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There will be a 2013 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. Tim Campbell, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on July 14, 2014 | Permalink

Bloodsworth Island Speckled Trout

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Bloodsworth Island

Caught and released this speckled trout on Friday, 07/11/14 in 4' of water using a 6" chartreuse BKD with a barbless hook. Special thanks to Captain "Walleye" Pete for a fun day in the marsh.

Tags: Speckled Trout, Spotted Seatrout


  1. Joshua Lerche, Recreational Angler
  2. Finksburg
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on July 14, 2014 | Permalink

Large Carroll County Largemouth

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Carroll County Farm Pond

I love fishing with my grandfather. He has done a lot in his lifetime and is a joy to be around. I decided to take him fishing at my friends farm pond in Carroll County Saturday morning. I made the declaration that I would either get him onto a large catfish or a huge Largemouth Bass. Needless to say here it is, he caught this beauty on a bobber with a nightcrawler; call him old-fashioned. Great day fishing as always. We caught tons of bass and sunfish but here is the standout winner. I didn't have a tape or scale with me so who knows but my best guess is that it was around 6-7 lbs. I could fit my whole fist in its mouth with some wiggle room.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. Richard Norris, Recreational Angler
  2. Silver Spring, MD
  3. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on July 14, 2014 | Permalink

Upper Potomac Success

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Upper Potomac

Nice morning on the Potomac River at Edwards Ferry on Saturday July 12th. My boy Robert and I caught a bunch of smallies throughout the day but these were the best of the day for me a 17" largemouth & an 18" smallmouth. Both were caught behind Harrison Island on Strike King Bleeding Buzzbaits - Chartreuse Color.

Tags: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass


  1. Christina Little, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 14, 2014 | Permalink

Nice Charter Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Tilghman Island

32 Inch rockfish caought on July 6th 2014 on the Big Will Charter boat located in Tilghman.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. 123 Fishing Rigs, Recreational Angler
  2. Fort Washington, MD
  3. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on July 14, 2014 | Permalink

Lower Bay Flounder

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Point Lookout

Nice flounder caught and released at Point Lookout on 7/11/2014 while bottom bouncing a multi-colored spinner rig in 15 feet of water.

Tags: Flounder


  1. Richard Norris, Recreational Angler
  2. Silver Spring, MD
  3. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on July 11, 2014 | Permalink

21 Plus Largemouth

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Rocky Gorge Reservoir

Great evening to be fishing Rocky Gorge Reservoir on Thursday, July 10! 1st hookup was an 18.5" largemouth, 2nd hookup was a 19" largemouth and then finally to end the night was this 21.25" Citation largemouth. All were caught on a Rapala DT-6 Crankbait Helsinki Shad Color. Big props to my boy Ryan Jones for the multiple net assists. Thank You to Clyde's Sports Shop for getting this fish checked in and officially measured. 21-1/4" Citation Largemouth

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. Jim Gronaw, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 30
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Posted on July 11, 2014 | Permalink

Small Waters Remain Hot

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Central
Location: Local Ponds

I was fortunate to fish several times last week and the panfishing and bass fishing continues to be top-notch in small public and private venues along the Mason Dixon Line. In three small lake outings we totaled 148 panfish to include bluegills, redear sunfish, pumpkinseeds and what I believe to be a young coppernose bluegill. The fish was a deep purple on it's flanks and had a distinct greenish -gold blotch above the eye on it's forehead and pronounced black scales on the cheeks. Larger than average size eyes are also a trait of the coppernose. I think this is a proper ID…any response would be helpful.

Are there any lakes or ponds where the coppernose bluegill could be in Maryland waters? I would think that they could possibly be in some southern Maryland tidal flows or perhaps the Eastern Shores Pocomoke River or the Blackwater River. This fish was caught near the Mason Dixon Line in a small private pond…the northernmost water I have ever seen one. Prior to this catch, the furthest north I have encountered them was the tidewater lakes of Suffolk County, VA.

The panfish are spawning for a second time as I continue to see robust males but fewer ripe females. Great fishing for family and the pros alike!

DNR Response: We do not consider the "Coppernose" bluegill to be a different species or sub-species of Bluegill in our surveys or data collection. The Coppernose that you are catching are definitely an unusual coloration of bluegill that is not usually seen in Central MD. Our hatchery program did purchase and stock "Coppernose" Bluegill for some children's fishing events years ago.

Tags: Bluegill, Coppernose Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Pumkinseed


  1. John Bent, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on July 11, 2014 | Permalink

Yes There are Largemouth in Essex

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Middle River

I fish the area around Middle River a lot and there are fish here and no you’re not to catch one every cast or large stringers but you can catch them. It’s not fair to compare it to the Potomac or any other body of water. No the rivers not dead you just have to work a little harder to catch them.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. Brian Graham, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 11, 2014 | Permalink

Freshwater Striper

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Central MD Reservoir

Angler Brian Graham with a nice Central Maryland reservoir striper.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Justin Johnson, Youth Angler
  2. Elkridge, MD
  3. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on July 10, 2014 | Permalink

Lost Lake Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Lost Lake

Two Bass in the heat of the day. I was on fire.

Tags: Largemouth Bass

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