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Maryland Freshwater Fishing
Best Freshwater Fishing Spots In Maryland
Maryland USA offers a wide range of freshwater fishing opportunities. Fishing varies widely by location, with freshwater fishing being found in almost every county.
Much of Maryland's freshwater fishing is done in rivers. These include rivers such as the Susquehanna, Patuxent, Potomac, Choptank, Wicomico, Pocomoke, and others.
Maryland freshwater fishing is also practiced in streams, lakes, reservoirs, and ponds.
Maryland anglers catch a wide variety of species, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rock bass, black crappie, sunfish, white perch, yellow perch, walleye, striped bass, chain pickerel, northern pike, carp, catfish and others.
Maryland Largemouth Bass Fishing
Maryland offers excellent largemouth bass fishing. Much of the best fishing occurs in tidal rivers.
The Potomac river is said to be the top tidal river for largemouth bass fishing on the East Coast.
Excellent fishing for largemouth bass is also available in several Maryland reservoirs, lakes and small farm ponds.
Maryland's rivers and creeks are visited by several types of anadromous fish. These specialized fish live their adult lives in the open sea, returning to freshwater or brackish areas to spawn. Maryland's most famous anadromous species include striped bass, American shad, hickory shad and river herring (alewives and blueback herring).