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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. Kelley Dreher, Recreational Angler
  2. Glen Rock, PA
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 12, 2015 | Permalink

Catch and Release Marlin

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Ocean City

Kelley was fishing on the boat Caneelin' out of Ocean City when she caught and released this 69.5 inch white marlin.

Tags: white marlin


  1. Lorne Streets, Recreational Angler
  2. Salisbury, MD
  3. Total Reports: 4
  4. View all reports by Lorne Streets →

Posted on August 12, 2015 | Permalink

O.C. Red Drum

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Ocean City Inlet

I caught this 34 inch Red Drum from the inlet in OC on low tide.

Tags: red drum


  1. Aidan Ford, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 12, 2015 | Permalink

Spencer Island Tournament Bass

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Spencer Island

I caught 18 smallmouth on Spencer Island on the Susquehanna River during a tournament over two days. All of the fish were either caught on tubes or flukes. Only 4 of the 18 were over 12 inches.

Tags: smallmouth bass


  1. Todd Murphy, Recreational Angler
  2. Marbury, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on August 10, 2015 | Permalink

Pending State Record Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

Todd Murphy a Team SMIB member shot this 17.47 pound snakehead this weekend in the Potomac River. The weight was certified at a local grocery store and the fish was inspected and verified by a DNR biologist.

DNR Response: Congratulations Todd! Once the signed paperwork is submitted and verified you'll become the official State record holder for your catch. Thank you for helping the State lower the population of this invasive species.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Tim Turner, Recreational Angler
  2. Mechanicsville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 10, 2015 | Permalink

Catfish for Dinner

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Patuxent River

Caught these 2 catfish on Golden Beach using nightcrawlers. They were 20 and 22 inches. About 2-3 pounds each. Made for a good dinner.

Tags: catfish


  1. Conner Hamilton, Youth Angler
  2. Frederick
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on August 10, 2015 | Permalink

State Park Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: New Germany State Park Lake

This past weekend my family took a trip to Western MD. We visited 6 state parks and fished at 3 of them. We had such a fun time. Unfortunately, not many fish were caught. We're still learning what to fish with in what waters, and for what fish. On Sunday, while visiting New Germany I caught a bluegill using a small hook and a piece of balled up bread. So cool! I can't wait for the next chance to go fishing again.

Tags: bluegill


  1. Todd Bond, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 4
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Posted on August 10, 2015 | Permalink

Smile Says it All

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Rocky Gorge

Took my Dad out on Rocky Gorge on 8/7/15. He caught this 3+ pounder on a swim jig/grub trailer. The smile says it all!

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Wyatt Hall, Youth Angler
  2. Mechanicsville
  3. Total Reports: 6
  4. View all reports by Wyatt Hall →

Posted on August 10, 2015 | Permalink

Weekend Fishing

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Patuxent River

Wyatt and his brother were fishing and caught a lot of different fish today, here are a couple pictures.

Tags: catfish, perch, spot,and croaker


  1. Ryan Jackson, Recreational Angler
  2. Linthicum, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 10, 2015 | Permalink

Upper Potomac Fishing Report

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Potomac River (Dickerson Power Plant)

On the river at first light. Started out slow with a few here and there on topwater lures. Wasn't until mist burned off the river and sun came up for them to turn on. Topwater bite was ok for this time of the year. They weren't exploding on it like they normally do. We would get one swipe or one follow and if they did not get a hold of the lure back down they went. Normally once they come up to take a look it at it you usually can get them to commit, sometimes 3 or 4 times to eat the lure. Did see a lot of small catfish/carp at the surface gulping air. I am assuming this algae bloom is the culprit. Total bass were around 40-50 between the two of us. We lost a lot of fish too. Biggest fish in the picture was around a solid 18 maybe 19. Not the biggest I have caught up here but definitely a nice fish. Hopefully once October rolls around she will put on a little more weight and watch out then!! All fish were released unharmed and ready to fight another day.

Lures: Tiny Torpedo, White Fluke, mizo teaser tube (any crawfish color)

River Conditions: Low and algae stained. Lots of grass fields present. Great for fishing not so much for the motor. If it gets any lower will be hard to navigate and we will be walking the boat over certain portions of the river.

Tags: smallmouth bass, carp, catfish


  1. Raymond Drayer, Recreational Angler
  2. Nanjemoy, MD
  3. Total Reports: 12
  4. View all reports by Raymond Drayer →

Posted on August 10, 2015 | Permalink

Largemouth Bass from Mallows Bay

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mallows Bay

Elijah caught this largemouth bass on Saturday, August 8 at Mallows Bay using a popper.

Tags: largemouth bass

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