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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. Solomon Jovenal, Recreational Angler
  2. Westminster
  3. Total Reports: 5
  4. View all reports by Solomon Jovenal →

Posted on October 7, 2014 | Permalink

Jigging for Striped Bass

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Dundalk

This striper was caught near Peninsula Hwy in Dundalk, I was jigging near the bridge with a swim bait.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Joe Perret, Recreational Angler
  2. Silver Spring
  3. Total Reports: 4
  4. View all reports by Joe Perret →

Posted on October 6, 2014 | Permalink

First Frost of the Season Doesn't Deter

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Central
Location: Above Bay Bridge

Frost on the boat did not keep my daughters from fishing this chilly morning. No luck trolling the eastern channel edges above the bridge. My daughter pulled in this beauty fishing a live eel at the eastern rock pile. Nothing warms you up like a good fish on the line.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Smiley Hsu, Recreational Angler
  2. Potomac
  3. Total Reports: 21
  4. View all reports by Smiley Hsu →

Posted on October 6, 2014 | Permalink

Something not so Fishy on the Potomac

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

I went out this past weekend on the tidal Potomac River and got skunked for the first time this year. I checked some of my favorite spots and the depth sounder flat lined as if the fish were all on vacation. That's fishing :-)

Tags: Recreational Fishing


  1. Jacob Ehm, Youth Angler
  2. Monkton, MD
  3. Total Reports: 18
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Posted on October 6, 2014 | Permalink

Youth Entry from the Gunpowder

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Central
Location: Gunpowder River

I was off school Friday so I had chance to go fish! I got all my fishing stuff and my mom took me fishing. We when to the Gunpowder River caught some nice panfish and had a great day!

Tags: Panfish, Sunfish


  1. Chris Brown, Recreational Angler
  2. Sykesville
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on October 6, 2014 | Permalink

Report from Oct 4

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Liberty Reservoir

Went bank fishing at Liberty Reservoir this morning 10/4/2014 after the rain. Water seemed pretty alive but everything I caught was tiny! Two small carp, a few small bass, and a sunny that was almost as big as the lure he hit! Fished from about 7:15am-9:15am. All fish safely released.

Tags: Common Carp, Largemouth Bass, Sunfish


  1. Jacob Ehm, Youth Angler
  2. Monkton, MD
  3. Total Reports: 18
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Posted on October 3, 2014 | Permalink

Hot Dogs as Bait

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Local Pond

I had a chance to go fishing today. I caught 5 catfish and 2 panfish using the most useful foods ever, hot dogs. If the weather stays the same, I'll be able to fish all school year long.

Tags: catfish, sunfish


  1. Capt David Street, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 11
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Posted on October 3, 2014 | Permalink

Severn River Fishing

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Severn River

I found these fish in 35' off the Severn River. The rock and blues appear to be feeding on the acres of small baitfish working there way south . I caught rock up to 26" and medium blues on spoons and Bucktails.

Tags: bluefish, striped bass


  1. Smiley Hsu, Recreational Angler
  2. Potomac
  3. Total Reports: 21
  4. View all reports by Smiley Hsu →

Posted on October 3, 2014 | Permalink

Rocky Gorge

Type: Freshwater
Region: Centeral
Location: Rocky Gorge

I fished Rocky Gorge with friend Peter S. We caught a few bass and a really nice crappie. The crappie hit a pumpkin seed tube fished on the bottom in 12-15 ft of water.

Tags: crappie, largemouth bass


  1. Jim Gronaw, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 37
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Posted on October 3, 2014 | Permalink

Variety in the Small Lake Venues

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Small Lakes

October has been good to us already as we have been able to catch channel catfish up to 8 pounds, largemouth bass close to four and a variety of big panfish to include bluegills, redears, pumpkinseeds and pumpkinseed hybrids on small jigs tipped with baits and on worms alone.

October and November have been historically excellent months for us on a variety of species. Small public and private lakes are hot in the fall and trophies can be had. All the fish in the accompanying photos were taken in public waters overlooked by the masses.

Tags: channel catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, pumpkinseed hybrid


  1. Gary Estremsky, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on October 1, 2014 | Permalink

Award Size Seatrout

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Hoopers Island

On Sunday Sept 28, Anna, age 11 caught and released this 26.25 speckled trout (spotted seatrout) caught on Gulp 4 white swimming mullet on a red jig head near Hoopers Island.

This is her 10th Maryland citation, including 5 unique species: White Perch, Striped Bass, Red Drum, Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel

Tags: spotted seatrout, speckled trout

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