Looking for some awesome fishing spots in Frederick, Maryland?
We asked our readers to give us the scoop, and they gave us a great list to share with you!
Best Fishing Spots in Frederick, Md
After putting together our list, we searched on Google to find the addresses and photos of each of the best fishing spots.
However, it was much easier said than done!
We quickly found out that knowing good fishing spots also means that there’s not a flashing neon sign pointing to exactly where they’re located.
Kinda defeats the purpose of finding the perfect spot to setup your bucket and rod for some nice quiet fishing time.
BUT we have names of places and links to sites where you can get a pretty darn good idea as to where these spots are located.
Why Is Fishing Good For You?
There’s a great quote by Henry David Thoreau: “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.”
Fishing isn’t all about catching the ‘big one’.
It’s so much more!
Going fishing forces you to:
- Get outside and enjoy the fresh air.
- Spend quality time with your kids.
- Sit in the quiet with your thoughts.
- Listen to and appreciate the nature around you.
- Have time to exhale.
- Practice patience.
- Relieve stress.
Will I Need A Fishing License to fish at my favorite fishing spot?
Because all of these fishing spots are non-tidal/freshwater spots, go to this Maryland Fishing & Crabbing page to learn the freshwater seasons, sizes, & limits.
Also, all the information you’ll need for a fishing license in Maryland can be accessed on Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources website.
This site will provide all information pertaining to:
- Fishing license costs
- Terms for a fishing license
- Age requirements for a fishing license
Maryland free fishing days
Anyone can fish in Maryland without a recreational fishing license on the first 2 Saturdays in June as well as on July 4th.
Things You’ll need before you head out to a fishing spot
Before you head out the door to go fishing, make sure you bring with you the following (all can be found on Amazon):
- Fishing Rods
- Tackle Box
- Fishing Line
- Live bait or fishing lures
- Fishing pliers
- Fishing Hat
- First Aid Kit
- Ice Chest for your catches
Also, did you know that Frederick County Public Libraries has a Fishing Equipment Loaner Program?
How cool is that?
If you don’t have your own fishing rods, library card holders can check out 2 fishing rods at a time for one week.
And now, without further ado, here is our list of the best fishing spots in Frederick, Md.
These are in no particular order.
Fishing Spots in Frederick
1. Middletown Park
7628 Coblentz Rd
Middletown, MD 21769
Water Source: Pond
2. Gambrill State Park
Gambrill State Park (Rock Run Area)
8602 Gambrill Park Rd
Frederick, MD 21702
Classified as a free fishing pond, so a fishing license is not needed here.
Types of fish:
- Largemouth Bass
- Channel Catfish
3. Cunningham Falls State Park Fishing Spots
Cunningham Falls State Park
Hunting Creek Lake
Big Hunting Creek
Little Hunting Creek
14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788
A Maryland Freshwater Sport Fishing License is required for all anglers 16 years and older.
Types of fish:
4. Woodsboro Park Pond
5. Fountain Rock Nature Center
Fountain Rock Nature Center
8511 Nature Center Place
Walkersville, MD 21793
6. Carroll Creek Fishing Spots
An 8.3 mile long – begins southeast of Gambrill State Park & runs East through the City of Frederick to the Monocacy River, which drains to the Potomac River.
7. Culler Lake
Creek behind Baker Park/Culler Lake – gets stocked
8. Owens Creek
15882 Foxville Deerfield Rd
Sabillasville, Md 21780
Types of fish:
9. Point of Rocks Boat Ramp/C&O Canal
Point of Rocks Boat Ramp/C&O Canal
Point of Rocks, MD 21777
10. Monocacy River at Devilbiss Bridge
Monocacy River at Devilbiss Bridge
Devilbiss Bridge Road
Thurmont, MD 21793
11. Potomac River at Brunswick Family Campground
There is a public ramp to the Potomac River at the campground, so you don’t have to be camping at the campground to go to the ramp and fish.
BUT if you do want to camp there, we have had personal experience camping at this campground and we absolutely love it!
Read all about it here: Our Maiden Voyage at Brunswick Family Campground.
12. Middle Creek
Corner of Rt. 40 West & Rt. 17 North
Myersville, Md 21773
Great Fishing Spots Near Frederick
Greenbrier State Park
For more information on fishing in and near Frederick County Maryland, check out this awesome site called Hook & Bullet.
Also, we’d love your help adding fishing spots to this list!
So, if you know of any good ones that you’re willing to share with us, please let us know in the comments.
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