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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.state.md.us. All information is optional, but encouraged.

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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. Quinton Sinnott, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 1, 2014 | Permalink

Bowfishing Carp

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Little Pipe Creek

Two carp out off Little Pipe Creek in Union Bridge, MD. Shot both with a bow.

Tags: Carp


  1. Joe Haines, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on March 31, 2014 | Permalink

Opening Weekend Success

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Owens Creek

Great opening weekend...!!! Hit Owens Creek on Saturday at 4 am to get my spot.... Fishing was super.... Had my limit early... Went to Frank Bentz Memorial Pond Sunday evening in the sleet and snow and fishing was fast...!!! Done in 45 minutes..!!! Just want to thank the DNR and Albert Powell Hatchery for a super weekend...!!! Also, seems to be a common thing but please anglers take out what you take in...!!! I want my children to fish these wonderful creeks out there...!!! Tight lines......!!!!

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Ethan Fike, Youth Angler
  2. Finzel / Frostburg MD
  3. Total Reports: 12
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Posted on March 31, 2014 | Permalink

5 Trout Kind of Day

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Parkview Pond, Grantsville

I fished at Parkview Pond in Grantsville on 3-28-14 and caught 5 trout.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Mike Janney, Recreational Angler
  2. Sparks, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on March 31, 2014 | Permalink

Big Rainbows Two Years in a Row

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Baltimore County

Today I caught my second rainbow over 25 inches. Last year on opening day I caught my first. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK DNR!

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Golden Rainbow Trout


  1. Kenneth Gaigler, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on March 31, 2014 | Permalink

Opening Day Brownie

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Avalon

I was trout fishing opening day on the Patapsco at Avalon and caught this 22 inch, 5 lb 5 oz Brownie.

Tags: Brown Trout


  1. Thomas Hill, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on March 31, 2014 | Permalink

Choptank Carp

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Choptank River

I Caught this 30 inch carp while night fishing on the Choptank River near Greensboro, MD on 3/28/14.

Tags: Carp


  1. David Lowery, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 4
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Posted on March 31, 2014 | Permalink

Blue Catfish Success

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

We went fishing last Sunday (March 23) with my nephew Brandon Reed and my fiance Inga in the Potomac River out of Fort Washington Marina and we managed to catch about 15 Blue Catfish ranging in size from 2 to 28 pounds. Of course, Inga, who had never caught a fish prior to this day, landed the 28 pounder! Brandon was able to catch his personal largest fish on this trip as well, so it was a very successful and fun filled (but cold!) day for everyone.

Tags: Blue Catfish, Invasive


  1. Derek Douglas, Recreational Angler
  2. Ellicott City, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on March 28, 2014 | Permalink

3 Nice Bass at Dickerson

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Potomac River

Today myself, Derek Douglas from Ellicott City, MD, and my friend Michael Pietak from Manassas, VA, fished the warm water discharge at the Dickerson Conservation Park. We hiked to the open area that is closest to the actual discharge. Although the trails seemed to dry out throughout the course of the day, they are muddy and very slippery, boots are recommended! Mike took a spill coming down the trail from the parking lot (which was hilarious). We caught three beautiful fish over the course of a few hours in the afternoon, and activity seems to be really picking up down there (insects, minnows, etc). Two largemouth were caught and released, as well as a smallmouth caught and released. One largemouth was caught on a long stickbait, one on a texas rig, and the smallmouth was caught on a plastic shad. The water is full of logs and as such, is VERY prone to snagging anything you throw out there. There was a lot of garbage (bottles, worm containers, plastic, etc.), please carry out what you bring so we can keep our river and park clean and healthy!

Tags: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass


  1. Dave Beauchamp, Recreational Angler
  2. Rockville
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on March 28, 2014 | Permalink

Bass Active on the Potomac at Dickerson

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Potomac River

On Saturday, March 22, I went to the Dickerson warm water discharge with my dad for a few hours. We fished from shore, the waders were mainly for the mud. We caught four nice smallmouth, the biggest being a 3 pounder. They hit a variety of lures from spinnerbaits to crankbaits. They hit hard for about an hour and a half and then the bite turned off.

Tags: Smallmouth Bass


  1. Timothy Cochran, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on March 28, 2014 | Permalink

Caroline County Crappie

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Smithville Pond

I caught this nice 16 inch crappie on a bumble bee jig tipped with a small minnow. Weighed out at 2 lb 10 oz. with a 16 1/8 inch girth.

Tags: Crappie

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