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FRESHWATER FISHING HOTSPOTS
Stemmers Run Reservoir

Closed to Public Until September 1, 2010, call USACOE at 410-885-5622 for further information.


Cecil County

Owner
Department of the Army
Corps of Engineers

History - Stemmers Run Reservoir (also known as Pearce Creek) is a 90 acre impoundment located in Cecil County. The lake is part of the C&D Canal Lands, the use of which have been granted to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources by the Department of the Army since 1968 and continuing up to 2018.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Fisheries Service, Freshwater Fisheries Division, manages the lake to provide a public angling resource.Fiscal resources for this work and maintenance of the grounds comes from fishing license sales and the Federal Aid and Restoration Fund (Dingell-Johnson Act).

Physical/ Habitat Description - The lake can be characterized as broad, shallow and turbid.The maximum depth is only 6 ft. and almost half of the shoreline is covered in phragmites, an exotic invasive species of reed that is often found in wetlands.Several fish structures have been placed over the past five years throughout the middle section of the reservoir.

Fish Species - Stemmers Run Reservoir is a standard bass/bluegill lake and is managed as such.Good numbers and sizes of bass and bluegills are present.Bass have abundant forage from which to feed and can be finicky as a result.Channel catfish have been stocked to help utilize the abundant forage.Anglers may occasionally catch other species including: pumpkinseed sunfish, black crappie, white crappie, green sunfish, common carp, American eel, brown bullhead catfish, golden shiner, gizzard shad and spottail shiner.

Restrictions - A permit is required to fish the reservoir.  Information regarding this permit can be obtained by contacting the Gwynnbrook Wildlife and Heritage Service Office at 410-356-9272.

To obtain a non-hunting/fishing permit you can either visit the Gwynnbrook Office or mail a photocopy of your driverís license, vehicle tag number, day-time phone number, and self addressed stamped envelope to 3740 Gwynnbrook Ave. Owings Mills, MD 21117

Note: Fishing is prohibited in all areas during waterfowl and firearm deer hunting seasons. Fishing is allowed on Sundays only during those time periods annually. Camping and swimming are prohibited.

Directions
From Baltimore - Take I-695 east to I-95 north, take Rt.272 south towards North East, make left onto Rt. 40 east. Take right onto Rt. 213 south to Cecilton. Take a right onto Rt. 282 (Crystal Beach Rd.), veer left onto Grove Neck Rd, veer right onto Pond Neck Rd. Make right onto gravel road before pave road to Elk River boat ramp. Follow gravel road which parallels the Elk River and make right at water diversion and follow road back to primitive boat ramp.

From Annapolis - Take US Rt. 50 east over Bay Bridge, take US Rt. 301 north, make left onto Rt. 313( Galena Rd). Take Rt. 213 north to Cecilton, make left at light onto Rt. 282 (Crystal Beach Rd), veer left onto Grove Neck Rd, veer right onto Pond Neck Rd. Make right onto gravel road before paved road to Elk River boat ramp. Follow gravel road which parallels the Elk River and make right at water diversion and follow road back to primitive boat ramp.

From Easton - Take US Rt. 50 West, make right onto Rt. 213 towards Centreville, make right onto US Rt.301 north, make left onto Rt. 313( Galena Rd). Take Rt. 213 north to Cecilton, make left at light onto Rt. 282 (Crystal Beach Rd), veer left onto Grove Neck Rd, veer right onto Pond Neck Rd. Make right onto gravel road before pave road to Elk River boat ramp. Follow gravel road which parallels the Elk River and make right at water diversion and follow road back to primitive boat ramp.

Contact Us - Any questions, comments or suggestions about Stemmers Run Reservoir can be directed to:

Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Fisheries Service, Eastern Regional Office
Unicorn Lake Fish Hatchery
110 Fishing Lake Lane
Millington, MD. 21651
Phone 410-928-3643

E-mail
: customerservice@dnr.state.md.us