Soon the season will be upon us. The open season begins April 19 - May 15 (1st Season). Here is a photo of the areas that you are authorized to keep striped bass from. You will notice that stripers caught at "The Tank" are not allowed to be kept during the first season. http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/fishingreport/spawnmap3.html
"Anglers can participate in the recreational and charter boat spring striped bass fishery beginning Saturday, April 19th. Fisheries Service issued a Public Notice making the official announcement. The change falls under the authority of Code of Maryland Regulation 08.02.01.15.12(I)(1). This specific change applies to Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake Bay from Brewerton Channel to Maryland Virginia Line (excluding all bays, sounds, tributaries, creeks and rivers, except Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds) and in Maryland tributaries of the Potomac
River downstream of the Harry W. Nice Bridge (U.S. 301). Requirements for licenses, hours, size and creel limits remain the same."
See the map for selected areas. Some areas - Choptank included - are not open for this fishing season.
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