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Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Tributaries Recreational and Charter Striped Bass Fishery Modifications
Monday, March 23, 2015

The Secretary of Maryland Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to Code of Maryland Regulation 08.02.15.12H, announces the modification of the recreational size limits for striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Effective 12:01 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2015, a person may only take or possess:

One striped bass between 28 inches and 36 inches or one striped bass larger than 40 inches from April 18, 2015 to May 15, 2015.

Two striped bass larger than 20 inches, only one of which may be larger than 28 inches, from May 16, 2015 to December 15, 2015.

EXCEPTION: A person may only keep one striped bass between 20 inches and 26 inches in the Susquehanna Flats and the Northeast River, as described in COMAR 08.02.15.09A(3), from May 16, 2015 through May 31, 2015.

All other rules remain the same.


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