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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. Jayden Venable, Youth Angler
  2. Eldersburg, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on April 27, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Union Mills Fishing Rodeo

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Silver Run Pond

The first fishing outing of the season and it has to be this cold. Really, will winter ever end. We have fish to catch!

Capt. Big Fish was at the Silver Run Pond kids fishing rodeo sponsored by the Union Mills Lions Club; you people are the best!!

The day started out just like last year I was catching everything but trout. The bad part was a beautiful 14" golden trout was right in front of me the whole day, but would not hit on anything. If I had a treble hook I could have snatched him........LOL

I started with a few small bluegills fishing about 4 feet deep, then decided due to the cold temps the fish might be deep. I removed all my floats and started bottom fishing landing a nice fat 11.75" mud cat. Then I had a nice strong fight with a 11.75" bass. Finally I landed a 13" rainbow trout to put me 2nd on the leader board (the story of my young tournament career). Late in the afternoon I landed a Godzilla Crappie which was 11.5". I had caught crappie before, but not like this one. I released all my fish to catch again another day. At the end I was awarded the 2nd place trophy in the 6-8 age group. I was still so excited to try other spots on the pond that I grabbed my trusty dock demon and headed around the pond trying different spots. Only problem was I set my trophy down, when I returned it was gone. I looked everywhere. Needless to say It was not a pretty picture when a cold, hungry, and tired 6 year old has a melt down. Oh well, it is not about the gold. It is all about the fish! I had the thrill of the reel, reeling in Godzilla!

Ghost writer Papaw Jackson

Tags: catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, bluegills, rainbow trout


  1. Shawn Lucas, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 27, 2015 | Permalink

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Bladensburg Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Bladensburg Waterfront Park

17" snakehead caught at Bladensburg Waterfront Park. I didn't have a scale to weigh it.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


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

Posted on April 27, 2015 | Permalink

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These Anglers Caught Award Sized Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Chesapeake Bay
Location: Various

Congratulations to these anglers who are now entered into the Maryland Fishing Challenge for their award size striped bass catches:

  • Bill Donati of Powhatan, Va caught a 48 inch striped bass on 4/17/2015.
  • Tyler Knight of Elkton, VA caught a 43 inch striped bass on 4/25/2015.
  • Danny Humphreys of Nokesville, VA caught a 41 inch striped bass on 4/25/2015.
  • Michael Wilson of culpepper, VA caught a 46 inch striped bass on 4/25/2015 at Target Ship.
  • Antonio Nicolette of Baltimore, MD caught a 41.5 inch striped bass on 4/25/2015 at the Gas Docks.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Frank Neukam, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 27, 2015 | Permalink

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Breezy Point Striped Bass

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Breezy Point

41" rockfish caught off the coast of Breezy Point in about 40' of water on 9" shad.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Billy Fox, Recreational Angler
  2. Arnold, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 27, 2015 | Permalink

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Upper Potomac Walleye

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Upper Potomac River

Walleye caught near MD 34 Shepherdstown Pike in the Potomac River on Sunday April 26, 2015 along the river bank.

Tags: walleye


  1. Ethan Fike, Youth Angler
  2. Finzel / Frostburg MD
  3. Total Reports: 27
  4. View all reports by Ethan Fike →

Posted on April 27, 2015 | Permalink

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First Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Out of Herrington Harbor

Me, my dad and some friends traveled from western MD to the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday where I caught my first rockfish while fishing onboard the charter boat Never E Nuff. My fish was 35 inches long.

Tags: striped bass


  1. John Barbare, Recreational Angler
  2. Ellicott City, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 27, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Big Rockfish and Trolling on the Bay

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: In Between Turkey Point Marina and Bay Bridge

John, Coby (Service Dog), and 2 other fiends set out on the Bay to catch some nice rockfish as they set out early on Saturday morning. By 10:00am they had caught 3 nice size rockfish before the weather turned sour. The smallest was around 30 and the largest was 42 in length. Not a bad day on the water.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Michael Luzier, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 27, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Eastern Shore Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Chicamacomico River

I caught a 24 inch snakehead in Chicamacomico River at the new bridge ramp on April 24 at 7:00 pm.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Richard Gunion, Recreational Angler
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Total Reports: 50
  4. View all reports by Richard Gunion →

Posted on April 27, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Slow Fishing at Owens and Friends

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Owens and Friends Creek

Just returned from a trip to Owens and Friends Creek. Both have trout but the fishing can be slow. Started out the day fishing lower Owens Creek but had no bites and saw no fish. Went upstream and caught a little rainbow trout which I threw back. About mid day I went up to Friends Creek and caught nothing for several hours. Finally from one of the deep pools I hooked a foot long rainbow and then another from an upstream hole. I finished the day with a nice chunky Brown Trout caught at a long pool upstream. This may have been a holdover trout. Though I did not catch any lunkers I wound up with 3 trout by days end.

Tags: rainbow trout, brown trout


  1. Bobby G. Mabou, Recreational Angler
  2. Deville, LA
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 27, 2015 | Permalink

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Potomac Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region:
Location:

Bobby G. Mabou's 40inch, 25 lb 7 oz rockfish caught on 4-23-2015 @ 11:00. Caught in the Potomac River across from St. George Island in 40ft of water. The fish was caught off a planner board 120ft back using a yellow, orange, green tandem rig made out of Offshore Angler Blue Water Baits Bulb Heads w/yellow shads. Bottom lure had a 6oz egg weight and trailing lure has a 2oz egg weight.

Bobby G. Mabou was visiting nephew Tim Sartori of Leonardtown, MD with Tim's dad Andy Sartori. Bobby and Andy were up from Deville, LA for the 2015 Rockfish Season Opening.

Tags: striped bass

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