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. A number of Maryland tidal rivers contain robust populations of northern snakehead, blue catfish, and other introduced species.


Maryland Lakes and Reservoirs

Deep Creek Lake

Lake Artemesia

Liberty Reservoir

Loch Raven Reservoir

Prettyboy Reservoir

Rocky Gorge Reservoir

Saint Mary’s Lake

Triadelphia Reservoir

Tuckahoe Lake


Maryland Rivers, Creeks, and Streams

Maryland Trout Streams

Youghiogheny River

Savage River

Susquehanna River

Gunpowder River

Patapsco River

Magothy River

Severn River

South River

Patuxent River

Shenandoah River

Potomac River

Anacostia River

Monocacy River

Maryland Eastern Shore Rivers

Tuckahoe Creek


Related Information


Maryland Largemouth Bass Fishing

Maryland Yellow Perch Fishing

Maryland Shad Fishing

Regional Information