Hey Jack....sorry for such a long wait. Here are a few ideas for bluegill and panfishing in your area...
Eastern Shore Millponds...Wye Mills, Tuckahoe Lake, Urieville and Lake Bonnie were always my favs for bluegills and crappies over the years and they aren't that far accross the bridge from Severn.
Columbia Area Lakes...Centennial, Kittamaqundi and Lake Frank have crappie and gills and shorefishing opts.
If you are friends with any local farmers than you might want to ask for fishing permission. Also, I am finding that many small, public park-type lakes and ponds can have very good panfishing if you are willing to do a little Google earth satellite serch and check out the 'under the radar' lakes in your area.
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