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.
Dutch Baldwin, Recreational Angler
- Indian Head
- Total Reports: 25
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1,089 Pounds of Snakehead
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.
Richard Gunion, Recreational Angler
- Washington, D.C.
- Total Reports: 51
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Fishing is Good at Fletchers
Just returned from a trip to Fletchers Boat House in Washington D.C. Fishing is good for Hickory Shad, a few small Striped Bass and White Perch. I caught all three on shad darts with the best fishing at dusk. I found a spot upstream of the boat house where I could fish from shore and reach the main channel with good current. Casting out and retrieving slowly with a twitch here and there got bites. Most of the Hickory Shad are small but there are some bigger ones now and then. The man at the boat house concession stand says the hickories are slowly diminishing though they may be replaced by American Shad. I did not catch any American Shad this trip but probably caught 15 Hickory Shad as well as 3 small Striped Bass and one White Perch. Photo is of one the nicer Hickory Shad I caught. I hope the run continues a while longer. Good luck all.
Amanda Murphy, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Chuaychai Thiamsomboon, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Peter Cannavino, Recreational Angler
- California, MD
- Total Reports: 5
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48 Inch Rockfish on the Potomac
Went out fishing the evening of 5/5/15 on my friend Steve’s boat and my buddy Joey was able to catch this huge citation size rockfish just south of Raggedy Point in the Potomac trolling on a tandem rig. The fish measured in at 48” and 45lbs. Luckily we were able to get it in before the storms came through and forced us off the water.
Sheldon Flood, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 7
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Taylor Mooney, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 3
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Eastern Shore Snakehead
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)
Award Winners, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 21
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New Entries into the Fishing Challenge
Congratulations to these anglers who are now entered into the Maryland Fishing Challenge for their award size catches:
- Jeff Morris of Seaford, DE caught this 41 inch striped bass on 5/4/2015.
- Rachael Lynn of Baltimore, MD caugth this 40 inch striped bass below the Bay Bridge on the Matapeake side on 5/2/2015.
Ronald Wheeler, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Andrew Ashby, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 12
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