Fly Fishing on the Gunpowder River

Fly Fishing in Central Maryland

Including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford and Howard counties and Baltimore City, Maryland's Central Region connects rural streams with urban and tidal waterways, providing the most diversity of fish species you can catch at the Trail’s sites. Starting with sites close to Baltimore's Inner Harbor you'll find opportunities to cast for striped bass, white perch, sunfish, catfish, largemouth bass, crappie, yellow perch and northern snakehead.  If you are looking for a forested fly fishing experience, then look no further than Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil and Howard counties, with trout and smallmouth bass just waiting for you to make your cast.




Yellow Perch

Canton Waterfront Park

Canton Waterfront Park in Baltimore City provides a truly unique urban fly fishing experience. You can launch your boat using one of the two concrete ramps, providing you access to fly fishing for striped bass, white perch, largemouth bass, sunfish, crappie, yellow perch and . . .

Daybreak at Sandy Point Beach

Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point

Located on the shores of Chesapeake Bay, Sandy Point State Park provides fly fishers and their family and friends a great destination for fly fishing and a lot more. There plenty of sandy shoreline available for wading and fly fishing and the option to walk out along the . . .

Deer Creek

Deer Creek

Protected by multiple state parks and conservation areas during its journey through Harford County on the way to the Susquehanna River, Deer Creek offers fly fishers three seasons of three very different fly fishing experiences. Spring brings hickory shad swimming all the . . .

Gunpowder Falls

Gunpowder Falls

Located within commuting distance of much of Maryland, you will find a beautiful trout stream and a great place to experience fly fishing on Gunpowder Falls. Naturally breeding brown trout populations, combined with continual cold water reservoir releases, yields year round . . .

Loch Raven Reservoir

Loch Raven Reservoir

With bluegill, crappie, chain pickerel, largemouth bass, northern pike, smallmouth bass, white perch, yellow perch and carp on the menu, there is someone for every fly fisher at the Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County. In addition to shoreline fishing and access to a . . .


Masonville Cove

Located in South Baltimore City, Masonville Cove is the nation's first Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership, home to a green building nature center and beautiful waterfront public trails. You can fly fish from the pier, the shoreline or launch your canoe, kayak or small boat . . .

Little Patuxent River

Middle & Little Patuxent Rivers

Trout fishing in the middle of Howard County? Absolutely! Embedded in surrounding county parkland, the Middle and Little Patuxent Rivers will quickly make you forget you are in suburbia as you line up your next fly cast for brown and rainbow trout. Conveniently located off . . .

Riffles and Pool on Morgan Run

Morgan Run

Surrounded by a vast forested watershed and protected within the Morgan Run Natural Environmental Area, Morgan Run is a trout stream located within an hour’s drive of many Marylanders. Regularly stocked with brown and rainbow trout by the Maryland Department of Natural . . .

Patapsco River Pools and Rocks 3

Patapsco River-Daniels Dam Area

Protected by the Patapsco Valley State Park, the Patapsco River offers a great fly fishing experience for those just starting to pick up the fly rod as well as those who have been fly fishing for decades. The State Park provides multiple points to access the river, each with . . .

Angler Saoirse Kauffman Caught her first fish at Piney Run Reservoir

Piney Run Reservoir

As you head down the hill towards the shoreline and launch ramps along Piney Run Reservoir, you will automatically be wondering “where do I want to start fishing?” Piney Run Park and the Reservoir gives you a lot of choices in terms of where to fish and what to fish for . . .