's main attraction is its boardwalk , a 2.9-mile stretch The inshore waters adjoining Maryland's Atlantic coast are rich with marine life and offer some of saltwater's finest fishing.
Ocean City Offshore (Chincoteatgue, VA to Cape May, NJ)
Shore angling opportunities abound in this resort community. Small craft are able to maneuver and take advantage of everything this quality saltwater has to offer.
A.P photo 2002 Middle Chesapeake Bay (Pocomoke Sound to Patuxent River)
Depending on the season anglers can expect to catch a wide variety of fish, including striped bass Upper Chesapeake Bay (Cove Point to Annapolis)
Upper Chesapeake Bay (Annapolis to Susquehanna River)
Nine of the state's 23 major rivers and multiple creeks, flow into the Chesapeake Bay. Not only is there an abundance of freshwater species located in this area but there is a prolific seafood harvest which includes millions of bushels of crab, oysters, clams and eels. Sandy Point State Park Map
Sandy point state park features Sandy Point Boating access
Freshwater Maryland Striped Bass
Allegany & Garrett Counties
For special questions about these areas, call 301-334-8218.
Washington, Frederick & Carroll Counties
For special questions about these areas, call 301-898-9724. Patapsco River -
Located in Carroll, Baltimore, and Howard Counties. Fish species include smallmouth bass, rock bass, redbreast sunfish , hickory shad, American shad , and rainbow trout.
Patapsco Valley State Park
Piney Run Resovior
- Located in Sykesville, Carroll Co. Fish species include largemouth bass, redear sunfish, striped bass, bluegill, sunfish, crappie, channel catfish, tiger muskie, and yellow perch. 300 acres; 410-795-3274.
- Carroll - Baltimore Co., NE of Sykesville; from Rt. 26, turn N on Oakland Mill Rd; largemouth and smallmouth bass, striped bass, walleye, crappie, channel catfish, yellow perch,white perch, bluegill sunfish, carp, rainbow and brown trout. For boat permits and information call 410-795-6150. Montgomery, Howard, Baltimore,
Harford Counties & Baltimore City
For special questions about these areas, call 410-442-2080
Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Calvert, Charles & St. Mary's Counties
For Information call 301-888-2423
Potamac River and Tributaries
- (A Chesapeake Bay Sportfishing License is required to fish in the Potomac and it's tributaries up to their freshwater dividing lines.) Mattawoman Creek lies in the W part of Charles Co., above the bridge on MD Rt. 225 (Freshwater Fishing License is required); Piscataway Creek runs through SE Prince George's Co. near Clinton, above Livingston Rd, (Freshwater Fishing License is required); largemouth bass, striped bass, chain pickerel, crappie, channel catfish, yellow and white perch, bluegill sunfish and carp are found in tributaries and in the Potomac River. Annapolis
Route 50 to the north, Forest Drive to the west, Edgewood Road to the southeast and the Severn River to the northeast
Boating on the Severn Public Access
21401-21405, 21411 and 21412
Note: The next two areas are for trophy largemouth bass. (Perhaps of interest to striper Fishermen)
- In Charles Co. in Gilbert Run Park, E of LaPlata off LaPlata-New Market Rd., (Rt. 6); largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish, bluegill and redear sunfish; (Trophy Bass Lake - special regulations apply); 75 acres. For info - 301-934-9305. St. Mary's Lake - 250 acres in St. Mary's River Park, Rt. 5 W of Lexington Park and Callaway; largemouth bass, chain pickerel, crappie, bluegill and redear sunfish. (Trophy Bass Lake - special regulations apply); State Park. For info - 301-872-5688. Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset & Worcester
For Information call 410-827-6245 Transquaking River - Dorchester Co.; largemouth bass, striped bass, chain pickerel, crappie, channel catfish, yellow and white perch, bluegill, and carp. For information - 410-228-2920.
Catchin' Chesapeake Rockfish (Catchin' Chesapeake Rockfish, Volume 1)
Note: For Freshwater Fisheries questions, please call 410-260-8320.
Information courtesy of Freshwater Fisheries Biologists, MD DNR Freshwater Fisheries Service.
Courtesy of Maryland DNR