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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


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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Cale William Fuller Jr.
Youth Angler
Beltsville, MD
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: June 4, 2014 Permalink

Youth Fishing on Memorial Day

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Sandy Point State Park
Tags: Youth Fishing, White Perch

After starting this years fishing season off with a broken trailer axel three miles from our house in April, we finally got everything back together and hit the water. Here is CJ with his first White Perch of 2014 on Memorial Day. It was not only a great day of fishing with his Dad and Uncle, but also welcoming and teaching little brother Easton (2) all about fishing. Easton did not catch any fish but did manage to lose one fishing net and mastered the art of opening the cooler so everyone else could put another fish on ice. Here's to a great fishing and boating season to all for 2014, may we all enjoy many more trips like this one!

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Jayden Venable
Youth Angler
Eldersburg, MD
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: June 2, 2014 Permalink

My First Rodeo

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Farmers Museum Fishing Pond
Tags: Bluegill, Catfish, Rainbow Trout, Crappie

My first Fishing Rodeo I was up early and ready for action. Excited to get a few trout in the bucket. Even with all the rain and muddy water creating poor conditions at the Westminster Pond I figured the DNR had stocked the pond with very hungry trout. We were lucky the weather cleared just days before. The morning was slow and I caught 1-small Bluegill, 1-small crappie, 1-small catfish in the morning, but in the afternoon landed Two nice 14 inch trout. I took 2nd place in the under 6 getting edged out by 1/4 an inch. It was one of those days I will remember when I grow up. The people running the event and the DNR made my day!

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Amanda Blackford
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 2, 2014 Permalink

Pond Fishing

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

All of our favorite spots were unavailable so we went fishing in the natural pond at the back of our property. Never really thought we would catch anything. Surprise!

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Coy Mills
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 2, 2014 Permalink

Bass Fishing in the Rain

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

Here is a photo of Coy Mills and his cousin Jeremiah Harrington catching a largemouth in Owings, MD. Using a 4in soft plastic lizard, this beauty was caught by the drain in their local pond. Thursday the 29th of May @ 5:30 pm.

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Nathan Smith
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
9
Sent in on: May 30, 2014 Permalink

Four Generations, One Fishing Trip

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Ocean City
Tags: Flounder

Nathan won/received a Flounder Fishing Trip at the 2013 Fishing Challenge at Sandy Point. Mr Frank Watkins (the boat Captain and the president of his local MSSA) allowed him to bring three people with him. He choose his father, grandfather and great grandfather. Four generations fishing on the same trip. Made for some great memories and we caught some nice flounder too.

A special thanks to DNR and Mr. Watkins for making this occur.

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