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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

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Latest Youth Angler's Log Reports from Youth Anglers


Nathan Smith
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
9
Sent in on: June 17, 2014 Permalink

Hacketts Still Good

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Middle Bay
Location: Hacketts
Tags: Striped Bass

Nathan still doing very well chumming near Hackett's. We limited out with six nice fish on Sunday, June 15th.

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Jacob LaPorta
Youth Angler
Freeland, MD
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 16, 2014 Permalink

Hooked For Life!

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Prettyboy Reservoir
Tags: Bluegill

Two year old Jacob headed out to Prettyboy Reservoir in early June to break in his new fishing vest and DockBuster fishing rod. He was rewarded with his first Bluegill ever and made dad very proud! It's obvious he's hooked for life and dad has a new fishing pal!

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Nash Parker
Youth Angler
Centreville, MD
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 13, 2014 Permalink

Fishing with Dad

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Centreville Wharf Docks, and Northbrook Ponds
Tags: Bluegill, Rock Bass, Catfish, Carp

My daddy took me fishing several times in one day, we hit the local ponds where we scored a 10"+ fat Bluegill. We moved over to the Centreville docks when it warmed up and I caught a big ol' Mud Catfish and a bunch more Bluegills. I even snagged a baby Rock Bass. We saw lots of HUGE Carp feeding near shore, but I am glad I didn't hook one of them, I don't think my rod could have taken it. I love fishing, and I especially love fishing here in Maryland.

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Josiah Hawkins
Youth Angler
Baltimore, MD
Total Reports:
4
Sent in on: June 12, 2014 Permalink

3rd Place in Youth Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Patterson Park Pond
Tags: Largemouth Bass, Bluegill

On 6/7/14 Josiah, 4 yrs. old captured 3rd Place in the Baltimore City Recreation & Parks Youth Fishing Program at Patterson Park Pond! He was presented a nice trophy. He caught 1 Largemouth Bass , and 5 Bluegill while practicing catch and release, his bait was white bread and whole kernel corn. Everyone had tons of fun ! A day to remember!

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Cody Adkins
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 12, 2014 Permalink

Potomac Blue Cat

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River
Tags: Blue Catfish

Here is a picture of Cody near Fort Washington on the Potomac with his 36 inch catfish. Not a bad day fishing!

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Nathan Smith
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
9
Sent in on: June 11, 2014 Permalink

Hacketts the Place to Be

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Hacketts Bar
Tags: Striped Bass

Nate is still catching his fish while chumming near Hackett's. So far no need to look anywhere else. Limited out in a little over an hour.

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Ryan Bishop
Youth Angler
Hagerstown
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: June 10, 2014 Permalink

Bushel of Crabs…Yumm

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Near the West River
Tags: Blue Crab

Matthew and Ryan caught a bushel of crabs on Saturday June 7th crabbing with their Dad near the West River!

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Shayla Nguyen
Youth Angler
Gaithersburg
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: June 6, 2014 Permalink

Kids Fishing Day

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Little Seneca Park
Tags: Bluegill

I woke up early in the morning to go to the fishing tournament. I was very excited when I got there.I was ready to fish and try to win the tournament. After about 10 minutes, I caught four Bluegills! In the end, I won the prize for biggest fish! I caught a 6.5 inch Bluegill. I had an amazing day.

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Hunter Hannum
Youth Angler
Clarksburg, MD
Total Reports:
3
Sent in on: June 6, 2014 Permalink

Training My Little Brother

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: North of Bloody Point
Tags: Striped Bass

8 Year old Hunter and his 2 ½ year old brother Preston enjoyed a prefect day on the Chesapeake Bay this past Sunday. Hunter battled 2 - 25” Striped Bass trolling umbrellas, tandems and spoons just north of Bloody Point, while Preston trained and watched. Good start to the summer!

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Lucas Livingston
Youth Angler
Churchton, MD
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 4, 2014 Permalink

First Soft Shell

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: West/Rhode River
Tags: Blue Crab

Lucas and Jim Livingston caught their first shed of the season a beautiful 7” Jimmy Soft shell - Good eats coming.

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