Typically, the state begins “preseason” trout stocking in December or January, stocking rainbow, golden and brown trout and aggressively stocks for spring trout season, in February, March and April. The department also will conduct a smaller fall stocking running from . . .
We knew where they should be, and we can affirm that catching big fish right there that time of year with heavy jig-heads and plastic baits on conventional spinning gear is quite doable. We’ve done that. But, could we dial in an effective fly pattern, achieve the perfect . . .
Shortly after arriving, a hurricane followed the BlacktipH team from Florida to Ocean City and extended north to Cape Cod. This drastically affected the fishery and water, giving us a “factory reset'', meaning the water is completely altered and often rougher and thus . . .
Must Know: The season runs from April 18 - May 23, and Youth Days are April 16 statewide and April 17 in select counties. The bag limit is one bearded turkey per day and two bearded turkeys per season. Written permission is required when hunting on private property unless . . .
With more than 3,000 miles of shoreline to explore, Maryland really is an angler’s paradise. Discovering Maryland’s distinctive natural resources is now easier than ever. We invite you to get your feet wet and try Maryland fishing at its best. Now, you can sample some of our . . .
Included in this wide span of surf is Assateague State Park, located on Assateague Island. This is the only oceanfront park in Maryland and is a barrier island bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Sinepuxent Bay on the west. This park is a great spot for . . .
Lately I’m spending a lot more time fishing the non-tidal streams or floating the millponds in search of my favorite and most familiar species: crappie, sunfish, and perch. Affectionately called “panfish” since they’re small and delicious, these species share a special place . . .
Eastern Schrader's Outdoors Open year-round, seven days a week from 8:30am–5:00pm, Schrader’s Outdoors offers a 16-station clay course. Approximately one mile long, the course is both wooded and open and combines challenging targets that represent most wing shooting . . .
It is during this time that the staging and spawning of Maryland’s Yellow and White Perch is in full effect. It is a great activity for all ages and is a great way for anglers with or without a vessel to get in on the action. It is an inexpensive activity that I have enjoyed . . .
Growing up in a family full of avid hunters, being in the outdoors was just a normal everyday thing to me. I can remember like it was yesterday, going with my father on my first-ever out of state hunt as a child in Alabama at a place called Bush Creek Plantation. That . . .