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Fishing in Maryland

Maryland is abundant in rivers, streams, lakes, coastal bays, and ocean coastline, offering some of the best fishing opportunities in the mid-Atlantic region.

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Top Fishing Spots in Maryland

Chesapeake Bay
Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park is perfect for a full day packed with family fun. Playgrounds, camping, a beach. A top fishing and boating destination.
Chincoteague Bay
Catch a variety of species, like striped bass, red drum and even shark.
Deep Creek Lake State Park
This Park offers great opportunities for classic freshwater lake gamefish such as largemouth bass, northern pike, chain pickerel, and panfish.
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Common Catches in Maryland

Yellow Perch
Yellow Perch
The yellow perch, unlike the so-called white perch, Morone americana, is a true perch, not a bass.
Chain Pickerel
Chain Pickerel
All members of the genus Esox look very much alike. The chain pickerel can be recognized by its markings.
Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
Striped Bass
Striped Bass
To most freshwater anglers, the striped bass is a very important game fish is relatively new. The striped bass closest freshwater relatives are the white bass, the yellow bass, and the white perch.
Bluefish
Bluefish
Anglers can sniff out bluefish by their smell, which is something like fresh cucumbers.
Tautog
Tautog
The tog is a member of the wrasse family which, with 450 species in 60 known genera, is one of the largest families of fishes.

Maryland Fishing Tips And Information

Lakes & Ponds for Freshwater Fishing

Fishing Lakes and Ponds

Learn the importance of structures for the best freshwater fishing in lakes and ponds.

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Tips & Tricks on How to Ice Fish

How to Ice Fish

This is a cold weather fishing method where anglers go fishing during the winter months.

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Expert Info for Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing

The best saltwater fishing locale for finding big game fish is out on the open ocean.

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