Nite Bite Fishing

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The 2020 Nite Bite Fishing season has ended! Thanks to everyone that came out this year. Check back in 2021 for new dates and details!


All ages

Dates Below / 6-11pm (Midnight in June, July & August) / $5* per person

Centennial Park South  - Check in by 7pm at the Boat Launch

See the tabs below for complete details!

*$5 per person fee for each date is for after-hours access to the park to fish only. Everyone in the park after hours on Nite Bite dates must pay the $5 fee, including non-fishing parents/guardians (no spectators at this time).

Registration/check-in closes and all participants must be checked in by 7pm. All participants MUST take their temperature prior to coming to the park; anyone with a temperature of 100.4F or higher should stay home and will not be allowed to participate in Nite Bite Fishing. There will be additional screening questions to answer at check-in.

Call 410-313-7275 to register or click the RP number to sign up online - preregistration encouraged as the program is limited to a certain number and may fill quickly!

Learn to fish for the first time or brush up on your skills using our equipment at a Nite Bite Fishing Clinic on select dates! See tabs below for more information.

Nite Bite catches

General Information

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 on select dates. Bring your own fishing pole, tackle, bait, bug repellent, flashlight or lantern, chair or boat*.  Advance registration is encouraged but on site registration available. Under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.  Just $5 to fish each night, (Drop-in tournaments will return in 2021).  More information:  Dawn Thomas, 410-313-1754 or

Social distancing rules will be in effect and staff will limit contact with participants. Bring a mask to wear at check-in and plan to keep distance from other anglers. Boats are welcome! No spectators at this time - $5 fee required for everyone in the park after hours during Nite Bite Fishing, including non-fishing parents/guardians.

All participants should take their temperature before coming to the park. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4F or higher should stay home and will not be allowed to participate. Additional health screening questions will be asked at check-in.

Know before you go - Call the program status line at 410-313-4451 (option 1 then option 4) to see if the event is still running as scheduled.

* All boats must meet Maryland DNR requirements and must have the proper lights - see Rules tab for more information.