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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.

Important Note: If anyone in your picture is under 18 years of age, we must have a photo release signed by a parent/guardian before we can post your picture. By sending any photos or art to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources you are giving DNR permission to use the image(s) online and in print. You are also giving DNR permission to distribute the photo for non-commercial purposes to other media, print, digital and television for their use. You are not giving up your copyright, but are allowing the photo(s) to be used for educational and news purposes. All Photos will be made available on Fisheries Service Flickr Page.

There will be random drawings throughout the year 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. J Moss, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
  3. View all reports by J Moss →

Posted on July 30, 2015 | Permalink

Barren Creek Snakehead

Type: Non-tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Barren Creek

Two boys in a canoe caught this Northern Snakehead in Barren Creek just down stream of Bridge St. in Mardela Springs, MD.

Tags: northern snakehead


  1. Chris Abbott, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 28, 2015 | Permalink

Chicamacomico Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Chicamacomico River

I was fishing the Chicamacomico River at the bridge on New Bridge Road in Dorchester County Sunday morning between 6:00 am and 7:00 am and caught 2 snakeheads. The first one I was unable to land but I did get him out of the water long enough to identify it and estimate it's weight at 6-7 lbs. The second was roughly 12" long and 1-2 lbs. I did not return it to the water. I enclosed a picture of the smaller one for identification purposes.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Annette Marriner, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 23, 2015 | Permalink

Baby Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Wicomico River

Is this a snakehead? Caught in minnow trap in the Wicomico River.

DNR Response: Yes, that's a snakehead! They are in the Wicomico and it's not the first we've heard of one caught by a minnow trap.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Matt Rinehimer, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Ridgely, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 22, 2015 | Permalink

Snakehead on the Tuckahoe

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Tuckahoe River

This snakehead was caught on the Tuckahoe River on July 20th. It was caught from a kayak at low tide on a topwater bait using 10lb test line. It was 31.5 inches long and weighed 10.7 lbs. It was dispatched and will be today's lunch.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Roger, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 14, 2015 | Permalink

Marshyhope Snakehead Full of Eggs

Type: Non-tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Marshyhope Creek

I caught this snakehead fish on the Marshyhope Creek July 12th, 2015. I caught it on a buzzbait. It was caught at the Federalsburg boat ramp in the marina in the southwest corner of the ramp that no one uses. It was 18 3/4” long and weighed 2 lb. 4oz. The fish was full of eggs and also full of long coiled up red worms. The worms were in the eggs as well as in the meat of the filet.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Adam Weishaupt, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 13, 2015 | Permalink

Transquaking River Snakhead

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Transquaking River

Here is a picture of snakehead fish caught in the Transquaking River on July 10, 2015. One is 18" long and one is 20" long.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Adam Colvin, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on July 13, 2015 | Permalink

Cove Point Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Cove Point

I caught and killed and ate this northern snakehead in Cove Point, MD on July 7, 2015. It was 30 inches and caught on a five inch pumpkin and chartreuse senko.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Nathan Newberry, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 13, 2015 | Permalink

Marshyhope Snakehead

Type: Non-tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Marshyhope

Wanted to report a snakehead caught 7-9-15 on the Marshyhope within site of the county ramp at Federalsburg. Approx 25"and 6 lbs and appeared to be loaded with eggs.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Peter Cannavino, Recreational Angler
  2. California, MD
  3. Total Reports: 8
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Posted on June 29, 2015 | Permalink

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

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