Maryland Angler's Log - Share Your Catch!
To post a report please email your name, hometown, photos, location information, and the content for your report to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 random drawings throughout the year 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.
Ryder Hall, Youth Angler
- Total Reports: 7
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Ethan Fike, Youth Angler
- Finzel / Frostburg MD
- Total Reports: 29
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Baltimore Harbor Fishing Trip
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Near Francis Scott Key bridge
Dad and I enjoyed some White Perch fishing out of the Baltimore Inner Harbor with Captain Tom Hughes on 7-29-15. The trip was donated by Captain Tom to the MD DNR Youth Anglers Club and I was one of the lucky fisherkids to be selected for a trip. Although we all got soaked, the rain didn’t keep us from having a great time fishing and also enjoying visiting the local landmarks. We caught a lot of nice sized white perch along with small strippers and a bonus chanel catfish.
Thanks a bunch Captain Tom for your generous donated trip. Also thanks to the MD DNR for the great fishing opportunities and providing the youth anglers awards.
Conner Hamilton, Youth Angler
- Total Reports: 2
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Local Pond Fishing with the Family
Location: New Market Pond
I went out fishing with my family to a local pond. We went later after dinner. I wasn't getting any nibbles for about 30 mins. Just when I was starting to get discouraged a fish started to bite at my line. I pulled a bit and he got hooked. Reeled him in and, WOW!! He was a largemouth bass!! What a fun time. I can't wait till this weekend. My family and I are visiting 4 different state parks and will be fishing at all of them. I hope I can catch some then too. I will report back!
Smiley Hsu, Recreational Angler
- Bethesda, MD
- Total Reports: 26
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Tidal Potomac Walleye
Location: Potomac River
I pulled this Walleye out of the Potomac River today. Walleye are not that common in the Potomac. I have only caught 3 since last year, but they tend to be decent sized when you are lucky enough to find one. I also caught a handful of rockfish, but I decided not to take pictures because they are fragile and mortality rate runs about 5-10% if you take them out of the water for any length of time. For rockfish, I net them and leave them in the water while I remove the hook. I have achieved 100% survival rate using that method.
Martin Abel, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Richard Regula, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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David Saunders, Recreational Angler
- Baltimore, MD
- Total Reports: 1
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Jim Livingston, Recreational Angler
- Churchton, MD
- Total Reports: 21
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Ivan R. Cohen, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 5
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Todd Bond, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 4
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Catch and Release at Rocky Gorge
Location: Rocky Gorge
Caught 3 largemouth and 3 striper the evening of 8/2/15. The pictured largemouth was caught in the area of the Rt. 29 bridge on a bucktail jig/Gulp grub trailer combo. The fish was released.