Fishing & Crabbing

Fishing & Crabbing 2017-03-31T13:00:28+00:00

“You’d be hard-pressed to find a place with more fishing opportunities than Maryland’s Dorchester County.” So says USA Today — and we heartily agree! Dorchester is bounded by the Chesapeake Bay and the Nanticoke River and criss-crossed with numerous creeks and streams. Here you’ll find a mix of freshwater, saltwater and tidal fish species such as rockfish (also known as striped bass), white perch, croaker, black drum, flounder, and many more.  We have expert anglers who are happy to take you out and show you some prime spots (see listings below). Or come and explore on your own!

USA Today offers a good introduction to fishing in Dorchester County. Read it here.

• See a helpful map that shows more than two dozen public fishing spots in Dorchester County, as well as types of fish, boat ramp information, parking information, and more.

• Catch up on the latest fishing report from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

• Read the Maryland Fishing Guide.

• Find out about Maryland fishing licenses and whether you need one or not. You don’t need a license to fish at designated spots at Long Wharf Park, near High and Water Streets in Cambridge, MD.

• For recreational crabbing, see information on licenses and Maryland regulations on season, daily limits, and more.

• Boating access points: View a map of all 28 boat ramps and soft launches in Dorchester County.

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