I call your attention to a post I made last spring about where to find applicable striped bass rules from DNR http://www.snaggedline.com/showthrea...r+striped+bass.
The official regulations are codified in COMAR (Code of Maryland Regulations). Another version of the rules is shown in the Fishing in Maryland annual brochure. They are written in formal language and are not real easy to follow, nor are they flexible. I phoned a woman in DNR to get some clarification. She told me that DNR created a series of maps with different date ranges to more easily explain how the fishing rules changed during the year. This was done to make interpretation easier for the large majority of us who are no lawyers or regulatory specialists. I suggest that you visit the DNR website and review the geographic boundaries and dates before planning spring striped bass trips.
On another regulatory note, Surfdog wrote "DNR doesn't put kayaks in the trolling group if human powered." I have not seen or heard that distinction before. Please share with us where you got that interpretation.
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