15 Top Places to Go Hunting and Fishing
From the rugged Alleghany Mountains to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay to the mid-Atlantic canyons, the Old Line State has it all for sportsmen and women, including a huge variety of game, fresh and saltwater fishing, and perhaps the finest duck and goose hunting in the country. Start with these 15 ideas for hunting and fishing experiences in Maryland.
1 White Marlin Open in Ocean City
It’s no surprise that the White Marlin Capital of the World holds the largest billfishing tournament on the planet drawing thousands of spectators and hundreds of the best anglers—with more than a million dollars in prizes. Can’t make the tournament? Take a charter out to the Mid-Atlantic Canyons for some of the best marlin, shark and tuna fishing anywhere.
2 Fly Fishing Getaway at Streams & Dreams B&B
When contemplating your ideal getaway, does a river run through it? Then Streams & Dreams Retreat Bed & Breakfast in Garrett County is the perfect spot for you. Their expert guides have tips for the seasoned fly-caster and comprehensive lessons for beginners on the banks of the Youghiogheny. Lose yourself to the sound of rippling waters, the swish of line, and the splash of a monster trout.
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3 Black Bear Hunting in Dan’s Mountain
Western Maryland is home to a thriving black bear population and nearly all of the Dan’s Mountain Wilderness Management Area’s 9,500 acres of prime bear habitat are opened to hunting. Dan’s Mountain, with 2,100 feet of elevation change and dense hardwoods, is known for rugged, back-country hunts, and more than 5 miles of public roads make for accessible hunting.
4 Bow-Fishing in Indian Head
One of the most exciting developments in recreational fishing is the thrilling sport of bow-fishing, and the Potomac is one of the best spots around to try it. Head to Indian Head in Charles County and set your sights on catching some snakehead and flathead catfish. There are no limits on these invasive fish—they’re big, they’re plentiful and they’re delicious. Bring your boat and bow or sign up for a local charter.