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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. Alan Klotz, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 73
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Posted on May 21, 2015 | Permalink

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Deep Creek Lake's Diverse Fishing Opportunities

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Deep Creek Lake

Inland Fisheries staff recently conducted the annual Deep Creek Lake fish population survey within 20 stations representing all habitat types. The lake continues to support a diverse fishery: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegills, pumpkinseeds, black crappie, walleye, yellow perch, chain pickerel, northern pike, and rainbow trout were the more popular sportfish collected with some exceptional specimens! Now is definitely the time to fish Deep Creek Lake!

Pictured is Fisheries Tech Kenny Wampler with yellow perch and black crappie, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and walleye.

Tags:  largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegills, pumpkinseeds, black crappie, walleye, yellow perch, chain pickerel, northern pike, and rainbow trout


  1. Ronald Tibbens, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 21, 2015 | Permalink

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Big Brown at Beaver Creek

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Beaver Creek

Ronald caught this 25.5 inch brown trout on 5/20/2015 in Beaver Creek.

Tags: brown trout


  1. Mark Roberts, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 21, 2015 | Permalink

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Jacks Big Fish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Near Buoy 83A

My son Jack pulled in this 36 inch striper from the Chesapeake Bay. We were trolling (two-prong yellow umbrella rigs) in 50 feet of water near Buoy 83A from our small boat on Sunday (May 15, 2015). We departed our marina in Deale, MD, around 10:30 am and caught this rockfish trolling around 11 am on this overcast day. We continued trolling but only had one other "hit" so returned to our marina before it began raining around 3 pm on Sunday.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Raymond Drayer, Recreational Angler
  2. Nanjemoy, MD
  3. Total Reports: 10
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Posted on May 21, 2015 | Permalink

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Fishing at Wicomico Shores

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Wicomico Shores

On Tuesday, May 19, I took Elijah catfishing at Wicomico Shores on the Wicomico River. The fishing was slow, but we caught two blue catfish and a ten inch Atlantic croaker. We were using clam snouts and Atlantic menhaden (called alewife by bait dealers) for bait. We saw other fishermen catching Atlantic croaker in the nine to ten inch range. These fishermen were using blood worms, shrimp, and squid for bait.

Tags: blue catfish, Atlantic croaker


  1. David Beach, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 21, 2015 | Permalink

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Ocean City Rockfish

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Ocean City Inlet

I was fishing the incoming high tide and caught this 38 inch, 21 pound striper on a Gotcha-Plug around 10 am at the Ocean City inlet. Life is good in Ocean City!

Tags: striped bass


  1. Robert Madison, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 21, 2015 | Permalink

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23 Inch Brownie

Type: Freshwater
Region:
Location:

Robert caught this 23 inch trout on 5/4/15.

Tags: brown trout


  1. Norton Bembo, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 21, 2015 | Permalink

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Piscataway Cat

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Piscataway Park

My first catfish this year caught at Piscataway Park on 05/20/2015 at 11:30AM.

Tags: channel catfish


  1. Darren Haitmanek, Recreational Angler
  2. Dundalk
  3. Total Reports: 18
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Posted on May 21, 2015 | Permalink

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Gunpowder Falls Mix

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Gunpowder Falls

I caught this golden rainbow trout in the Gunpowder Falls a few days ago. Three other rainbows, and several fallfish were also caught that day too. All the fish hit on live worms drifted along the bottom.

Tags: golden rainbow trout, rainbow trout, fallfish


  1. Bill Reem, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 20, 2015 | Permalink

Great Morning at Loch Raven

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven

Last Saturday my friend and I ventured out to Loch Raven looking for bass. We ended up instead catching 10 plus pickerel. A small Rapala minnow was the ticket. The only bass caught was the one in this picture! Fun day on the water!

Tags: largemouth bass, chain pickerel


  1. Jim Gronaw, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 52
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Posted on May 20, 2015 | Permalink

More Big Gills

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Local Ponds

Although the cold snap last week slowed the panfish bite down a bit we still managed some excellent fish on a variety of tiny jigs, jig-flies and plain baits. Fish were scattered but look for regrouping and increased spawning intensity with the June 2nd full moon. Our best fish this week were a 10.5 inch female and a beefcake 11-inch male bluegill that took the Tobacco Road Jig in 1/80th oz.

Just a reminder that my son Matt and I will be doing a bluegill seminar at Bass Pro Shops in Hanover, MD. this Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11 AM and a Hybrid Mania Sunfish seminar at 3 PM. Would love to share information with many readers of these fishing reports.

Enjoy and have a safe Memorial Holiday!

Tags: bluegill

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