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To post a report please email your name, hometown, photos, location information, and the content for your report to 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. Steven Snyder, Youth Angler
  2. North East, MD
  3. Total Reports: 13
  4. View all reports by Steven Snyder →

Posted on June 17, 2015 | Permalink

Young Mans Dedication to Fishing has taken him to New Levels

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Chesapeake Bay

Waiting patiently for fish to bite from the shore, when that strike happens it's a rewarding accomplishment for a young angler. This young man's dedication to fishing has taken fishing to new levels recently on the upper Chesapeake. Steve has been invited to join two youth anglers clubs, he has been featured in the Woods & Water column of the local news paper. Steve has managed to hop aboard some of the fastest bass boats with some very talented anglers fishing in tournaments in recent weeks - from amateur and college anglers to a professional angler. Meeting anglers of all levels highlights Steve's day. Learning new techniques and strategies have created excitement of an all new level.

Tags: largemouth bass

  1. Travis Franklin, Recreational Angler
  2. Odenton, MD
  3. Total Reports: 19
  4. View all reports by Travis Franklin →

Posted on June 17, 2015 | Permalink

Another Great Day on Lake Allen

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Lake Allen

Another great day of Big Bass at Lake Allen, all caught on plastics and released. I caught 8 before noon - all hogs.

Tags: largemouth bass

  1. Morgan Macallair, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
  3. View all reports by Morgan Macallair →

Posted on June 17, 2015 | Permalink

Youth Kayak Fishing Success

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Cypress Creek

Morgan Macallair caught this nice pickerel in Cypress Creek while Kayak fishing for the first time with her Dad and brother. During the battle the fish dragged her kayak down the creek while the neighbor (in the background) cheered her on!

Tags: chain pickerel

  1. Robert Oyaski, Recreational Angler
  2. Lusby
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Robert Oyaski →

Posted on June 17, 2015 | Permalink

Bow Hunting Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Spillway Across from Lake Lariat

Hi there I'm a 23 year old up and coming bow fisher. This huge 34 inch, 11lb snakehead met his demise today 6/15/2015 at 6:45 pm. The rain had just stopped for a bit so I figured I'd go give it a shot. I headed to the spillway across from Lake Lariat in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates of Lusby, Maryland. I walked around the small pond to see if I could see anything and I saw this monster but didn't have my bow and spooked it off, normally you get once chance. I went and grabbed my bow out of the car and came back to the spot I originally saw him, he was about three feet to the left. I drew my bow took a deep breath and released. That's when I saw the fish with my arrow in him jump out of the water, I knew I had a great fish on. I killed it according to law and am taking him tomorrow to get my citation!! Great way to end a miserable day.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive

  1. Matt Helmick, Recreational Angler
  2. Baltimore
  3. Total Reports: 10
  4. View all reports by Matt Helmick →

Posted on June 17, 2015 | Permalink

Joppatowne on Fire

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Joppatowne

Joppatowne was on fire 6/14. I took my son out with me and out of the 34 fish we caught he caught 25 to Daddy's 9! The biggest fish was an 18" channel catfish that he reeled in by himself (proud Dad moment). Here is a list of our catch; 2 white perch, 15 pumpkinseeds, 9 blue gill, 1 yellow cat, 1 chain pickerel , 1 channel catfish, 4 yellow perch.

DNR Comment: The yellow colored catfish is also a channel catfish. The gold color can often be regional or genetic.

Tags: white perch, pumpkinseed, bluegill, chain pickerel, channel catfish, yellow perch

  1. 123 Fishing Rigs, Recreational Angler
  2. Fort Washington, MD
  3. Total Reports: 10
  4. View all reports by 123 Fishing Rigs →

Posted on June 17, 2015 | Permalink

Plenty of Croakers

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Tributary off of St. Clements Bay

Date: 6/15/2015

Time: 6:30 am - 1:00 pm

Place: Tributary off of St. Clements Bay

Fish type: Croakers O-Plenty. Also caught several large white perch just pulling in-line spinners in the shadows along pier edge.

Bait: Primarily bloodworm and night crawler.

Tags: croaker, white perch

  1. Marcelo Stenzel, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
  3. View all reports by Marcelo Stenzel →

Posted on June 17, 2015 | Permalink

Another Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Little Patuxent River

Attached is a picture of another snakehead that I caught in the Little Patuxent River in the Piney Orchard Nature Preserve in Odenton. This one was 16 inches long.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

  1. James Berry, Recreational Angler
  2. Chesapeake Beach, Md
  3. Total Reports: 36
  4. View all reports by James Berry →

Posted on June 16, 2015 | Permalink

Big Mattawoman Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mattawoman Creek

I was bow fishing in Mattawoman Creek on 6-14-15 and shot a couple snakehead fish. This one came in at 15.4 pounds.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

  1. Brett Poffenberger, Recreational Angler
  2. Williamsport
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Brett Poffenberger →

Posted on June 16, 2015 | Permalink

Upper Potomac Flatheads

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Upper Potomac

I've been catching a lot of flatheads in the upper Potomac. Mainly in front of the dams. Most fish are in the five to ten pound range but have caught a few fifteen pounders and one fish a little over twenty. All fish were caught on live bait.

Tags: flathead catfish, invasive

  1. Eric Connolly, Youth Angler
  2. New Market, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
  4. View all reports by Eric Connolly →

Posted on June 16, 2015 | Permalink

Pond Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Pond in Adamstown, MD

I went fishing with my family to my grand-dad's friends house. Mr. Joe has a nice pond with plenty of fish. I caught about 15 largemouth bass. I didn't catch any keepers but it was fun catching them.

Tags: largemouth bass

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