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Maryland Fishing Report

Get fishing reports for waters in MD.

Fishing report - What they are hitting

Planning a fishing trip to Maryland? You have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including Deep Creek Lake, Liberty Reservoir, Little Seneca Lake, Loch Raven Reservoir, Prettyboy Reservoir, Rocky Gorge Reservoir, St. Mary's Lake, Triadelphia Reservoir, Youghiogheny River Lake and others. Many of the lakes in Maryland have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby.

Maryland is quite well known for excellent Bass, Crappie and Trout fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Walleye, Catfish, Stripers, Tiger Musky, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel and sunfish including Redear Sunfish, Rock Bass, White Perch, Yellow Perch which are plentiful in some waters.


MD DNR Maryland Weekly Fishing Report Overview

At the Beach Fishing Report, Ocean City Maryland

MD Angler Fishing Reports

The above reports are offered by third-party websites.

Reading Fishing Reports

When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.

Maryland fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.

Often archived Maryland fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.

If you are considering a visit to Maryland for a fishing trip and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in Maryland include Cumberland, Frederick, Baltimore, Columbia, Alexandria, Waldorf, Cambridge, Salisbury, Arlington, Bethesda and others scattered across MD, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to consider hiring a local guide. Click here for a list of Maryland fishing guides.

Fishing reports, by state.