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I work on Aberdeen Proving Ground. A coworker who moved here from NJ says that we don't need a fishing license to fish in the Chesapeake Bay. Is this info correct? I know you need a saltwater license to fish the Maryland surf. confused.gif
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I work on Aberdeen Proving Ground. A coworker who moved here from NJ says that we don't need a fishing license to fish in the Chesapeake Bay. Is this info correct? I know you need a saltwater license to fish the Maryland surf. confused.gif

Unless fishing on private property you must have a fishing license.
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He said he fished on a State Park area. So he could've gotten a ticket, eh?
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He said he fished on a State Park area. So he could've gotten a ticket, eh?
Yeah, oh I did forget that piers can have a blanket license so you do not need a lic to fish it, for example Sea Gull pier on the CBBT, but from shore you definetly need one, fresh or salt water.
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Yeah, some piers are free. Not sure which one's though. Also, if you fish on a friends boat and he has a "boat license" then you don't need a MD license. You will however need to register with the Feds but that is free. Confused enough?

Go to the following Maryland DNR site and see what they say about licensing in MD.

http://dnr.maryland.gov/service/fishing_license.asp
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I work on Aberdeen Proving Ground. A coworker who moved here from NJ says that we don't need a fishing license to fish in the Chesapeake Bay. Is this info correct? I know you need a saltwater license to fish the Maryland surf. :confused:


Fill, you'll need to get a MD Coastal Bay and Sport fishing license.  This will cover you in both the bay and also the Atlantic Ocean Surf in Maryland.  If you're fishing around the APG area then you'll definitely need one as the majority falls under the Tidal waters of the Chesapeake.  Last year was the first year that you were required to have a license to fish the Ocean surf.  You've always had to get a Tidal license for the Chessie.

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Unless fishing on private property you must have a fishing license.

Not everyone fishing from private property is exempt from the license requirements. This is quoted from the guide book for who is exempt on private property.

For Non-Tidal:
"An owner or tenant, their spouse, children or the spouses of their children residing on the property
may fish from their riparian shoreline on nontidal waters. Anglers should confirm riparian ownership
before fishing as some impoundments and waterways are surrounded by buffers; in these areas,
there are no riparian shoreline owners and fishing licenses are required. Anglers with reparian
shorelines must comply with all fishing laws and regulations."

For Tidal:
"Fish from private property as an owner, family member of an owner and have registered with the State."
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So I'll also need a freshwater license if i want ti fish farther up the Susquahanna River? What do they cost and can I get these licenses online?

The weather's so nice I've been watching old fishing shows I've recorded and want to try out this fishing ASAP! smile.gif
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Fill,

 

you can fish the entire Susquehanna up to the Conowingo Dam with the Coastal Bay and Sport license.  If you decide to veer off the Susky into Deer Creek or Lake Octararo then you'll have to get a "Non-Tidal Freshwater License".

 

Go to the MD DNR site and click on the "fishing" link.  there's a link there to buy your license online.  I'd give it a try out there.  You never know.

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