National Fishing and Boating Week - a national celebration of fishing and boating - kicks off June 1, 2013. Many states offer free fishing days during the first week of June, allowing you to fish without a license--a great way to get angling this summer.
The capital region offers endless opportunities for fishing and the Chesapeake Bay area
is known for its abundance of fabulous seafood. You can spend the day fishing in a nearby lake, river or stream or enjoy a weekend angling at many beautiful destinations along the Eastern Shore in Maryland or Virginia. Here are guides to fishing around the region:
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