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Fishing in DE

The state of Delaware offers a variety of fishing opportunities. Some freshwater fishing as well as saltwater choices. Listed here are the freshwater lakes and ponds. There are also streams and rivers which offer fishing opportunities as well. In DE, you can fish for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, redear sunfish, yellow perch, stripers, hybrid wipers, chain pickerel and tiger muskie in local lakes, rivers, ponds and/or streams.

Major Delaware Lakes

Delaware major lakes and fish chart

Lake & Fish Chart

This chart shows the major fishing waters in Delaware, cross referencing these waters with the major types of fishing to be found in each of the lakes or impoundments. For a more complete list of fish species in Delaware, see the list below, which also includes state records.

Delaware Fishing Lake Sizes & Locations

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Andrews Lake, a 17-acre impoundment is located in the central part of the state 2 miles west of Frederica, DE.

Becks Pond is a 25-acre impoundment, located in the northeast corner of the state, 3 miles west of Bear, DE.

Betts Pond is an 18-acre pond located in the southwest corner of the state at Millsboro, DE.

Chipman Pond, a 52-acre lake located in the southwest corner of the state, 2 miles northeast of Laurel, DE.

Concord Pond is a 77-acre impoundment in the southwest corner of the state, 3 miles east of Seaford, DE.

Coursey Pond is a 58-acre impoundment, located in the central part of the state 3 miles southwest of Frederica, DE.

Garrisons Lake is a 86-acre impoundment located in the central part of the state 3 miles south of Smyrna, DE.

Griffiths Lake, a 32 acre-impoundment is located in the lower central part of the state, 3 miles southwest of Milford, DE.

Haven Lake is an 82-acre lake located in central Delaware, on the southwestern outskirts of Milford, DE.

Hearns Pond, a 53-acre impoundment is located in the southwest corner of the state, 2 miles north of Seaford, DE.

Horsey Pond is a 46-acre impoundment located in the southwest corner of the state, 1 mile southwest of Laurel, DE.

Ingrams Pond, a 24-acre impoundment located in the southeast corner of the state, 2 miles southwest of Millsboro, DE.

Lums Pond, a 200-acre impoundment located in the northern section of the state, at Kirkwood, DE.

Masseys Mill Pond is a 30-acre pond located in the middle-northern of the state 3 miles south of Smyrna, DE.

McGinnis Pond is a 31-acre pond located in the center of the state, 2 miles east of Canterbury, DE.

Millsboro Pond is a 101-acre lake located in the southeast corner of the state, immediately north of Millsboro, DE.

Moores Lake is a 27-acre lake located in the center of the state, 2 miles south of Dover, DE.

Mud Mill Pond, a 60-acre impoundment, is located on the Delaware-Maryland border at the middle point north and south, 2 miles south of Marydel, DE.

Records Pond is a 92-acre impoundment located in the southwest corner of the state at Laurel, DE.

Silver Lake is a 29-acre lake located in central Delaware, in Milford, DE.

Wagamons Pond is a 41-acre pond located in the southeastern part of the state at Milton, DE.

Waples Pond is a 50-acre pond located in the southeastern part of the state, 3 miles north of Milton, DE.

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State of DE Fishing Information

Visit the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife for detailed information and regulations for fishing in Delaware.

Visit AA-Boats-Boating.com to find information about fishing boats in Delaware and other boating information.

Acquire a Delaware fishing licence here.

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Fish for big bass in Delaware

Excellent largemouth bass and smallmouth bass fishing opportunities await anglers in DE.

Fish Species in Delaware

Fishing for bass in Delaware

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

DE State Record: 10 lbs 5 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

DE State Record: 4 lbs 15 oz

Fishing for catfish in Delaware

Channel Catfish

Channel catfish

World record: 58 lbs 0 oz

DE State Record: 23 lbs 6 oz

Fishing for crappie in Delaware

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

DE State Record: 4 lbs 9 oz

Fishing for walleye in Delaware

Walleye

Walleye

World record: 25 lbs 0 oz

DE State Record: 6 lbs 14 oz

Fishing for trout in Delaware

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

DE State Record: 11 lbs 10 oz

Fishing for panfish in Delaware

Bluegill

Bluegill

World record: 4 lbs 12 oz

DE State Record: 2 lbs 10 oz

Redear Sunfish

Redear sunfish

World record: 5.4 lbs

DE State Record: 3 lbs 1 oz

Yellow Perch

Yellow perch

World record: 4 lbs 3 oz

DE State Record: 2 lbs 11 oz

Fishing for striped bass in Delaware

Striped Bass

Striper

Saltwater world record: 81 lbs 14 oz

DE State Record: 51 lbs 8 oz

Hybrid Striped Bass

Hybrid Striper

Saltwater world record: 81 lbs 14 oz

DE State Record: 13 lbs 13 oz

Fishing for other species in Delaware

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

DE State Record: 7 lbs 3 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

DE State Record: 15 lbs 2 oz

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