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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. Trevor Tufty, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 19
  4. View all reports by Trevor Tufty →

Posted on April 14, 2015 | Permalink

Chatter Bait Love

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Tidal Potomac River

Battling the winds in the kayak proved to be worth the effort. Hooked into this guy just south of Old Town Alexandria. Looked healthy and had plenty of fight.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. Brian N, Recreational Angler
  2. Perry Hall, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
  4. View all reports by Brian N →

Posted on April 14, 2015 | Permalink

Loch Raven Line Dragger

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven

Caught a beautiful largemouth at loch raven this afternoon (April 13). Weighed approximately 3 lbs or so. Was using a light weight spinning rod so it was peeling drag off the spool. Love that sound!

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. Alan Englebrecht, Recreational Angler
  2. Frederick MD
  3. Total Reports: 6
  4. View all reports by Alan Englebrecht →

Posted on April 14, 2015 | Permalink

Pond Bite is picking Up

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Frederick Co Farm Ponds

The weekend weather proved fruitful as the pond bite has started to pick up. As warmer weather settles in we are really looking forward to topping our best catches from 2014. All Bass were caught on baited hooks, 12-14 inches under a float and approximately 8-10 feet from the bank.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. Noah Holloway, Recreational Angler
  2. Scaggsville
  3. Total Reports: 2
  4. View all reports by Noah Holloway →

Posted on April 13, 2015 | Permalink

Trout with odd Shape

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Savage River

It has been productive trout fishing at the Savage River this spring thanks to your stocking efforts. Caught an odd shaped trout and I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on it. Caught on wax worm with light spinning combo around 4 p.m. on April 4, 2015.

DNR Response: This is a hatchery-origin rainbow trout exhibiting probable genetic anomalies. In the wild, these fish would not survive very long. However, in a hatchery these fish do stand a better chance of survival to adulthood, since there is plenty of available food and less predation.

Tags: Rainbow Trout with genetic anomalies


  1. Matthew Ryan, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 2
  4. View all reports by Matthew Ryan →

Posted on April 13, 2015 | Permalink

Lake Linganore Find

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Lake Linganore

Last Monday between 6pm and 7pm at Lake Linganore. Caught five fish including a 16" smallmouth on the main part of the lake. This Largemouth was largest of the catch going just under 20". Good to see the bite beginning!

Tags: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass


  1. David Fisher, Recreational Angler
  2. St Michaels
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by David Fisher →

Posted on April 13, 2015 | Permalink

Dorchester County Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Chicamacomico River

Here's a 23 northern snakehead - Chicamacomico River in Dorchester county - caught during a club bass tournament on Sunday April 12, 2015 I was casting a green pumpkin senko rigged whacky style catch location was approx. 1.2 miles down river from the New Bridge ramp fish was killed and brought home to be eaten.

DNR Response: Thank you David for catching , keeping and reporting this snakehead, by submitting your entry into the Angler's Log, your catch qualifies for the Maryland Fishing Challenges Invasive Species Component. You will be entered into a drawing at the end of the season, to learn more go to http://dnr2.maryland.gov/fisheries/Pages/challenge/index.aspx.

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  1. John Horgan, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 16
  4. View all reports by John Horgan →

Posted on April 13, 2015 | Permalink

Catfishin'

Type: Tidal
Region: North Central
Location: Bush River

We caught about 10 channel cats up to 6lbs on cut bait today, April 12 while fishing the Bush River. We also got about 10 bullheads on night crawlers. Not a single white perch though.

Tags: Channel Catfish


  1. Mark Carper, Recreational Angler
  2. Frederick
  3. Total Reports: 4
  4. View all reports by Mark Carper →

Posted on April 13, 2015 | Permalink

Largemouth from Rocky Gorge

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Rocky Gorge Reservoir

Here's a seven pound largemouth caught on Sunday 4/12/15, Rocky Gorge Reservoir.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. Jamie Lowery, Recreational Angler
  2. Essex
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 13, 2015 | Permalink

Beastly 'Bow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Gunpowder River

Hey there, here is the rainbow trout that I caught this morning on the Gunpowder River in Baltimore County. I caught this fish on the "Bubble Gum" color Berkley's power bait rubber worms and a #8 hook with 4 lbs test line. This fish was weighed and measured at Feral's bait and tackle in Edgemere, it was measured at 22 3/4" and weighed 7 lbs.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Hollis Thoms, Recreational Angler
  2. Edgewater
  3. Total Reports: 2
  4. View all reports by Hollis Thoms →

Posted on April 13, 2015 | Permalink

Pickerel Still on the Hook

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Beards Creek

Caught this 20 inch pickerel off our community dock using a golden kastmaster lure, they give a good fight. This is a good time of the year to catch pickerel.

Tags: Chain Pickerel

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