Maryland Freshwater Fishing

In Maryland, anglers enjoy an incredible variety of freshwater fishing opportunities. Within the state are hundreds of trout streams, lakes, reservoirs, ponds, rivers, and creeks that sustain populations of freshwater fish. Several Maryland rivers are nationally recognized for their largemouth bass and smallmouth bass fisheries.

Maryland freshwater anglers also catch black crappie, rock bass, sunfish, white perch, walleye, yellow perch, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, lake trout, chain pickerel, northern pike, musky, catfish, striped bass, white bass, American shad, hickory shad, river herring, longnose gar, and other species.

Maryland Lakes, Rivers, and Streams

Maryland Trout Streams

Deep Creek Lake

Youghiogheny River Reservoir

Liberty Reservoir

Prettyboy Reservoir

Loch Raven Reservoir

Piney Run Reservoir

Triadelphia Reservoir

Rocky Gorge Reservoir

Saint Mary's Lake

Lake Artemesia

Tuckahoe Lake

Youghiogheny River

Savage River

Gunpowder River

Patapsco River

Magothy River

South River

Severn River

Patuxent River

Potomac River

Anacostia River

Monocacy River

C & O Canal

Eastern Shore Rivers

Tuckahoe Creek

Related Information

Freshwater Fish Species

Maryland Largemouth Bass Fishing

Maryland Yellow Perch Fishing

Maryland Shad Fishing

Maryland Kayaking