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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. Brad Hoffmaster, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
  3. View all reports by Brad Hoffmaster →

Posted on May 27, 2015 | Permalink

First Fish

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Lusby, MD

Our two year old, Carson caught his very first sunfish (about 4" & released) in Lusby, MD. He was using a zebco dock demon he got for his birthday from his Momma & Daddy. We used worm (we dug out of our garden), split shot & bobber. We caught 5 fish total, all released.

Tags: bluegill


  1. Matt Helmick, Recreational Angler
  2. Baltimore
  3. Total Reports: 4
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Posted on May 27, 2015 | Permalink

First Fishing Trip with Daddy

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Chesterwood Park

I took my 6 month old daughter out fishing for her first time and she helped me reel in a 12 1/2 inch yellow perch.

Tags: yellow perch


  1. Walter Weese, Recreational Angler
  2. Paw Paw, West Virgina
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on May 27, 2015 | Permalink

Western MD Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: 15 Mile Creek

I caught this 19 inch rainbow at 15 Mile Creek.

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Ryan Cooper, Recreational Angler
  2. Oakland, Maryland
  3. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Lower Savage River Browns

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: lower Savage River

I had a pretty good day on the lower Savage River fishing both nymphs and Dries. Had a crazy midge hatch from about 2:30 - 5:30 pm. During that hatch they were taking size 20 Griffiths gnats pretty well. I was fishing with a friend from Denmark and he had a good day on the water as well landing fishing in the 10-14 inch range.

Tags: brown trout


  1. Jeremiah Harrington, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Memorial Day Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Owings, MD

Jeremiah caught this largemouth on a tequila sunrise soft plastic worm in Owings, MD. Happy Memorial Day!

Tags: laremouth bass


  1. Terry Iman, Recreational Angler
  2. Baltimore, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Slow Day on the Shore

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Wye Mills

A rather slow day on May 24th. My only catch, besides the many painted turtles stealing my bait, was this rather nice 32" carp caught below the dam. Put up a really great fight too! The fish was full of eggs that were just spilling out upon landing. She was unhooked, photo'd and then promptly released.

Tags: carp


  1. Rob Oyaski Jr, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Old Bay and Garlic Salt Snakehead Dinner

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Lusby

My 30 inch, 12 pound snakehead. I caught this guy in Lusby, Maryland! Filleted him and cooked him for dinner. Little butter some garlic salt and old bay. It was delicious!

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Dylan Nickoles, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Conowingo Flatheads

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Conowingo Dam

Tailgate full of flatheads pulled from the Conowingo Dam last week on skirts, biggest one weighed 28lb, they all fed many families.

Tags: flathead catfish, invasive


  1. John Horgan, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 21
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Bel Air Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Pond in Bel Air MD

My son and his friends fished a pond on Friday 5/22/15 in Bel Air, MD. They caught 8 largemouth bass on spinnerbaits, senkos and poppers. All were between 10 and 14 inches.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Ethan Fike, Youth Angler
  2. Finzel / Frostburg MD
  3. Total Reports: 28
  4. View all reports by Ethan Fike →

Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Savage River Reservoir Perch

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Savage River Reservoir

Memorial Day weekend seems to be the time of year that my dad and I locate and catch Yellow Perch at the Savage River Reservoir. Between the two of us we kept 28 perch and 4 bluegill/sunfish and released many smaller fish.

Tags: yellow perch, bluegill

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