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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.

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.


Latest Youth Angler's Log Reports from Youth Anglers


Matthew Bishop
Youth Angler
Hagerstown, MD
Total Reports:
15
Sent in on: August 4, 2015 Permalink

Big Blue Crab

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: West River
Tags: blue crab

Matthew and Ryan Bishop went crabbing with their Dad on the West River and caught this 8 inch MD Blue Crab!

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Skylar Hepner
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
10
Sent in on: July 28, 2015 Permalink

More Perch at Wicomico Pier

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Wicomico Pier
Tags: watersnake, white perch

I went fishing today with my dad at Wicomico Pier. I caught some more perch today and I saw the water snake again. This time I was able to take a picture of it. I was wondering what type of snake it is? Can you please tell me?

DNR Response: The picture is not great, but from what we can tell, it resembles a northern watersnake (Nerodia sipedon).

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Jacob Ehm
Youth Angler
Monkton, MD
Total Reports:
21
Sent in on: July 27, 2015 Permalink

Pasadena Fishing Derby

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Downs Park
Tags: striped bass

I went to the fishing tournament at Pasadena this weekend. The fishing was slow because it was low tide. I won first place with an 8 inch rockfish, I caught five rockfish total. I had a fun time and can't wait for next year.

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Skylar Hepner
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
10
Sent in on: July 23, 2015 Permalink

Family Fishing Fun

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Wicomico Pier
Tags: white perch

Fishing at Wicomico Pier on July 19th I had a really fun time with my mom and dad. We caught a lot of white perch. We let all of our fish go. We even saw a water snake. Here is a picture of one of the fish I caught today.

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Taylor Lemnios
Youth Angler
Arnold, MD
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: July 23, 2015 Permalink

Assateague Flounder

Type: Coast
Region: Eastern
Location: Behind Assateague Island
Tags: summer flounder

Taylor, age 13 caught this 20" flounder in the back bay behind Assateague Island. Flounder was caught on minnows and squid.

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Lorenzo Sanz
Youth Angler
Glen Arm, MD
Total Reports:
13
Sent in on: July 23, 2015 Permalink

Lucky 8 Fish

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven
Tags: sunfish

Here is one of the lucky eight fish I caught July 12 at Loch Raven Reservoir.

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Lorenzo Sanz
Youth Angler
Glen Arm, MD
Total Reports:
13
Sent in on: July 22, 2015 Permalink

Fish Thursday

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven Reservior
Tags: bluegill

July 9th was a fun Thursday with my dad at Loch Raven Reservoir.

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Rachel Judge
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: July 20, 2015 Permalink

Nice Channel Cat on the Chester

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Chester River
Tags: channel catfish, white perch, striped bass

I went out on the water for a Daddy/Daughter fishing trip on the Chester River. We caught tons of white perch and baby stripers (did not mean to catch the stripers though). I was using bloodworms and grocery store frozen shrimp for bait. I was reeling in a fish, thinking it was another white perch, but all of a sudden it pulled really hard, almost taking the rod out of my hands. Then, I knew I had a big fish. When I finally reeled in the fish, it was a Channel Catfish, which measured between 27-28 inches and about 7-7.5 lbs.

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Joshua Pepin
Youth Angler
New Market, MD
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: July 15, 2015 Permalink

Nice Bass Caught at Derby

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Piney Run Park
Tags: largemouth bass

Joshua caught this bass in the recent kids fishing derby at Piney Run Park in Sykesville, MD. While it didn't count for the derby (panfish only) he went home feeling like a winner! 18" largemouth caught on a weightless 3" creature bait.

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Wyatt Hall
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
5
Sent in on: July 14, 2015 Permalink

Weekend Fishing with My Brother

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

Wyatt was fishing over the weekend with his brother Ryder and caught some perch and catfish.

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