Maryland Fishing Challenge Eligible Species and Sizes

​All species listed below are also eligible for Catch and Release.
  
  
  
collapse Division : Atlantic  ‎(29)
 Amberjack45 
 Atlantic Cod36 
 Atlantic Spadefish24 
 Bigeye Tuna60 Use Curved Fork Length Measurements  
 Black Drum48 
 Blackfin Tuna30 Use Curved Fork Length Measurements  
 Bluefin Tuna55 Use Curved Fork Length Measurements  
 Bluefish34 
 Blueline Tilefish25 
 Cobia44 
 Croaker18 
 Dolphin45 
 False Albacore24 
 Golden Tilefish35 
 King Mackerel40 
 Kingfish14 (Northern Whiting)  
 Longfin Albacore36 
 Seabass20 
 Sheepshead20 
 Snowy Grouper32 
 Spanish Mackerel22 
 Spot12 
 Spotted Seatrout24 
 Striped Bass40 
 Summer Flounder24 
 Tautog24 
 Wahoo60 
 Weakfish24 
 Yellowfin Tuna50 Use Curved Fork Length Measurements  
collapse Division : Catch and Release  ‎(13)
 American Shad24 Released Only  
 Blue Marlinany size Released Only  
 Blue Sharkany size Released Only  
 Hammerhead Sharkany size Released Only  
 Hickory Shad18 Released Only  
 Mako Sharkany size Released Only  
 Red Drum36 Released Only  
 Sailfishany size Released Only  
 Sand Tiger Sharkany size Released Only  
 Swordfishany size Released Only  
 Thresher Sharkany size Released Only  
 Tiger Sharkany size Released Only  
 White Marlinany size Released Only  
collapse Division : Chesapeake  ‎(26)
 Black Drum48 
 Blue Crab8Carapace  
 Bluefish34 
 Carp30 
 Chain Pickerel24 
 Channel Catfish30 
 Cobia44 
 Crappie15 
 Croaker18 
 Gar36 
 Kingfish14 (Northern Whiting)  
 Largemouth Bass21 
 Rock Bass10 
 Sheepshead24 
 Smallmouth Bass20 
 Spanish Mackerel22 
 Spot12 
 Spotted Seatrout24 
 Striped Bass40 
 Summer Flounder24 
 Tautog24 
 Walleye26 
 Weakfish24 
 White Catfish20 
 White Perch13 
 Yellow Perch14 
collapse Division : Invasive  ‎(3)
 Blue Catfish*40 Invasive - Must be Kept to Receive Award  
 Flathead Catfish*34 Invasive - Must be Kept to Receive Award  
 Northern Snakehead*30 Invasive - Must be Kept to Receive Award  
collapse Division : Nontidal ‎(23)
 Bluegill11 
 Brook Trout12 
 Brown Trout21 
 Bullhead Catfish15 
 Carp36 
 Chain Pickerel24 
 Channel Catfish30 
 Crappie15 
 Cutthroat Trout20 
 Largemouth Bass21 
 Muskellunge40 
 Northern Pike38 
 Rainbow Trout20 
 Redbreast Sunfish
 Redear Sunfish11 
 Rock Bass10 
 Smallmouth Bass20 
 Striped Bass36 
 Tiger Muskellunge40 
 Walleye26 
 White Catfish20 
 White Perch13 
 Yellow Perch14