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Special Management Areas – All Species

Fishing Regulations Maryland Freshwater Fishing

Youth, Senior and Blind Angler Fishing Areas

Areas:

  • Jones Falls, Baltimore County—Jones Falls and tributaries above Stevenson Road.
  • Laurel Run (Moscow), Allegany County.
  • Pangborn Pond, Washington County.
  • Rising Sun Pond, Cecil County—restrictions in effect from March 1 through May 15. On May 16, the area returns to limited harvest with no age restriction.
  • Boonsboro Pond, Washington County—behind Boonsboro Free Library.

Restrictions:

  • Fishing is limited to anglers who are under 16 years old, 65 years and older, or blind.
  • Put-and-Take Trout Fishing Area regulations apply in these areas.

Youth and Blind Fishing Areas

Areas:

  • Carroll Creek, Frederick County—from the red post located 300 yards upstream of Baughmans Lane, downstream to the dam at College Avenue.
  • George’s Creek, Allegany County—within Town Park in Westernport.
  • Glades Park Pond, Garrett County—on Liberty Street in Oakland.
  • Little Tonoloway Creek, Washington County—within Weidmeyer Park in Hancock.
  • Little Antietam Creek, Washington County—at Keedysville, from Coffman Farms Road downstream to Maryland Route 34.
  • Parkview Pond, Garrett County—off Hershberger Lane in Grantsville.

Restrictions:

  • Limited to anglers who are under 16 years old or blind.
  • Put-and-Take Trout Fishing Area regulations apply in these areas.

Limited Harvest Fishing Areas

Areas:

  • Allens Pond, Prince George’s County.
  • Bowie Town Center Pond, Prince George’s County.
  • Cosca Lake, Prince George’s County.
  • Farm Museum Pond, Carroll County.
  • Governor’s Bridge Natural Area Pond, Prince George’s County.
  • Greenbelt Lake, Prince George’s County.
  • Hughesville Pond, Charles County.
  • Hutchins Pond, Calvert County.
  • Lake Artemesia, Prince George’s County.
  • Merkle Wildlife Management Area, Prince George’s County—all ponds located within the Merkle WMA area boundaries.
  • Milltown Landing Pond, Prince George’s County.
  • Myrtle Grove Pond, Charles County.
  • Pemberton Pond, Wicomico County.
  • Rising Sun Pond, Cecil County—age restricted March 1 through May 15.
  • Roberts Field Pond, Carroll County.
  • Robert’s Mill Pond, Carroll County.
  • South Germantown Park Pond, Montgomery County, in South Germantown Park.
  • Tucker Pond, Prince George’s County.
  • Westminster Community Pond, Carroll County.

Restrictions:

  • You may not possess more than 10 fish.
  • You may not possess more than one largemouth bass, not to exceed 15 inches in length.
  • For areas that are also on the Put-and-Take Trout Fishing list, only 5 fish of the 10 fish limit may be trout species.
  • There is no minimum size for largemouth bass in these areas.

Impoundments Limited to Catch-and-Return Fishing

You may not possess any fish in these areas:

  • Lake Hashawa, Carroll County.
  • Upper John Owings Pond, Carroll County.
  • Waterworks Park, Anne Arundel County—City of Annapolis.