Fishing Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D. C.: An Angler's Guide to More Than 100 Prime Fishing Spots

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From the bountiful Atlantic Ocean to the protected waters of Chesapeake Bay to the mountains of western Maryland, anglers will revel in all that Maryland, Delaware, and our nation’s capital have to offer: long stretches of sandy beaches perfect for surf casting, rivers teeming with catfish and walleye, picturesque ponds hosting lunker largemouths, and mountain streams hiding trophy trout. Fishing Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. describes 105 of the area’s prime fishing spots in detail, so you’ll know ...
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Overview

From the bountiful Atlantic Ocean to the protected waters of Chesapeake Bay to the mountains of western Maryland, anglers will revel in all that Maryland, Delaware, and our nation’s capital have to offer: long stretches of sandy beaches perfect for surf casting, rivers teeming with catfish and walleye, picturesque ponds hosting lunker largemouths, and mountain streams hiding trophy trout. Fishing Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. describes 105 of the area’s prime fishing spots in detail, so you’ll know exactly when and where to fish, how to get there, and what kind of gear will add to your success. This book is a must-have for any serious angler in the Mid-Atlantic states. Inside you’ll find:• Accurate maps and precise directions to each fishing hole • Species available at each site • The best times to fish• Tips on how to catch them including lures, flies, bait, and tackle recommendations• Information about access, availability of campgrounds, and regulations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762744459
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/17/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 677,841
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Both Ruta Vaskys and Martin Feed have been freelance writers and photographers since the mid 1980s and share a passion for the outdoors. Their credits include many regional as well national publications, such as Fur, Fish and Game, Easy Street, the Eastern Shore News, The Mid-Atlantic Fisherman, What¿s Up Annapolis, Shotgun Magazine, The Chesapeake Angler, The Salisbury Times, Alaska, Fish Alaska, Fish and Game, and many others. Both are members of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) and are avid anglers. They are the authors of Fishing Virginia (Lyons Press, 2007).
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     1
Hazards and Precautions     2
Catch-and-Release Fishing     7
How to Use This Guide     8
Western Maryland
Youghiogheny River Lake (Reservoir)     9
Youghiogheny River     11
Deep Creek Lake     11
Broadford Lake     13
North Branch of the Potomac River-Headwaters to Jennings Randolph Lake     14
North Branch of the Potomac River-Jennings Randolph Lake to Westernport     15
North Branch of the Potomac River-Westernport to Cumberland     16
Savage River Reservoir     17
Savage River Tailwater     19
Casselman River     20
Piney Reservoir     21
Town Creek     22
Rocky Gap, also known as Lake Habeeb     23
Blair Valley Lake     24
Greenbrier State Park     25
Big Hunting Creek     25
Cunningham Falls Reservoir, also known as Hunting Creek Lake     27
Owens Creek     28
Northeastern Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Potomac River-Edwards Ferry     29
Clopper Lake-Seneca Creek State Park     29
Lake Needwood     32
PotomacRiver-Metropolitan Washington, D.C.     32
Lake Artemesia     34
Allen Pond     34
Governor's Bridge Natural Area and Canoe Launch     36
Sandy Point State Park     36
Rocky Gorge Reservoir, also known as T. H. Duckett Reservoir     37
Laurel Lake     38
Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge     38
Triadelphia Reservoir     39
Centennial Lake     40
Patapsco River     41
Piney Run Lake     42
Liberty Lake     44
Prettyboy Reservoir     46
Gunpowder Falls     47
Loch Raven Reservoir     48
Deer Creek-Rocks State Park     49
Deer Creek-Susquehanna State Park     50
Susquehanna River     51
Rising Sun Pond     54
Southern Maryland
Potomac River/Mattawoman Creek-Smallwood State Park     56
Myrtle Grove Lake and Greentree Reservoir     58
Piscataway (National) Park     59
Potomac River-Piscataway Creek to Fort Washington (National) Park     60
Cosca Lake     61
Schoolhouse Pond     62
Middle Patuxent River-Queen Anne Fishing Area and Canoe Launch     62
Patuxent River State Park     63
Deale     65
Chesapeake Beach     66
Middle Patuxent River-Cedarhaven Fishing Area     67
Wheatley Lake, also known as Gilbert Run     67
Greenwell State Park     68
Patuxent Saltwater-Solomons     69
St. Mary's River State Park     69
Point Lookout State Park     70
Eastern Shore of Maryland
Stemmers Run Reservoir     76
Sassafras River     77
Urieville Community Lake     78
Chester River     78
Unicorn Community Lake     81
Wye Mills Community Lake     82
Tuckahoe Lake     83
Upper Choptank River     84
Martinak State Park     85
Lower Choptank River     86
Smithville Community Lake     88
Marshyhope Creek     89
Transquaking River     90
Blackwater River and Little Blackwater River     91
Deal Island Boat Harbor     92
Impoundment and Creeks at the End of Riley Roberts Road     93
Monie Bay     94
Wicomico Creek     94
Allen Pond     97
Tony Tank Creek     97
Wicomico River     98
Johnson's Pond     99
Leonard's Mill Pond     100
Nanticoke River, Maryland     101
Adkins Mill Pond     102
Assateague Island     103
Ocean City Area     105
Pocomoke River     108
Janes Island State Park     111
Crisfield     112
Delaware
Christiana River     113
Beck's Pond     113
Lums Pond State Park     115
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal     116
Port Penn (Augustine Beach)     118
Appoquinimink River     119
Lake Como     120
Garrison Lake     121
Silver Lake     122
Derby Pond     123
McGinnis Pond     123
Andrews Lake     124
Killens Pond State Park     124
Nanticoke River, Delaware     125
Trap Pond State Park     126
Lewes     127
Cape Henlopen State Park     128
Delaware Seashore State Park     129
Trout Streams in Maryland     131
Trout Waters in Delaware     135
For More Information     137
Index      157
About the Authors     163
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