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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.

Important Note: If anyone in your picture is under 18 years of age, we must have a photo release signed by a parent/guardian before we can post your picture. By sending any photos or art to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources you are giving DNR permission to use the image(s) online and in print. You are also giving DNR permission to distribute the photo for non-commercial purposes to other media, print, digital and television for their use. You are not giving up your copyright, but are allowing the photo(s) to be used for educational and news purposes. All Photos will be made available on Fisheries Service Flickr Page.

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. Tyler Washington, Recreational Angler
  2. Brandywine
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Tyler Washington →

Posted on August 17, 2015 | Permalink

Award Size Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Grasonville Pond

Tyler caught this 22 inch largemouth bass on 8/13/2015 in a pond in Grasonville. He is now entered into the 2015 Maryland Fishing Challenge for this award size catch.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Richard White, Recreational Angler
  2. Severna Park, MD
  3. Total Reports: 12
  4. View all reports by Richard White →

Posted on August 17, 2015 | Permalink

Severn River Pickerel

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Severn River

Catching pickerel even in the summer heat in creeks on the Severn River. Spinners, 1/4 oz. and 3/8 oz. getting them in 2-4 ft. of water, early AM.

Tags: chain pickerel


  1. Jeremiah Harrington, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 7
  3. View all reports by Jeremiah Harrington →

Posted on August 17, 2015 | Permalink

North Beach Bluefish

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: North Beach Pier

Jeremiah caught this small blue from the Newly renovated North Beach Pier in Calvert County.

Tags: bluefish


  1. Eugene Woollen, Recreational Angler
  2. Mardela Springs
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 17, 2015 | Permalink

Another Invasive for Dinner

Type: Non-tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Barren Creek

I caught this north of Bridge St. I have gone out there before and caught snakeheads a lot this year. I caught a 19", 26", 28", and now this 31". I love to eat these things. At the rate I am catching them friends and family are getting some snakehead fillets.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Tylor Kirklin, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 30
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Posted on August 14, 2015 | Permalink

Susky Mix

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Above Conowingo Dam and Havre de Grace

I went out to do a little fishing above the Conowingo Dam and caught a lot of smaller channel cats and a few sunfish. I also caught a green sunfish with what looks like some kind of leaches or parasites on it. I was wondering if you had an idea what it is? I also went out near Havre de Grace early in the morning and caught and released a smaller rockfish while catfishing.

DNR Response: The sunfish in the middle picture has some form of fungal infection on the exterior mucus layer. These type of infections can occur due to scuffing or abrasion of the mucus layer and warm water temperatures will make the situation more acute then cooler water temperatures. This type of infection will often remedy itself when water temperatures cool.

Tags: channel catfish, striped bass, green sunfish


  1. Jeffrey Socha, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
  3. View all reports by Jeffrey Socha →

Posted on August 14, 2015 | Permalink

There Are Fish in This Pond

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Frederick Pond

I moved to Frederick MD 2 months ago and have been fishing the pond/lake in Riverside Park on Monocacy Blvd next to the Walmart with no luck at all. I haven't seen this body of water on any of the fishing reports and can't find it in a google search so I don't even know what it's called. Last month the Monocacy River flooded into the pond for a couple days and so I thought there has to be fish in this pond so I'll keep trying. Last night I pulled this largemouth out of there on a Keitech Swing Impact 4.8 Green Pumpkin with a 4.0 weighted hook. There are fish in this pond/lake.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Jeremiah Harrington, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 7
  3. View all reports by Jeremiah Harrington →

Posted on August 14, 2015 | Permalink

Owings Bass

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Owings Pond

Jeremiah caught this largemouth fishing with his cousins in Calvert County.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Kelley Dreher, Recreational Angler
  2. Glen Rock, PA
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Kelley Dreher →

Posted on August 12, 2015 | Permalink

Catch and Release Marlin

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Ocean City

Kelley was fishing on the boat Caneelin' out of Ocean City when she caught and released this 69.5 inch white marlin.

Tags: white marlin


  1. Lorne Streets, Recreational Angler
  2. Salisbury, MD
  3. Total Reports: 4
  4. View all reports by Lorne Streets →

Posted on August 12, 2015 | Permalink

O.C. Red Drum

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Ocean City Inlet

I caught this 34 inch Red Drum from the inlet in OC on low tide.

Tags: red drum


  1. Aidan Ford, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 12, 2015 | Permalink

Spencer Island Tournament Bass

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Spencer Island

I caught 18 smallmouth on Spencer Island on the Susquehanna River during a tournament over two days. All of the fish were either caught on tubes or flukes. Only 4 of the 18 were over 12 inches.

Tags: smallmouth bass

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