Creek anglers can cast for carp, rainbow trout,
smallmouth bass and brown trout. The Maryland Department
of Natural Resources Fisheries Service manages
most of the creek as a put-and-grow fishery, meaning
that although trout may survive and grow, they
are unable to naturally reproduce and must be maintained
through the annual stocking of fingerlings.
only major limestone-influenced trout stream features
a 1 ½-mile stretch designated for catch-and-release
fly-fishing only. Beaver Creek, which runs into
Antietam Creek, is home to brown and rainbow trout.
special regulation area is contained within Cunningham
Falls State Park and Catoctin Mountain National
Park. Anglers will find varied habitat shaded by
large hemlocks and hardwoods throughout. The creek
supports one of the strongest populations of wild
brown trout in the state.
Fisheries Service of DNR manages
the sportfish populations in the
lake to provide public angling opportunities.
Anglers will find largemouth bass,
tiger muskie, bluegill, black crappie,
redear sunfish, yellow perch, brown
bullhead and carp.
in the C&O Canal National Historical
Park, Cushwa Basin offers a small,
enclosed fishing area that’s
perfect for youngsters. Visitors
also can tour a nearby lockhouse,
re-watered section of the canal and
the Conococheague Aqueduct.
love to cast into picturesque Antietam
Creek, which meanders through Devil’s
Backbone Park. The creek does have
wheelchair accessibility for anglers
Frederick State Park
is just one of the amenities offered
at this park, which also features
a boat launch, cross country skiing,
camp sites, flat water canoeing,
a hiking trail, a playground and
a visitor's center.
42-acre freshwater lake at Greenbrer
is stocked with trout, largemouth
bass and bluegill. A Maryland Angler's
License is required for all fishermen
16 years of age or older.
the beautiful Potomac, anglers
will find freshwater fishing for
smallmouth bass and largemouth
bass, tiger muskie, crappie, channel
catfish, redbreast sunfish, walleye