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There will be random drawings throughout the year 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. Brian Lebo, Recreational Angler
  2. Gambrills
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on October 8, 2015 | Permalink

Wild Brown Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Upper Gunpowder River

I caught and released several wild brown trout from the Upper Gunpowder River, upstream of Falls Road. The trout were rising in the afternoon and hitting blue-winged-olives. They were especially active where the sun was hitting the water, and a lot of fun to catch on a 2-weight fly rod.

Tags: brown trout

  1. Kevin Thomas, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on October 9, 2015 | Permalink

Rhodes Rock

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Rhodes River

I caught this 28.5 inch rockfish out front of the Rhodes River yesterday. Caught it on a Tsunami Silver Rattle Trap on my perch rod with 6 lbs test.

Tags: striped bass

  1. Sean Allen Sr., Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on October 8, 2015 | Permalink

Mixing it Up in Central MD

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Various

27 inch rockfish from Conowingo Dam pool (Susquehanna) , 5.1 pound 21 inch largemouth bass from the Patapsco and this 26 inch channel catfish weighed in at an astonishing 12 pounds out of Back River. All caught on artificial baits and let free to be caught again. It was a good week! Check out my insta! @chesapeake_assassin tight lines till next time.

Tags: striped bass, largemouth bass, channel catfish

  1. Anthony Nicholas, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on October 8, 2015 | Permalink

Naval Academy Rockfish

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Severn River

I caught these on a topwater lure near the Naval Academy in the late afternoon.

Tags: striped bass

  1. Richard White, Recreational Angler
  2. Severna Park, MD
  3. Total Reports: 15
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Posted on October 7, 2015 | Permalink

What a Fight!

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Rewastico Creek

Nice 40 inch gar from Rewastico Creek. Caught this on a Micro crappie rod with 4lb. Test, what a fight! I ended up in the water with him, but looks like I won. 1/16oz. White panfish assassin.

Tags: Longnose gar

  1. Ryley McCardell, Youth Angler
  2. Thurmont, MD
  3. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on October 7, 2015 | Permalink

Farm Pond Fishing in Thurmont

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Farm Pond

Ryley headed back out to his Auntís farm pond in Thurmont again and connected with two more largemouth bass. Unlike last time Ryley used a chartreuse Mr. Twister grubtail. We didnít measure any and released them back into the pond for another day. He also managed to reel in and release several bluegill.

Tags: largemouth bass, bluegill

  1. Jay Jones, Recreational Angler
  2. Abington, MD
  3. Total Reports: 8
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Posted on October 7, 2015 | Permalink

Canton Promenade Rockfish

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Canton Promenade

"Two fun methods to take advantage of this scenario are light tackle jigging or using topwater lures around surface feeding fish. At the moment most are reporting that the striped bass in the tidal rivers of the upper bay tend to be in the 14" size range."

I went out Tuesday morning with about an hour to kill, and the overcast skies led me to believe a topwater lure would get attention. All told I caught 5 fish. The one pictured was the largest and is almost the definition of the fish from the September 30 Fishing overview (probably 14 inches). The others that I found making noise were maybe 10 inchesÖ almost too small to hook up despite some mighty effort by those little guys trying hard to hit the pop-R.

Looking forward to this weather moving out so I can fish the Key Bridge and the Canton piers from kayak.

Tags: striped bass

  1. Mike Porta, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on October 5, 2015 | Permalink

Marshyhope Creek Tidal Bass Survey

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Marshyhope Creek

During the tidal bass survey of Marshyhope Creek (September 28 & 29), MD DNR collected numerous largemouth bass of all size classes, with the largest measuring almost 21 inches and weighing 5.5 pounds. Most fish were found in the upstream sections near Federalsburg. Based on the number of juvenile bass captured, it appears that there have been several years of good reproduction on the Marshyhope, which may provide good fishing opportunities to bass anglers in the coming years.

Tags: largemouth bass

  1. Roger Watkins, Recreational Angler
  2. Inwood, WV
  3. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on October 5, 2015 | Permalink

Nice Mix at Dam 4

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Dam 4

Went to Dam 4 on Wednesday and was drop shoting at the mouth of Rocky Marsh and hooked into this 29" 10.5 lb channel catfish. After fighting the fish for a while on my medium light spinning rod with 8 lb line I was able to get him in. After a pic and some measurements - as always I revived and released it. I also caught some small walleye on a fat rap and smallmouth and largemouth on a white 2" grub on a pink jig head.

Tags: channel catfish, walleye, largemouth bas, smallmouth bass

  1. Tommy Robinson, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on October 5, 2015 | Permalink

Carp are Fattening Up

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Patapsco

Carp are fattening up before the cold sets in. Perfect opportunity to get a big one. Patapsco gold. Also a big 10#+ wiskered fish that enjoyed the boilies as much as the carp.

Tags: catfish, carp

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