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To post a report please email your name, hometown, photos, location information, and the content for your report to fishingreports.dnr@maryland.gov. All information is optional, but encouraged.

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There will be a 2014 end-of-year random drawing from angler's participating in any of the Volunteer Angler Surveys. We encourage anglers to continue to report snakehead catches through the Inland Freshwater survey in addition to their Angler's Log submission. The information helps our biologists better understand the various species and water systems they utilize.

Maryland Fishing Challenge Logo showing striped bassA new component of the Maryland Fishing Challenge includes invasive species reports submitted to the Angler's Log. Beginning during the 2013/2014 tournament, Angler's Log entries which include Blue Catfish, Northern Snakehead or Flathead Catfish, at any length in size, will be eligible for up to two prizes via a random drawing at the annual Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale. Fish must be kept and a photo showing the kept fish is mandatory. Multiple entries are allowed, but each fish can only be entered once. Remember, all invasive species must be dead to be entered and there is no catch and release category. Visit the Maryland fishing Challenge web site to read the complete set of rules.

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  1. Cindy Demond, Recreational Angler
  2. North East, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on September 16, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Follow the Birds to the Fish

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Off Carpenters Point

Cindy caught these rockfish off Carpenters Point on the edge of the Susquehanna Flats in 4-5 feet of water. She was fishing on the Snookers Baybee, a 1986 17' Boston Whaler. The fish were 25 and 20 inches. We caught 12 in less than 1 hour and had 4 keepers. The birds showed us the fish!

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. David Brown, Recreational Angler
  2. Bel Air, MD
  3. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on September 16, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Conowingo Cats!

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Conowingo Dam

Headed out on my boat around 6:15 am and watched the sun come up and the fish jump. Caught several channel cats using chicken livers and a flathead using a white perch we caught and used for cut bait. Several big ones managed to get away. The water temp feels pretty warm compared to the air temps. It was a great day of fishing.

Tags: Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Invasive


  1. Joe Perret, Recreational Angler
  2. Silver Spring
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on September 16, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Harris Mud Crab

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Bay Bridge

We caught a nice bunch of white perch under the Bay Bridge today. While cleaning them, I found this little crab – still alive – in the mouth of one of the perch. The whole crab, legs and all could have been covered by a nickel.

Is this what a juvenile Blue Crab looks like, or are there other species of crab in the bay?

DNR Response: It is a Harris mud crab, they are small crabs that live on oyster reefs, muddy bottoms, marshes etc.

Tags: White Perch, Harris Mud Crab


  1. Rob Kline, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on September 16, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Chester River Crabs

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Chester River

30 traps and 4 hours out of Bogle’s on the Chester River.

Tags: Blue Crab


  1. Stephen VanBellen, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on September 16, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Eastern Bay Bluefish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Eastern Bay

I caught this 16" bluefish Friday night right at dusk off of fresh alewife.

Tags: Bluefish


  1. Richie Bowen, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 4
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Posted on September 16, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Tons of fish... But bluegill in saltwater?

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Breton Bay

In Breton Bay there's been redfish, bluefish, carp, bluegill, striped bass, and white perch. It's saltwater so it's weird there was a bluegill.

DNR Response: A variety of fish that most people consider freshwater can tolerate a fair amount of salinity in areas often referred to as "brackish" where there is a mixing of freshwater and bay water. Sunfish such as bluegills and even largemouth bass and chain pickerel can be found in these areas at times.

Tags: Carp, Bluegill, Bluefish, Striped Bass, Red Drum, White Perch


  1. aaron Wexler, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on September 16, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Thomas Point Spanish Mackerel

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Thomas Point

Aaron caught this 23" Spanish Mackerel at Thomas Point on 9/11/2014.

Tags: Spanish Mackerel, Striped Bass


  1. Eric Connolly, Youth Angler
  2. New Market, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on September 15, 2014 | Permalink

Hooked on Fishing After First Catch

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Ocean City, MD

My son Eric, age 12 has Autism and my dad (69 years old) is an avid fisherman. During the last 12 years Eric has never had an interest to fish. I know that has always broken my dad's heart. He has tried for many years to get him to fish or at least go in a boat. This summer we were in Ocean City, Maryland for vacation. One evening our family (grand-dad & grand mom included) went out on the beach to fish and told Eric what we were doing. He seemed to like the idea and we asked him if he wanted to hold the rod. He complied and within 5 minutes he caught a fish. Well that's all it took. He was hooked. He caught another one within 5 minutes and another one. It was an exciting night to say the least, especially to have his grandfather present. The smiles on everyone's faces that night was priceless. I have attached 3 pictures. One picture shows his first fish and the 2nd photo is his 2nd fish (I think both croakers) and the 3rd photo is something I never thought I would get a picture of….and that was Eric holding a rod and looking off into the ocean. It was an amazing site.

Tags: Croaker


  1. Joe Perret, Recreational Angler
  2. Silver Spring
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on September 15, 2014 | Permalink

Nice Rock on First Cast

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Bay Bridge

Fishing for perch with soft shell crab on the bridge pilings, but this 22” rock pounced on the first cast of the morning. Perch action was hot. Also caught and released a couple of 16” rock.

Tags: Striped Bass, Perch


  1. Lorenzo Sanz, Youth Angler
  2. Glen Arm, MD
  3. Total Reports: 4
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Posted on September 15, 2014 | Permalink

Fishing with my New Awesome Fishing Rod

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven Reservoir

I went to Loch Raven Reservoir to try out my new fishing rod that I won at the Maryland Youth Fishing Awards Ceremony. I had a blast at the Maryland Seafood Festival and the Maryland Awards Ceremony last weekend. I am so excited about my fishing trip. Thank you Maryland DNR!

Tags: Maryland Fishing Challenge, Maryland Youth Fishing Club

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