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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. Chris Duffy, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 18, 2015 | Permalink

Award Size Bass

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Central
Location: Upper Bay

Chris caught this 22.5 inch largemouth bass caught on 5/16/2005 in the upper bay.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. William Hook, Recreational Angler
  2. Dundalk, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on May 18, 2015 | Permalink

Calvert Cliffs Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Calvert Cliffs

41.25" striped bass caught while fishing on the Gerri Lynn on 05/08/2015. Hook up on a trolling 9" Chartreuse shade/ Chartreuse Bucktail outside of Calvert Cliffs.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Shawn McCardell, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on May 18, 2015 | Permalink

Big Brown Trout at Owens Creek

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Owens Creek

So this morning I decided to stop off and do some quick fishing on Owens Creek. I managed to pull in a nice size brownie on a white spinner. Then I switched it up to an orange spinner with a gold blade. After a few casts…WHAM! This monster hit - 23 inches and 6.75 lbs. It took me a while to tire it out and pull it towards the bank. I didn’t have a net so I had to pull it downstream and hop out onto a rock and scoop down and lift her out. Biggest trout of my life!

Tags: brown trout


  1. Archie Snyder, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on May 18, 2015 | Permalink

Upper Potomac Mix

Type: Freshwater
Region: Wetsern
Location: Upper Potomac

Great day on the upper Potomac. Lots of smallies, channel cats and this 21 " walleye.

Tags: smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye


  1. Charlene Vivian Towle, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 18, 2015 | Permalink

My First Big Fish!

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: South of Bay Bridge

40.5” rockfish, caught while fishing on the Brawler II operated by Capt. Bo Hamm out of Queen Anne Marina on Kent Island. Caught May 7th, approx 7 miles south of the Bay Bridge.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Roberto Bembo, Recreational Angler
  2. Waldorf, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 18, 2015 | Permalink

Point Lockout Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Point Lookout State Park

My father-in-law and I went fishing along the rock piles at Point Lookout State Park when we caught this 33" Striped Bass.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Troy Stanley, Recreational Angler
  2. Pasadena, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on May 18, 2015 | Permalink

Blue Cat for Dinner

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

I caught this blue cat around National Harbor on the Potomac River. It was 28.75" and 12 pounds 9 ounces. Catch date 5-15-2015. We named the fish Dinner.

Tags: blue catfish, invasive


  1. Joey Love, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 42
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Posted on May 15, 2015 | Permalink

Potomac Snakehead Tournament

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

Last year the Potomac Snakehead Tournament rose awareness on invasive species, provided support for Maryland college student research, and encouraged anglers and archers to lower biomass of invasive fishes in Potomac River. This year's tournament is May 30 - 31. Register at http://potomacsnakehead.com/ and check it out at Smallwood State Park.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Morgan Kupfer, Recreational Angler
  2. Annapolis, MD
  3. Total Reports: 4
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Posted on May 15, 2015 | Permalink

Snakehead on the Fly

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Little Patuxent River

After work two weeks ago I decided to stop and fish a section of the Little Patuxent River that I always pass over and believe is stocked with trout. I headed down to the river and fished my most productive trout flies to no avail. As I was heading back to my car, I walked near an area that looked like an old feeder creek to the main stem. There was an overpass that crossed over this stagnant feeder, which was full of Purple Martins. Just as I was walking up, one of the birds fell and hit the water and as soon as it did, it looked like someone dropped a cinder block where the bird landed. I had to go investigate and what I found was amazing.I only had my 3wt fly rod with me, but that didn't stop me from tying on a big Clouser Minnow and finish the day with 6 Northern Snakeheads in the bag and eventually in my frying pan. Amazing fight on the 3wt and since the first trip, I've landed nearly 30.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Rev Ryan Johnson, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 17
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Posted on May 15, 2015 | Permalink

My First Blue Cat For Dinner

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

It's been awhile but I'm back. I believe this is a blue catfish. It was my first catfish ever caught and it was delicious. Caught it on the Potomac under the Woodrow Wilson bridge.

I also went to Lakefront in Columbia and caught 6 bass on craw pattern shallow crank.

Tags: blue catfish, invasive, largemouth bass

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