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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.state.md.us. All information is optional, but encouraged.

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Latest Youth Angler's Log Reports from Youth Anglers


Steven Snyder
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: April 4, 2014 Permalink

Beach Fishing Perch

Type: Tidal
Region: Northern
Location: Charlestown Beach
Tags: White Perch

Steven Snyder caught this White Perch off the beach from the Charlestown, MD area, shortly before dusk on 4/3/14 using night crawlers.

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Ethan Fike
Youth Angler
Finzel / Frostburg MD
Total Reports:
12
Sent in on: March 31, 2014 Permalink

5 Trout Kind of Day

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Parkview Pond, Grantsville
Tags: Rainbow Trout

I fished at Parkview Pond in Grantsville on 3-28-14 and caught 5 trout.

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Mason Barrick
Youth Angler
Libertyown, MD
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: March 24, 2014 Permalink

Frederick County 5 Pounder

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Frederick County Farm Pond
Tags: Largemouth Bass

11 year old Mason caught this 5 pounder at a Frederick County farm pond on a mepps comet. Caught several others too.

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Nathan Smith
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
3
Sent in on: March 24, 2014 Permalink

Lots of Fish, Few Keepers

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Hillsboro
Tags: Yellow Perch, Bluegill

Nathan had a good day of fishing in Hillsboro. He must have caught at least 30 Yellow Perch and a couple of brim. The keepers however, were few and far between. He kept five keepers to give to his dad for dinner.

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Ethan Fike
Youth Angler
Finzel / Frostburg MD
Total Reports:
12
Sent in on: March 24, 2014 Permalink

Exploring Swallow Falls

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Swallow Falls / Yough River
Tags:

I fished at Swallow Falls on 03-15-14, didn't catch any fish but had a good time exploring.

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Nathan Williams
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
8
Sent in on: March 21, 2014 Permalink

Clavert Cliffs Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Calvert Cliffs State Park
Tags: Rainbow Trout

Nathan was able to get out before the storm and catch his limit of trout at Calvert Cliffs State Park. The bait of choice was green trout worms on a size 12 salmon egg hook with a single split shot weight. It was a great afternoon of fishing.

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Laura O'Connell
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
4
Sent in on: March 21, 2014 Permalink

No Fish At All!

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Local Pond
Tags:

I went to my neighbor's pond on March 20, 2014 with my dad and brother. I was fishing with worms at first but when my brother almost caught a bass with a minnow. I changed my bait to a minnow, too, but got less bites than I did with the worm.


Nathan Smith
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
3
Sent in on: March 21, 2014 Permalink

Hillsboro Perch

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Hillsboro
Tags: Yellow Perch

Nathan Smith, age 11 caught his limit of Yellow Perch with several throw backs on March 16, 2014. He was fishing with his grandfather in Hillsboro, MD near the bridge.


Tommy O'Connell
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
5
Sent in on: March 20, 2014 Permalink

Bass Named Fred

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Local Pond
Tags: Largemouth Bass

I went fishing on March 16, 2014 with my Dad and sister Laura at my neighbors pond. I caught a Largemouth Bass that was about 12 inches. I've never caught this bass before. I named this bass Fred.

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Tommy O'Connell
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
5
Sent in on: March 18, 2014 Permalink

A 5 Fish Species Day!

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Tuckahoe River
Tags: Striped Bass, White Perch, Channel Catfish, White Catfish, Yellow Perch

On February 22, 2014, I went fishing with my Dad and our friend, Mr. Keith Lockwood on the Tuckahoe River. We were bottom fishing using worms and cut bait, but the worms were working best. The three of us caught a total of 11 fish, and I caught 9 of them! We caught a Striped Bass, White Perch, Channel Catfish, White Catfish and a Yellow Perch. We released all of them except for one Channel Catfish and a few medium sized White Perch which I ate for dinner that night!

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