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Maryland Warming up for Spring Trout Fishing

Crews Stocking Waters with 300,000 Fish in 2018 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources anticipates releasing more than 300,000 brown, golden and rainbow trout in lakes, rivers and streams over the next few months, as 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for trout fishing in Maryland. The department’s hatchery team began preseason trout  Read the Rest…

Preseason Trout Stocking Begins in December

Over 300,000 Fish Being Raised for Stocking The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will begin preseason stocking for the spring 2018 trout season as early as the end of December. The early trout stocking will now include several impoundments that will receive their annual allotments in a single stocking, which will provide greater fishing opportunities  Read the Rest…

Striped Bass Survey Shows Healthy Population Growth

Annual Young-of-Year Survey Tracks Spawning of State Fish Results of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2017 young-of-year striped bass survey in the Chesapeake Bay shows the fish is reproducing in strong numbers. The annual survey’s index is 13.2, above the 64-year average of 11.7. Striped bass, popularly known as rockfish, is Maryland’s state fish. The  Read the Rest…

Fall Trout Stocking Begins in Maryland

Stocking Adds to Plentiful Autumn Fishing Opportunities The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will begin fall trout stocking in early October, introducing nearly 28,000 brown, golden and rainbow trout into select Maryland creeks, lakes and rivers by the end of the month.

Summer Rockfish Season Begins June 1

Striped Bass Fishing Expands Baywide Anglers wanting to get in on this year’s striped bass fishing season will have more areas to fish starting June 1. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the official opening of the summer/fall striped bass season with no exclusions on where anglers can catch the state fish. All areas of  Read the Rest…

Maryland Free Fishing Days Set June and July

Unique Opportunity to Learn or Rediscover the Sport The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites residents to participate in the state’s three, free fishing days in 2017: June 3, June 10 and July 4. They provide a unique opportunity to fish the state’s waters without obtaining a fishing license, stamp or registration.

Recreational Crabbing Season Opens April 1

Crabbers Can Get Cracking on State’s Signature Catch It’s crabbing season in Maryland! Recreational fishing for the state’s most iconic aquatic species begins April 1 in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries as well as in the Atlantic Ocean, coastal bays and their tributaries, reports the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Striped Bass Season Opens April 15

Maryland Anglers Get Ready to Rockfish The 2017 spring season for the state fish, striped bass, kicks off April 15 in Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries. Recreational fishing opportunities for rockfish – as striped bass is known locally – will run from 5 a.m. April 15 through midnight May 15, with  Read the Rest…

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AccessDNR March 2018

The March 2018 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.