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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.state.md.us. 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 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.

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. Dutch Baldwin, Recreational Angler
  2. Indian Head
  3. Total Reports: 24
  4. View all reports by Dutch Baldwin →

Posted on May 21, 2014 | Permalink

178 Pounds of Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

Here is a cooler filled with 178lbs of snakeheads gutted and vacuum packed from this past weekend. I think it was 47 fish total! All from out of the Potomac.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Anthony Vaughn, Recreational Angler
  2. Edmonston, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Anthony Vaughn →

Posted on May 21, 2014 | Permalink

Anacostia Snakeheads

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Anacostia River

I caught 4 snakeheads in the Anacostia River while looking for bass ...2 were over 3ft and and other 2 were like almost 2 ft ... I killed all of them.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. James Berry, Recreational Angler
  2. Chesapeake Beach, Md
  3. Total Reports: 31
  4. View all reports by James Berry →

Posted on May 15, 2014 | Permalink

Getting Rid of the Invasives

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

I was able to arrow 11 snakehead fish on 5-13-14 on the Potomac River. A couple of these fish were tagged and most of them had full egg sacks that looked like they would of spawned very soon. The water temp has gone to 73 and I was able to catch a few bass on top water also.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive, Largemouth Bass


  1. Hon Kwan, Recreational Angler
  2. Springfield, VA
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Hon Kwan →

Posted on May 13, 2014 | Permalink

Snakehead Dinner

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

Hon caught a 33 and a 30 inch Snakehead taken from Virginia side of Potomac on May 11, 2014. They were 12 and 10 pounds, and turned into fish fillets.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Ed McEarchem, Recreational Angler
  2. Salisbury, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
  4. View all reports by Ed McEarchem →

Posted on May 13, 2014 | Permalink

Salisbury Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Salisbury City Park

I caught this fish at Salisbury City Park just below the dam at the Zoo. It was a female loaded with eggs.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Trevor Tufty, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 14
  3. View all reports by Trevor Tufty →

Posted on May 7, 2014 | Permalink

Potomac River Report

Type: Tidal
Region: Sourthern
Location: Potomac River

Hooked into a 4lb 24in snakehead just south of Old Town Alexandria. Not pictured are 3 other nice sized Largemouth Bass. All caught on a white spinner.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Largemouth Bass


  1. Brandon Manley, Recreational Angler
  2. Bishops Head, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
  4. View all reports by Brandon Manley →

Posted on May 5, 2014 | Permalink

Grabbed it With My Hands

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Parsons Creek

I grabbed this 23" snakehead with my bare hands on Parsons Creek Farm in Madison, at the mouth of Parsons Creek on the Little Choptank River on 5/1/14. High tide had flooded the property and the fish was actually in shallow water on the driveway, hundreds of yards from the river bank.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. James Berry, Recreational Angler
  2. Chesapeake Beach, MD
  3. Total Reports: 31
  4. View all reports by James Berry →

Posted on April 30, 2014 | Permalink

Bowfishing for Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potoamc River

Shot some more snakehead fish on the Potomac on April 25, this one was 14.5 pounds.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Hon Kwon, Recreational Angler
  2. Springfield, VA
  3. Total Reports: 2
  4. View all reports by Hon Kwon →

Posted on April 29, 2014 | Permalink

Snakehead Sunday Dinner

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

Here's a big Northern Snakehead taken on the Virginia side of the Potomac River on 4-27-14. It was caught bowfishing, mid-day. It was 35 inches long, 14 pounds 3 ounces, and male. He was turned into filets and deep fried fish nuggets for Sunday dinner.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Joey Love, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 39
  3. View all reports by Joey Love →

Posted on April 28, 2014 | Permalink

2014 District of Columbia Snakehead Tournament

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Around D.C.

2014 District of Columbia Snakehead Tournament

Weigh-in: Satruday, May 31, 2014

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Awards: 3pm

Location: Aquatic Resources Education Center
1900 Anacostia Dr. SE,
Washington, DC 20019

Click here for the flyer about the event.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, 2014 DC Snakehead Tournament

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