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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. Bill Kapner, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on November 12, 2014 | Permalink

Tridelphia Largemouth Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Tridelphia Reservoir

I caught this bass on November 5, on a windy cold day fishing from my kayak in a cove off Tridelphia Reservoir. I originally assumed of course that it was a largemouth. I am wondering now if it was actually a spotted bass. Are they ever found this far North? It has a smaller mouth than a typical lmb and has the coloration and pattern of a spotted bass. Maybe. Can you help me here?

DNR Response: Based upon what we can see in the photo, it appears to be a largemouth bass. A spotted bass should have rows of black spots on the lower half of its body. I don't think we have documented any spotted bass in MD yet.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Christopher Marmolejo, Recreational Angler
  2. El Paso, TX
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on November 10, 2014 | Permalink

Striper Schoolies

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Severn River (Naval Academy Hospital Point)

I was fortunate enough to catch some striper schoolies yesterday from the seawall. They are pretty fun to fish for! Variety of lures caught them: Strike King Black and Chartreuse 8 ft Crankbait, Baitfish Lipless Crankbait, and jigging with a Zoom "Baitfish" Super Fluke Jr. Threw them all back so they could grow up and bite again in spring!

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Ken Kopro, Recreational Angler
  2. Towson, MD
  3. Total Reports: 22
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Posted on November 10, 2014 | Permalink

My Biggest Loch Raven Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven

When November comes around I like to go shore fishing at Loch Raven just before sunset. Usually a pickerel is lurking for one last meal before the cold of night takes over. But on Friday Nov. 7th, I was surprised that it was a Largemouth Bass that took my white Joe's Fly in-line spinner. He measured out at 17 inches with a 12 inch girth. The basic formula calculated a weight of 3.06 pounds, my biggest bass ever out of Loch Raven.

Tags: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel


  1. Ron Wheeler, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on November 10, 2014 | Permalink

Trout Hike

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Garrett County Stream

Caught these beautiful wild brook, brown and rainbow trout on a very secluded stream in Garrett County, MD on 11/8/2014.

Tags: Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout


  1. Justin Kerns, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on November 10, 2014 | Permalink

Bowie Crappie

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Bowie

Here is a nice size crappie caught yesterday in Bowie, MD.

Tags: Crappie


  1. Caz Kenny, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on November 10, 2014 | Permalink

Blackwater Mix

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Went back to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge yesterday and smoked the rockfish… caught this one 28" and lots between 18" and 25"... caught largemouth up to 3lbs… a few yellow perch… one that was 12 1/2"… white perch… and two turd rollers (catfish)… it was a great day… no snakeheads though.

Tags: Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Catfish


  1. Thomas Conway, Recreational Angler
  2. Salisbury
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on November 10, 2014 | Permalink

27 Inch Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Tangier Sound

27 inch Rockfish caught in Tangier Sound on a bucktail

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Jay Jones, Recreational Angler
  2. Abington, MD
  3. Total Reports: 4
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Posted on November 10, 2014 | Permalink

Inner Harbor Stripers

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Inner Harbor

Got the chance to get out in my Kayak in the inner harbor on Tuesday afternoon 11/4. Over by the NS Savannah, I found a school of 16 inch rocks hitting baits being swept by the end of the pier. Can’t say there was a throw-back ratio, they were all clones, they all got thrown back. I was able to hook up about every 3rd cast and usually had 3-4 other fish closely following the hooked fish back to my boat. Tried jigging underneath and searching for perch in the area with no luck, but can’t complain when you’re catching these beauties. I was using a Blue Fox Vibrax spinner #3 size bright yellow body, silver blade and cranking it close to the surface of the water. Lots of fun!

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Ivan R. Cohen, Recreational Angler
  2. Baltimore
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on November 10, 2014 | Permalink

Pickerel Action Picking Up

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven

Caught this chain pickerel at Loch Raven Reservoir on 11/4/14. The pickerel are getting very active right now. One of the largest I have caught. Used a yum worm and light action rod.

Tags: Chain Pickerel


  1. Mike Slepesky, Recreational Angler
  2. Adingdon, MD
  3. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on November 10, 2014 | Permalink

Casting Lines and Ballots on Election Day

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Local Community Pond

I went fishing today, 11/4/14, during election day. I fished at three different ponds, all in the same development, from 11 AM- 2 PM. It was perfect out for November, overcast and 65 degrees. I had never fished these ponds before, so to cover water quickly, and see what fish were in here and biting, I used a Joe Flies spinner, with a silver blade. I caught a few small bass, up to 12 inches, and at least knew I was onto something. Attached are some of the mid sized fish and one trophy. The biggest fish tipped off where it was earlier in the day by chasing baitfish toward the shoreline. Most bass are aggressively feeding right now to stock up for winter, thus giving me about two weeks left of good fishing. I cast the spinner past a tree that was against the shoreline and while reeling in felt a nice tug, the rest is history. Of course the hook came out quite easily once I had the fish on shore, proving how close it could have came to coming off while reeling in. The fish was from my fingertip to my elbow, which I measured when I got home, and that was 21 inches. Estimated weight of fish was 5-6 pounds. Cant wait to go back again before things quiet down for the winter.

Tags: Largemouth Bass

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