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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…

Maryland Fishing and Crabbing Guide Set for February Release

Expanded Guide Provides Year-Round Information The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will release its comprehensive 2017-18 Maryland Fishing & Crabbing Guide Feb. 15. The guide is the go-to reference for all questions on recreational fishing and crabbing in the state, providing a summary of seasons, license information, size and creel limits, and more.

Upper Marlboro Sportsman Sets New Maryland Snakehead Record

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that Michael Meade of Upper Marlboro, Maryland  set a new  state sport fish record with a 17.49-pound northern snakehead while fishing with bow and arrow along the marshes of Mattawoman Creek. “It was about 10:30 at night when I brought it onboard, and it was the biggest  Read the Rest…

Maryland Striped Bass Juvenile Index is Eighth Highest on Record

American Shad, White Perch, Herring Reproduction Strong The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that the 2015 striped bass juvenile index is the eighth highest on record. The survey, a measure of spawning success, found an average of 24.2 juvenile fish per sample, approximately double the long-term average of 11.9.

NRP Blotter

Two men were charged on Saturday by a Maryland Natural Resources Police officer with poaching 35 striped bass while fishing from a boat off Kent Narrows. Alexis Gustavo Corrales Osorio, 24, of Davidsonville, and Elvis Jose Corrales Rodas, 35, of Alexandria, Va., were charged with fishing without a Chesapeake Bay sport fishing license, exceeding the  Read the Rest…

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AccessDNR March 2017
The March 2017 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.