The Striped Bass Fishing Regulations shown are for general information only. For the legal boundary(ies) consult the Annotated Code of Maryland and the current Regulations of the Department of Natural Resources (relevant regulations to this map are,, & The spatial data, and the information therein (collectively the "data") is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either expressed, or statutory. Annotated Code of Maryland, Natural Resources Article and COMAR regulations contain the legal descriptions - consult them before making any decisions.

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Regulations affecting the catching of Striped Bass vary by date. The table below lists the date ranges for each regulatory season:

Season Dates
Winter (a) January 1 - Last Day of February
Spring (a) March 1 - 3rd Friday in April
Spring (b) 3rd Saturday in April - May 3
Spring (c) May 4 - May 15
Spring (d) May 16 - May 31
Summer June 1 - December 15
Winter (b) December 16 - December 31

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Open for fishing

Catch & Release only

Closed for fishing