Nets are prohibited in certain county waters at certain times of year. To have in one’s possession aboard any boat on the tidal waters of Maryland more than 15 pounds of any fish for which a size or weight limit is prescribed by law or regulation in a condition that the size or weight of the fish cannot be determined. Call 410-260-8300 or 800-688-3467 for more information. Many of the state’s most popular areas for saltwater fishing are located along the Chesapeake Bay from the Susquehanna River down to the Virginia state line. Maryland is home to many of the best hot spots for saltwater fishing in the Mid Atlantic. To keep any size white perch if caught by hook and line. Towns such as Ocean City may have special fishing ordinances. For shore anglers, there are numerous fishing piers and other access points. Striped bass must be landed whole. Maryland boat anglers will find numerous marinas offering wet or dry slips, boat rentals, launching ramps, gasoline, diesel fuel, marine mechanics, and other goods and services. To operate a boat within the area 400 yards below or 400 yards above the Conowingo Dam. 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Fishing, hunting, boating, and outdoor recreation in the Mid Atlantic region. The Free State has an abundance of Striped Bass in the Chesapeake Bay, countless Trout streams, and the Atlantic Ocean. Must be marked with the individual’s name and address or DNRid number, Unless attached to a boat that is not docked, must be set within 100 feet of the shore and either be attached to the property/private pier/dock or marked by a buoy or pole with a sign, If set on public property, must be set within 100 feet of the owner, If set on private property, must have permission of the landowner, May not be used in any trout management area, Individual must be actively in control of the gear, May not use more than two hook units per line, May only be used in tidal tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, Must be attended between sunset and sunrise, May use up to 10 jugs with no more than 2 hooks per line and no more than one line per jug, Must be marked with the individual’s DNRid number, May not be used to take largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, all shark species, snapping turtles and any threatened or endangered species, Must not exceed 50 feet in width and 5 feet in height, Must only be used to catch minnows and bait fish, May not be used within 50 feet of a dam or the mouth of any river or tributary, May not be emptied from a boat or on the shore or in water less than 12 inches deep, Must have a retrieval line attached, except for gigs, May not be used within 100 yards of any human being, private or public swimming area, international diving flag, occupied duck blind, or vessel other than the vessel occupied by the individual using the projectile gear, The distance restrictions will not apply if the individual receives permission from the affected parties prior to using the projectile gear, May not be used to fish for any trout species, walleye, striped bass, striped bass hybrids, northern pike, muskellunge, or muskellunge hybrids including tiger musky, largemouth and smallmouth bass, snapping turtles, all shark species, lobster and any threatened or endangered species. Needless to say: both freshwater and saltwater fishing in Maryland is amazing! Do not dispose of unused bait on or near the water. To use an umbrella rig that has no more than two hooks or two sets of hooks.