Learn About Fishing For Catfish In Maryland
All about fishing for blue and channel catfish in MD.
The vast majority if fishing waters contain one or more types of catfish. Most rivers and streams as well a s ponds are likely to hold catfish. The larger lakes with healthy populations of catfish include Broadford Lake, Jennings Randolph Lake, Liberty Reservoir, Little Seneca Lake, Loch Raven Reservoir, Prettyboy Reservoir, Rocky Gorge Reservoir and Triadelphia Reservoir.
World record: 58 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 27.9 lbs
World record: 123 lbs 9 oz
State Record: 40.0 lbsz
World record: 143 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 84.0 lbs
World record: 22 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 7.0 lbs
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What's the best bait for catfish in Maryland?
Choose from the top 5 all-time catfish baits and try them on local waters. Appealing to the keen sense of smell and taste could turn a so-so day into a memorable event.
Maryland State Record Catfish
The state record channel catfish was caught in the Upper Potomac River.
The state record flathead catfish came from (unknown)..
The state record blue catfish came out of the Potomac River.
The state record white catfish came from (unknown).
There are many species of catfish and even more ways to catch them. Adults range in size from less than a pound to hundreds of pounds. Catfish are found in all types of water including ponds, streams, lakes and rivers throughout Maryland. There are even species which spend a limited amount of time on dry land. Big giant catfish put up a very noble fight once hooked.
Most catfish are considered bottom feeders to one extent or another. They will generally eat anything that can get in their mouth. Their strongest sense is smell which they use to locate potential food sources. Capitalizing on this sense is the primary weapon in your search for these creatures. Aggressive catfish have been caught on most types of fast moving bass lures so don't under estimate their ability to catch live bait.
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