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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. Don Denault, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 27, 2013 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Wicomico Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Wicomico River

Just wanted to give you some info on a fish I caught today. I was bass fishing the Wicomico River. I caught about a 5-6 lb snakehead on a spinnerbait. Of course I thought I had a huge bass on but couldn't beleive it, a snakehead, a first for me. This one was caught in the no-wake zone in town in Salisbury. I didn't have anything to kill it with, but brought it to town and a city marina worker, took care of it. You hear about them and there known on Potomac, and I have read they are in the Nanticoke and Wicomico but thought they would be further toward the mouth of the river. Just can't believe it was all the way up the Wicomico. This is not good for the Wicomico.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Jennifer Kravassi, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on August 26, 2013 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Snakehead Fishing in Southern MD

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Nanjemoy Creek

Kayak fishing on Nanjemoy Creek yesterday with some friends. Caught these snakeheads on Yum Frog (weedless rig). Beautiful weekend to paddle. These are 1.9 lbs and 2.85 lbs.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Sinh, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 21, 2013 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

30 inch Mount Vernon Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River at Mount Vernon

I want to report that I have caught a 30 inch Northern Snakehead at Mount Vernon, Potomac River on 8-16-2013 with 5" plastic worm made bay YUM Co.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Shane Correll, Recreational Angler
  2. Rockville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 19, 2013 | Permalink

Large Snakeheads

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

Shane caught 5 snakehead in the Potomac just south of Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Chris Geer, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 15, 2013 | Permalink

Chicamuxen Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Chicamuxen Creek

Chris caught this snakehead at Chicamuxen Creek.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Alex Hrycak, Recreational Angler
  2. Gaithersburg, MD
  3. Total Reports: 11
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Posted on August 13, 2013 | Permalink

Small Mattawoman Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mattawoman Creek

Went to Mattawoman Creek today for snakeheads and pulled one small snakehead from deep within the lily pads.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. George Lintala, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 13, 2013 | Permalink

Mattawoman Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mattawoman Creek

I caught this 28" snakehead August 10, 2013 in Mattawoman Creek, using a tube.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Alex Hrycak, Recreational Angler
  2. Gaithersburg, MD
  3. Total Reports: 11
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Posted on August 12, 2013 | Permalink

Kayak Fishing for Snakeheads

Type: Tidal
Region: South
Location: Mattawoman and Bumpy Oak

Took the kayak out to catch snakeheads at Mattawoman Creek and caught three, the biggest being 24 inches. Then I went over to Bumpy Oak Pond for a few casts and caught a little 16 incher with a spine deformation.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Alex Hrycak, Recreational Angler
  2. Gaithersburg, MD
  3. Total Reports: 11
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Posted on August 8, 2013 | Permalink

Egg Filled Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mattawoman Creek

I went to Mattawoman Creek for snakeheads, caught a lot of bass and lost a few snakeheads before landing this 25 incher. She was full of eggs.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Bass


  1. Jeffrey Moore, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 7, 2013 | Permalink

Lower Patuxent Remora

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Lower Patuxent River

Caught Aug 6, 2013 just off Sandy Point and Chesapeake Bio Lab Pier in the Lower Patuxent River, Solomons, MD on bottom rig with shrimp. Time was about 19:30 and measured the fish around 20 inches.

My fishing partner thought she had a nice big Croaker!

We think it's a Shark Sucker Remora? Do you agree with the identification? Never seen anything like this in the Chesapeake! Once we identified it was not a Northern Snakehead we took a few pics and released it. I donít think it travelled up from the Atlantic on itís own so do you think it hitched a ride on a shark?

DNR Response: It is definitely a Remora and it is not uncommon to find them swimming free by themselves and they will feed on small fish. They are also commonly called shark suckers.

Tags: Remora, Shark Sucker

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