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Lake Information for Unicorn Lake


Unicorn Lake is a 43 acre impoundment that has a maximum depth of 8 feet, with a mean depth of roughly 4 feet. There are two small islands in the lake which are rather unique for a millpond. Unicorn Branch, the major tributary to the lake provides coolwater year round. In fact, this tributary supports brown trout year round. The shoreline around the lake is about 70% forested lending to some woody debris in the lake which is a preferred fish habitat. Additionally, fish attractors made with discarded Christmas trees have been placed in the lower half of the lake near the dam breast to augment existing habitat. Aquatic vegetation proliferates during late spring and summer. A fish ladder was installed at the dam to allow the passage of migratory fish species to 14.5 miles of tributary upstream of the lake.

Facilities and Parks: 

Access to the lake can be gained by utilizing the paved launching ramp and pier behind the main office of the hatchery. Plenty of space is available for bank fishing around both sides of the dam. Additionally, several picnic tables and small shelters are available. There is adequate parking for ten vehicles with trailers and portable restrooms are located between the buildings.

Fishing Description: 

The lake is managed as a largemouth bass and bluegill fishery. Quality fishing for both of these species exists within the lake. Anglers may occasionally catch other species including: chain pickerel, pumpkinseed sunfish, green sunfish, channel catfish, brown bullhead catfish, black crappie, yellow perch, white perch, American eel and creek chubsucker. Other fish species that are found in the lake include: margined madtom, eastern mud minnow, pirate perch and blacknose dace. The Unicorn dam tailrace provides excellent spring fishing for bluegill, white perch, blueback herring, and yellow perch.

Directions to Lake: 

From Annapolis - Take US Rt. 50 east to US Rt. 301 north, take right onto Rt.544 (Mc Ginnis Rd). Take left onto Rt.313 (Sudlersville Millington Rd), take right into Unicorn Fish Hatchery, boat ramp and small pier located behind office.

Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
White Perch
Catfish Family
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