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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. James Berry, Recreational Angler
  2. Chesapeake Beach, Md
  3. Total Reports: 34
  4. View all reports by James Berry →

Posted on August 4, 2014 | Permalink

Mattawomen Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mattawomen Creek

I caught this snakehead in Mattawomen Creek on July 31st, it hit a top water rico plug.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. C. J. Lutz, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
  3. View all reports by C. J. Lutz →

Posted on July 30, 2014 | Permalink

Mattawoman Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mattawoman Creek

I caught this snakehead in July, during a boys fishing trip at Mattawoman Creek in Indian Head, MD.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


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

Posted on July 24, 2014 | Permalink

Eastern Shore Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
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.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Trevor Tufty, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 17
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Posted on July 17, 2014 | Permalink

Old Town Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
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.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Cassandra Reed, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 7, 2014 | Permalink

Port Tobacco Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
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!!

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Kevin Crowley, Recreational Angler
  2. Beltsville
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 27, 2014 | Permalink

Snakehead Bite Continues

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mallow's Bay

Caught on n spinner bait. Released the largemouth, ate the snakehead.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive, Largemouth Bass


  1. Chris O'Haver, Recreational Angler
  2. Bowie
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 27, 2014 | Permalink

Mallow's Bay Report

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
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.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive, Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish


  1. Alex Hrycak, Recreational Angler
  2. Gaithersburg
  3. Total Reports: 11
  4. View all reports by Alex Hrycak →

Posted on June 23, 2014 | Permalink

Invasive Catch

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mattawoman Creek

Got out on Mattawoman Creek June 21 at 5 o'clock to fish for snakehead and got six of them by 1:30pm. All caught on topwater by rod n reel.

Tags: Invasive, Invasives, Northern Snakehead


  1. Nathan Franco, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 4
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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
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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

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