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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 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. Lorenzo Sanz, Youth Angler
  2. Glen Arm, MD
  3. Total Reports: 6
  4. View all reports by Lorenzo Sanz →

Posted on October 28, 2014 | Permalink

Fishing at Loch Raven

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven Reservoir

I went fishing today with a friend. Only caught one small fish. It was a great late afternoon day at Loch Raven Reservoir. We had a blast walking through the woods along the trails exploring. You can see by the photo the beautiful sun setting along the shore.

Tags: sunfish


  1. Austin Cascia, Recreational Angler
  2. Westminster, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Austin Cascia →

Posted on October 28, 2014 | Permalink

Spectacular Bite This Fall

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Liberty Reservoir

Caught this heavyweight around 7:30 am today on a spinnerbait at Liberty Reservoir. The bite has been spectacular this fall.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Darren Haitmanek, Recreational Angler
  2. Dundalk
  3. Total Reports: 15
  4. View all reports by Darren Haitmanek →

Posted on October 28, 2014 | Permalink

Eager Rainbow Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Upper Gunpowder River

I caught these rainbow trout last week, in the Upper Gunpowder River.They eagerly hit the spinner lure I was casting and drifting through the current. Thanks to the DNR for the fall trout stocking in one of my favorite spots!

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Roger Watkins, Recreational Angler
  2. Inwood, WV
  3. Total Reports: 3
  4. View all reports by Roger Watkins →

Posted on October 28, 2014 | Permalink

Upper Potomac Walleye

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Dam No. 4

Caught this nice 27" 5lb 12oz walleye at Dam 4 Friday evening. After taking some pics, revived and released her.

Tags: walleye


  1. John Horgan, Recreational Angler
  2. Abingdon MD
  3. Total Reports: 11
  4. View all reports by John Horgan →

Posted on October 28, 2014 | Permalink

Bush River Variety

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Bush River

We had a great day fishing despite the wind. We caught some nice channel cats the biggest was about 8lbs. We caught some stripers too. We also caught some yellow perch. We caught about 30 fish total all on minnows. The 10 inch perch pictured was caught on a 6inch minnow.

Tags: channel catfish, striped bass, yellow perch


  1. Randy Richie, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
  3. View all reports by Randy Richie →

Posted on October 28, 2014 | Permalink

North Point Stripers

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: North Point Park

I took the canoe out to North Point Park and was fishing near Shallow Creek. I caught and released several stripers on jerkbaits and topwater lures. The biggest one weighed in at 8 pounds (25inch).

Tags: striped bass


  1. Justin Rousey, Recreational Angler
  2. Sykesville
  3. Total Reports: 13
  4. View all reports by Justin Rousey →

Posted on October 28, 2014 | Permalink

Patuxent Perch

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Middle Patuxent and Patuxent

Until recently , I've never seen yellow perch on the Middle Patuxent and Patuxent. These are the sections where they are small creeks. The fish appeared to be extremely healthy with beautiful vibrant color and there was certainly no shortage of them as I caught nearly 15-20 of them. A lot of the YP were in the 6-8 " range . No keepers (not that I would anyway) , but an encouraging and suprsing find. This is in the Howard/Montgomery area.

Tags: yellow perch


  1. Ethan Fike, Youth Angler
  2. Finzel / Frostburg MD
  3. Total Reports: 21
  4. View all reports by Ethan Fike →

Posted on October 27, 2014 | Permalink

Limited Out at Lions Park

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Lions Park Pond

I caught my limit of trout at Lions Park pond today, most fish took a fly spinner. Thanks for the fall stockings.

Tags: trout


  1. Connor Shank, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
  3. View all reports by Connor Shank →

Posted on October 27, 2014 | Permalink

Riley Lock Smallies

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Riley Lock

Connor caught smallmouth at Riley Lock.

Tags: smallmouth bass


  1. Fred Johnston, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
  3. View all reports by Fred Johnston →

Posted on October 27, 2014 | Permalink

Adamstown Score

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Adamstown Farm Pond

Fred caught this award size largemouth bass and award size bluegill at a farm pond in Adamstown, MD.

Tags: largemouth bass, bluegill

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