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.




Kirks Kitchen

Kirk’s Kitchen: Perch Chowder

Gather round, we’re whipping up a fresh batch of Perch Chowder. While this recipe features white perch, fear not if they aren’t available in your area – any white-fleshed, mild fish will do. I’ve experimented with various panfish species and yellow perch in the past, all . . .

Central Maryland

Top Public Lands to Hunt Deer in Central Maryland

I t’s time to start planning your hunt in Maryland. Quality bucks and thriving deer populations make Maryland a prime location for your hunt, with Central Maryland offering hunters great opportunities for a successful harvest. Here are a few of the top public lands to . . .

White Perch

Fly Fishing for White Perch

About White Perch Ask anyone in Maryland to tell you the first fish they caught, and the most likely answer will be a white perch. (Morone americana). Close cousins to striped bass, they’ll take an artificial lure quicker than a whipstitch on a shad dart. They’re prolific in . . .

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 . . .