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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. David Charles Kevin Morris, III, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 12, 2014 | Permalink

Fishing with Dad and Pop

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Annapolis and Edgewater

Last week I went fishing with my mom, dad, and two sisters, in Annapolis Maryland. I caught a couple Bluegill at first, and later in the afternoon I caught a bass. I like to release the fish back into the water, also I caught more bluegill's after catching the bass. I also crabbed on Saturday and caught 15 crabs in Edgewater. I really like to fish with my dad and my Pop.

Tags: Bluegill, bass


  1. Gaaron Bankowski, Youth Angler
  2. Wrightsville, PA
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 11, 2014 | Permalink

Deal Island Striper

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Deale Island

Gaaron caught this striper off Deal Island.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Dan Horgan, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 11, 2014 | Permalink

Lots of Perch

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Bush River and Winters Run

This morning we fished the high tide in the Bush River. We caught about 30 White Perch on nightcrawlers. We used live White Perch and cut Suckers for bait and caught some nice Channel Catfish. Later we went to Winters Run and caught about 15 Smallmouth Bass in about 2 hrs on live minnows.

Tags: Catfish, White Perch, Smallmouth


  1. John Horgan, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 9
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Posted on August 11, 2014 | Permalink

Winters Run Smallmouth

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Eastern
Location: Winters Run

I fished for about 2 hrs at Winters Run in Edgewood. I used live minnows for bait. I caught about 15 smallmouth. The biggest were about 13-14 inches. I also got some Fallfish and Bluegills.

Tags: Smallmouth Bass, Fallfish, Bluegill


  1. Steve Bosley, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 11, 2014 | Permalink

26 Inch Seatrout

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Bloodsworth Island

26 inch Spotted Seatroout caught by Steve at Bloodsworth Island.

Tags: Spotted Seatroout


  1. Brian Zagalsky, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 4
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Posted on August 11, 2014 | Permalink

Award Size Mackerel

Type: Chesapeake
Region:
Location: The Bay

We were fishing for bluefish and we went to a ship and I casted a firetiger lure out and brought it in. I thought I had a really big blue, and when it got close enough that I could see itís markings I yelled at the top of my lungs that itís a Spanish Mackerel. After it ran 5 times I got it in and my dad netted it. The fish was 23.5 inches and I was even more excited because it was a citation too! The next day we devoured it and it was delicious. That was one of the best fishing days of my life.

Tags: Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel


  1. Jack Fisk, Youth Angler
  2. Gaithersburg, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on August 11, 2014 | Permalink

Local Pond Channel Cat

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Local Pond

Caught this giant catfish (39 inches in length) in a local pond fishing for carp, is it a blue or a channel? If it is a channel is it close to state record?

DNR Response: Just looking at the picture I'd call it a Channel Catfish. Pond fish tend to look a little differently than their tidal or river cousins and once Channel Catfish get larger they loose that characteristic yellow/bronze color with spots. We've had some large channels that looked very blue too. The real diagnostic features of a Blue Catfish is the large head (which this one doesn't appear to have), and the straight anal fin (which we can't really see). But the tail, head and little bit of the anal fin that we can see looks like a channel. Of course, if it's in contention for any records it would have to be examined by a Biologist for definite confirmation.

Tags: Channel Catfish


  1. Timothy Newman, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 11, 2014 | Permalink

Long Day, But Worth It

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Patapsco River

Today we finally got a few crabs. It was tough going and we only caught 2 dozen keepers but boy were they keepers. Janet is holding two of the crabs we caught. Most were this size. We were crabbing traps in the Patapsco River near Ft Carroll. Long day but well worth the trip!

Tags: Blue Crab


  1. Ronnie Gross, Recreational Angler
  2. Hagerstown, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 11, 2014 | Permalink

Upper Potomac Catfish

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Dam 4 Potomac River

Ronnie caught this 25 inch catfish at dam 4 on the Potomac River.

Tags: Catfish


  1. Brandon Baer, Recreational Angler
  2. Middletown
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 11, 2014 | Permalink

Caught a Catfish Night Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Potomac River

I caught this monster in the Potomac River halfway between route 15 and Brunswick at Lander Road about 300 yards downstream from the boat dock. It was caught about 11 o'clock at night on a half a nightcrawler on a small lined hook, swivel and 2.5oz sinker on an ugly stick with a nine bearing fleuger reel. I was unable to weigh him but he was very difficult to hold up for the pictures. For the record I wear a size 10.5 boot and want to show off my catch. Happy fishing.

Tags: Catfish

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