Maryland Angler's Log - Share Your Catch!
To post a report please email your name, hometown, photos, location information, and the content for your report to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
A 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.
Richard Gunion, Recreational Angler
- Washington, D.C.
- Total Reports: 48
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Posted on August 4, 2014 | Permalink
C&O Fishing Report
Location: C&O Canal
I went fishing at Swain's Lock on the C&O Canal north of Great Falls Maryland for Largemouth Bass. I fished plastic worms and had some success by walking almost all the way down to Great Falls Maryland. There are a lot of weeds in the canal making fishing difficult but the bass are there. Did not catch any big fish but 3 small bass. I talked to a bicycle patrol man who told me the canal does have snakeheads. He said to keep these fish if one is caught.
Fishing is slow overall for bass but if you have patience and are willing to walk a bit some fish can be caught. Maybe by fall the weeds will disappear making fishing easier. I went to Violette's Lock afterwards but caught no fish and talked to a hiker who said the fishing was not as consistent there as Swain's Lock due to changes in water levels. Tight lines.
James Berry, Recreational Angler
- Chesapeake Beach, Md
- Total Reports: 34
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C. J. Lutz, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Taylor Mooney, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 2
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Posted on July 24, 2014 | Permalink
Eastern Shore Snakehead
Location: Wicomico River
I caught my second Snakehead of the year out of the Wicomico River river this evening around 7:30 pm near the same location as my previous one. I was fishing near Brew River restaurant in the Wicomico River on low tide using a dark green worm on 7/23/14 when this 31" Snakehead was caught.
Trevor Tufty, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 17
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Posted on July 17, 2014 | Permalink
Old Town Snakehead
Location: South of Old Town Alexandria
I hit the banks just south of Old Town and hooked into this 31in, 7.13lb Northern Snakehead. It inhaled a plastic crawfish. Was able to get out there before the storms rolled in.
Cassandra Reed, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 7, 2014 | Permalink
Port Tobacco Snakehead
Location: Port Tobacco
Myself, and David Williams went fishing for Northern Snakehead, with our "sexy frogs" and kayaks loaded...We caught two out of Port Tobacco! I got a Citation size 33.5 inches 11.5 lbs.!!! Woo Hoo!
Going back for more! Great 4th of July!!
Kevin Crowley, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Chris O'Haver, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 27, 2014 | Permalink
Mallow's Bay Report
Location: Mallows Bay
I fished Mallow's Bay for the first time Saturday with my brother and two fishing buddies. Cool location for kayaks. I pulled in a 21.5 inch largemouth on a rattle crank bait, and a nice 23 inch snakehead on a popper. I released the bass. I steamed the snakehead with ginger and scallions, and served with a sake/lemon/soy sauce. First snakehead I ever caught, and the largest largemouth I ever caught! Great day! My buddies also caught a few other LMBs and a channel catfish.
Alex Hrycak, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 11
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Nathan Franco, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 4
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Posted on June 17, 2014 | Permalink
Two Nice Snakeheads
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.