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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 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. Stephanie De La Paz, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
  3. View all reports by Stephanie De La Paz →

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
  4. View all reports by Kelly Lama →

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
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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: 34
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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


  1. Joey Love, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 39
  3. View all reports by Joey Love →

Posted on May 29, 2014 | Permalink

Two Snakehead Tournaments This Weekend

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac and Anacostia Rivers

There are two snakehead tournaments this weekend, one on the Anacostia River and one launching from Smallwood State Park. See the Flyer below for the Tournament on the Anacostia and check out http://potomacsnakehead.com for the Whackfactor Tournament also this weekend at Smallwood State Park.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Elijah Morris, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 29, 2014 | Permalink

Salibsury Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Salisbury Zoo

I saw a snakehead by the 2nd small bridge on the back side of the Salisbury Zoo in the canal (by the picnic area) . It is in very shallow water, about 6-12 inches deep with a branch you can see from the small bridge. The fish was between 12-17 inches. I had to leave and the fish went into the shade by the time I had my camera ready. There was no mistaken, it came up and gulped air.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Stephen Mac, Recreational Angler
  2. Silver Spring
  3. Total Reports: 17
  4. View all reports by Stephen Mac →

Posted on May 28, 2014 | Permalink

Snakehead and a Bass

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Indian Creek & Lake Artemesia

I caught this 4 pound snakehead using a square bill this pass weekend. Also caught this near 3 pound bass in the lake next to the creek as well.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Largemouth Bass


  1. John Barnes, Recreational Angler
  2. Clinton, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 22, 2014 | Permalink

Put Up a Good Fight

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

This fish was the best fight I've had fishing since I moved to Maryland from the Gulf coast. The snakehead in the picture is 31 inches long and approx. 15lbs. I caught it in the Potomac late in the evening, so as a rest I froze the thing so I could post a photo.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

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