Maryland Angler's Log - Share Your Catch!
To post a report please email your name, hometown, photos, location information, and the content for your report to firstname.lastname@example.org. All information is optional, but encouraged.
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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.
Dale Fairall, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Caught One Snakehead But Lots of Babies in the Water
I caught one snakehead. It was approximately 24-28 inches . I measured my shoe when I got home and it was 12". I used a live minnow to catch the snakehead. I was in Cambridge. MD, I took Airey Rd just pass the Wal-Mart, made a right after Cindy's (Red Building) I think it is a restaurant and followed that road for several miles until I came to the first Bridge with a boat ramp.
My wife saw a bunch of little things swimming around and thought they were water beetles. They kept moving and going down under the water and coming back up. At first I could not tell what they were. Then all of a sudden I saw the snakehead. I realized that they were the babies of the snakehead. I threw my minnow at the snakehead babies and then the fight was on. I went back to see if I could see any more snakeheads. All I saw was 3 more pods of babies snakeheads. They were to the right of the ramp by the lily pads.
Matt Helmick, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 10
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Location: Stansbury Park
I did a little fishing after work on Friday with my cousin. We went down to Stansbury Park to catch bait for Saturday and Sunday fishing trips. We were there for about a hour and a half and caught 7 white perch.
Matthew Bishop, Youth Angler
- Hagerstown, MD
- Total Reports: 14
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Wyatt Hall, Youth Angler
- Total Reports: 5
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Darren Haitmanek, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 20
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Location: Gunpowder River
I caught this brown trout in the Gunpowder River in Sparks, MD last week, on 6/13/15. It weighed over 5 lbs, and measured 24". Despite the 90+ degree summer weather, the fish were still biting actively on live nightcrawlers.
Ralph Pratt, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 3
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Upper Potomac Smallies
Location: Upper Potomac
On 6/19/2015 I actually caught and released 3 smallmouth bass. One flopped out of the boat. I was on the Potomac near the Brunswick Bridge using a rattletrap shad lure. I was only fishing 1/2 hr due to boat problems.
Michael Reynolds, Recreational Angler
- Manchester, MD
- Total Reports: 1
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Kory Briggs, Recreational Angler
- Baltimore, MD
- Total Reports: 15
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Location: Loch Raven
The wife and I celebrated 5 amazing years with a Loch Raven canoe trip on June 19th. We spent a few glorious hours on the water and after a bottle of wine (or two) she managed to catch a very nice crappie on a orange crankbait. The smile says it all.
Laura Downey, Recreational Angler
- Jessup, MD
- Total Reports: 2
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Mallows Bay Snakehead
Location: Mallows Bay
This 24" snakehead was caught at Mallows Bay on June 20, 2015. I caught it while kayak fishing in the back "creek" area. Lure used: frog with rubber string legs. I had snakehead for supper that night - it was very delicious!
Tylor Kirklin, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 29
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Region: North Eastern
Location: Susquehanna River
I had some luck last week, I caught a nice bass I'd say was around 2 pounds on the lower Susquehanna. Then the next day I landed a nice size carp I'd say was about 15 or more pounds in a local pond. Had fun catching this big guy on light tackle, too bad I didn't have someone to take a decent picture.