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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. Jay Jones, Recreational Angler
  2. Abington, MD
  3. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on April 6, 2015 | Permalink

Shad are Showing Up

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

Shad are showing up in the Potomac down at Fletcher's Cove. I had the chance to get out Thursday, April 2nd. We fished from 10 until 2, and between two of us in kayaks we were hooking up maybe every 8-10 casts. We were most successful just outside the strongest current, on the shallower side of the river. Wind was out of the south and actually pushed us up stream slowly. We had some really good rod benders, and a lot of jumps. That equals a fun trip.

We fished tandem darts. I'm not sure color mattered. We fished white with red tiped darts, I had green tail and my friend used the same with white tail. My trailer dart was fluorescent yellow with red tips and white skirt, the other rig used fluorescent orange (solid) and a white skirt. We never switched out and each of those darts got hits.

Tags: shad


  1. Barclay Malik, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 6, 2015 | Permalink

Catch and Release Rockfish

Type: Tidal
Region:
Location: Tidal River

I did a little fishing on Easter Sunday. Caught and released this beauty along with many white perch.

Tags: striped bass, white perch


  1. Mason Barrick, Youth Angler
  2. Libertyown, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on April 6, 2015 | Permalink

Family Pond Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Frederick Pond

Mason and MaKenzie Barrick went pond fishing today with Dad. Caught several largemouth on mepps spiners.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. Aaron Mullis, Recreational Angler
  2. Odenton
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 6, 2015 | Permalink

Big Trout on the Little Patuxent

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Little Patuxent

On April 4th I caught this rainbow trout in the Little Patuxent . It was 27 inches, 10lbs 2 oz.

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Rose Abido, Recreational Angler
  2. Elkridge, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on April 6, 2015 | Permalink

First Spring Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Allen Pond

My first time fishing Allen Pond. Windy day but was able to hook this little fella. Great way to start my fishing season :) Dock Demon with a weedless Bass Jig.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. John Horgan, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 18
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Posted on April 6, 2015 | Permalink

Bush River Mix

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Bush River

We fished the Bush River on 4/4/15. We caught about 40 bullheads, white perch and yellow perch on night crawlers. I got one 23" striper on cut bait.

Tags: striped bass, white perch, yellow perch, bullhead catfish


  1. Adrian Dandridge, Recreational Angler
  2. Washington DC
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on April 6, 2015 | Permalink

Haines Point Blue Cat

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Haines Point

I fished Haines Point with my Dad. He caught this 36 lb, 7oz blue cat on cut perch.

Tags: blue catfish


  1. Mac McIlrath, Recreational Angler
  2. Thurmont
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 6, 2015 | Permalink

Hybrid Trout?

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Owens Creek

My nephew Ethan Fink caught this trout March 31 on Owens Creek is this a brown/rainbow hybrid?

DNR Response: It is a rainbow trout. We observed a number of rainbows with a distinct yellowish color while stocking. Up in that area we occasionally see tiger trout (instream cross between brown and brook trout), but this is a rainbow that was simply lighter in color. We stock golden trout that are a color phase of a rainbow instead of a separate species (like the Californai Golden trout), but they tend to be goldfish orange instead of this color.

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Branson Williams, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on April 3, 2015 | Permalink

Governor's Bridge Pond Trout Stocking

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Governor's Bridge Pond

MDNR biologists recently stocked 300 rainbow trout into Governor's Bridge Pond, a MD-NCPPC pond located in Bowie, MD. A utility vehicle and cattle tank was used because the trout truck can't easily access the pond.

A total of 600 trout were stocked this year, the first year that Governor's Bridge Pond has been a part of the put-and-take trout fishery. The pond feels somewhat remote, and offers a unique fishing opportunity in southern MD. So far there seem to be a few happy anglers, and we encourage others to take part. Keep in mind that there is a two fish limit per angler, so there are plenty of fish to go around.

Tags: trout stocking


  1. Steven Snyder, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on April 3, 2015 | Permalink

Trout Fishing in Cecil County

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Eastern
Location: Rising Sun Pond, Fairhill NRC, Principio Creek

With all this silly weather up here in Cecil County, one day in shorts and opening day in the snow 13 yr old Steven is catching trout every where.

Tags: rainbow trout

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