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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


Ryder Hall
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
6
Sent in on: June 16, 2015 Permalink

Caught a Little Bit of Everything

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Patuxent River
Tags: catfish, perch, eel, blue crab

Ryder, age 7 caught a little bit of everything from the pier: 2 catfish, 5 perch, 1 eel,and a couple crabs.

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Cameron Manal
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 16, 2015 Permalink

Catfishin'

Type: Tidal
Region: Northern
Location: C&D Canal
Tags: channel catfish

Cameron Manal, age 14 caught this chanel catfish from the C&D Canal. It was 7lbs, 8 ozs and 28 inches long.

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Ryan Bishop
Youth Angler
Hagerstown
Total Reports:
3
Sent in on: June 15, 2015 Permalink

These Boys are Catching Crabs

Type: Tidal
Region: Southenr
Location: West River
Tags: blue crabs

Matthew and Ryan Bishop caught 20 crabs on Saturday, June 13, 2015 on the West River using a trout line baited with chicken necks. The boys were crabbing with their parents.

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Marcelo Stenzel
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: June 15, 2015 Permalink

Little Patuxent Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Little Patuxent River
Tags: northen snakehead, invasive

Marcelo caught this asian snakehead (about 12 inches long) in the Little Patuxent River just off the WB & A Trail in the Piney Orchard Nature Preserve in Odenton. We wanted to report this catch and we have seen several others in the river.

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Johnny Yesker
Youth Angler
Grasonville, MD
Total Reports:
3
Sent in on: June 15, 2015 Permalink

Stoney Creek Cat

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Stoney Creek
Tags: channel catfish

Johnny caught this Channel Cat from a pier in Stoney Creek using fresh grass shrimp he caught just a few minutes before using a roller net!!

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Steven Snyder
Youth Angler
North East, MD
Total Reports:
14
Sent in on: June 12, 2015 Permalink

Sunset Fishing on the North East River

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: North East River
Tags: largemouth bass

Steven found some beautiful bass using a drop shot rig shortly after sunset on the North East River, helping his boat into 1st place during the evening tournament.

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Isaiah T
Youth Angler
Baltimore
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 10, 2015 Permalink

Centennial Lake Youth Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Centennial Lake
Tags: bluegill

Isaiah caught this bluegill on his last waxworm of the day at Centennial Lake last weekend. He spent hours weeding through small bluegill before this big guy took the bait a few feet from shore on his final retrieve. He was using a size 8 hook under a slip bobber and had a blast with his dad.

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Steven Snyder
Youth Angler
North East, MD
Total Reports:
14
Sent in on: June 10, 2015 Permalink

First Cast

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: North East River
Tags: largemouth bass

Steven snagged this bass weighting in just over 2lbs and nearly 19 inches with his first cast in the North East River using a drop shot rig and a a clear KVD worm shortly before sunset.

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Steven Snyder
Youth Angler
North East, MD
Total Reports:
14
Sent in on: June 8, 2015 Permalink

Upper Chesapeake Bass Fishing

Type: Chesapeake
Region: North Eastern
Location: Upper Chesapeake and Susquehanna River
Tags: largemouth bass

Steven, 14 years old was fishing on the Upper Chesapeake and Susquehanna River with a lunker weighing in over 4 lbs. And a total bag just shy of 7lbs.

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Ryder Hall
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
6
Sent in on: June 8, 2015 Permalink

No Crabs, Just Fish

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

Ryder, age 7 caught a catfish and a couple white perch while fishing with his brother from the pier near Benedict, MD. He was also crabbing but had no luck.

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