Maryland Angler's Log - Share Your Catch!
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There will be a 2013 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.
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.
Keith Craig, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 3
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Cale William Fuller Jr., Youth Angler
- Beltsville, MD
- Total Reports: 1
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Veterans Day Fishing With Family
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Sandy Point
Cale, age 4 took a Veterans Day fishing trip for perch with the Uncle Charles Croson (US Army Vet.) and Father Cale Fuller (US Navy Vet.) at Sandy Point, MD. The day was a little cool on the water with a mix of white caps but, the hits were spaced apart just right for a young fisherman. We caught enough fish to have a great dinner with the family and enjoy the freedoms that Military Veterans have made possible.
Larry Jarboe, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 12
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We Were Glad to Get the Blues
Location: Potomac River
Here's a pic of Catfish Bill Davis in the bow of my 12' Sears Gamefisher. We put 29 blue cats from 3-30 lbs. in two big coolers on Friday afternoon during the Potomac River incoming tide. We released one native White Catfish.
On Sunday morning, I caught ebb tide out of Mallows Bay and nailed 16 more.
These blue cats are great eating and fight like sharks. This time of year, they are greedily feeding at the edge of the river channel. We used fresh cut alewives. Fresh mud shad is equally good but can be hard to come by.
People pay a lot of money to charter boats out of Santee Cooper and other reservoirs to catch blue cats, and we've got tons of them here in our backyard. Catch 'em while you can.
Nathan Williams, Youth Angler
- Total Reports: 7
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Fun on the Bay even in the Cold
Region: Lower Bay
Location: South of Cedar Point
Nathan went trolling on a friends boat South of Cedar Point on Saturday 11/16 in the Chesapeake Bay. The weather conditions were a light drizzle and fog with calm winds. We didn't travel far because of the dense fog and chilly air. We only picked up one 22.5" rockfish but still had fun on the water. We actually marked more fish at the mouth of the river on the way in.
Dave Smith, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 2
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iFishMD.com Charters with a MFC Youth Winner
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Maryland Fishing Challenge Youth Winner and a few friends had a great day of fishing with iFishMD.com Charters today. Everyone caught fish with the largest being 30+.
Jim Dorn, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Tylor Kirklin, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 13
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Weekend Fishing in OC
Location: Ocean City Inlet
My two friends and I took a trip down to Ocean City right off the inlet on the fishing pier. We fished Friday, Saturday and a couple hours Sunday. Before we left on Sunday we ended up catching a bunch of Skate in the mornings into the night the dogfish started to hit hard left and right, my biggest was 36 inches. It seemed that that was the only things bitting although we did see a couple people catching Tautog along the rocks.
Steve Doctor, Fisheries Biologist
- Ocean City, MD
- Total Reports: 15
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Head Offshore for Black Sea Bass
Location: Ocean City
Itís time to head offshore and catch Black Sea Bass. They are deep, around a hundred foot or more so a run of about 25 to 35 miles is in order to catch them. Fishing has been outstanding with nice sized fish. My preference is to go on a head boat but you could go on a smaller boat if: you donít mind getting beat up, like to set and pull anchors, or want to see if that survival suit really works. I am hoping it stays warm and we get sea bass through Thanksgiving and well towards Christmas.
There are also some tog inshore, plenty actually. There are a lot of smalls, but you have to have acorns to get oaks. There are also lots of lobsters in the area where we are sea bass fishing. One head boat actually landed two big lobsters on hook and line this weekend.
Nicole Turner, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Fish On For These Two
Region: Upper Bay
Location: North of Bay Bridge
John and Nikkee had a great day on the bay 11/16/13. They caught a 50 inch, 42.2lbs Striped Bass on a white umbrella rig! 32oz of weight 9" shad just north of the Bay Bridge on the Eastern side.
This was one very fine BIG fish!!! So happy to share with our fellow anglers and very excited that this is just the beginning of trophy season! They're here!!!!! Fish On!
Aron Weiner, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 20
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Caught 2 Great Fish
Wow!!! Great day fishing Sunday with Mike Peters and Chris Meachum. Only two fish all day, both firsts for me, and now I've got some difficult personal bests to match. Both fish released very healthy. Musky went 37 inches/13.5 pounds and the Walleye was 24.5 inches/6.4lbs looked stuffed with eggs.