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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


Julie Anne Lynskey
Youth Angler
Churchton, MD
Total Reports:
3
Sent in on: November 14, 2014 Permalink

School of Bluefish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Franklin Manor Pier
Tags: bluefish

My dad and I went fishing on a Sunday after dinner, before it got dark. Boy were the bluefish biting. Whole schools would come by and we would have fish on more than one line. We went home because the bluefish were so crazy they messed up our lines. We started with 4 poles but after a few catches we were down to only two lines, it was really crazy and fun!

Picture is of me holding two 17 inch bluefish before we put them back in the water. My dad was taking them off the hooks and my job to put them back into the water. I am also wearing the lucky fishing shirt from Mr. Tyler, it has rockfish on it but we didn't catch any that day.

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Jacob Ehm
Youth Angler
Monkton, MD
Total Reports:
19
Sent in on: November 13, 2014 Permalink

Colder Weather, Less Bites

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Local Pond
Tags: Sunfish, Catfish

Had a great time fishing today. Catfish weren't biting, but the panfish were. By the end of the day we finally caught some. The biggest one was a 9 incher. The cold weather is having effect on the fish not biting too well, but anytime I have a fishing pole in my hand I have a great time.

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Julie Anne Lynskey
Youth Angler
Churchton, MD
Total Reports:
3
Sent in on: November 13, 2014 Permalink

No Luck til After Dark

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Franklin Manor Pier
Tags: bluefish

My dad and I were fishing on Franklin Manor Pier. We had no luck until it got dark. And then bluefish started biting. The biggest one we caught was a 17 inch blue fish and we took a quick picture before we put it back in the bay. We caught all the fish on one rod as it was the lucky one.

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Nicholas Suwito
Youth Angler
Clarksburg, MD
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: November 12, 2014 Permalink

Local Pond Largemouth

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Local Pond
Tags: largemouth bass

I went fishing with my dad on Saturday at a local pond near our house. I caught these two nice largemouth bass. These two are the biggest ones I've caught so far.

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Julie Anne Lynskey
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
3
Sent in on: November 12, 2014 Permalink

Doubler Bluefish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Franklin Manor Pier
Tags: bluefish

My dad and I were fishing just as it was getting dark on the Franklin Manor Pier. One of the rods went way down. It was almost bent in half. We thought we had a huge whopper of a fish. I reeled it in while my dad held the rod. It put up quite a fight!!!

It was a 25 inch bluefish. In two parts a 13 inch and a 12 inch on the same line. We put them both back in the water quickly.


Nicholas Pirchio
Youth Angler
Owings, MD
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: November 6, 2014 Permalink

Trout for Dinner

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Calvert County Pond
Tags: Rainbow Trout, Golden Rainbow Trout

Nicholas of Owings and his Grand Pop of Annapolis caught 4 rainbows and 1 golden rainbow trout in a Calvert County Pond, using trout dough balled on a hook. The other 4 fish pictured were given to the fishing duo by another angler at the pond. The trout ranged in size from 11 to 14 inches. All of the fish were cleaned, grilled, and consumed that evening.

DNR note: Sounds like you had a great fish fry! Nicholas and his Grand Pop were legal in accepting the fish from another angler but DNR would like to remind anglers that once they catch their creel limit they should not continue fishing, even if they give what they catch away, you will get a ticket.

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Skylar Hepner
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
8
Sent in on: November 3, 2014 Permalink

Trout Fishing Report from Southern Maryland

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Hughesville Pond
Tags: Rainbow Trout

On Sunday, I went fishing with my dad at Hughesville Pond. I had a great time and I caught 3 rainbow trout. Here are some of the pictures that my dad took of me. With 2 of the trout, I brought up some weeds that looked like mistletoe. So for one of the pictures, I joking called it the mistletoe trout. I also want to thank DNR for stocking the ponds with trout because they are really fun to catch.

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Brenner Bookhamer
Youth Angler
Baltimore, MD
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: October 30, 2014 Permalink

Only One to Catch a Fish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: upper Bay
Location: Mouth of Patapsco River
Tags: striped bass

I went fishing with my mommy and daddy and was the only one to catch a fish! It was really exciting and I had a lot of fun! I caught this 19" rockfish at the mouth of Patapsco River trolling on 10/27/14.

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Connor Shank
Youth Angler
Damascus, MD
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: October 30, 2014 Permalink

First Cast Was All it Took

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Tags: striped bass

My dad and I went out on the bay and on my fist cast I caught this 26" striper. That was the one and only catch of the day!

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Lorenzo Sanz
Youth Angler
Glen Arm, MD
Total Reports:
6
Sent in on: October 28, 2014 Permalink

Fishing at Loch Raven

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

I went fishing today with a friend. Only caught one small fish. It was a great late afternoon day at Loch Raven Reservoir. We had a blast walking through the woods along the trails exploring. You can see by the photo the beautiful sun setting along the shore.

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