Welcome to our monitoring and research page. We will update this page at least annually with our research findings. We will also post events, such as a bass round table discussion that will be open to the public and allow MD DNR researchers to present data on the black bass fishery.

Our 2014 Standard Operating Procedure documents how we conduct our sampling.

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Our research program involves both monitoring populations and conducting research projects relevant to our stakeholders.

  • Distribution of LMBV and other pathogens.
  • Juvenile Populations.
  • Adult Populations. We target at least 6 major rivers of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and survey upstream tributaries.
  • Archived Studies. Many of our earlier studies have been archived, here's a list.
  • Recent Studies. Visit the links below for more information on any question of interest to you.

Black Bass Annual Review (BBAR)

Reports and Publications


We survey most major streams of Marylandís tidal watershed.

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