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    Pier Fishing near Baltimore

    Hi everyone, I'm new to Maryland and this website. I would love to know what good places there are to fish near Baltimore (I live in Federal Hill, and would like to find a place no farther than an hour away). I'm also pretty new to salt water fishing in general, and would like to do either pier or surf fishing. Also from what I've seen of the water, it seems pretty dangerous to eat anything cought in the inner harbor, is this so?

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    Welcome aboard. Actually I was just told about a place called Ft Armisteade (sp) that is at the end of Ordinance rd (the road that passes by Wal Mart in Glen Burnie). Take that until it ends and there is ample place to fish (or so I was told)

    If you read the MD/DE forum for the past few weeks you will see the typical places around within your reach (SPSP, the Coke, and the Peake)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeusru View Post
    Hi everyone, I'm new to Maryland and this website. I would love to know what good places there are to fish near Baltimore (I live in Federal Hill, and would like to find a place no farther than an hour away). I'm also pretty new to salt water fishing in general, and would like to do either pier or surf fishing. Also from what I've seen of the water, it seems pretty dangerous to eat anything cought in the inner harbor, is this so?

    Cheers
    mikeusru

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    Welcome to the board Mike,
    I don't live in Baltimore, so I'm not sure how long of a drive it is to some of these places for you, but I would imagine that you could make it to Jonas Green SP in an hour if you take 97 to Rt. 50. It's located where Rt 450 crosses the Severn River. There are a bunch of resevoirs in your area the have good freshwater action too. Since the resevoirs provide drinking water to the city, I would image that eating the fish from them would be pretty safe. As far as eating anything that is caught in the inner harbor. Don't do it. I wouldn't even cast my line in there for fear of making the string dirty!!

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    fishbait is right...

    FB is normally totally wrong!!! LOL this time he's right.. I could walk to the inner harbor, but you won't catch me fishing there.. The water stinks....


    Quote Originally Posted by fishbait View Post
    Welcome to the board Mike,
    I don't live in Baltimore, so I'm not sure how long of a drive it is to some of these places for you, but I would imagine that you could make it to Jonas Green SP in an hour if you take 97 to Rt. 50. It's located where Rt 450 crosses the Severn River. There are a bunch of resevoirs in your area the have good freshwater action too. Since the resevoirs provide drinking water to the city, I would image that eating the fish from them would be pretty safe. As far as eating anything that is caught in the inner harbor. Don't do it. I wouldn't even cast my line in there for fear of making the string dirty!!

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    Hey Special K,
    I think I could probably count 20 times in the last year where you have posted that statement ("this time he's right"). Don't you know by now that I'm always right. I don't think I've ever been wrong, except for this one time when I thought I was wrong. Well it turned out that I was right anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishbait View Post
    Hey Special K,
    I think I could probably count 20 times in the last year where you have posted that statement ("this time he's right"). Don't you know by now that I'm always right. I don't think I've ever been wrong, except for this one time when I thought I was wrong. Well it turned out that I was right anyway.
    Here we go again ...


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    Mike, welcome aboard. I would like to appologize for my fellow MD/DE board mocals (moron locals) who have a tendency to "hijack" threads. Please don't take offense, these guys just aren't socially comfortable like I am.

    As far as your question goes, IH = no good. Your only about 1 hour from Matapeake, Romancoke, or SPSP. Use the "Coastal Explorer" on your top right and you will see it is a great tool to start seeing where you can go. Good luck, and again, don't mind these mocals.

    Fishbait is right 50% of the time, which means he's wrong the other half. I always have my bullchit flag ready to fly whenever he opens the flood gates of verbal diarhea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingersandclaws View Post
    my fellow MD/DE board mocals (moron locals)
    It's synonymous with "Monkey County Locals"


    Quote Originally Posted by fingersandclaws View Post
    As far as your question goes, IH = no good. Your only about 1 hour from Matapeake, Romancoke, or SPSP. Use the "Coastal Explorer" on your top right and you will see it is a great tool to start seeing where you can go. Good luck, and again, don't mind these mocals.
    The RT450 bridge/Jonas Green Park in Annapolis is about 10 min closer than SPSP.

    Or you can go North on I95 about 40 min to Havre de Grace. It's at the mouth of the Susquehanna.

    There are a few freshwater holes, too. Loch Raven, Liberty Reservoir, plus several smaller lakes.


    Quote Originally Posted by fingersandclaws View Post
    Fishbait is right 50% of the time, which means he's wrong the other half. I always have my bullchit flag ready to fly whenever he opens the flood gates of verbal diarhea.
    It's a white flag.

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    Mike,

    I hope we answered your question. Pay no attention to the playful banter between us morons. Although I'm proud to call them friends, they don't know how to catch fish.....

    Quote Originally Posted by okimavich View Post

    It's a white flag.
    Now that's funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishbait View Post
    ... Pay no attention to the playful banter between us morons. Although I'm proud to call them friends, they don't know how to catch fish.....
    The Eastern Shore Contingency of the WBB disputes that last remark. Evidently the WBB secretary has failed to record the fish counts we have been producing on a weekly basis not to mention the fish caught per hour ratio.




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    lol..you guys really do hijack practically every thread in the md/de section...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cygnus-x1 View Post
    The Eastern Shore Contingency of the WBB disputes that last remark. Evidently the WBB secretary has failed to record the fish counts we have been producing on a weekly basis not to mention the fish caught per hour ratio.



    No need to boast. Everyone knows the WBB drives more than half of all the reports posted here. But I got a feeling it's gonna dry up a little. Once we get the entire plastic navy afloat, we're all gonna hijack the kayak forum!

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    We should be ashamed of ourselves


    I do try to answer the poster first before thread jacking ... it is only common courtesy

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    If we didn't, Mikeusru would have had ZERO reply!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishbait View Post
    But I got a feeling it's gonna dry up a little. Once we get the entire plastic navy afloat, we're all gonna hijack the kayak forum!
    I think the Kayak and MD/DE forum will eventually disown us and we will only be allowed to post in our own forum set aside for us thread jackers. Like a 'forum prison cell'

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    Quote Originally Posted by cygnus-x1 View Post
    I think the Kayak and MD/DE forum will eventually disown us and we will only be allowed to post in our own forum set aside for us thread jackers. Like a 'forum prison cell'
    I love that idea! I used to frequent a restaurant in VA called the Vienna Inn, where Molly, the owner i think, would regularly put us in the "booth of shame" for some infraction of her rules. The booth had a broken bench seat that was slightly angled, making it uncomfortable to sit in for long. Boy, do I miss her and that place.

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    the Vienna Inn is a TRADITION!! greatest chilidogs. not to mention the hot girls that work there!

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    Chilli Mac was tha bomb! Too bad I don't work near there any more

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    you don't need to go that far

    Your in walking distance to the harbor. Check the city parks for what piers you can fish off.
    I sometimes hit the mouth of the jones falls. Fort Mchenry was a good spot but I have not fished that in lately. Over Around hanover street. Behind Walmart by the sun paper plant. Harbor hospital has a long sea wall to fish off and a small pier at the end by the boat ramp. Over in canton by the boat ramp. Oh my so many places right in our back yard.

    Good luck

    Damifinow Fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by damifinowfish View Post
    Your in walking distance to the harbor. Check the city parks for what piers you can fish off.
    I sometimes hit the mouth of the jones falls. Fort Mchenry was a good spot but I have not fished that in lately. Over Around hanover street. Behind Walmart by the sun paper plant. Harbor hospital has a long sea wall to fish off and a small pier at the end by the boat ramp. Over in canton by the boat ramp. Oh my so many places right in our back yard.

    Good luck

    Damifinow Fish
    I agree with you ... I just would not eat the fish caught in these locations.

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    i live in baltimore, but i haven't really fished here. however, baltimore water full of fish and crabs(less fishing pressure) although i would have reservation about eating any fish caught in this water.

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    Didn't the harbor have a fish die-off recently? I believe it was an algae and bacterial bloom that caused the O2 levels to drop and resulted in a lot of suffocated fish.

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    how do you know the rock you caught at sandy point wasnt swimming around int he harbor just a few days ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cygnus-x1 View Post
    Welcome aboard. Actually I was just told about a place called Ft Armisteade (sp) that is at the end of Ordinance rd (the road that passes by Wal Mart in Glen Burnie). Take that until it ends and there is ample place to fish (or so I was told)

    If you read the MD/DE forum for the past few weeks you will see the typical places around within your reach (SPSP, the Coke, and the Peake)
    I wouldn't go to Fort Armistead It is a haven for drugs,prostitutes, and an all around bad criminal eliment..
    Now a couple of places close by (within half hour to 45 minutes would be Fort Smallwood state park at end of fort Smallwood road and Downs park off off Mountain road both have both surf and pier fishing.

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