Maryland Angler's Log - Share Your Catch!
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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.
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.
Jacob Holtz, Fisheries Service
- Silver Spring
- Total Reports: 9
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Posted on May 229, 2015 | Permalink
Memorial Day Outing
Location: Northwest Branch
Made it out on the Northwest Branch on Memorial Day afternoon with my wife. She managed to catch one of the remaining trout that had been stocked earlier in the spring on a white Rooster tail spinner, which we enjoyed with dinner that night. None of the sunfish I caught could compete with hers size-wise, but I had her beat on numbers!
Richard Norris, Recreational Angler
- Silver Spring, MD
- Total Reports: 12
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Citation Size Smallie
Location: Upper Potomac River
Perfect morning to go fishing on the Upper Potomac River on Memorial Day 2015. It was a tough day on the river as we didn't catch anything until I hooked into this absolute beast of a Smallmouth Bass that measured 20.5" in Length. Smallie was caught on a 3/16 oz Strike King Premier Spinnerbait on the backside of Harrison Island. Thank You to Cylde's Sport Shop for helping me get this Citation Verified. I practiced Catch & Release on this Beautiful Bass - as always.
Morgan Handy, Recreational Angler
- North East, MD
- Total Reports: 1
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Matt Helmick, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 4
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Sam H, Recreational Angler
- Germantown, MD
- Total Reports: 1
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Dylan Nickoles, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 3
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Andrew Ashby, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 13
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Rocky Gorge Memorial Day Report
Location: Rocky Gorge
My friend and I spent a few hours fishing Rocky Gorge Reservoir on this past Memorial Day. Water conditions were cloudy with a lot of floating wood. We were wondering if this maybe is caused from the Dam being opened? Unfortunately, it was a slow day we only caught a couple largemouth in the 2-3lb range.
William Flint, Recreational Angler
- Frederick, MD
- Total Reports: 2
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First Largemouth From Kayak
Location: Cunningham Falls Lake
Caught this one finesse fishing with a Rapala jointed bait among submerged tree branches on Memorial Day. This is my first bass from my kayak and hopefully not the last one. There was a lot of people keeping cool from the heat and enjoying being out on the water anyway they could.
Dan Hamilton, Recreational Angler
- Port Republic, Maryland
- Total Reports: 2
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Still a Few Fine Trophy Rockfish in the Bay
Location: Parker’s Creek
I wanted to report that there are still a few fine trophy rockfish left in the Chesapeake Bay. My sister, Clare Siebert, caught this fine 40 inch rockfish on Saturday afternoon, May 23, 2015 in 36 feet of water off Parker’s Creek on the fishing vessel Megaladon. This was Clare’s first angler award rockfish – what a spectacular day!
Noah Holloway, Recreational Angler
- Scaggsville, MD
- Total Reports: 3
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Snakehead Found in Little Patuxent River
Location: Found in Little Patuxent River
I was fishing at the Little Patuxent River in Savage, MD when my buddy noticed a fish, resembling a snakhead come to the top for air. In disbelief, I climbed a tall boulder and put on my fishing glasses. Sure enough what looked to be about a 30 inch snakehead was laying on a sandy bottom in about two feet of water. The hunt was on to try to capture this savage fish. After throwing a gulp minnow near the sighting, I was able to catch a much smaller 15 inch snakehead. Not the fight I was hoping to get on my first snakehead, but none the less, one more dead snakehead. I have fished this pool and the surrounding ones all spring and this is the first I have seen or even heard of in this river. Probably the reason why I didn't catch any trout there today…