Please refer to the Maryland Fishing Guide Book

This is intended as a summary only. Regulations are subject to change. It is the angler's responsibility to know and abide by all current regulations, notices, and law. Please contact NMFS for regulations pertaining to Tunas, Shark, Swordfish, Billfish, Sailfish, and Marlin (http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/Compliance_Guide/index.htm).

The EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone)- All waters from the seaward boundary of coastal states (3 miles from shore) out to 200 nautical miles. Maryland waters are from the shore to 3 miles.

This and the Maryland Fishing Guide are only intended as summaries. Regulations are subject to change. It is the angler's responsibility to know and abide by all current regulations, notices, and law. Please contact NMFS for regulations pertaining to Tunas, Shark, Swordfish, Billfish, Sailfish, and Marlin.


Species Gear Type Season Sizes Limits Comments
Coastal
American Eel
Eel pot 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

6'' or greater 25/person/day

If pot mesh is <" x ", an escape panel is required made of " x " mesh measuring at least 16 sq. in.
With a recreational crab license-10 pots for bait for personal use.

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:48:54 AM.

Freshwater
American Eel
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

6'' or greater 25/person/day
25 possession

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:48:55 AM.

Tidal
American Eel
Eel pot 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

6'' or greater 25/person/day

If pot mesh < x , escape panel required made of 1/2" x 1/2" mesh measuring at least 16 sq. in.
With a recreational crab license-10 pots for bait for personal use.

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:48:57 AM.

Coastal
American or Hickory Shad
[SEASON CLOSED]
-

Harvest Prohibited

Last updated on 10/4/2012 1:05:10 PM.

Freshwater
American or Hickory Shad
[SEASON CLOSED]
-

Harvest Prohibited

Last updated on 10/4/2012 1:05:42 PM.

Tidal
American or Hickory Shad
[SEASON CLOSED]
-

Harvest Prohibited

Last updated on 10/4/2012 1:06:07 PM.

Freshwater
Bivalves/Shellfish
[SEASON CLOSED]
-

Harvest Prohibited

Last updated on 10/4/2012 1:07:10 PM.

Coastal
Black Drum
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014
Mon thru Sun
16'' or greater 1/person/day and not more than 6/boat/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:48:59 AM.

Tidal
Black Drum
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

16'' or greater 1/person/day and not more than 6/boat/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:48:59 AM.

Coastal
Black Sea Bass
Hook & Line 5/20/2014 - 10/14/2014

12 1/2" or greater 20/person/day

Last updated on 5/29/2013 1:40:25 PM.

Coastal
Black Sea Bass
Hook & Line 11/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

12 1/2" or greater 20/person/day

Last updated on 5/29/2013 1:44:31 PM.

Tidal
Black Sea Bass
Hook & Line 5/20/2014 - 10/14/2014

12 1/2" or greater 20/person/day

Last updated on 5/29/2013 1:41:10 PM.

Tidal
Black Sea Bass
Hook & Line 11/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

12 1/2" or greater 20/person/day

Last updated on 5/29/2013 1:45:11 PM.

Tidal
Blue Crab (Hard)
Trap, Ring, Handline, Trotline, Dip Net, Seine, Pot (private) 4/1/2014 - 7/14/2014
Wednesdays cannot use traps, rings or trotlines
5" or greater 2 dz/unlicensed person/day (from shore)
4 dz/unlicensed boat/day (regardless of the number of people on boat)
1 bu/licensee/day (max of 2 bushels from boat with 2 or more licensees)

Apr, Oct Nov and Dec:
1/2 hour after sunrise - 5:00 PM main Bay;
1/2 hour after sunrise - sunset in tributaries

May, Jun, Jul, Aug and Sep:
1/2 hour before sunrise - 5:00 PM main Bay;
1/2 hour before sunrise - sunset in tributaries

NO female hard crabs.
A private pier owner may crab two pots off their pier (cull rings and turtle reduction devices required)
Trotline floats must have same size, shape and color.
May not set or fish a trotline, crab net ring or collapsible crab trap within 100 feet of another individual's trotline.
Crabbing will be permitted on Jul 4, 2012 and Nov 21, 2012
See regulation for trotline length.

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:54:19 AM.

Tidal
Blue Crab (Hard)
Trap, Ring, Handline, Trotline, Dip Net, Seine, Pot (private) 7/15/2014 - 12/15/2014
Wednesdays cannot use traps, rings or trotlines
5 1/4" or greater 2 dz/unlicensed person/day (from shore)
4 dz/unlicensed boat/day (regardless of the number of people on boat)
1 bu/licensee/day (max of 2 bushels from boat with 2 or more licensees)

Apr, Oct, Nov and Dec:
1/2 hr after sunrise-5:00 pm in main Bay
1/2 hr after sunrise - sunset in tributaries

May, Jun,Jul, Aug and Sep:
1/2 hour before sunrise - 5:00 PM main Bay
1/2 hour before sunrise - sunset in tributaries

NO female hard crabs.
A private pier owner may crab two pots off their pier (cull rings and turtle reduction devices required)
Trotline floats must have same size, shape and color.
May not set or fish a trotline, crab net ring or collapsible crab trap within 100 feet of another individual's trotline.
Crabbing will be permitted on Jul 4, 2012 and Nov 21, 2012
See regulation for trotline length.

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:54:34 AM.

Coastal
Blue Crab (Hard, Soft & Peeler)
Trap, Ring, Handline, Trotline, Dip Net, Seine, Pot (private) 4/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

See to Comment 1 bu (mixed)/person/day (max of 2 bushels on a vessel with 2 or more people on board)

5" - Hard
3 1/2" - Soft
3 1/4" - Peeler April 1 - July 14
3 1/2" - Peeler July 15 - Dec 31
See regulation for limit on trotline length

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:54:41 AM.

Tidal
Blue Crab (Soft & Peeler)
Trap, Ring, Handline, Trotline, Dip Net, Seine, Pot (private) 4/1/2014 - 12/15/2014
Wednesdays cannot use traps, rings or trotlines
See to Comment 2 dozen/person/day of soft crabs or male peelers OR a combination of soft crabs and peelers

Crabbing will be permitted on Jul 4, 2012 and Nov 21, 2012
See regulation for trotline length.
3 1/2" - Soft
3 1/4" - Peeler April 1 - July 14
3 1/2" - Peeler July 15 - Dec 31

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:56:01 AM.

Coastal
Bluefish
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

8" or greater 10/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:08 AM.

Tidal
Bluefish
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

8" or greater 10/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:09 AM.

Freshwater
Carp
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

None 15/person/day
30 possession

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:10 AM.

Tidal
Catfish (All Species)
Hook & Line, Jug 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

None None

Last updated on 5/13/2013 1:38:59 PM.

Freshwater
Catfish: All Species except Channel
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

None None

Last updated on 5/13/2013 1:49:28 PM.

Freshwater
Chain Pickerel
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

14" or greater 5/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:15 AM.

Tidal
Chain Pickerel
Hook & Line 5/1/2012 - 3/14/2014

14" or greater 10/person/day

Season Closed: 3/15 to 4/30

Last updated on 1/8/2013 10:58:15 AM.

Tidal
Conch
Hand 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

6'' or greater None

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:17 AM.

Freshwater
Crappie (White and Black)
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

None In aggregate
15/person/day
30 possession

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:17 AM.

Coastal
Croaker
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

9'' or greater 25/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:19 AM.

Tidal
Croaker
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

9'' or greater 25/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:20 AM.

Coastal
Grouper
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

None 1/person/day of any of the species listed under comments

Includes: (a) Black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci); (b) Coney (Cephalopholis fulva); (c) Gag grouper (Mycteroperca microlepis); (d) Goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara); (e) Graysby (Cephalopholis cruentata); (f) Misty grouper (Epinephelus mystacinus); (g) Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus); (h) Red grouper (Epinephelus morio); (i) Red hind (Epinephelus guttatus); (j) Rock hind (Epinephelus adscensionis); (k) Scamp (Mycteroperca phenax); (l) Snowy grouper (Epinephelus niveatus); (m) Speckled hind (Epinephelus drummondhayi); (n) Tiger grouper (Mycteroperca tigris); (o) Warsaw grouper (Epinephelus nigritus); (p) Wreckfish (Polyprion americanus); (q) Yellowedge grouper (Epinephelus flavolimbatus); (r) Yellowfin grouper (Mycteroperca venenosa); and (s) Yellowmouth grouper (Mycteroperca interstitialis).

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:22 AM.

Coastal
Hard Clam
Rake, Tong 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

Transverse 1'' or greater 250/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:23 AM.

Tidal
Hard Clam
Rake, Tong 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

Transverse 1'' or greater 250/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:24 AM.

Coastal
Herring
[SEASON CLOSED]
-

Harvest Prohibited

Last updated on 10/4/2012 1:17:29 PM.

Tidal
Herring
[SEASON CLOSED]
-

Harvest Prohibited

Last updated on 10/4/2012 1:18:02 PM.

Freshwater
Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

12" or greater In aggregate
5/person/day
10 possession

Closure Period - March 1 through June 15
Catch and release is permitted during closed seasons
Special size provisions apply in Trophy Largemouth Bass and Smallmouth Bass Areas- see regulation.

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:24 AM.

Tidal
Largemouth Bass
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

12"/15" See comments for details or greater 5/person/day

12" from Jun 16 thru last day of Feb
15" from Mar 1 - Jun 15

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:25 AM.

Coastal
Lobster
Hand 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

3-3/8" to 5-1/2" (see comments) 100/person/day or
500/person/trip for 5 day or longer trip.

V-notched females prohibited
Spearing prohibited
Measure from rear end of eye socket along center line of body shell to rear of the body shell
Contact National Marine Fisheries Service (978) 281-9278 for updates in EEZ

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:27 AM.

Freshwater
Muskellunge and Tiger Muskie (Hybrid)
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

36" or greater 1/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:28 AM.

Freshwater
Northern Pike
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

30" or greater 2/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:28 AM.

Tidal
Oysters
Hand, Shaft Tong, Rake, Dive 10/1/2012 - 3/31/2014
Mon thru Sat
Monday-Friday: Sunrise- 3:00 p.m. Saturday: Sunrise - Noon
3'' or greater 1 bushel/person/day
Several Areas CLOSED. Consult Public Notices

Last updated on 10/4/2012 1:24:54 PM.

Coastal
Red Drum
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

18'' to 27" 1/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:33 AM.

Tidal
Red Drum
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

18'' to 27" 1/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:34 AM.

Coastal
Scup
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

8" or greater 50/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:36 AM.

Tidal
Scup
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

8" or greater 50/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:37 AM.

Coastal
Sharks
Handline, Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

See comments or greater SHORE FISHING:
1/person/day of the species listed in comments
VESSEL LIMIT:
1/vessel/trip of the species listed in comments regardless of the number of people on board
IN ADDITION TO THE LIMITS ABOVE, a person may catch:
1 additional Smooth Dogfish and
1 additional Atlantic sharpnose and
1 additional Bonnethead

No finning
Head, tails and fins attached

Closure Period (applies to species with minimum fork length): May 15 - July 15

No fork length:
(1) Smooth Dogfish; (2) Atlantic sharpnose; (3) Finetooth; (4) Blacknose; (5) Bonnethead

54" fork length:
(6) Tiger; (7) Blacktip; (8) Spinner; (9) Bull; (10) Lemon; (11) Nurse; (12) Scalloped hammerhead; (13) Great hammerhead; (14) Smooth hammerhead; (15) Shortfin mako; (16) Porbeagle; (17) Common thresher; (18) Oceanic whitetip; and (19) Blue

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:42 AM.

Tidal
Sharks
Handline, Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

See comments or greater SHORE FISHING:
1/person/day of the species listed in comments
VESSEL LIMIT:
1/vessel/trip of the species listed in comments regardless of the number of people on board
IN ADDITION TO THE LIMITS ABOVE, a person may catch:
1 additional Smooth Dogfish and
1 additional Atlantic sharpnose and
1 additional Bonnethead

No finning
Head, tails and fins attached

Closure Period (applies to species with minimum fork length): May 15 - July 15

No fork length:
(1) Smooth Dogfish; (2) Atlantic sharpnose; (3) Finetooth; (4) Blacknose; (5) Bonnethead

54" fork length:
(6) Tiger; (7) Blacktip; (8) Spinner; (9) Bull; (10) Lemon; (11) Nurse; (12) Scalloped hammerhead; (13) Great hammerhead; (14) Smooth hammerhead; (15) Shortfin mako; (16) Porbeagle; (17) Common thresher; (18) Oceanic whitetip; and (19) Blue

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:43 AM.

Tidal
Smallmouth Bass
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

12"*** 15" from Mar 1 - Jun 15 or greater 5/person/day

Note: Catch and release is permitted during closed seasons

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:44 AM.

Coastal
Snapper Grouper Complex
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

None 20/person/day of any species or combination of species listed in comments

Includes: (a) Queen snapper (Etelis oculatus); (b) Yellowtail snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus); (c) Gray snapper (Lutjanus griseus); (d) Mutton snapper (Lutjanus analis); (e) Lane snapper (Lutjanus synagris); (f) Cubera snapper (Lutjanus cyanopterus); (g) Dog snapper (Lutjanus jocu); (h) Schoolmaster (Lutjanus apodus); (i) Mahogany snapper (Lutjanus mahogoni); (j) Vermilion snapper (Rhomboplites aurorubens); (k) Red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus); (l) Silk snapper (Lutjanus vivanus); (m) Blackfin snapper (Lutjanus buccanella); (n) Black snapper (Apsilus dentatus); (o) Red porgy (Pagrus pagrus); (p) Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus); (q) Knobbed porgy (Calamus nodosus); (r) Jolthead porgy (Calamus bajonado); (s) Whitebone porgy (Calamus leucosteus); (t) Saucereye porgy (Calamus calamus); (u) Grass porgy (Calamus arctifrons); (v) Longspine porgy (Stenotomus caprinus); (w) White grunt (Haemulon plumieri); (x) Black margate (Anistotremus surinamensis); (y) Margate (Haemulon album); (z) Tomtate (Haemulon aurolineatum); (aa) Sailor's choice (Haemulon parra); (bb) Porkfish (Anisotremus virginicus); (cc) Bluestriped grunt (Haemulon sciurus); (dd) French grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum); (ee) Cottonwick (Haemulon melanurum); (ff) Spanish grunt (Haemulon macrostomum); (gg) Smallmouth grunt (Haemulon chrysargeryum); (hh) Greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili); (ii) Crevalle jack (Caranx hippos); (jj) Blue runner (Caranx crysos); (kk) Almaco jack (Seriola rivoliana); (ll) Banded rudderfish (Seriola zonanta); (mm) Bar jack (Caranx ruber); (nn) Lesser amberjack (Seriola fasciata); (oo) Yellow jack (Caranx bartholomaei); (pp) Gray triggerfish (Balistes capriscus); (qq) Ocean triggerfish (Canthidermis sufflamen); (rr) Queen triggerfish (Balistes vetula); (ss) Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus); (tt) Puddingwife (Halichoeres radiates); and (uu) Atlantic spadefish (Chaetodipterus faber).

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:46 AM.

Tidal
Snapping Turtles
Hand 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014
See Comments for Closure
4" or greater 1/person/day

Closed Period: Charles County closed Apr 15 thru May 31
May not pierce a turtle to capture.

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:49:47 AM.

Tidal
Soft Clam
Rake, Tong 1/1/2014 - 4/14/2014

Sunrise to Sunset
2'' or greater 8 bu/boat/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 11:06:27 AM.

Coastal
Spanish Mackerel
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

14'' or greater 15/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:50:23 AM.

Tidal
Spanish Mackerel
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

14'' or greater 15/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:50:30 AM.

Coastal
Spiny Dogfish
Hook & Line -

See comments or greater See Federal Rules

See Federal Rules
Finning is prohibited

Last updated on 4/12/2011 12:45:42 PM.

Coastal
Spotted Sea Trout
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

14" or greater 10/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:50:43 AM.

Tidal
Spotted Sea Trout
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

14" or greater 10/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:50:46 AM.

Coastal
Striped Bass
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

28" or greater 2/person/day
No area restrictions

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:51:05 AM.

Freshwater
Striped Bass
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

18" to (open areas only) CLOSED except for certain resevoirs and lakes - see regulation for fishing areas
2/person/day(only one over 30")

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:51:10 AM.

Tidal
Striped Bass
Hook & Line 3/1/2014 - 5/3/2014

CATCH AND to RELEASE ONLY Susquehanna Flats, upstream of a line from Sandy Point to Turkey Point and the Susquehanna River downstream from a line connecting the Susquehanna State Park Boat Ramp in Lapidum to Twin Rocks to Tomes Wharf in Port Deposit; and Northeast River.

No eels
No stinger hooks
Barbless hooks when trolling
Circle hooks or J hooks (less than 1/2") when using bait
6 lines or less when trolling, regardless of the number of people on board View Map

Last updated on 1/7/2013 11:48:53 AM.

Tidal
Striped Bass
Hook & Line 4/20/2014 - 5/15/2014

5:01am - 11:59pm
28" or greater 1/person/day
Restricted to the mainstem Chesapeake Bay from Brewerton Channel to the Maryland/Virginia Line, Tangier & Pocomoke Sounds (no Tributaries)

No Eels
Maximum two charter boat trips/day.
 View Map

Last updated on 1/7/2013 11:49:18 AM.

Tidal
Striped Bass
Hook & Line 5/16/2014 - 5/31/2014

5:01am - 11:59pm
18" to 28" See Comments 2/person/day
1/person/day (Susquehanna & Northeast Rivers)

Restricted to the mainstem Chesapeake Bay from a line between Tolchester to the south point of Hart-Miller Island south to the MD/VA Line plus areas of the Chester, Choptank and Patuxent Rivers.

2 @ 18"- 28" OR
1 @ 18" - 28" and 1 larger than 28"/person/day.

1/person/day 18" - 26" in Susquehanna Flats & Northeast River.
No eels in these areas
 View Map

Last updated on 5/13/2013 1:56:36 PM.

Tidal
Striped Bass
Hook & Line 6/1/2014 - 12/15/2014
Mon thru Sun
5:01am - 11:59pm
18" to 28" See Comments 2/person/day

Maryland's Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

2 @ 18"- 28" OR
1 @ 18" - 28" and 1 larger than 28"/person/day
 View Map

Last updated on 1/7/2013 11:50:11 AM.

Coastal
Sturgeon (Atlantic and Shortnose)
[SEASON CLOSED]
-

Harvest Prohibited

Last updated on 10/4/2012 1:38:52 PM.

Tidal
Sturgeon (Atlantic and Shortnose)
[SEASON CLOSED]
-

Harvest Prohibited

Last updated on 10/4/2012 1:39:06 PM.

Freshwater
Suckers
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

None 30/person/day
60 possession

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:51:12 AM.

Coastal
Summer Flounder
Hook & Line 3/28/2014 - 12/31/2014

16'' or greater 4/person/day

Last updated on 5/17/2013 8:40:53 AM.

Tidal
Summer Flounder
Hook & Line 3/28/2014 - 12/31/2014

16'' or greater 4/person/day

Last updated on 5/17/2013 8:40:37 AM.

Freshwater
Sunfish (bluegills, rockbass-Red Eye or Goggle-Eye)
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

None In aggregate
15/person/day
30 possession

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:51:17 AM.

Coastal
Tautog
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 11/26/2014

16'' or greater 4/person/day: Jan 1 thru May 15 and Nov 1 thru Nov 26

2/person/day: May 16 thru Oct 31

Last updated on 1/7/2013 11:54:44 AM.

Tidal
Tautog
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 11/26/2012

16'' or greater 4/person/day from Jan 1 thru May 15 and Nov 1 thru Nov 14

2/person/day from May 16 thru Oct 31

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:47:11 AM.

Coastal
Tilefish
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

None 7/person/day of any species or combination of species listed in comments

Includes: (a) Blueline tilefish (Caulolatilus microps); (b) Golden tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps); and (c) Sand tilefish (Malacanthus plumieri).

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:51:19 AM.

Freshwater
Trout (All Species)
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

None to see regulation for exception In aggregate
2/person/day (except as provided in special regulation)
Put-and-Take areas - 5/person/day; check closures and stocking schedules for Put-and Take Areas

See regulation for closure information.

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:51:20 AM.

Freshwater
Walleye
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

15" (see comment for exception) or greater 5/person/day

No closed season, except a closed season on Deep Creek Lake and the Youghiogheny River downstream of the Route 42 Bridge, from March 1 through April 15
Size limit exception - 20 inches maximum in the Potomac River mainstem approximately .5 miles upriver from Chain Bridge upstream to the spillway in Cumberland from Jan 1 to Apr 15

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:51:21 AM.

Tidal
Walleye
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

15'' or greater 5/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:51:22 AM.

Coastal
Weakfish
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

13" or greater 1/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:51:24 AM.

Tidal
Weakfish
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

13" or greater 1/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:51:25 AM.

Tidal
White Perch
Cast Net, Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

8'' - net or greater None

No size limit for Hook & Line

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:51:26 AM.

Freshwater
Yellow Perch
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

9" or greater 10/person/day
No size or creel limit in reservoirs, lakes, ponds, impoundments and waters upstream of them

Deep Creek Lake - 10/person/day
20 possession

Last updated on 1/8/2013 11:00:40 AM.

Tidal
Yellow Perch
Hook & Line 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

9'' or greater 10/person/day

Last updated on 1/7/2013 10:48:43 AM.