Additional Ocean

From offshore charters, to surf-fishing off from Maryland’s Atlantic coastline, jetties, and piers, there are plenty of places to fish in the ocean and plenty of species to go after.

  • Black Sea Bass
  • Spiny Dogfish Shark
  • Bull Shark
  • Mako
  • Mahi Mahi

Looking for the perfect fishing spot? Access Maryland DNR’s Public Fishing Access Map.

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  • 03/20/2015-06/20/2015
  • 06/21/2015-09/22/2015
  • 09/23/2015-12/20/2015
  • 12/21/2015-03/19/2016

Looking for the perfect fishing spot? Access Maryland DNR’s Public Fishing Access Map.

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Looking for the perfect fishing spot? Access Maryland DNR’s Public Fishing Access Map.

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Getting a fishing license in Maryland couldn’t be easier. Download DNR’s app on your smartphone (MD DNR), click Apply for License, and enroll. From here, you can register any catches, post photos, and check for regulations updates. Simple, quick, and at the palm of your hand, DNR’s app is the easiest way to get your Maryland fishing license. Or, you can apply for a license through Maryland DNR by visiting http://dnr.maryland.gov/service/fishing_license.asp.

There are a few instances where registering for a license may not be necessary; visit http://dnr.maryland.gov/service/fishing_license.asp for a full list of these exceptions. For more information on fishing without a license – and locations where licenses are not required – visit http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Fisheries/Pages/Free-Fishing.aspx.

For a full description of fishing regulations in the state of Maryland, visit http://dnr2.maryland.gov/fisheries/Pages/regulations/index.aspx.

Money generated from the sale of licenses goes directly to the conservation, protection, and preservation of Maryland’s natural habitat and cherished wildlife. Maryland DNR works tirelessly to maintain a healthy population of fish and the regulations needed to sustain fishing in Maryland. Changes in regulations, dates, and requirements vary year-to-year. Please check with DNR frequently for the most up-to-date information.

Looking for the perfect fishing spot? Access Maryland DNR’s Public Fishing Access Map.

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