The Best Places to Go Fishing in Maryland

Fishing |  © Ryosuke Hosoi/Flickr
Fishing | © Ryosuke Hosoi/Flickr

There are plenty of rivers, creeks and streams in Maryland, and of course a bountiful bay and ocean coastline as well. It offers some fantastic and plentiful fishing opportunities with catches ranging from game to fresh and saltwater fish. Fishing can be a fun activity with friends, family, or just solo. Here are some of the best spots to drop a line in Maryland.

Deep Creek Lake

The largest freshwater lake in Maryland, this is a popular spot that offers 3,800 acres of playground for fishing. Many varieties of fish can be found here, ranging from small mouth and large mouth bass, crappie, rainbow trout, and much more. A great fishing focused vacation can be had here. It’s especially good for ice fishing come winter so if that’s your interest, head on here to find mostly yellow perch under the ice. Don’t forget your ice-axe and rod!

Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, USA


The Choptank river can be fished in multiple spots, but the Choptank River Bridge is an easy access point especially on the way to or from the beach. The Bill Burton Fishing Pier is open 24 hours a day, year round, and is a great spot for crabbing or fishing.

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