I shore fished this for about 1.5 hours last night, and landed 7 bass... a couple of which were over 2 pounds. The shore is pretty much choked in weeds, so relatively unaccesable... but when I was able to get past them, I was finding fish willing to bite. There was a guy in a small yak fly fishing in the middle of the lake, and he looked like he was having a really good time (though I never saw fish caught). I suspect that I will dunk the yak (for a first time in a long time) soon and fish the outside edge of all those weeds.
Here it is Lake Elkhorn in Columbia, Maryland
Fishing can be anything you want it to be
NPYC CCA CBF UBBB MSSA
I have fished it a couple of times with guys on this forum. Don't forget your Columbia boat permit. They are free but required.
Mike - where do I obtain said permit?
Notice the application does not tell you where to drop off the form. I blieve it is over off McGaw Road but cannot remember. You will have to call the CA and ask for the address of the Open Space Management Office.
here are the regulations:
Anyone know if a boating permit is needed for Centential? Its been a long time since I've fished there and even then it was very weedy.
I've fished centennial... you have to pay a few bucks (forget, but less than $5) per use if you launch at the ramp. I think you can launch near the dam (REI has a class and that's where they launch) for free. Here's there info from their website:
To Get a Boating Permit
All boats on Centennial Lake require a park boating permit. Daily and seasonal (Mar.-Nov.) permits are available; call 410-313-7303 for recorded information. Only class A boats are allowed, 16 feet or less in length, with electric motors. Rowboats, canoes, rafts with three separate air chambers, and sailboats under 14 feet are permitted. A life jacket must be provided for each occupant.
Here's a basic rundown of centennial:
Centennial Lake, Fishing Maryland
I like dropping plastics right on the edge of the standpipe for the damn... always good for a bass or two the few times I've gone. That place is probably choked with weeds by now.
In fact, I think they are open late next week (the 12th?) for fishing into the evening as long as you have a light on the boat. I might wet the yak and a line. They allow night fishing once per month in the summer. Can't seem to find any info now, but one of the local lakes has the once a month summer night fishing... I keep meaning to try.