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Everyone at the Fisheries Service would like to express our sincerest thank you to all the parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, neighbors and friends who made the time to take our young anglers fishing this past year. The smiling faces below are worth a 1,000 words of gratitude.

Share your latest fishing experience on the Youth Angler's Log

To post a report please email your name, age, hometown, photos, location information, and a description of your fishing trip to fishingreports.dnr@maryland.gov. All information is optional, but encouraged.

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Latest Youth Angler's Log Reports from Youth Anglers


Nicholas Pirchio
Youth Angler
Owings, MD
Total Reports:
3
Sent in on: May 12, 2015 Permalink

Nice Rockfish for This Kid

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Out of Chesapeake Beach
Tags: striped bass

Ten year old Nicholas Pirchio, of Owings, MD, and his dad were trolling the morning of Sunday, May 10th out of Chesapeake Beach in very foggy conditions. This thick, 35 inch rockfish took a chartreuse umbrella in 34 feet of water and made for a memorable ten minute fight.

 PHOTOS 

Jayden Venable
Youth Angler
Eldersburg, MD
Total Reports:
4
Sent in on: May 11, 2015 Permalink

First Striper

Type: Chesapeake
Region:
Location: The Bay
Tags: striped bass

Jayden Venable aka. Capt Big Fish on his first fishing trip on the Bay. Thursday, May 7th, no wind, calm waters, and 72 degrees.

The perfect day. The first hook up I could not hold the rod. It was a monster (estimated 50 pounder). My best fishing buddy took over the rod (Papaw). He fought the fish for a solid 20 minutes and after coming up for the forth time doing a dozen tail spins he snapped the line! Wow, It was pretty quiet for a while. Until..............the next hook up!

Fish On! I worked this fish pretty good. He was tough, but after pulling and reeling I landed my first stripper. A nice 35 inch fish.

His is one of those great days fishing.

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Wyatt Yesker
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: May 11, 2015 Permalink

Eastern Shore Crappie

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Eastern Shore Lake
Tags: crappie

Wyatt Yesker caught this eastern shore crappie using an artificial soft plastic under a float!!

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Johnny Yesker
Youth Angler
Grasonville, MD
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: May 11, 2015 Permalink

Crappie Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Eastern Shore Lake
Tags: crappie

Johnny Yesker was fishing with his brother and caught this nice crappie using an artificial soft plastic under a float in an eastern shore lake.

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Wyatt Hall
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: May 11, 2015 Permalink

Patuxent Perch

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Patuxent River
Tags: white perch

Wyatt Hall, age 4, caught his first fish of the year near Benedict Bridge in the Patuxent River . It was a great day for him and his brother expect many more reports of different types of fish this year.

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Ryder Hall
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville,
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: May 11, 2015 Permalink

First Fish of The Season

Type: Tidal
Region:
Location: Patuxent River
Tags: white perch

Ryder Hall age 7, caught this white perch near Benedict Bridge on the Patuxent River. His first fish of the season.

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Matthew Bishop
Youth Angler
Hagerstown, MD
Total Reports:
12
Sent in on: May 6, 2015 Permalink

First Striper of the Season

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Thomas Point Lighthouse
Tags: striped bass

Matthew was fishing on his Dad's boat when he caught his first rockfish of the season.

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Spencer Byrge
Youth Angler
Winchester, VA
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: May 5, 2015 Permalink

Young Angler Gets a Beauty

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Southern Bay
Location: Reedsville, VA
Tags: Striped Bass

Spencer, age 11, caught this beauty while fishing on Fishers Bay Charters with Capt. David Fisher on board.

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Mason Branger
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: May 4, 2015 Permalink

All Smiles For This Kid

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Triadelphia Reservoir
Tags: crappie

Mason Branger with a nice white crappie caught at Triadelphia Reservoir on Sunday, May 3rd. One of many crappies caught in 2-3 feet of water around wood cover.

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Johnny Yesker
Youth Angler
Grasonville, MD
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: May 4, 2015 Permalink

Potomac American Shad

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River
Tags: American Shad

Johnny caught this American shad on the Potomac River just upstream of Fletchers Boathouse using tandem shad dart rigs!!!

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