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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. John Horgan, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 14
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Posted on March 23, 2015 | Permalink

Tons of Perch

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Nanticoke River

Here is a picture of my son Dan with a white perch caught on 3/22 on the Nanticoke River. We caught about 50 white perch on bloodworms.

Tags: white perch


  1. Fred Miller, Recreational Angler
  2. Bel Air
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on March 23, 2015 | Permalink

Afternoon Mix

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Bel Air

Nice afternoon to catch some sunnies, crappie and mystery fish (is this a shiner?) All were caught on #4 hooks and waxworms under a bobber.

DNR Response: Yes, that is a golden shiner.

Tags: sunfish, crappie, golden shiner


  1. Mike Andrews, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on March 23, 2015 | Permalink

1st Big One of the Season

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Lake Allen

I had a nice 4 hours at Lake Allen today and the bass was biting really good. All the fish was caught on small crankbaits and yes the bass were released.

Tags: largemouth bass, crappie


  1. Ryan Stouten, Recreational Angler
  2. Crofton, MD
  3. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on March 20, 2015 | Permalink

Governor Bridge Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Governor Bridge Pond

I went fishing at the ponds on Governor Bridge Road for trout. I spent about an hour and caught my two trout as well as a largemouth bass. The bass was released and the trout were both named "Dinner". All caught on a rooster tail lure Thanks for stocking!

Tags: rainbow trout, largemouth bass


  1. Danny Villanueva, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on March 20, 2015 | Permalink

First Fish of 2015

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Savage Mill

After this long winter and delays in stocking, the wait is finally over. I caught this nice 17.5 inch rainbow trout on my second cast this afternoon at Savage Mill.

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Booker Earl Reese, Recreational Angler
  2. Forestville, Md
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on March 20, 2015 | Permalink

Waysons Corner Perch

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Waysons Corner

I caught these at Waysons Corner yesterday. Took home 16 between 9 in and 12 in all WPs no yellow perch!!! Grass shrimp & nitecrawlers!!

Tags: white perch


  1. Alan Klotz, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 69
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Posted on March 18, 2015 | Permalink

Town Creek Delayed Harvest Trout Fishing Area Float-Stocking

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Town Creek

The Town Creek Delayed Harvest Trout Fishing Areas were float stocked with a total of 3,000 rainbow trout on March 16th. Bear Creek Hatchery and Inland Fisheries DNR staff were assisted by members of the Nemacolin Chapter of Trout Unlimited to float-stock the entire upper Delayed Harvest area, this section of the stream has some spectacular "cliff pools" that are great places to trout fish. We also float-stocked most the the lower area near the Bull Ring Ranch, an area characterized by fast runs and some large flat pools. Winter stoneflies were hatching and dark stonefly patterns in size 18 - 14 should work well. With winter now behind us - it is trout fishing time!

Pic 1 - TU and DNR staff loading up the float-stocking barge with rainbow trout.

Pic 2 - DNR staff floating the fish down Town Creek to be released in remote areas of the stream.

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Alan Englebrecht, Recreational Angler
  2. Frederick MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on March 18, 2015 | Permalink

Nice Channel Cat at Culler Lake

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Culler Lake, Baker Park

My son and I were thrilled that the lakes and ponds are finally thawing out so we hit up reliable old Culler Lake on Saturday. My son noticed the rod tip bend and set the hook and fought this little hog all the way to the bank all by himself. A very stout channel cat that was 1 oz shy of 7lbs. Not our biggest cat from here but certainly a good one and a great way to kickoff the start of spring fishing for 2015!

Tags: Channel Catfish


  1. Robert Bruce, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 20
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Posted on March 17, 2015 | Permalink

Potomac Flatheads

Type: Tidal
Region: Souther
Location: Potomac River

My friend Bob and I went out on the Potomac the other day and caught some nice Flatheads. Largest of the day was 46 inches. I kept 2 of the smaller fish (25lbs) for the table. The water temperature was still cold where we were fishing, 37 degrees. Looking forward to some warmer weather for sure.

Tags: Flathead Catfish, Invasive


  1. Richard White, Recreational Angler
  2. Severna Park, MD
  3. Total Reports: 10
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Posted on March 17, 2015 | Permalink

Ice is Moving Out

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Severn Park Ponds

The ice is finally moving out and the fish started right behind it here in Anne Arundel. Fishing 2 local ponds in Severna Park, one is still a quarter covered with ice on March 15th. Slow going but pickerel and crappie have decided to cooperate. Live minnows on the bottom and under a bobber as well as Rapalas.

Tags: chain pickerel, crappie

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