Freshwater Program - Western II Region
The Western II Region includes Frederick and Washington counties and the nontidal Potomac River from Great Falls upstream to Cumberland. Anglers have the opportunity to catch a wide variety of gamefish species from smallmouth bass, walleye, and muskellunge from the upper Potomac River to wild brook and brown trout from small streams in the Catoctin Mountains. Several small public lakes offer good locations to target largemouth bass and sunfish. Many of these impoundments and stream systems are stocked with hatchery trout as part of the Put-and-Take Program.
For more information on most of our popular fisheries, including physical habitat, fish species present, special regulations/restrictions and recent survey information, please click on their buttons below.
Good Luck and tight lines!
If you have any questions about the fisheries in Western Region II, please contact us:
10932 Putman Road
Thurmont, MD 21788