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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.

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. David Drutz, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on April 23, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Great to Be Back on the Water

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Near Bay Bridge

Opening Day 2014 had high expectations. We started off heading south to Deale, Maryland on the eastern side. We set up our lines and started trolling to the Eastern Shore toward Bloody Point. Saw fish on the sounder, but no bites. We trolled for about three (3) hours with no luck. After a little frustration, we decided to pick up the lines and head north toward the Bay Bridge on eastern side. We set up again and started trolling a little north of the bridge in about seventy-five (75) feet of water and started seeing a lot of fish on the sounder. I noticed a head boat on my port side approximately fifty (50) feet ahead of us in between the bridge and the LP buoy. He was running plainer boards and all of a sudden we saw him catch one. It looked like it was a pretty nice sized fish. Within ten (10) minutes he caught three (3) more, so I know that there were fish here. Unfortunately, we didn't catch one, but still a great day on the water.

Day two, Sunday, April 20, 2014, was a little different. We had a late start due to small craft advisory in the morning. But, by two o'clock the wind laid down and it was fishable. So. I headed across the bay to the LP buoy, started trolling north towards the Bay Bridge and saw fish up and down the whole water column, but still no bites. As we neared the Bay Bridge, I decided to troll through the Bay Bridge and make my turn on the south side and head back toward the LP Buoy on my same track. The current was so strong, while I was going through the bridge my long line was getting very close to the pylon. Then all of a sudden, the long line hit and we caught this beautiful thirty-nine (39) inch rock on a white tandem rig one hundred and seventy five (175) feet out. It was great to be back on the water. It was a long winter!

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. James Berry, Recreational Angler
  2. Chesapeake Beach, MD
  3. Total Reports: 27
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Posted on April 23, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Potomac River Snakeheads

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

I shot some more snakehead fish on the Potomac River on April 21st, the one in this picture weighed 13.5 pounds. Still not seeing very many in day light hours, but I think now that it is getting warmer that will change.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Jaida Snider, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 23, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

40 Inch Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region:
Location: Chesapeake Bay

Jaida caught this 40" Striped Bass while fishing with her dad.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Ryan Chassereau, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 23, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Deer Creek Golden Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Deer Creek

On 4 /19/15 I caught a limit of trout along with this 26 inch golden trout in Deer Creek on a small jerk bait.

Tags: Golden Rainbow Trout


  1. William Nowottnick, Recreational Angler
  2. Harrington, DE
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on April 23, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Nice Start to the Season

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Tilghman

William caught this nice 41 inch on Sunday afternoon 4/20/2014 off of bouy 10. First for the season, nice one !!

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Matthew Bishop, Youth Angler
  2. Hagerstown, MD
  3. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on April 23, 2014 | Permalink

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This Kid Rocks

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: South of Thomas Point Lighthouse

Matthew caught his first rockfish of the season on Saturday, 4/19/2014 while fishing on his Dad's boat. It was 38 inches and 22 lbs.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Ron Bell, Recreational Angler
  2. Kent Island
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 23, 2014 | Permalink

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Memorable Opening Day

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: South of Randle Cliff

On opening day we caught this 40" 32 lbs. monster as a double, along with a 32" 28 lbs. trophy, on a white tandem rig trolled from planers. We were headed south along the western edge of the shipping channel just south of Randle Cliff. 20 minutes later we landed our 3rd, which was our limit for the day. The tide had just turned, about an hour after high tide. We were off the water by 11:30 am. We saw many boats landing trophy rocks throughout the morning. This was undoubtedly one of the best opening days in memory. Even the weather was perfect.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Scott Pratt, Recreational Angler
  2. Cresaptown, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 23, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Wills Creek Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Wills Creek

I was fishing Wills Creek in Ellerslie, MD on 04-19-2014 when I caught this 26.25 inch, 10 pound rainbow.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Scott Borwn, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 23, 2014 | Permalink

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Opening Day Charter Trip

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: South of Patuxent River Naval Base

While trolling south of the Patuxent River Naval Base, I caught this beast! 41" rock at around 45' I believe. It was my first MD rockfish. I was on the WidowMaker Charter out of California, MD - www.wtf-fishing.com Highly recommended!

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Chris Wells, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 23, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Blackwater Snakeheads

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Blackwater

I was fishing in Blackwater in Dorchester County and I caught 6 Northern Snakeheads of various sizes from16" to 26".

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

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