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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. Peter Cannavino, Recreational Angler
  2. California, MD
  3. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on June 29, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

St Mary's Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Spillway Below St. Mary’s Lake

I caught this 25” Northern Snakehead on Saturday June 28th in the spillway below St. Mary’s Lake in St. Mary’s County. It was caught using a brown yamamoto senko with pink tail on a 5’ ultralight rod. Fish was full of eggs and summarily killed and enjoyed as dinner.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Robert Conway, Recreational Angler
  2. Crofton, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 26, 2015 | Permalink

Patuxent Snakehead

Type: Non-tidal
Region: Central
Location: Patuxent River

Robert caught this northern snakehead in the Patuxent River near Crofton.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Stephen Dean, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 24, 2015 | Permalink

Mill Creek Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mill Creek

I caught this 25.5 inc, 5lbs 5oz snakehead in Mill Creek on live minnow.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Dale Fairall, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 23, 2015 | Permalink

Caught One Snakehead But Lots of Babies in the Water

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Cambridge

I caught one snakehead. It was approximately 24-28 inches . I measured my shoe when I got home and it was 12". I used a live minnow to catch the snakehead. I was in Cambridge. MD, I took Airey Rd just pass the Wal-Mart, made a right after Cindy's (Red Building) I think it is a restaurant and followed that road for several miles until I came to the first Bridge with a boat ramp.

My wife saw a bunch of little things swimming around and thought they were water beetles. They kept moving and going down under the water and coming back up. At first I could not tell what they were. Then all of a sudden I saw the snakehead. I realized that they were the babies of the snakehead. I threw my minnow at the snakehead babies and then the fight was on. I went back to see if I could see any more snakeheads. All I saw was 3 more pods of babies snakeheads. They were to the right of the ramp by the lily pads.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Laura Downey, Recreational Angler
  2. Jessup, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on June 22, 2015 | Permalink

Mallows Bay Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region:
Location: Mallows Bay

This 24" snakehead was caught at Mallows Bay on June 20, 2015. I caught it while kayak fishing in the back "creek" area. Lure used: frog with rubber string legs. I had snakehead for supper that night - it was very delicious!

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Ken Cunningham, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 18, 2015 | Permalink

Snakehead for Dinner

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Dorchester County

Ken Cunningham caught his first ever snakehead. It was 24 inches long and put up a great fight on a floating top water lure. It was caught on June 9, 2015 off of Highway 335 in Dorchester County. He killed it and it tasted great.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Michael A. Rucker, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 17, 2015 | Permalink

Snakeheads in Chicamacomico River

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Chicamacomico River

I caught and killed these 2 snakeheads on Saturday, June 13 in the Chicamacomico River in Dorchester County. I launched my boat at the New Bridge RD boat ramp just below Salem and caught them within a mile or so south of the bridge. The first fish was approximately 20 to 22 inches and the second was approximately 16 inches.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Robert Oyaski, Recreational Angler
  2. Lusby
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 17, 2015 | Permalink

Bow Hunting Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Spillway Across from Lake Lariat

Hi there I'm a 23 year old up and coming bow fisher. This huge 34 inch, 11lb snakehead met his demise today 6/15/2015 at 6:45 pm. The rain had just stopped for a bit so I figured I'd go give it a shot. I headed to the spillway across from Lake Lariat in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates of Lusby, Maryland. I walked around the small pond to see if I could see anything and I saw this monster but didn't have my bow and spooked it off, normally you get once chance. I went and grabbed my bow out of the car and came back to the spot I originally saw him, he was about three feet to the left. I drew my bow took a deep breath and released. That's when I saw the fish with my arrow in him jump out of the water, I knew I had a great fish on. I killed it according to law and am taking him tomorrow to get my citation!! Great way to end a miserable day.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Marcelo Stenzel, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on June 17, 2015 | Permalink

Another Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Little Patuxent River

Attached is a picture of another snakehead that I caught in the Little Patuxent River in the Piney Orchard Nature Preserve in Odenton. This one was 16 inches long.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. James Berry, Recreational Angler
  2. Chesapeake Beach, Md
  3. Total Reports: 36
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Posted on June 16, 2015 | Permalink

Big Mattawoman Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mattawoman Creek

I was bow fishing in Mattawoman Creek on 6-14-15 and shot a couple snakehead fish. This one came in at 15.4 pounds.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

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