2022 Maryland Guide to Fishing and Crabbing
The 2022 Maryland Guide to Fishing and Crabbing is now available online. The booklets or paper copies will be available until late February. https://www.eregulations.com/maryland/fishing/
New Rules and Featured information anglers need to be aware.
2021 Records: The Atlantic Swordfish state record was broken twice.
You don’t have to have a paper copy of your license with you? Make sure you have an electronic copy (phone or another device) and a photo ID with you when you’re fishing.
When you are using bait in tidal waters there are rules about what kind of hooks you must use? See Freshwater Fishing Regulations for details.
Alabama bass and spotted bass have been added to the list of species (invasive species) which may not be imported, transported, purchased, possessed, propagated, sold, or released into State waters.
You could get your fishing or crabbing privileges suspended if you break the Maryland Fishing Regulations.
There are new rules for brook trout? See Put-and-Take Trout Fishing Areas for more information
There is now a 50-fish catch limit for spot in Maryland tidal waters.