Anyone who has watched the sun as it sets over Dobbins Island understands the appeal of the Magothy River lifestyle. The river is revered as an integral part of local residents’ tradition and culture. Nestled between the Patapsco and Severn Rivers in Maryland’s Anne Arundel County, this tiny waterway measures only six miles in length, but its impact on the area is huge.
Its most precious asset remains, of course, its numerous waterways, wetlands and bogs. Although public access is now restricted, the riverfront, so quiet during the winter months, springs to life with the coming of warm weather. That’s when the boaters arrive.
Sport fishermen, too, find the Magothy particularly alluring. They are attracted mainly by the wide variety of fish that includes, among others, white perch, striped bass, eel and bluefish.