Maryland Angler's Log - Share Your Catch!
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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.
Wayne Young, Recreational Angler
- Annadale, VA
- Total Reports: 17
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Calvert Cliffs Opening Day
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Calvert Cliffs
I timed my arrival at Breezy Point to miss the morning rush hour at the ramp. 3 fishers jigged the Calvert Cliffs discharge stream from about 0930 until 1400. A couple of boats anchored just out of the stream near the discharge outlet, partially obstructing access. We found creative ways in, though. Very little on the scope, a few small pods way out on the edges of the stream, nothing in close. Jigging unproductive. I tried an alternate rock fishing technique which paid off just after the flood started with a 35.5" striper over very rough bottom. Again, nothing on the scope. Fish didn't want to come to the boat, giving my Mitchell 300 a good test. The anti-reverse release feature allowed line in or out without flipping the bale, which aided in adjusting to depth changes during the drift. Had a second good hit but no hookup. Then the mini bite went cold. A little bit of trolling on the way back with no results.
Pat Griffith, Recreational Angler
- Harmans, MD
- Total Reports: 1
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Antietam Creek Bass
Location: Antietam Creek
I fished Antietam Creek for the first time this year and only the second time ever. First time I was there, I only caught a small smallmouth, but this time was much better -- eight total over Saturday and Sunday with numerous near misses. Most were in the 10 to 12 inch range with one (pictured) measuring 14". Caught them on tube baits and Rooster Tails.
Amanda Isom, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Bryce Mason, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 3
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Phillip Vass Jr., Recreational Angler
- Aberdeen, MD
- Total Reports: 1
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Lure of the Day - Silver Minnow Jerkbait
Location: Bush River
Fishing in the Bush River off of Edgewood Proving Ground, caught 4 of these decent sized largemouths. They ranged between 3-4 pounds when the tide stared coming in around 6:30pm. Also ran into white perch and shad but no rockfish up that far yet. Silver minnow jerkbait seems to be the default winning lure.
John Horgan, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 18
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Aaron Mullis, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 2
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Richard H. Anacker, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Montana Grant, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 10
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Deer Creek Fishing Fun
Location: Deer Creek
Montana Grant being checked for the 6th time this season by Officer Ward along Deer Creek. Thanks to our DNR Police for being so diligent in protecting our natural resources and making sure that I have a fishing license and trout stamp! Officer Ward was a perfect gentleman and very professional as he made sure we were all safe and having fun. Thank you for your service!
Also, Bill Mitzel caught this great 17 inch golden rainbow trout and his limit along Deer Creek yesterday. He was so excited to catch his first golden rainbow trout that he was stopping along the road to show it off. Fishing is supposed to be fun and Bill was having a great time. Thanks for stocking such a unique trout that so many anglers enjoy and appreciate.
Robert Bruce, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 21
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Posted on April 17, 2015 | Permalink
Diversity Fishing on the Potomac
Location: Potomac River
While bass fishing I caught a 42 inch gar, what a fight. Very difficult to land these fish as every inch of their body, and mouth, is hard as a rock. I also wrestled this feisty flathead into the boat last week. Both fish caught on the Potomac River near the Occoquon.