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To post a report please email your name, hometown, photos, location information, and the content for your report to fishingreports.dnr@maryland.gov. All information is optional, but encouraged.

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There will be a 2014 end-of-year random drawing from angler's participating in any of the Volunteer Angler Surveys. We encourage anglers to continue to report snakehead catches through the Inland Freshwater survey in addition to their Angler's Log submission. The information helps our biologists better understand the various species and water systems they utilize.

Maryland Fishing Challenge Logo showing striped bassA new component of the Maryland Fishing Challenge includes invasive species reports submitted to the Angler's Log. Beginning during the 2013/2014 tournament, Angler's Log entries which include Blue Catfish, Northern Snakehead or Flathead Catfish, at any length in size, will be eligible for up to two prizes via a random drawing at the annual Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale. Fish must be kept and a photo showing the kept fish is mandatory. Multiple entries are allowed, but each fish can only be entered once. Remember, all invasive species must be dead to be entered and there is no catch and release category. Visit the Maryland fishing Challenge web site to read the complete set of rules.

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  1. Russell W. Anderson, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 30, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Worth the hike!

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Great Blue Heron Pond

This beautiful 4 pounder was definitely worth the hike to Great Blue Heron Pond! I caught and released this beauty on July 26, 2015.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Jeffrey Socha, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 30, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Kids Suggestion Leads to Nice Largemouth

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Culler Lake

On Friday while fishing the lake at Riverside Park off Monoacay Blvd in Frederick and having no luck at all, a young child told me there are monster largemouth in Culler Lake at Baker Park in Frederick. So of course with this information I went over to Culler lake Saturday morning and fished it for about 2 hours. On Saturday I caught a decent sized largemouth but it fell off the line as I was pulling it out of the water. So of course I had to go back Sunday and I caught this very nice sized largemouth on a Keitech 4.8 Pumpkin Color Swim Bait. This is a great fishing spot with great trees for shade and there were not many people there both days. Thanks for the great tip kid!

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Jim Livingston, Recreational Angler
  2. Churchton, MD
  3. Total Reports: 19
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Posted on July 30, 2015 | Permalink

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Shedding Blue Crabs

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: West/Rhode River Area

Check out these photos from Jim showing some big crabs he caught this month and some shedding crabs where you can see the size difference once they have lost their shell.

Tags: blue crab


  1. Jeff Smith, Recreational Angler
  2. York, PA
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 30, 2015 | Permalink

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Family Fishing Success

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Dundee Creek Marina

We departed from Dundee Creek Marina Saturday July 25th with our daughter Emily, son-in-law Mike Demsey and granddaughter Brynlee. While Brynlee napped, Mike and I drifted live eels at 9 foot knoll. Mike picked up the first fish an impressive 28" fish. Mike's first rockfish ever. I followed with a beautiful 38" fish! I can't wait till Brynlee is big enough to hold a rod!

Tags: striped bass


  1. M. Schulte, Jr., Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 30, 2015 | Permalink

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Rising Sun Pond

Type: Non-tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Rising Sun DNR Pond

I was trying out a brand new rod and spinning reel with a new crank bait this morning. It took a while but I finally caught a little largemouth bass.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Wesley Hughes, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 30, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Tyaskin Creek Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Tyaskin Creek

I caught 2 snakeheads in one week in Tyaskin Creek. That is 3 total so far.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, invasive


  1. J Moss, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 30, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Barren Creek Snakehead

Type: Non-tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Barren Creek

Two boys in a canoe caught this Northern Snakehead in Barren Creek just down stream of Bridge St. in Mardela Springs, MD.

Tags: northern snakehead


  1. Paul Martin, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on July 28, 2015 | Permalink

Susky Smallmouth

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Susquehanna River

Paul Martin, originally from Delta, PA and currently from good ol' Harford County took a trip out on the Susky River Sunday - say no more Smallmouth.

Tags: smallmouth bass


  1. Mike Andrews, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on July 28, 2015 | Permalink

Hot Heat Bassin' at Lake Allen

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Lake Allen

It was a hot Sunday but the bass were hungry and aggressive. I landed all 3 after 12 p.m. on 7/26. Another good summer outing.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Nikita Oskolkov, Recreational Angler
  2. Reisterstown, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 28, 2015 | Permalink

Cunningham Falls Largemouth

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Cunningham Falls Lake

I caught this 5.5 lbs largemouth bass on Cunningham Falls Lake (Cunningham Falls State Park) on July 26.

Tags: largemouth bass

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