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Triadelphia Reservoir, MD

Popular Fish Species Triadelphia Reservoir, MD

Triadelphia Reservoir Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass Fishing

Triadelphia Reservoir offers good fishing for largemouth bass. Recently, the fishing for bass has continued to impress. Some big bass roam Triadelphia Reservoir, thanks to excellent fisheries management by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, as well as the availability of extensive cover for both baitfish and bass. When the bite is good, bass typically move shallow and are quite aggressive. If you find them shallow and they are not tempted to bite, slow down and use smaller, lighter baits. Fishing for largemouth bass is good virtually any time they are shallow - in spring, mornings in summer, and during warm Fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. Around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time fishing Triadelphia Reservoir on deeper structure where the bass spend much of their time. Smallmouth bass also reside here in good numbers.

Triadelphia Reservoir Popular Fish - White Crappie

White Crappie Fishing

Plenty of healthy white crappie reside in Triadelphia Reservoir, as they are making a nice comeback this year. The fish population is healthy and crappie fishing is excellent. Crappie always like cover and structure, so locate shallow brush and vegetation in Spring and Fall focusing on the 8 to 12 foot range. As the crappie move deep in summer and winter, follow points out to as deep as 30 to 35 feet, as well as ledges near channels at these depths. Live bait and small jigs are the most common method for crappie here.

Triadelphia Reservoir Popular Fish - Northern Pike

Northern Pike Fishing

Thriving in the cool waters of Triadelphia Reservoir, northern pike are a very popular target for local anglers. This year they are being caught in good quantity and some mighty big sizes. April and May are the best months of the year for northern pike fishing here. Summer is spotty but pike can be caught all summer long. Fall can also be good sometimes stretching into October. Large, flashy lures that mimic the bait they prey upon are great lures for northerns. Effective lures include spoons, spinners, and crankbaits, particularly those with bright colors or metallic finishes to attract the pike's attention. Additionally, big flies, soft plastic swimbaits and jerkbaits can be successful, especially when retrieved erratically to mimic wounded prey. Trolling along weed edges can often entice strikes.

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, yellow perch, muskie and northern pike at Triadelphia Reservoir in Maryland.

Triadelphia Reservoir Fishing Video

Peace and serenity are a major attraction at Triadelphia Reservoir which is an 800-acre lake in the central part of the state. The quiet comes from a lack of gasoline boat motors, as the lake only allows canoes, kayaks, row boats and car-toppers.

Triadelphia Reservoir, located in Maryland, is a haven for fishing enthusiasts seeking a tranquil and rewarding angling experience. The reservoir is known for its diverse fish population, making it a prime spot for various popular fish species. Anglers can target a range of fish, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish, and sunfish. Triadelphia Reservoir's pristine waters, submerged structures, and ample forage provide excellent conditions for these species, ensuring an exciting fishing adventure.

Triadelphia Reservoir offers a serene and picturesque setting for fishing, boating, and outdoor recreation in Maryland. With its diverse fish species, tranquil boating opportunities, and nearby camping options, the reservoir provides a well-rounded outdoor experience for enthusiasts. Whether you're casting a line for bass, paddling across the calm waters, or enjoying a camping getaway surrounded by nature, Triadelphia Reservoir offers ample recreational opportunities for visitors to relax, reconnect with the outdoors, and create lasting memories.

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Primary fish species residing in Triadelphia Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish White Crappie Walleye Bluegill Yellow Perch Muskie Northern Pike

Triadelphia Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES - 2
Campgrounds: NO
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

Today's Weather & Forecast

Boating is a popular activity at Triadelphia Reservoir, allowing visitors to explore the expansive waters and enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. Non-motorized watercraft such as kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards are permitted, offering a peaceful and environmentally friendly boating experience. Boaters can leisurely cruise along the reservoir's calm waters, search for secluded fishing spots, and take in the scenic vistas that the reservoir has to offer. These boating restrictions deters some anglers, and reduces the fishing pressure. Come enjoy the scenic, 15 miles of shoreline where you can target crappie, yellow perch and bass, as well as muskie, northern pike, walleye and catfish. There are no campgrounds, marinas, rental boats or RV hookups. Services available include supplies, tackle, restaurants and two boat launch ramps.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Greenbridge Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Greenbridge Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Fishing Guides On Triadelphia Reservoir

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Fishing License

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Camping is not available directly at Triadelphia Reservoir; however, there are nearby camping options that allow visitors to extend their outdoor experience. Patuxent River State Park, which encompasses the reservoir, offers camping facilities and scenic campsites. Camping at Patuxent River State Park provides an opportunity to combine fishing at Triadelphia Reservoir with a peaceful camping retreat, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in nature and enjoy the tranquil ambiance of the area.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

No campgrounds or RV hookups are at, or nearby, the lake.

Triadelphia Reservoir MD Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Triadelphia Reservoir
Triadelphia Recreation Area
Brighton Dam Information Center
2 Brighton Dam Road
Brookville, MD 20833
301 206-7485


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