Places to Fish on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Places to Fish on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Fishing hot spots on the Eastern Shore of Maryland survive as a plentiful resource for residents and tourists. Rockfish and bluefish are the most sought-after catches; however, large- and smallmouth bass and American eels also reside in these waters. Maryland offers two different fishing licenses: sport fishing and non-tidal/freshwater fishing. There are three license-free days each year--the two first Saturdays of June and Independence Day. There is a small amount of locations that do not require fishing licenses.

Adkins Mill Park

Adkins Mill Park and its pond sit among 23 lakes and ponds in
Wicomico County. The pond itself spans four acres, and the park is 33 acres. The water stays fairly shallow until the far end. The supply of fish is stocked with large- and smallmouth bass and bluegill. However, American eel, carp and chain pickerel have surfaced. Boats with more than 10 horsepower are not allowed. Visitors can use the restrooms and picnic area.

Adkins Mill Park
5168 Powellville Road
Powellville, Maryland 21852
410-548-4900

Elk Neck State Park

Elk Neck State Park is located in Cecil County, on the upper banks of the Chesapeake Bay. The main catch here is bass, bluegill and common carp. The park has four boat ramps, and there is a pier available. Boat size limit is 16 feet. You can also canoe or hike to your fishing spot.

Elk Neck State Park
4395 Turkey Point Rd
North East, Maryland 21901
410-287-5333
dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/elkneck.html

Unicorn Lake

Among the good fishing spots in Queen Anne's County, Unicorn Lake offers a healthy variety. It's actually a fish hatchery but allows the public to fish. The lake is over 100 years old and eight feet deep. Christmas trees were placed in the water to attract the fish and give them an acceptable habitat. Unicorn Lake gets stocked with largemouth bass and bluegill, and American eel, blueback herring and white perch have also been caught there. You can hike to your fishing spot, and there is also a boat ramp available. The hatchery prefers boats have electric trolling motors.

Unicorn Lake
P.O. Box 326
Millington, Maryland 21651
(410) 928-3643

Article Written By Marie Scribe

Marie Scribe has been writing for more than 10 years. Her specialties include copywriting, advertising and editing. She has a journalism degree and extensive experience with business and technical writing. She has been published on Trails.com and eHow.

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