Wednesday, March 31, 2021

MDDNR Posts New Striped Bass Regs

Striped bass season to open in May with one fish per day limit

The striped bass season opens May 16 in most areas of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries with a limit of one fish per day per person under new regulations announced by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

The 2021 summer-fall season will be open May 16 through July 15, and resume Aug. 1 through Dec. 10, DNR said in a release.


Anglers would be able to keep one striped bass per person, per day, with a minimum size of 19 inches. During a chartered fishing trip, the captain or mate would not be permitted to land or possess striped bass for personal consumption.

During the closure period from July 16 through July 31, anglers will be prohibited from targeting striped bass, which includes catch-and-release and charter boats, DNR said.
Actual regulations here at DNR. For the first time since the moratorium, there appears to be no trophy season, fishing for stripers is forbidden from April 1 to April 30, and catch and release only until May 15. 

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