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Fishing for striped bass in MD.

Striper Fishing Lakes In Maryland

Rocky Gorge Reservoir, Triadelphia Reservoir and Liberty Reservoir and are the three major lakes in Maryland with a healthy population of striped bass. Liberty Reservoir holds the current Maryland state record for stripers.

Striper fishing

While stripers are native to salt water, they naturally migrate into fresh water streams to spawn. Their eggs must remain in motion in order to hatch so the fresh water rivers and streams become the ideal spawning grounds for stripers. Landlocked stripers then populate the lakes.

Fishing for striped bass in Maryland

Striped Bass

Stripers

Saltwater world record: 81 lbs 14 oz

MD State Record: 47 lbs 2 oz

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Striper lures

Stripers can be caught on a wide variety of lures, as well as cut and live bait.

Fishing for Stripers in Maryland

When fishing for stripers concentrate on the deeper waters in the lake. If you can locate schools of shad, stripers are often close by. When the baitfish are shallow over the deep water, you can catch stripers on crankbaits or by swimming spoons at appropriate depths. Check Maryland fishing reports for current striper information. And for the ultimate thrill try large topwater baits if you see any surface feeding action. When the stripers are deep, jigs and jigging spoons work well. Live and cut bait will also take striped bass when they are in medium to deeper water. Fish nearby or in the river channel if it is a defined depth change. Trolling is also an excellent way to fish for stripers. Use flashy lures in bigger sizes.

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Learn the migration of stripers

The more you know about the seasonal migration of striped bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Maryland striper fishing lakes. Stripers move up and down in the water column throughout the day in some seasons, while during other seasons they may stay deep and reasonably inactive. Visit the striped bass fishing page for more in-depth information about striper movements.

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