Deep Creek Lake vacation rentals are an option that avid fishing enthusiasts should consider. It's located in the scenic mountains of western Maryland, and it offers the largest freshwater lake in the state of Maryland. You'll find local stores carrying the fishing gear that you need, as well as outfitters that offer tour packages. There are launches that make it easy to use your own fishing boat. You can also rent a fishing boat if you like. The lake provides a great experience near your Deep Creek Lake vacation home. Here are some tips that will make your fishing trip more enjoyable:
Large Mouth Bass
A large mouth bass is always a treat for a serious fisherman to catch. Spider jigs, tube baits and grubs in watermelon or pumpkin colors attract the fish most easily. Should you prefer to use live bait, medium-sized golden shiners, crawfish or nightcrawlers are best. The fish are more likely to be caught near grasslines and main lake points early in the day, and near weedlines at night.
Fishermen stand their best chance of catching these at night, as this is their most active time. Your best live bait options include earthworms, leeches and minnows. If using artificial bait, use something that reflects the light to catch the fishes' attention. Rock piles tend to draw in the wall eye most of the year, while deeper areas are more popular in the summer.
Black crappie are always a good catch, but some strategy is needed because of their delicate mouths. Be sure to use light tackle. The crappie tend to congregate in weed beds in deeper water, with most activity being during early morning and late evening. The types of bait you should try are maribou jigs, streamer flies, and live or plastic minnows. Regardless of what you use, the bait should be kept moving as much as possible.
The pike will usually start the day out in the weeds, but move into deeper water as things warm up. Troll with crankbaits to figure out where they are. Top-water lures give you the best chance of catching a good-sized fish. Spinnerbaits and jerkbaits will do the job as well. If you use one of the recommended baits, you should have some luck.
Making Catches in the Shallows
Not all catches are caught in the main public areas of the lake. Some of the shallow areas near private docks offer some good fishing. It may initially seem as though you don't have much of a chance of catching anything. Live bait such as crawfish, shiner minnows and nightcrawlers can usually be relied upon. If you prefer to use artificial bait instead, try tube bait. Be sure to position your hook's shank through the middle of your bait.
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