MD DNR Fisheries Service is pleased to announce that there are no further access restrictions for Unicorn Lake. The lake and fishing areas are now open 7 days a week, effective 3/11/16.
The construction project at the lake has created large areas that have recently been stabilized with grass seed and straw. Visitors are asked to avoid disturbing these areas. Although construction delays did not allow for the scheduled pre-season trout stocking, we hope to stock trout into Unicorn Branch in the near future. Daily trout stocking updates can be found at http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Fisheries/Pages/trout/stocking.aspx
The Unicorn Lake staff wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to those visitors who have been inconvenienced and who have been very patient during these construction activities.
Unicorn Lake Hatchery
is located at Unicorn Lake near Millington. This facility encompasses a
43-acre recreational fishing lake with boat ramp, access for spillway fishing,
five fish culture ponds, picnic tables, one office building and one combination
storage/culture tank building. Unicorn Hatchery cultures trout, largemouth bass,
bluegill and yellow perch. These fish are used in corrective stocking programs
encompasses a fish hatchery, recreational fishing lake and boat ramp.
Unicorn Lake's 43 acres
are populated with many fish species including yellow perch, largemouth
bass and bluegill. Water from the lake supplies the hatchery.
The dam is breached
with a fish ladder to allow migratory spawning fish passage to the lake.
The dam spillway also
holds many sunfish and bass. There is plenty of shore access for fishing
along the creek.
There are five culture
ponds on site. These ponds are used to raise largemouth bass, bluegill and
yellow perch for Maryland DNR Fisheries Service.
This is a catch box
in the culture pond outfall. When fish reach harvestable size, the pond
is drained through the screened catch box. Fish can then be netted out and
place in a transport tank for travel to the stocking site.
Unicorn Lake also has
the ability to culture juvenile fish to tagging size in the intensive culture
facility. Largemouth bass juveniles are placed in these tanks and fed until
they reach tagging size. Then they are transported to Manning
Hatchery for marking.
For more information concering Unicorn Hatchery, contact Russ Parson at 410-928-3643 ext. 101.
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401