Maryland Bass Fishing
All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass in Maryland lakes.
Bass Fishing Lakes In Maryland
You are sure to find bass in all types of water across the state of Maryland. Private and public ponds, rivers, small lakes, state park lagoons may contain bass. However, the most consistent stringers of bass continue to come from major lakes like Deep Creek Lake, Liberty Reservoir, Little Seneca Lake, Loch Raven Reservoir, Prettyboy Reservoir, Rocky Gorge Reservoir, St. Mary's Lake, Triadelphia Reservoir and Youghiogheny River Lake.
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
MD State Record: 11 lbs 6 oz
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz
MD State Record: 8 lbs 4 oz
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Chris Baker, 15 years old with a 7.5 lb largemouth bass from a farm pond.
Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Maryland. Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Old Line State.
Catch big bass!
The Maryland state record largemouth bass was caught from a Huntingtown private pond, and the MD state record smallmouth came from Liberty Reservoir.
Bass fishing information, by state.
Learn the lifecycle of a bass
The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Maryland bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.
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