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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. Billy Fox, Recreational Angler
  2. Arnold, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Billy Fox →

Posted on April 27, 2015 | Permalink

Upper Potomac Walleye

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Upper Potomac River

Walleye caught near MD 34 Shepherdstown Pike in the Potomac River on Sunday April 26, 2015 along the river bank.

Tags: walleye


  1. Ethan Fike, Youth Angler
  2. Finzel / Frostburg MD
  3. Total Reports: 27
  4. View all reports by Ethan Fike →

Posted on April 27, 2015 | Permalink

First Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Out of Herrington Harbor

Me, my dad and some friends traveled from western MD to the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday where I caught my first rockfish while fishing onboard the charter boat Never E Nuff. My fish was 35 inches long.

Tags: striped bass


  1. John Barbare, Recreational Angler
  2. Ellicott City, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by John Barbare →

Posted on April 27, 2015 | Permalink

Big Rockfish and Trolling on the Bay

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: In Between Turkey Point Marina and Bay Bridge

John, Coby (Service Dog), and 2 other fiends set out on the Bay to catch some nice rockfish as they set out early on Saturday morning. By 10:00am they had caught 3 nice size rockfish before the weather turned sour. The smallest was around 30 and the largest was 42 in length. Not a bad day on the water.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Michael Luzier, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
  3. View all reports by Michael Luzier →

Posted on April 27, 2015 | Permalink

Eastern Shore Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Chicamacomico River

I caught a 24 inch snakehead in Chicamacomico River at the new bridge ramp on April 24 at 7:00 pm.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Richard Gunion, Recreational Angler
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Total Reports: 50
  4. View all reports by Richard Gunion →

Posted on April 27, 2015 | Permalink

Slow Fishing at Owens and Friends

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Owens and Friends Creek

Just returned from a trip to Owens and Friends Creek. Both have trout but the fishing can be slow. Started out the day fishing lower Owens Creek but had no bites and saw no fish. Went upstream and caught a little rainbow trout which I threw back. About mid day I went up to Friends Creek and caught nothing for several hours. Finally from one of the deep pools I hooked a foot long rainbow and then another from an upstream hole. I finished the day with a nice chunky Brown Trout caught at a long pool upstream. This may have been a holdover trout. Though I did not catch any lunkers I wound up with 3 trout by days end.

Tags: rainbow trout, brown trout


  1. Bobby G. Mabou, Recreational Angler
  2. Deville, LA
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Bobby G. Mabou →

Posted on April 27, 2015 | Permalink

Potomac Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region:
Location:

Bobby G. Mabou's 40inch, 25 lb 7 oz rockfish caught on 4-23-2015 @ 11:00. Caught in the Potomac River across from St. George Island in 40ft of water. The fish was caught off a planner board 120ft back using a yellow, orange, green tandem rig made out of Offshore Angler Blue Water Baits Bulb Heads w/yellow shads. Bottom lure had a 6oz egg weight and trailing lure has a 2oz egg weight.

Bobby G. Mabou was visiting nephew Tim Sartori of Leonardtown, MD with Tim's dad Andy Sartori. Bobby and Andy were up from Deville, LA for the 2015 Rockfish Season Opening.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Joey Love, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 40
  3. View all reports by Joey Love →

Posted on April 24, 2015 | Permalink

DC Fisheries 2nd Annual Snakehead Tournament

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: DC Metro Area

DC Fisheries is hosting a snakehead tournament on May 16, 2015. Bring as many harvested snakehead as you have to the weigh-in site between 1 - 2 pm to be eligible for some cool prizes. Fish may be caught in any jurisdiction, but must be euthanized in a manner consistent with law.

Check out the Snakehead Tournament flyer for more information.

Tags: northern snakehead


  1. John Mullican, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 4
  3. View all reports by John Mullican →

Posted on April 24, 2015 | Permalink

Upper Potomac Smallmouth Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Upper Potomac

Steve Peperak and I managed to put a few nice Potomac River smallmouth in the boat recently. The river has been high and cloudy with the fishing generally tough, but there are some nice bass to be caught. Tubes, hair jigs and the like are always good choices, but our recent fish came on deep diving crankbaits. Fishermen will need to keep in mind that poor yearclasses in 2008 and 2009 have resulted in fewer 13 - 16" fish this year while the average to slightly above average yearclasses produced during 2011 and 2012 should result in good numbers of 8 - 13" fish. Please consider recording the results of your Potomac River smallmouth bass trips in our online volunteer angler survey. Information on the volunteer anlger suveys can be found at:http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Fisheries/Pages/survey/index.aspx. Fishing catch rates are used by managers in conjunction with annual electrofishing surveys to monitor population trends.

Tags: smallmouoth bass


  1. Jason Sweeney, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
  3. View all reports by Jason Sweeney →

Posted on April 24, 2015 | Permalink

Big Trout at Owens Creek

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Owens Creek

9lb, 2oz and 25 inch long rainbow trout caught at Owens Creek in Frederick County using night crawlers.

Tags: ranbow trout

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