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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.

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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.

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. Rose Abido, Recreational Angler
  2. Elkridge, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
  4. View all reports by Rose Abido →

Posted on September 23, 2014 | Permalink

Fall is here!

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Patapsco State Park: Avalon Area

We spent the last 2 days wading at the Patapsco River. For the first time we caught these slimy little fish…which we googled and found out they are creek chubs/fallfish. On Saturday, we caught about 6-7 fallfish, 2 smallmouths and countless amount of sunfish. Today we caught about 5 fallfish, a few SMB and again a bunch of various sizes of sunfish or bluegills. Can't wait to go back next weekend!

Tags: fallfish, sunfish, smallmouth bass, bluegill


  1. Aron Weiner, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 22
  3. View all reports by Aron Weiner →

Posted on September 22, 2014 | Permalink

First Fish

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location:

My daughter Finley caught her first fish the other day. She's only 22 months old and she was very happy.

Tags: Bluegill


  1. Nathan Williams, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 10
  3. View all reports by Nathan Williams →

Posted on September 22, 2014 | Permalink

Surf Fishing at Flag Harbor

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Flag Harbor Beach

Location: Flag Harbor Beach in Late Evening
Tide: Flood and the Wind: 15-20 NE
Method: Surf fishing using Blood worms/ Cut Bait

On Saturday evening, Nathan tried out his new fishing reel combo he won from the Maryland Fishing Challenge off the beach at Flag Harbor. He caught a lot of spot, bluefish, and whiting. The big surprise was a nice 19 in rockfish that gave his new rod/reel combo a fighting challenge but Nathan came out on top and landed the fish. Thank you to DNR and Bass Pro Shop for sponsoring this great youth program!

Tags: Striped Bass, Spot, Bluefish, Whiting


  1. Capt David Street, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 9
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Posted on September 22, 2014 | Permalink

Blues and Rocks

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Bloody Point

Caught a limit of medium bluefish and caught two nice rockfish a 34" and a 27" off Bloody Pt. trolling spoons and Bucktails.

Tags: Striped Bass, Bluefish


  1. Justin Johnson, Youth Angler
  2. Elkridge, MD
  3. Total Reports: 9
  4. View all reports by Justin Johnson →

Posted on September 22, 2014 | Permalink

Nice Lost Lake Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Lost Lake

Fishing with my Dad again on Lost lake on 9/1. Caught this nice bass on a wacky.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. Derek R. Morgan, Sr, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
  3. View all reports by Derek R. Morgan, Sr →

Posted on September 22, 2014 | Permalink

13 Inch Lake Frank Crappie

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Lake Frank

Just caught this 13" crappie at Lake Frank in Rockville, Md. It was around 8:30am on 9/15/14 using an artificial minnow.

Tags: Crappie


  1. Smiley Hsu, Recreational Angler
  2. Potomac
  3. Total Reports: 18
  4. View all reports by Smiley Hsu →

Posted on September 22, 2014 | Permalink

Potomac Mix

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

Another fun day on the tidal Potomac. Caught a mix of Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass and Blue Catfish, about 15 fish in all. Today, the fish were liking a 1/4 oz War Eagle tandem blade spinner bait along the grass edges. I had to get very close, and occasionally bump the grass in order to get bit. I mostly use cut bait to catch blue cats, but today they were clobbering the spinner bait.

Tags: Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Blue Catfish, Invasive


  1. William Flint, Recreational Angler
  2. Frederick, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by William Flint →

Posted on September 22, 2014 | Permalink

Fun Hour Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Culler Lake within Baker Park

Decided to get a little bit of fishing in and I was welcomed with these three largemouth bass which hit three different Rapala lures in Firetiger. The big one was over 3 lbs. Look to catch more from this lake and try for the so called catfish and carp that swim there.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. Vannak Heng, Recreational Angler
  2. Silver Spring, Md
  3. Total Reports: 5
  4. View all reports by Vannak Heng →

Posted on September 22, 2014 | Permalink

Sun's out and Rocks out

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: the Bay

Booked a full day fishing trip for two on Chesapeake Bay Sport Fishing, LLC. I had nominated Samuth Keo/ Charlie Browne for the ALS challenge and invited them to come join me out on the bay. We hit our maximum of striped bass within 2 hrs of our trip. So, we had 5 hrs left, we started trolling for blues, which we didn't have much luck at all. But at the end of the day everyone went home happy. Hope to get back on the Chesapeake Bay Sport Fishing Charters before the season comes to an end.

Tags: Striped Bass, Bluefish


  1. Michelle Herren, Recreational Angler
  2. Sparrow Point, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on September 22, 2014 | Permalink

Award Size Perch

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Hart-Miller Island

Here is a picture of the 14.5 inch white perch I caught on 9/17/2014 at Hart-Miller Island and registered at the Bluefin Tackle shop.

Tags: White Perch

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