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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.state.md.us. All information is optional, but encouraged.

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There will be a 2013 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. Anthony Williams, Recreational Angler
  2. N/A
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 18, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Large White Cat

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Kings Landing State Park

On 4/14/2014 at 11am I went fishing at Kings Landing State Park. The tide was high and the wind at 15-20 kt. I was fishing with rod and reel with a basic bottom rig using shrimp for bait and caught this flathead.

DNR Response: Anthony, you actually caught a very large White Catfish. We havenít seen any flatheads in the Patuxent yet and hope we donít. The only way they can get in there is if someone stocks them. Hereís hoping that they donít!

Tags: White Catfish


  1. Reason Freeman, Youth Angler
  2. Savage, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 18, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Trout Fishing with Dad

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Daniels River

3 1/2 year old Reason was fishing with his dad and caught his first trout/brown trout at the Daniels River in Baltimore County. Dad caught a Rainbow Trout as well, the trout here like to put up a good fight and bringing them in was awesome.

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout


  1. Jeremiah Harrington, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 18, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Calvert County Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Local Pond

Jeremiah was fishing with his dad and caught this crappie and two largemouths on three separate days this April at their local pond in Calvert County.

Tags: Crappie, Largemouth Bass


  1. Bill Bolyard, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 18, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Western Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location:

Bill had a good day in Western, MD catching trout.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Chad McCormick, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 18, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Avalon Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Avalon

Here is a pic of a 20.25" rainbow I caught at Avalon area of the Patapsco on April 3rd 2014.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Jesse Snyder, Recreational Angler
  2. Westminster, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 18, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Crappie Kind of Day

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Local Pond

Saturday, a friend and I went to the eastern shore to do some pond fishing. We were pleasantly surprised to find a large number of large Crappie on the spawn. Fishing was super charged. They were hitting all sorts of lures from spinners to grub tails. We caught probably 20 crappie, kept 16 between us. It wasn't long before the largemouth got in on the action. While we released all bass, we scored near 60 largemouth ranging from 1 to about 3 lbs. I caught 1 --15" citation crappie , and 1 --11" citation sunfish over 1 lb. great sunny day to fish. We only a fished a small fraction of 2 ponds and could only imagine how many more fish were in there.

Tags: Crappie, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass


  1. Nathan Franco, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 17, 2014 | Permalink

Large Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

My name is Nathan Franco. My friend Jesse and I were fishing the lower Potomac on 4/13/14, we had a good day. We landed an 8 pound 27 inch snakehead and two bass. We also had a smaller snakehead bite off at the side of the canoe. I also am wondering why there were hundreds if not thousands of dead fish floating on top of the water. I think they were gizzard shad or silver carp. They were everywhere. We netted one to look at and noticed the eyes were all popped out swollen and red. Do they die after spawning? Is it normal for them to die this time of year? Please let me know.

DNR Response: The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) monitors all fish kills in Maryland, we have a link to their web site on our homepage, their phone number is 1-800-285-8195 during the day. This time of year many species are stressed and die just after spawning, always call in fish kills to the number above if you may come upon one while on the water.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive, Largemouth Bass


  1. Capt Rick Mauk, Recreational Angler
  2. Annapolis
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 17, 2014 | Permalink

Trophy Catch & Release

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Southern
Location: Chesapeake Bay

Caught this nice 48" on the first trip of the year April 5.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Grant Soukup, Recreational Angler
  2. Baltimore
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 17, 2014 | Permalink

Fishing with Friends

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Central
Location: Friends Creek

Attached is a picture of my Fishing Buddy Frank Tewey with his first limit of trout this season. We fished the Friends Creek and had a great time. The Golden Trout was a challenge all afternoon but Frank was patient and persistent! Great fishing is always about great friends!

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Paul Musser, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on April 17, 2014 | Permalink

Large Trout in Montgomery County

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Issac Walton Pond

Paul musser 4lb trout caught @ issac walton pond

Tags: Rainbow Trout

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