Freshwater Fishing Hot Spots in Southern Maryland
Located on the corner of Pasadena Road and Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. The park is 108 acres of diverse recreational and natural areas. There is a 12-acre lake where you may enjoy observing the waterfowl or doing a little shoreline fishing. Lake Waterford offers a large picnic area for open picnicking for groups up to 20 people and 3 pavilions that can be reserved in advance for larger groups.
GPS Coordinates: 39.113763, -76.562026
Governor's Bridge Natural Area and Canoe Launch is located near the Bowie Baysox Stadium. At one time, the property was an active sand and gravel mining operation. Abandoned in the 1960's, the land was neglected for years. In the 1980's the property was selected as a "mitigation" site and a restoration plan was developed to return the land to its natural environment. Today, large mouth bass flourish in the 8 acre lake. A loop trail encircles the lake and provides excellent opportunities for hiking, bicycling, nature study and fishing. The park is managed as "catch and release" for bass.
GPS Coordinates: 38.946585, -76.69561
GPS Coordinates: 38.933442, -76.739287
Great yellow perch fishing early in the season.
GPS Coordinates: 38.811222, -76.712637
Melwood Pond is a MD DNR stocked trout pond.
GPS Coordinates: 38.800604, -76.825354
Cosca Lake is in the Cosca Park in Clinton, MD.
GPS Coordinates: 38.736544, -76.914854
Mt. Harmony Lane
Owings, MD 20736
Contact: Dwight Williams
Phone: (410) 535-5327
GPS Coordinates: 38.702224, -76.604147
Located in western-central Charles County, Myrtle Grove WMA contains hardwood forests, wildlife plantings, natural and man-made wetlands and early succession habitats. This 1,723-acre tract is located in the forested bottomlands of Mattawoman Creek and was once home to the Piscataway Indians. Myrtle Grove WMA is dominated by mature upland and bottomland forests consisting of oaks, hickories, maples, sycamores, poplars, beech, and several other tree species.
Visitors will find a 23-acre lake, a 10-acre pond, two green-tree reservoirs, and numerous streams on Myrtle Grove WMA. The 23-acre Myrtle Grove Lake and the greentree reservoirs yield a bountiful harvest of large-mouth bass, bluegills, pickerel and catfish. Here, anglers will find year-round fishing and easy access. Sportsmen can pursue white-tailed deer, squirrels, woodcock, rabbits, quail, waterfowl, mourning doves, wild turkeys and other game species.
GPS Coordinates: 38.565449, -77.07922
GPS Coordinates: 38.54887, -76.802824
Gilbert Run Lake is in Gilbert Run Park.
GPS Coordinates: 38.487323, -76.854858
Calvert Cliffs pond is in Calvert Cliffs State Park and is stocked with trout by MD DNR.
GPS Coordinates: 38.394852, -76.434374
Southern Maryland is not known for its impoundment fishing. Rockfish and tidal river largemouth bass tend to steal the show. But if you are looking for some quiet relaxing fishing then you might want to give St. Mary's Lake a try.
GPS Coordinates: 38.252875, -76.542521
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Lake Waterford (Anne Arundel County)
Governors Bridge Natural Area & Canoe Launch (Prince Georges County)
Allens Pond (Prince Georges County)
Waysons Corner (Anne Arundel County)
Melwood Pond (Prince Georges County)
Cosca Lake (Prince Georges County)
Hutchins Pond (Calvert County)
Myrtle Grove WMA (Charles County)
Hughesville Pond (Charles County)
Gilbert Run Lake (Charles County)
Calvert Cliffs Pond (Calvert County)
St. Marys Lake (St. Marys County)