I Introduced You To My River
Yesterday, I introduced you to “my” river, The Magothy. There is still more to say though. Read on!
The Magothy River Association manages the five oyster reefs in the river. Each fall volunteers plant oysters on the reefs in the Magothy. Both Anne Arundel Community College and the U.S Army Corp of Engineers have provided new sources of a substrate for the oysters to adhere to. This also allows them to extend the reefs.
Restoring reefs is important to improve water quality. It makes for great fish habitat. The five reefs are popular spots for local anglers.
Speaking Of Fishing
The Magothy offers a wide variety of possibilities when it comes to catching fish. Striped Bass ( Rockfish), White Perch, Yellow Perch, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Bluegill, Bluefish, Cow Nose Ray And Chain Pickerel.
Anglers go bottom fishing, light tackle jigging and trolling.
Crabbing is also a favorite activity in the river. There are restrictions on crabbing, the size of and the number of crabs you can keep. As well as what days and times you are permitted to crab.
Fishing license and crabbing licenses are required. When purchasing them you will get all the information and restrictions on fishing and crabbing in the river.
Magothy River Sailing Association
The Magothy River Sailing association holds sailboat races on Wednesday evenings. It can really be a sight to see all those sailboats with colorful sails out in the river!
Even More To Offer!
On the Magothy, you will see people enjoying canoes and kayaks. Jet skis are also a popular past time on the river. More recently paddleboarding has become popular and they are a common sight on the river.
Many of the waterfront neighborhoods have community beaches for their residents for swimming. There are also tons of families with waterfront homes that swim right in front of their home.
My family is really lucky. We can swim off our own pier as well as the community beach just so happens to be two doors down from us!
Sunbathing And Floating On The River
On a nice weekend day, you will see many people sunbathing on their piers or floating on rafts by their piers.
Boat Traffic On The River
On weekends and holidays, the boat traffic on the Magothy can be hectic! Weekdays there are not as many boaters, so weekdays tend to be better for fishing,
Magothy River Livin’
My family has been Magothy river livin’ ever since my grandparents were married and moved to a summer house on the Magothy. That home was converted to year-round and is still in the family. My parents live there now.
The Magothy is a beautiful place to enjoy what outdoor life has to offer in Maryland. I’m proud to be a Magothy River Rat!