Bass/Trout – Broadford Lake (MD)

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Broadford Lake offers easy access to the shoreline from Recreation Lane with the best fishing opportunity going to anglers with boats (electric motors only) that allow them to cover the entire body of water. No boat? The park is happy to rent one to you. For those willing to walk along the shoreline, the entire perimeter of the lake is accessible with how far to go limited only by the energy you want to invest. In general, the northern end is shallow and contains the preponderance of bass holding structure – stumps, lily pads and other aquatic vegetation.

The proper habitat for smallmouth bass is adjacent to the dam in the south, and you never know where you may pick up a tiger musky. Caution! The DNR introduced 2,000 striped bass fingerlings in 2008, so get ready to pour water on your smokin’ drag when one of those bad boys grows up and rips into your lure!

The lake receives a decent dose of trout during the season, but in a lake this large, you will probably catch something else before you find a trout. For the family oriented, the park has the normal collection of facilities including picnic areas, swimming and biking.

Getting There: From US 219 in Oakland, turn east on Memorial Drive and follow it to Broadford Road. At the intersection of Memorial and Broadford, turn left to go to the Memorial Drive access point or right for the public access and boat launch on Recreation Lane.

Access Point:

·         Intersection of Memorial Drive and Broadford Road (39.420244,-79.371319)

·         Parking lots adjacent to Recreation Lane (39.41637,-79.37413539.412805,-79.37352939.411168,-79.3743639.407799,-79.374425)

·         Boat launch on Recreation Lane (39.410776,-79.374382)

Secrets Revealed? No. This is a very public location that is documented in the Maryland DNR stocking plan.

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Unless stated otherwise, this article was authored by Steve Moore

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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