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Everyone at the Fisheries Service would like to express our sincerest thank you to all the parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, neighbors and friends who made the time to take our young anglers fishing this past year. The smiling faces below are worth a 1,000 words of gratitude.

Share your latest fishing experience on the Youth Angler's Log

To post a report please email your name, age, hometown, photos, location information, and a description of your fishing trip to fishingreports.dnr@maryland.gov. All information is optional, but encouraged.

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Latest Youth Angler's Log Reports from Youth Anglers


Quinn Law-Knotts
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: July 6, 2015 Permalink

Fishing Fun at Woodsboro Pond

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Woodsboro Pond
Tags: bluegill

Hi! My name is Quinn Law-Knotts and I am 11 years old.

I was fishing in the Woodsboro Pond on July 4, 2015. It was only my second time fishing so I didn’t expect to catch anything. I got to the pond and tried one spot. Nothing. Not even a nibble. Then I moved to another spot. I saw some fish so I cast out. I waited for about 5 minutes and nothing happened. So I moved to yet another spot. I cast out again and as I was reeling my line in I saw that the fish seemed interested. So I ran over and put a worm on the hook. Then I got an idea. I could cast out and then reel it back in so the worm would be in the fish's face. I got a fish to nibble. I reeled in but all I got was pond weed. I tried again and suddenly I felt a pull.

"Mama! I think I got a fish!" I yelled. She hurried over to look as I reeled it in. Sure enough I had caught a bluegill. It was really pretty. It had cool orange eyes and it was a blue green color. My Mom took a picture of me with it, but it kept surprising me because it would just randomly start flapping. We took my fish off the hook and released it back in the lake. I looked at my hook and realized there was fish lip skin on it Ewww! ?

I always have a great time fishing and catching my bluegill today made it that much better!

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Laila Pascucci
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: July 6, 2015 Permalink

Big Fish for this Kid

Type: Coast
Region: Eastern
Location: Assawoman Bay
Tags: summer flounder

Laila, age 7 was fishing in Assawoman Bay near Hoopers with her buddies Meera and Izzy when she caught this 24.25 " summer flounder. She caught it on a Chartreuse Gulp on a plain flounder hook.

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Ryder Hall
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville, MD
Total Reports:
5
Sent in on: July 6, 2015 Permalink

Patuxent Mix

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Patuxent River
Tags: striped bass, white perch, blue crab

Ryder was fishing on the 4th of July weekend when he caught a small rockfish in the Patuxent River. He also caught crabs, and perch.

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Wyatt Hall
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
4
Sent in on: July 6, 2015 Permalink

Patuxent River Perch

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Patuxent River
Tags: white perch

Wyatt caught some perch in the Patuxent River this 4th of July weekend.

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Lorenzo Sanz
Youth Angler
Glen Arm, MD
Total Reports:
8
Sent in on: July 6, 2015 Permalink

Loch Raven Fishing Fun

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven Reservoir
Tags: bluegill

Fun day at the Loch Raven Reservoir with my dad. Caught this fish with my new fishing rod!

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Matthew Bishop
Youth Angler
Hagerstown, MD
Total Reports:
14
Sent in on: June 29, 2015 Permalink

Crabbing on the West River

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: West River
Tags: Blue Crab

Matthew Bishop age 13 caught a bushel of crabs with his Dad on Sunday June 28th using a trot line on the West River.

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Steven Snyder
Youth Angler
North East
Total Reports:
13
Sent in on: June 25, 2015 Permalink

Practicing Catches Some Nice Bass

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Susquehanna and North East Rivers
Tags: largemouth bass

Steven took the opportunity to fish with some locals and brought home some nice bass from the Susquehanna and North East Rivers. With some upcoming tournaments he takes casting seriously but still manages to use his skills to do demonstrations at the local Cabelas for fun.

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Dan Horgan
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: June 23, 2015 Permalink

Nice Looking Crappie

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Private pond
Tags: black crappie

Dan caught this black crappie in Bel Air, MD at a private pond. He was using a Mr Twister 2 inch chartreuse grub.

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Matthew Bishop
Youth Angler
Hagerstown, MD
Total Reports:
14
Sent in on: June 23, 2015 Permalink

At It Again

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: West River
Tags: blue crabs

Matthew and Ryan Bishop went crabbing on the West River with their parents on Saturday June 20. They caught 18 crabs using a trout line.

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Wyatt Hall
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
4
Sent in on: June 23, 2015 Permalink

Waiting on Croaker, Caught a Perch

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Patuxent River
Tags: white perch

Wyatt caught a perch in the Patuxent River. We were patiently waiting for the croaker to make there way up to us, they have yet to arrive.

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