Monday, April 29, 2013

Maryland Chesapeake Bay Spring Striped Bass Season

The opening weekend of Maryland’s 2013 Chesapeake Bay spring striped bass season was dominated by windy weather and rough conditions. From April 20 through May 15, anglers are limited to one fish per person per day and a minimum size of 28 inches.

Maryland striped bass regulations include a mix of season dates and per-angler per-day fish limits. Size is measured from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail.

April 20 – May 15

Anglers are allowed one fish (28 inch minimum). Fishing for Striped Bass is restricted to Chesapeake Bay waters from the Brewerton Channel to the Virginia Line, including Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds. Fishing for Striped Bass is not allowed in any other bays, sounds, tributaries, creeks and rivers during the early season.

May 16 – May 31

Anglers are allowed to harvest two fish, minimum 18 inches, with just one over 28 inches. The legal striped Bass fishing area expands slightly during the May striped bass season.

June 1- December 15

Anglers are allowed two fish, minimum 18 inches, with just one over 28 inches. All Maryland Chesapeake Bay and tributary waters open for Striped Bass fishing.

For information on Maryland fishing regulations, visit

source: MD DNR

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