Fishing Hot Spots in Maryland

Ever wonder why you see so many people fishing from bridges and under bridges? Because that is where the fish are! Also look for rocky shorelines, boat docks, vegetation, and submerged timber.

From Sportsman’s Guide: “The 4.3-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge provides many fish-attracting pilings, from one side of the Chesapeake to the other.” Read More…

From the Calvert Marine Museum: “Hard surfaces exposed to natural waters often team with life, serving as a stable place to attach and steady against shifting tides and currents. Sessile (attached) life attracts larger free-swimming animals like game fish, marine mammals and sea turtles – there to feed on the rich life that abounds.” Read More…

From Live Strong: “Although Maryland may not be one of the largest states, it certainly has its share of top fishing waters. In addition to the bounteous resources of the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, the state also offers excellent fishing in countless inland waters.” Read More…

Don’t tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.
–Mark Twain

DNR Maryland Fishing Guide


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