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Best Maryland Fishing Lakes

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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in MD.

Deep Creek Lake, Jennings Randolph Lake, Liberty Reservoir, Loch Raven Reservoir, Prettyboy Reservoir and Youghiogheny River Lake are some of the most popular places for fishing in Maryland, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Deep Creek Lake
  • Liberty Reservoir
  • Loch Raven Reservoir
  • Prettyboy Reservoir
  • Youghiogheny River Lake, MD
Best Bass Lakes

Deep Creek Lake, Liberty Reservoir, Loch Raven Reservoir and Prettyboy Reservoir are considered the best options for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. More...

Popular Catfish Lakes

Deep Creek Lake, Liberty Reservoir, Loch Raven Reservoir and Prettyboy Reservoir are favorite options for channel, blue, white and flathead catfish. More...

Top Crappie Lakes

Liberty Reservoir, Little Seneca Lake, Loch Raven Reservoir, Prettyboy Reservoir are the most popular lakes for black and white crappie. More...

Favorite Sunfish-Panfish Lakes

Deep Creek Lake, Liberty Reservoir, Loch Raven Reservoir and Prettyboy Reservoir are popular lakes to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Best Walleye Lakes

Deep Creek Lake, Jennings Randolph Lake, Liberty Reservoir, Loch Raven Reservoir and Prettyboy Reservoir and Youghiogheny River Lake are considered the top lakes for walleye fishing. More...

Popular Trout Lakes

Deep Creek Lake and Youghiogheny River Lake are the best, large lakes for trout. Together with smaller lakes, ponds and rivers there are favorite options for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown and lake trout. More...

Top Striper Lakes

Liberty Reservoir and Piney Run Reservoir are the best options for striped bass and hybrid striped bass. More...

Visit the Maryland fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and local fishing choices in the state. Visit the Maryland map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in MD at many of the most popular lakes in the state.

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