Conowingo Dam near Rising Sun, Maryland
Conowingo Dam is a great place to fish year round. No matter what time of year you can expect to find at least a few fish under the dam. Ususally you can expect the walleyes to come around in Nov/Dec and are great eating. In March/April the Perch and Shad move up. May/June brings catfish and carp. And July/-Oct sees Rockfish. You can also find species like panfish, catfish, bass, and even muskies under the dam year round. This can be a tricky fishery to figure out but once you do it's amazing. There is no easy way to learn this fishery so you just have to go out and try different things. Asking other anglers or local bait shops will help but in the end you need to learn where the fish are. Most people use surf rod with about 3-4 oz weight with 12-18 inch leaders with some sort of bait or lure attached to that The biggest factor to fishing here are the water releases from the dam which can be dangerous if you are stupid. I recommend calling the hotline 888-457-4076 to find out what there're plan is for the day you are going to be fishing. Good Luck Fishing!
Conowingo Dam Fishing near Rising Sun, Maryland
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Details for Conowingo Dam
Species Caught Here: None
Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Dam
Lat/Long: 39.660942 -76.173286
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Description for Conowingo Dam, Cecil County, Maryland
Conowingo Dam is a dam located just 6.4 miles from Rising Sun, in Cecil County, in the state of Maryland, United States, near Conowingo Village, MD. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, striped bass, rock bass, white bass and muskie here. Whether you’re baitcasting or fly fishing your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Conowingo Dam.
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Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
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