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There will be a 2013 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. Alex Hrycak, Recreational Angler
  2. Gaithersburg, MD
  3. Total Reports: 10
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Posted on August 8, 2013 | Permalink

Egg Filled Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mattawoman Creek

I went to Mattawoman Creek for snakeheads, caught a lot of bass and lost a few snakeheads before landing this 25 incher. She was full of eggs.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Bass


  1. Jeffrey Moore, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 7, 2013 | Permalink

Lower Patuxent Remora

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Lower Patuxent River

Caught Aug 6, 2013 just off Sandy Point and Chesapeake Bio Lab Pier in the Lower Patuxent River, Solomons, MD on bottom rig with shrimp. Time was about 19:30 and measured the fish around 20 inches.

My fishing partner thought she had a nice big Croaker!

We think it's a Shark Sucker Remora? Do you agree with the identification? Never seen anything like this in the Chesapeake! Once we identified it was not a Northern Snakehead we took a few pics and released it. I donít think it travelled up from the Atlantic on itís own so do you think it hitched a ride on a shark?

DNR Response: It is definitely a Remora and it is not uncommon to find them swimming free by themselves and they will feed on small fish. They are also commonly called shark suckers.

Tags: Remora, Shark Sucker


  1. Joshua Fine, Recreational Angler
  2. Frederick, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 6, 2013 | Permalink

Fly Fishing the Potomac

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Upper Potomac River

I fly fished this Saturday with my friend William Heresniak from Eastern Trophies Fly Fishing (http://www.easterntrophies.com/).

We hit the Potomac River south of the Algonkian Park and got into a bunch of Smallmouth Bass. Maybe since the temps have dropped, or because of the intermittent rain that day, they werenít hanging around the riffles. We were able to find them cruising the flats and were taking them steadily on the Chuck Craft Popping Bug.

At the end of a large flat, I saw a very large mouth come up and sip the fly off the surface. I thought it might be a snakehead, but it ended up being a 10 pound catfish Ė quite a fight on a 6 wt and a memorable catch indeed!

Tags: Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish


  1. David Wood, Recreational Angler
  2. Laurel, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on August 6, 2013 | Permalink

Favorable Fishing at Indian Head

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Indian Head

Had a good day at Indian Head with 15 Largemouth Bass and this single 1lb 10oz. Snakehead.

Tags: Largemouth Bass, Northern Snakehead


  1. David Pike, Recreational Angler
  2. Waldorf, Md
  3. Total Reports: 4
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Posted on July 31, 2013 | Permalink

Waldorf Pond Snakehead

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Waldorf Pond

Caught this 32" snakehead in a pond in the Waldorf area near the St. Charles Mall. I have fished this pond and the ponds that feed it for the last 3 years and never heard of anyone catching a snakehead in these ponds nor have I caught or seen one in these bodies of water until today. The fish was killed, but I did not have a knife to separate its head from the body, so I had to use some items that mother nature provided and my vehicle to terminate its life.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Alex Hrycak, Recreational Angler
  2. Gaithersburg, MD
  3. Total Reports: 10
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Posted on July 31, 2013 | Permalink

Mattawoman Snakehead Action

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mattawoman Creek

I went to Mattawoman Creek today for more snakehead action and caught this 15 incher.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Cullen Winters, Recreational Angler
  2. Salisbury, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on July 30, 2013 | Permalink

Salisbury Snakehead

Type: Non-tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Wicomico River/ Beaverdam Creek

This is not my favorite thing to report on the angler's log. Snakehead caught in the non-tidal portion just above the dam of the Wicomico River inside Salisbury City Park. First one I've caught after fishing here for many years. Used a Green and Pumpkin soft plastic worm.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Dutch Baldwin, Recreational Angler
  2. Indian Head
  3. Total Reports: 22
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Posted on July 29, 2013 | Permalink

Stingray in Charles County Creek

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Charles County Creek

While wandering around one of the shallows looking for snakeheads before dark my buddy Eric Hitch manages to shoot a Atlantic Stingray. This is in Charles county!

I was told by a friend from Virginia , Saturday night they seen Horseshoe Crabs in Quantico creek while bowfishing!

Tags: Atlantic Stingray


  1. David Crump, Recreational Angler
  2. Crownsville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on July 26, 2013 | Permalink

Summer Snakehead Report

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

This 25" Snakehead, my first, hit a Rattletrap in some clear weed free water in the creek just upstream of the boat ramp there at the park in the early afternoon on a partly cloudy day (July 24). I couldn't get a hit with the top water frog in the weeds so I switched over and got a real fight on light tackle fishing from a kayak. I'm really glad I brought a net along.

Dispatched with a single blow to the head with a heavy hammer I keep for jug ice, it fed 5 for dinner with leftovers. Excellent taste fresh off the grill, filleted, skinned, then chunked and cooked in a hot skillet.

Bottom line - an A+ fishing/culinary experience.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Alex Hrycak, Recreational Angler
  2. Gaithersburg, MD
  3. Total Reports: 10
  4. View all reports by Alex Hrycak →

Posted on July 25, 2013 | Permalink

Fried Snakehead for Dinner

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mattawoman Creek

I went to Mattawoman Creek today to catch snakeheads from my kayak, and caught this 30 incher. She was full of eggs and had a fish in her belly. Made some great fried fish for dinner outta this big fish.

Tags: Northern Snakehead

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