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Welcome to 2022-23 Maryland Fishing
2021 State Records:
- Fallfish (Nontidal)
2.14 lbs., Broad Creek 4/19/2021,
Angler: Maxwell Diegel
- Marlin, Blue (Atlantic)
1135.0 lbs., 70 miles offshore near Washington Canyon,
Atlantic Ocean 8/20/2021,
Angler: Billy Gerlach
- Swordfish (Atlantic)
318.5 lbs., 60 miles offshore near
Poor Man's Canyon,
Atlantic Ocean 8/6/2021,
Angler: Jake Bertonazzi
- Swordfish (Atlantic - previous)
301.0 lbs., 50 miles offshore near
Atlantic Ocean 7/23/2021,
Angler: Peter Schultz
License Free Fishing Days!
In Maryland, anyone may fish without a recreational fishing license on June 4, June 11, and July 4, 2022.
All other fishing regulations apply.
Did you know?
- 2021 Records: The Atlantic Swordfish state record was broken twice.
- You don’t have to have a paper copy of your license with you? Make sure you have an electronic copy (phone or another device) and a photo ID with you when you’re fishing.
- When you are using bait in tidal waters there are rules about what kind of hooks you must use? See Freshwater Fishing Regulations for details.
- Alabama bass and spotted bass have been added to the list of species which may not be imported, transported, purchased, possessed, propagated, sold, or released into State waters.
- You could get your fishing or crabbing privileges suspended if you break the law.
- There are new rules for brook trout? See Put-and-Take Trout Fishing Areas for more information
- There is now a 50-fish catch limit for spot in tidal waters.