Only Spear, Baited Trap and Eel Pot may be used from 9/1/2021 through 12/31/2021
Wire mesh may not be less than ½" when unstretched
HARD from April 1 through July 14 - 5"
HARD from July 15 through December 15 - 5 1/4"
PEELERS from April 1 through July 14 - 3 1/4"
PEELERS from July 15 through December 15 - 3 1/2"
SOFT - 3 1/2"FEMALES - No size limit
Public Notice - Female Bushel Limits
Public Notice - Female Importation Dates
Open Year Round A special commercial blue and flathead catfish finfish trotline license is available.Needed if you want to harvest blue or flathead catfish with a trotline and do not have a FIN or an Unlimited TFL.
Permit required to use finfish trotlines.
Special Trotline License Description
Finfish Trotline Rules
Open Year Round
A special commercial northern snakehead bowfishing license is available. Needed if you want to harvest snakehead with archery equipment and do not have a FIN or an Unlimited TFL.
Special Bowfishing License Description
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)