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The 2014 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Guide is now available!
To view the new guide, please download the pdf. Check back in the coming days as we work to put up the new 2014 website.

Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Fish Identification

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n Coastal Bays & Atlantic Oceann Nontidaln Chesapeake Bay

For the most up-to-date Maryland Fishing Information – dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/

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Brown Troutn

No minimum size*, creel limit 2* (combined)
Angler Award Size 21″

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Brook Troutn

No minimum size*, creel limit 2* (combined)
Angler Award Size 12″

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Black Crappie n n

No minimum size, nontidal creel limit 15
Angler Award Size 15”

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Black Sea Bassnn

Check website for updates
Angler Award Size 20

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Black Drum nn

16 minimum, creel limit 1
Angler Award Size 48

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American Eel nnn

9 minimum, creel limit 25

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Muskellungen

36 minimum, creel limit 1
Angler Award Size 40

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Channel Catfish nn

No size limits,
nontidal creel limit – 5; no tidal creel limit
Angler Award Size 30

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Chain Pickerelnn

14 minimum, creel limit 5 (nontidal); 10 (tidal)
Angler Award Size 24

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Rainbow Troutn

No minimum size*, creel limit 2* (combined)
Angler Award Size 20

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Largemouth Bass nn

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Northern Piken

30 minimum, creel limit 2
Angler Award Size 38

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Smallmouth Bassnn

See tables Nontidal Seasons, Minimum Sizes, Daily Creel & Possession Limits
Angler Award
Tidal & Nontidal Size 20

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Striped Bass (rockfish)nnn

See Striped Bass section for size,
creel limit and season regulations
Angler Award Nontidal Award Size 36

Angler Award Chesapeake & Coast Size 40

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Yellow Perch nn

9 minimum, creel limit 10 (tidal); no minimum size or creel limit in nontidal lakes except limit of 10 in Deep Creek. Lake. Angler Award Size 14

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Bluefishnn

8 minimum, creel limit 10
Angler Award Size 34

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Walleye nn

15 minimum, (20 max from Jan. 1–April 15),
creel limit 5.
Angler Award Size 26

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White Perchnnn

No minimum size or creel limit if caught hook & line; 8 minimum if caught with any other gear
Angler Award Size 13

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Red Drumnn
(channel bass,puppy drum)

18 minimum & 27 max slot limit, creel limit 1
Angler Award Size 36
, Catch & Release Only

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Croaker (hardhead)nn

9 minimum, creel limit 25
Angler Award Size 18

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Summer Flounder (fluke)nn

Check website for updates
Angler Award Size 24

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Scup n
(porgy)

8 minimum, creel limit 50

* except where otherwise indicated in nontidal limits Fish illustrations by Duane Raver and Diane Rome Peebles

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Spotted Seatroutnn

14 minimum, creel limit 10
Angler Award Size 24

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Tautog n

16″ minimum, size and seasons on Nontidal Seasons, Minimum Sizes, Daily Creel & Possession Limits
Angler Award Size 24

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Spanish Mackerelnn

14 minimum, creel limit 15
Angler Award Size 22

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Weakfishnn

13 minimum, creel limit 1
Angler Award Size 24

Help Save Maryland’s Endangered Hellbenders — Please Do Not Kill

The hellbender is a large, dark, aquatic salamander that can live for more than 30 years and grow to over two feet long. Hellbenders can bite, and their protective coating of slime makes them difficult to handle. If you catch a hellbender on your fishing line, cut the line as close to the hook as possible and let the animal go.

If you have seen or caught a hellbender, we would like to hear from you. Please call DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service at 410-260-8540.

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Regulations in red are new this year.

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