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Everyone at the Fisheries Service would like to express our sincerest thank you to all the parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, neighbors and friends who made the time to take our young anglers fishing this past year. The smiling faces below are worth a 1,000 words of gratitude.

Share your latest fishing experience on the Youth Angler's Log

To post a report please email your name, age, hometown, photos, location information, and a description of your fishing trip to fishingreports.dnr@maryland.gov. All information is optional, but encouraged.

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Latest Youth Angler's Log Reports from Youth Anglers


Wyatt Hall
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
7
Sent in on: August 31, 2015 Permalink

Looking Forward to the Fishing Challenge Finale

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Patuxent River
Tags: perch, striped bass

Fishing was not so good today all Wyatt and his brother Ryder caught was a perch and the worlds smallest rockfish which was quickly released back into the Patuxent River. Both boys are looking forward to the Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale on September 13. in just a couple weeks. They have been asking about it a lot lately.

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Ryder Hall
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
8
Sent in on: August 31, 2015 Permalink

Not a Good Fishing Day

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Patuxent River
Tags: striped bass, perch

Tide was not good for fishing today all Ryder and his brother caught was a perch and the worlds smallest rockfish that was released quickly.

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Skylar Hepner
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
11
Sent in on: August 28, 2015 Permalink

Awesome Time in OC

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Ocean City
Tags: croaker, kingfish, black sea bass, perch, and triggerfish, ray, shark

I had an awesome time fishing in Ocean City. Mr. Frank Watkins took me fishing on his boat. I caught lots of fish. I caught my first black sea bass and kingfish that day. We caught a variety of fish that day which was incredible and we even saw sharks swim by the boat. We caught croaker, kingfish, black sea bass, perch, and triggerfish. The highlight of the trip was when our friend, Bob hooked into a giant ray. It jumped and flew out of the water many times putting on a show for us. Mr. Watkins was very nice and he explained to us how to use a fish finder and told us stories about the area. He even let me use his favorite fishing pole. Thank you so much Mr. Watkins for taking me, my dad, and our friend Bob out, it is a day that I will never forget.

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Ethan Fike
Youth Angler
Finzel / Frostburg MD
Total Reports:
30
Sent in on: August 28, 2015 Permalink

Canoe Fishing on the Savage River Reservoir

Type: Freshwater
Region:
Location: Savage River Reservoir
Tags: smallmouth bass

We fished the Savage River Reservoir from our canoe on 8-23-15. There were plenty of smallmouth bass in the 9 to 13 inch range. Dad and I caught most fish on medium size tubes casted near the shoreline. The water level is down about 8 to 10 foot and the water is still very clear.

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Jeremiah Harrington
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
7
Sent in on: August 17, 2015 Permalink

North Beach Bluefish

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: North Beach Pier
Tags: bluefish

Jeremiah caught this small blue from the Newly renovated North Beach Pier in Calvert County.

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Jeremiah Harrington
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
7
Sent in on: August 14, 2015 Permalink

Owings Bass

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Owings Pond
Tags: largemouth bass

Jeremiah caught this largemouth fishing with his cousins in Calvert County.

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Conner Hamilton
Youth Angler
Frederick
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: August 10, 2015 Permalink

State Park Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: New Germany State Park Lake
Tags: bluegill

This past weekend my family took a trip to Western MD. We visited 6 state parks and fished at 3 of them. We had such a fun time. Unfortunately, not many fish were caught. We're still learning what to fish with in what waters, and for what fish. On Sunday, while visiting New Germany I caught a bluegill using a small hook and a piece of balled up bread. So cool! I can't wait for the next chance to go fishing again.

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Wyatt Hall
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
7
Sent in on: August 10, 2015 Permalink

Weekend Fishing

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Patuxent River
Tags: catfish, perch, spot,and croaker

Wyatt and his brother were fishing and caught a lot of different fish today, here are a couple pictures.

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Ryder Hall
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
8
Sent in on: August 10, 2015 Permalink

Patuxent Mix

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Patuxent River
Tags: catfish, perch, spot,and croaker

Today Ryder and his brother caught a lot of fish. They caught catfish, perch, spot,and croaker. He was so happy with that fight from the catfish.

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Ethan Fike
Youth Angler
Finzel / Frostburg MD
Total Reports:
30
Sent in on: August 7, 2015 Permalink

Baltimore Harbor Fishing Trip

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Near Francis Scott Key bridge
Tags: white perch, striped bass, channel catfish

Dad and I enjoyed some White Perch fishing out of the Baltimore Inner Harbor with Captain Tom Hughes on 7-29-15. The trip was donated by Captain Tom to the MD DNR Youth Anglers Club and I was one of the lucky fisherkids to be selected for a trip. Although we all got soaked, the rain didn’t keep us from having a great time fishing and also enjoying visiting the local landmarks. We caught a lot of nice sized white perch along with small strippers and a bonus chanel catfish.

Thanks a bunch Captain Tom for your generous donated trip. Also thanks to the MD DNR for the great fishing opportunities and providing the youth anglers awards.

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