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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. Nathan Franco, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 4
  4. View all reports by Nathan Franco →

Posted on June 17, 2014 | Permalink

Two Nice Snakeheads

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

6/14 was a very windy day and the fishing was tough in the lower Potomac. We caught a couple bass the biggest one weighing 4 pounds. Again Team Slayer managed to land 2 nice size snakeheads on rod and reel NOT bowhunting. Thatís jesse with the 29.5 inch and me with the 27 inch snakehead.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive, Largemouth Bass


  1. Taylor Mooney, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
  3. View all reports by Taylor Mooney →

Posted on June 12, 2014 | Permalink

Snakehead Caught in Wicomico

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Wicomico River

Taylor caught this snakehead on 6/11/14 at 7:30 p.m in Wicomico River, Salisbury, MD using a dark green and neon green tube. It was low tide, dropping barometer, mid to low 70's just before sunset approximately 20 yards off the shore slow jigging. Reported to the D.N.R via phone and photographed by a D.N.R officer the night of the catch. Dispatched directly after catching and placed in cooler for fisheries.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Dutch Baldwin, Recreational Angler
  2. Indian Head
  3. Total Reports: 24
  4. View all reports by Dutch Baldwin →

Posted on June 10, 2014 | Permalink

1st Place in Snakehead Tournament

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

Our team the Nockturnal Misfits took 1st place in the Whackfactor Tournament this past weekend. We shot 32 fish weighing in at 240lbs.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Jorden Smith, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 10, 2014 | Permalink

28 Inch Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Chopawamsic Creek

Here is a 28 inch 10 lb snakehead I caught on Marine Corps Base Quantico. I caught it right behind the airfield, I think the actual name is Chopawamsic Creek. Also my neighbor pulled a 11 lbs snakehead out of there and we have gotten two smaller ones.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Stephanie De La Paz, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 9, 2014 | Permalink

Early Father's Day Snakehead Dinner

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: McIntosh Run, Breton Bay

Stephanie took her Dad (Freddie) for an early Father's Day fishing outing at McIntosh Run, Breton Bay, Leonardtown, Maryland this morning and caught this 24.5" pregnant snakehead. We took it home, clean and fillet the fish for an early Father's Day dinner, yummy!

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Kelly Lama, Recreational Angler
  2. Hyattsville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 9, 2014 | Permalink

Potomac Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

Kelly caught this 12 pound Snakehead on June 6 at 6:30 pm in 6-7 feet on jig-n-pig on the Potomac River south of Belle Haven Marina. Removed from river and destroyed.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Nathan Franco, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 4
  4. View all reports by Nathan Franco →

Posted on June 9, 2014 | Permalink

Potomac Bass and Snakeheads

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

Hey its Nathan again from Team Slayer. Went out in the lower Potomac on 6/5. The fishing was great. Caught around 15 largemouth the biggest one was 4 pounds. The fish have finally started to really hit top water lures. The two fish of the day were these snakeheads measuring 30.5 inches and 26 inches. They were both caught on rod and reel NOT bowfishing. Both were killed and filleted and had tons of parasites living inside them. They were embedded in the fish meat and basically could be found all throughout the body. Itís a shame because it was a lot of snakehead meat to go to waste.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive, Largemouth Bass


  1. James Berry, Recreational Angler
  2. Chesapeake Beach, Md
  3. Total Reports: 32
  4. View all reports by James Berry →

Posted on June 4, 2014 | Permalink

Potomac Snakehead Tournament

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

We participated in the Potomac snakehead tournament over the weekend May 31st to June 1st. We did not kill the most fish by far, but we did manage to get 3 fish over 15 pounds including the largest fish caught in the contest - 16.78 pounds. Had a real good time, met a lot of good people and got to eat snakehead fish prepared many ways which were all great. I want to say thanks to everyone involved to put a tournament together like this including MD DNR. There were a lot of snakehead removed from the river because of it!

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Bryce Mason, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on June 4, 2014 | Permalink

Potomac Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

I caught this snakehead south of Old Town, he took a big swim bait and was fed to a buddy who was willing to try it, better him than me.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Randy Reid, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 4, 2014 | Permalink

Gilbert Run Snakehead

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Gilbert Run Park

I was fishing in the spillway creek at Gilbert Run Park in Charles County and caught a 24" Northern Snakehead full of eggs.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

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