Maryland’s Money Waters
Chesapeake Fishing Open Oct 1, 2022 The Chesapeake Fishing Open kicks off with a Captain’s Party at Nick’s Fish House on September 30th, 2022. Angler’s lines go in bright and early on October 1st, and competitors will be competing for the biggest Rockfish, Catfish, Snakehead . . .
Catfishing in Maryland
White Catfish The white catfish is the only species native to the Chesapeake Bay, and it's the smallest of the large North American catfish species. White catfish lack scales and possess an adipose fin, as well as a single, often serrated spine in the dorsal and pectoral . . .
Camping & Fishing Series Part II: Western Maryland
Deep Creek Lake Deep Creek Lake is Maryland’s largest inland body of water. Constructed in the early 1920’s to produce electricity, its 3,900 acres and 65 miles of shoreline offer exceptional fishing for walleye, great action on largemouth and smallmouth bass, and an . . .
Fishing Out of Ocean City Maryland
White Marlin As anglers in the “White Marlin Capital of the World,” we know a thing or two about these big, strong, exciting billfish. White marlin, who primarily stick to the deep waters of the Atlantic, are famous for being fierce fighters when hooked, engaging in what’s . . .
Tournaments in Maryland
19th Annual Kent Narrows Fly & Light Tackle Tournament “Enjoy a day on the water while competing for great prizes and bragging rights!” Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022 For this one day catch-release photo contest there are eight different divisions including a kayak, fly tackle . . .
Fishing for Maryland’s Put-and-Take Trout
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 . . .
Chesapeake Fly Lunacy
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 . . .
Catch & Cook with BlacktipH
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 . . .
Preparing for Turkey Hunting: It’s Almost Turkey Time in Maryland
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 . . .
Maryland's Tackle Loaning Program
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 . . .