Fishing OK in Maryland Beginning May 7

By Andy Mekelburg

Hope you all are safe and sound. I wanted to share the following from Governor Hogan’s press announcement on May 6:

Citing a leveling-off of hospitalizations due to coronavirus in Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan announced in a press conference today, May 6, that the state would begin Phase One of reopening the state effective tomorrow, Thursday, May 7, including allowing Marylanders to engage in such recreational outdoor activities as boating, fishing, tennis, and golf, while adhering to social distancing guidelines and not exceeding gatherings of 10 people. State parks and beaches will also reopen. “Twelve days ago I said that if the numbers continued to have these kinds of trends we’d be ready to move into Phase One and we’ve had a good trend for the last seven or eight days,” he said in a press conference.”

Be safe, healthy and catch responsible fish in a responsible manner!

– Andy

P.S. We invite you to post a photo of the first fish you catch on our Facebook page after getting back on the water!