This year Md. fishing licenses will go to the 365 day license instead of early bird Dec.1 or Jan.1-Dec.31 .Here's where it gets interesting. You're not a wintertime fisherman. You buy your fishing license on April 1st . August 1st., you hear the crabs are running strong so you decide you're going crabbing. You anti up for the 365 day crabbing endorsement . Your 2017 fishing license will have the expiration date on it for your crabbing endorsement .Next year you could fish til March.31st.. and crab til July 31st. before renewing either license/ endorsement. Same goes for trout stamps on freshwater licenses.. Of course if you are a Maryland resident ,65 or older you get the sweetheart deal. Tidewater/Freshwater license + trout endorsement $5.00 + Crabbing endorsement $2.00 total $7.00 for the whole shootin match, still on the 365 day license system.