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Posted on October 11, 2012 | Permalink


Central Maryland Pond Action

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Pond

Thought I'd drop a line and let everyone know that small water fishing is alive and well in Maryland for multi-species action and should hold up well into November. Bass are taking plastics and some on topwaters and the panfish will take micro-jigs tipped with bait below a bobber. Cats and crappie fishing should hold up well into the early winter, provided we have no early ice conditions.

Also, I thought it was unique in that I caught my first ever 'black-nosed' crappie at a local pond. I understand that they are found in some southern waters and can grow to over two pounds, thus obtaining slab status. This is the first one that I have ever seen in Maryland waters...any comment from the DNR? The photos are of a few of our recent catches…

Be safe on the water and good luck this fall

DNR Response: Based upon our research the black nose crappie is a genetic variation, we believe some southern states culture and stock them.

Tags: largemouth bass, panfish, catfish, crappie, bluegill