Trout/Bass – Evitts Creek Ponds Fishing (MD)

The ponds occupy the lion’s share of the 6-acre Evitts Creek Ponds Fish Management Area that sits to the west of Cumberland. Evitts Creek, stocked above I-68, creates the northern border of the three separate ponds that make up the fishing complex and provides a constant stream of cool water into the ponds.

A manicured path, punctuated by a few scattered picnic tables, runs along the northern boundary of all three ponds.

The westernmost pond is the only one approachable from the south as a result of the steep cliff that forms the southern boundary of the first two. The ponds are shallow along the accessible edges with a dark green tint denoting deeper water running consistently along the cliff. Cold water from the creek feeds in at the eastern terminus and fish huddle near the output pipe, searching for relief from the hotter water at the center of the pond.

The banks slope at a moderate pitch and do not present a challenge to movement from the path to the water’s edge. Likewise, the bottom of the lake extends away from the shoreline at a gentle angle that allows for the rapid growth of underwater vegetation. The middle lake matches the first and the only advantage of the western lake is that there is more shade along the southern and western border, providing a welcome relief to anglers on a hot day. On a clear, sunny day, you can see the larger fish cruising the perimeter of the shallow shelf where it breaks into the deep water.

Directions:

From I-68, take exit 46 for Naves Cross Road. Turn south at the bottom of the ramp, followed by another turn to the south to MD 807/Christie Road. Follow Christie Road to the ponds (on the right).

Access Point: Parking lot on the south side of Christie Road NE (39.662298,-78.717075)

Secrets Revealed? No. This is a very public location that is documented on the Maryland DNR website.

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Unless stated otherwise, this article was authored by Steve Moore

Articles on this site are out of date since some go back to 2006. Regulations and property ownership may have changed since publication. It is your responsibility to know and obey all regulations and not trespass on private property.

Disclaimer and Warning:  The contents of this site reflect the opinion of the author and you, the reader, must exercise care in the use and interpretation of this information.  Fishing is a dangerous sport.  You can slip and fall on rocks and sustain severe injury.  You can drown.  You can get hooks caught in your skin, face, eyes or other sensitive places.  All sorts of bad things can happen to you when to go into the woods to visit the places documented here.  Forests, streams and lakes are wild areas and any number of bad things can happen.  You must make your own judgment in terms of acceptable behavior and risk and not rely on anything posted here.  I disclaim all liability and responsibility for any actions you take as a result of reading the articles on this site.  If you do not agree with this, you should not read anything posted on this site.

Disclaimer and Warning:  The contents of this site reflect the opinion of the author and you, the reader, must exercise care in the use and interpretation of this information.  Fishing is a dangerous sport.  You can slip and fall on rocks and sustain severe injury.  You can drown.  You can get hooks caught in your skin, face, eyes or other sensitive places.  All sorts of bad things can happen to you when to go into the woods to visit the places documented here.  Forests, streams and lakes are wild areas and any number of bad things can happen.  You must make your own judgment in terms of acceptable behavior and risk and not rely on anything posted here.  I disclaim all liability and responsibility for any actions you take as a result of reading the articles on this site.  If you do not agree with this, you should not read anything posted on this site.

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