Washington DC’s location along the Potomac River provides unique opportunities for fishing, crabbing, and shell fishing. With Fletcher’s Cove, the Chesapeake Bay, and many other lakes and streams, our nation’s capitol has many convenient fishing holes. Hunting is generally prohibited in Washington DC, but nearby states provide easy access to game and fowl.
Washington DC Links
Connect with hunters and fishermen in Washington DC.
Washington DC State Regulation Guidebook
It is currently illegal to hunt in Washington D.C. However, residents and visitors may obtain a fishing license by using the link provided above.
There is currently no regulation guidebook for fishing provided by the Washington D.C. Department of Energy and Environment. Please refer to the DOEE Fishing Activities Page for more information.