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Usually, a fishing license is required to fish in Maryland, but there are some exceptions to this rule. Anyone under the age of 16 is able to fish without a fishing license any time of year. But, on June 5, June 12, and July 4 anyone can fish in Maryland without a fishing license! if you'll be in the Deep Creek Area, this is a great time to check out our many rivers and lakes, all offering some amazing fishing opportunities.

There are a wide variety of fish stocked in Deep Creek Lake alone. These include Trout, Bass, Yellow Perch, and Walleye. Some hot spots include McHenry Cove which is located along the northern end of the lake, areas by boat, and additional public access points. Public fishing docks, which are wheelchair accessible, are located at Deep Creek Lake State Park. 

Wanting to explore the surrounding area? Check out some other great fishing spots in Garrett County!

View a full list of Garrett County freshwater fisheries and more details about these free fishing days, visit the Maryland DNR website.