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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. Ed McEarchem, Recreational Angler
  2. Salisbury, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
  4. View all reports by Ed McEarchem →

Posted on May 13, 2014 | Permalink

Salisbury Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Salisbury City Park

I caught this fish at Salisbury City Park just below the dam at the Zoo. It was a female loaded with eggs.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Trevor Tufty, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 17
  3. View all reports by Trevor Tufty →

Posted on May 7, 2014 | Permalink

Potomac River Report

Type: Tidal
Region: Sourthern
Location: Potomac River

Hooked into a 4lb 24in snakehead just south of Old Town Alexandria. Not pictured are 3 other nice sized Largemouth Bass. All caught on a white spinner.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Largemouth Bass


  1. Brandon Manley, Recreational Angler
  2. Bishops Head, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
  4. View all reports by Brandon Manley →

Posted on May 5, 2014 | Permalink

Grabbed it With My Hands

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Parsons Creek

I grabbed this 23" snakehead with my bare hands on Parsons Creek Farm in Madison, at the mouth of Parsons Creek on the Little Choptank River on 5/1/14. High tide had flooded the property and the fish was actually in shallow water on the driveway, hundreds of yards from the river bank.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


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

Posted on April 30, 2014 | Permalink

Bowfishing for Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potoamc River

Shot some more snakehead fish on the Potomac on April 25, this one was 14.5 pounds.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Hon Kwon, Recreational Angler
  2. Springfield, VA
  3. Total Reports: 2
  4. View all reports by Hon Kwon →

Posted on April 29, 2014 | Permalink

Snakehead Sunday Dinner

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

Here's a big Northern Snakehead taken on the Virginia side of the Potomac River on 4-27-14. It was caught bowfishing, mid-day. It was 35 inches long, 14 pounds 3 ounces, and male. He was turned into filets and deep fried fish nuggets for Sunday dinner.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


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

Posted on April 28, 2014 | Permalink

2014 District of Columbia Snakehead Tournament

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Around D.C.

2014 District of Columbia Snakehead Tournament

Weigh-in: Satruday, May 31, 2014

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Awards: 3pm

Location: Aquatic Resources Education Center
1900 Anacostia Dr. SE,
Washington, DC 20019

Click here for the flyer about the event.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, 2014 DC Snakehead Tournament


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

Posted on April 25, 2014 | Permalink

Snakehead Fillets

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac

We shot some more snakehead fish on the Potomac on the 21st of April and cleaned most of them on the 22nd. A lot of the fish had several herring in their bellies and some had whole Gizzard Shad that they managed to swallow. I believe these fish have learned quickly about when the shad and herring run and put themselves in the right place at the right time to take advantage of this food source. On the left is Theodore McKenzie and James Berry on the Right.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


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

Posted on April 23, 2014 | Permalink

Potomac River Snakeheads

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

I shot some more snakehead fish on the Potomac River on April 21st, the one in this picture weighed 13.5 pounds. Still not seeing very many in day light hours, but I think now that it is getting warmer that will change.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Chris Wells, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
  3. View all reports by Chris Wells →

Posted on April 23, 2014 | Permalink

Blackwater Snakeheads

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Blackwater

I was fishing in Blackwater in Dorchester County and I caught 6 Northern Snakeheads of various sizes from16" to 26".

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. John Horgan, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 9
  3. View all reports by John Horgan →

Posted on April 22, 2014 | Permalink

Variety on the Potomac

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mallows Bay, Mattawoman Creek

I caught this 4 lb snakehead at Mallows Bay on 4/19/2014, using live minnows. We also caught a 7 lb snakehead too, and about 12 nice crappies all over 10 inches. Later in the day we went to Matawoman Creek and caught about 40 Hickory Shad on darts.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Hickory Shad, Crappie

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