Maryland Angler's Log - Share Your Catch!
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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.
A 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.
Jeff Hennessey, Recreational Angler
- Annapolis, MD
- Total Reports: 1
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Ocean City Flounder
Location: Ocean City
I fished Ocean City, MD the last week of June. This is a pic of my best day ever, flounder fishing. It was the first time I ever caught a limit, with a new personal best 23 inch fish landed the same day. I was fishing from my Hobie Pro Angler kayak, and all fish were caught on Berkley Gulp.
Smiley Hsu, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 23
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Location: Potomac River
The Potomac River has been yielding some good striper fishing recently. Today I caught 15 rockfish in a little over an hour. Then thunderstorms came in and spoiled the fun. The fish ranged in size from 19" to 28".
Trevor Tufty, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 23
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Bass and Cats
Rolled out with the tide yesterday and hooked into a total of 4 LMB, all around 2lbs. Tossed a 1/2 oz Booyah spinner, tons of flash and they couldn't get enough. Buddy of mine hooked into a 37" 21.5 lb monster cat on a chartreuse chatter bait. Starting to get a lot of tagged bass from the VDGIF too. As always catch and release.
Lorenzo Sanz, Youth Angler
- Glen Arm, MD
- Total Reports: 12
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Steve Doctor, Fisheries Biologist
- Ocean City, MD
- Total Reports: 17
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Downtown OC Sushi Special
Location: Ocean City
It's Flounder time in Ocean City right now. Downtown, inshore, near shore, offshore all have flounder now. Any kind of bait is working.
Also tunas are at the meat products (Maryland's most popular offshore lumps, humps and ridges—the Hambone, Hot Dog, Chicken Bone, and the Sausages), and Dorado are near shore in good numbers and sizes scattered all about.
There are periodic outbreaks of bluefish at the bridge.
On the sampling front we have had a great spawn for many species this year. There is a great abundance of juvenile blue crabs, white mullet, menhaden, spot, winter flounder, pinfish, and even a great showing for juvenile gag grouper!
Keith Bobbick, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Eastern Shore Channel Cats
Location: Watts Creek
Couple of catfish from Watts Creek at Martinak State Park caught by Elias Bobbick from Denton, MD on 6/28/15. Not sure, but I think the bottom is a blue.
DNR Response: They are both channel catfish.
123 Fishing Rigs, Recreational Angler
- Fort Washington, MD
- Total Reports: 13
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Very Tough Bite
Location: Pt. Lookout
After catching our limit of croakers a few days ago at Pt. Lookout, we couldn't wait to get back out on the water. We fished from a boat using fresh bloodworms, sea-salted bloodworms, squid and green worms.
We visited our favorite waypoint, and the first cast yielded the first fish using a fresh bloodworm on a red-beaded rig. Great, we're going to pick up where we left off, so we thought. To our surprise, we didn't get a another nibble or bite for the next two hours. We bounced around from waypoint to waypoint with no success.
It was a great time to try out these new green-dyed worms that we bought at Wal-Mart. Don't know what kind of worms they are, but they caught our second fish of the day. We think they're dyed because the green color comes off on your hands. Since the green worms worked, we decided to try a rig with green beads, and we were back to catching using all baits. Cycled through our rig colors just to make sure we weren't missing anything, and we also caught fish on light green and purple beaded rigs. Purple actually turned out to be the best. The colors that did not work at all today were yellow, gold, black and orange.
Although is was a tough bite, we ended the day with 18 croaker, 1 spot and 1 toadfish. A challenging yet fun day on the water.
Matthew Bishop, Youth Angler
- Hagerstown, MD
- Total Reports: 14
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Richard Gunion, Recreational Angler
- Washington, D.C.
- Total Reports: 53
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Summer Sea Bass Fishing
Location: Offshore Ocean City
Just returned from a late June fishing trip on the head boat Morning Star. We fished offshore structure about 2&1/2 hours from the dock by drift fishing. Seas were calm and the day hot. The two target species were Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass. This day would be a Sea Bass day as all of the Summer Flounder I caught were short around 14-15 inches. I started the day catching several Flounder and them some Sea Bass. One of the Sea Bass was a nice sized 2 pounder and put up a good fun fight. The rest were smaller. I caught 4 fish which was enough for dinner. Most people fished a long hook on the bottom with a strip bait for Flounder and the top hook was baited with clam for Sea Bass. Fishing varies from day to day and the next day could be better for Summer Flounder. Pool winner was a nice Flounder which beat out a large Sea Bass.
Peter Cannavino, Recreational Angler
- California, MD
- Total Reports: 6
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St Mary's Snakehead
Location: Spillway Below St. Mary’s Lake
I caught this 25” Northern Snakehead on Saturday June 28th in the spillway below St. Mary’s Lake in St. Mary’s County. It was caught using a brown yamamoto senko with pink tail on a 5’ ultralight rod. Fish was full of eggs and summarily killed and enjoyed as dinner.