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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. Dutch Baldwin, Recreational Angler
  2. Indian Head
  3. Total Reports: 26
  4. View all reports by Dutch Baldwin →

Posted on May 27, 2015 | Permalink

81 Snakehead Removed from the Potomac

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

We fished the 3rd Annual Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department Snakehead Tournament. Needless to say we won first place with 81 snakeheads with a total weight of 397 lbs.

Tags: northern snakhead, invasive


  1. Rob Oyaski Jr, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Old Bay and Garlic Salt Snakehead Dinner

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Lusby

My 30 inch, 12 pound snakehead. I caught this guy in Lusby, Maryland! Filleted him and cooked him for dinner. Little butter some garlic salt and old bay. It was delicious!

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Patrick Stoehr, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 18, 2015 | Permalink

Little Patuxent Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Little Patuxent River

Patrick caught and killed a 25" Northern Snakehead in the Little Patuxent River in Odenton, MD. The spot he caught it was under a pedestrian bridge on the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis trail. Patrick saw multiple other snakeheads in the same area, but could not catch them.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Joey Love, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 49
  3. View all reports by Joey Love →

Posted on May 15, 2015 | Permalink

Potomac Snakehead Tournament

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

Last year the Potomac Snakehead Tournament rose awareness on invasive species, provided support for Maryland college student research, and encouraged anglers and archers to lower biomass of invasive fishes in Potomac River. This year's tournament is May 30 - 31. Register at http://potomacsnakehead.com/ and check it out at Smallwood State Park.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Morgan Kupfer, Recreational Angler
  2. Annapolis, MD
  3. Total Reports: 4
  4. View all reports by Morgan Kupfer →

Posted on May 15, 2015 | Permalink

Snakehead on the Fly

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Little Patuxent River

After work two weeks ago I decided to stop and fish a section of the Little Patuxent River that I always pass over and believe is stocked with trout. I headed down to the river and fished my most productive trout flies to no avail. As I was heading back to my car, I walked near an area that looked like an old feeder creek to the main stem. There was an overpass that crossed over this stagnant feeder, which was full of Purple Martins. Just as I was walking up, one of the birds fell and hit the water and as soon as it did, it looked like someone dropped a cinder block where the bird landed. I had to go investigate and what I found was amazing.I only had my 3wt fly rod with me, but that didn't stop me from tying on a big Clouser Minnow and finish the day with 6 Northern Snakeheads in the bag and eventually in my frying pan. Amazing fight on the 3wt and since the first trip, I've landed nearly 30.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Kenny Day, Recreational Angler
  2. Joppa, MD
  3. Total Reports: 6
  4. View all reports by Kenny Day →

Posted on May 12, 2015 | Permalink

Blackwater Snakeheads and More

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Blackwater

My wife Sharon and I launched our canoe at the access area on 335 around 9:00 am, targeting largemouth bass but happy to catch anything with a mouth. Fishing started slow and took nearly 3 hours before Sharon caught the first bass, which was a 14" spawned out female. The next several hours produced about 6 small white perch up to about 5" and one white catfish that was about 14". We steadily headed up river with the footbridge being our point to turn around, upon reaching the bridge we decided to get out and stretch our legs and fish a little more.

Within minutes of being on the bridge I watched a small fish eat something from the surface and immediately recognized the fish as a snakehead. A few casts later I had hooked my first snakehead on a small spinner bait. The fish hit like a truck and jumped completely out of the water, the fish was easily 30 inches long but it did shake off a few seconds later. No problem though a few casts later and I was hooked up again, this time I successfully landed it, my first snakehead, 20 inches and really fat so I suspected a female. A spike through the spine and on the stringer, a welcome guest of honor for a fish fry. We fished the bridge for about an hour and a half and I landed 3 snakeheads measuring 20", 16" and 15". My wife caught one that I could not get up on the bridge before it shook off. We had four other snakeheads hooked that we could clearly identify, 2 of which were around 30 inch fish. All 3 fish that were landed were removed and in our freezer, all 3 were females full of eggs.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive, Largemouth Bass, white perch, white catfish


  1. Jeremy Birmingham, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
  3. View all reports by Jeremy Birmingham →

Posted on May 12, 2015 | Permalink

Marshyhope Snakehead

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Marshyhope

Jeremy caught this 26" snakehead on a spro frog in Marshyhope Creek.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Dutch Baldwin, Recreational Angler
  2. Indian Head
  3. Total Reports: 26
  4. View all reports by Dutch Baldwin →

Posted on May 7, 2015 | Permalink

1,089 Pounds of Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac

Would like to share this picture of a 16.62lb snakehead that I shot last weekend bowfishing. Also Im keeping records on amount of snakeheads shot and we are at 1,089 lbs as of this past Sunday.

DNR Response: Very close to the state record of 16.92 lbs Dutch! Thank you for removing these invasive fish from Maryland waters.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Taylor Mooney, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on May 7, 2015 | Permalink

Eastern Shore Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Wicomico River

Species: 29" Northern Snakehead

Description of fishing trip: High tide going out, Sunny 81 degree day, Calm Winds, Shallow water with high vegetation and muddy substrate

Tackle: Bass rod and reel, 12 lb. mono line, Bullet weight with 1/0 hook, 4 inch green swim tail worm

History: 4th Northern Snakehead personally caught in this location. 1st= 31", 2nd= 25", 3rd= 29", 4th= 29" (All killed upon catch and documented with photos)

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Shawnn Lucas, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
  3. View all reports by Shawnn Lucas →

Posted on May 5, 2015 | Permalink

Snakehead Removal

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Anacostia River

2 snake heads caught at bladensburg waterfront park 5/2/2015. 30" and 24" . They have both been killed.

DNR Response: Thank you Shawn for removing and killing the invasive northern snakehead from Maryland waters, every fish removed helps to reduce their numbers.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

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