Nite Bite Fishing

  • Time: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Price: $5

Nite Bite fishing is back at Centennial Lake. Have you ever wanted to fish Centennial Lake at night? Now's your chance! Join Howard County Recreation & Parks for a unique opportunity to fish the lake after hours. Bring your own fishing pole, bait, tackle, bug repellant, flashlight or lantern, chair, or boat. Under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Maryland law requires anyone age 16 or older to have a Maryland Fishing License. This license must be on the individual anytime the individual is fishing. Licenses are available at many regional sporting goods retailers, or online from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources at:  You need a non-tidal freshwater fishing license to fish Centennial Lake ($20.50/yr for MD residents).

Anglers under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. $5 fee is for everyone remaining in the park after hours during this event (includes non-fishing parents/guardians).

Check in/fee collection takes place at the boat launch/ramp in Centennial Park South: 10000 Route 108, Ellicott City, MD 21042. You must enter the park through this South entrance ONLY and check in by 7pm. All other park gates will close and lock at sunset.
Directions: Take Route 29 to Route 108 West. Follow Route 108 past the entrance to Centennial Park East to the stoplight across from Ten Mills Road. Turn right into the park. Once in the park, make the first right and the boat launch parking area will be on your left. Look for the check-in for Nite Bite Fishing. 

On-site registration only, but please RSVP here for any of the Nite Bite Fishing datesAll anglers must check in on site by 7pm. For complete boating and fishing regulations, visit


Nite Bite Fishing