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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.state.md.us. All information is optional, but encouraged.

Important Note: If anyone in your picture is under 18 years of age, we must have a photo release signed by a parent/guardian before we can post your picture. By sending any photos or art to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources you are giving DNR permission to use the image(s) online and in print. You are also giving DNR permission to distribute the photo for non-commercial purposes to other media, print, digital and television for their use. You are not giving up your copyright, but are allowing the photo(s) to be used for educational and news purposes. All Photos will be made available on Fisheries Service Flickr Page.

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. James Lewis Jr., Recreational Angler
  2. Harrington, DE
  3. Total Reports: 7
  4. View all reports by James Lewis Jr. →

Posted on April 23, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

46 Inch Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Tilghman

James caught this awesome catch, a 46 inch rock from bouy 10 Tilghman, MD on 4/20/14 Sunday afternoon !!

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Matthew Hensler, Recreational Angler
  2. Baltimore County
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 23, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Loch Raven Variety

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven Reservoir

I had a great day out at Loch Raven Reservoir on 4-19-14. I caught a variety of fish such as Smallmouth Bass a few Chain Pickerel, one in which was over 2 feet and a shad all caught on a 3ft diving crankbait.

Tags: Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Gizzard Shad


  1. Mark DeVaugh, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
  3. View all reports by Mark DeVaugh →

Posted on April 22, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Opening Day Success!

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Chesapeake Beach

Mark, Steve and Julie were fishing on the 23 foot Wellcraft "HEEHAW" at Chesapeake Beach in front of the "ROD&REEL" at the shipping channels edge, when they caught these rockfish. It was beautiful conditions with a light wind. 36", 38" and 39 inch trophies.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Jacob Marshall, Recreational Angler
  2. Catonsville, Maryland
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 22, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Opening Day Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: South of Bay Bridge

Here is a photo of my 37" rockfish and the crew with our catches. We fished south of the Bay Bridge on Opening Day. We limited out with a 34", 35", 36" and 37".

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Adam Fancovic, Recreational Angler
  2. Silver Spring, MD
  3. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on April 22, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Fantastic Morning on Great Seneca Creek

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Great Seneca Creek

I had a great morning trout fishing with my fiancé Katarina Milosevich on Saturday. The morning started out very slow with her only catching one trout in the first two hours. We then found a honey hole and limited out in 45 minutes on some nice sized trout. Thank you DNR for stocking these great fish and allowing my fiancé to enjoy what trout fishing is all about. When I was cleaning them when I got home I found a screw in the stomach of one of the fish.

I have a couple questions about what I was told by my fellow fishermen on Saturday. Do I need to have a separate stringer for each angler or can I have 10 trout on one stringer for both of us? Also do I have to stop fishing for trout in put & take areas once I have reached my limit? Thanks again DNR.

DNR Response: Always keep your catch separate from others, the Natural Resource Police would have no idea whose fish are whose and would be forced to write a ticket if for example the second angler wasn’t nearby when the officer checked your catch.

Do you have to stop fishing once you meet your creel limit in a put & take area? While there is no regulation in place which prohibits an angler from continuing to fish a put & take area once their limit is reached, the Department recommends the angler switch from bait to artificial in order to minimize mortality rates and avoid unnecessary wasting of fish. Additionally, it is still against the law to cull or hand caught fish to someone else once a creel is met.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Danny Humphreys, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 22, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

48.5 Inch Opening Day Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region:
Location: Chesapeake Bay

Here is a photo of Danny with his 48.5 inch rockfish caught on 4/19/2014.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Phillip Rineman, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 4
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Posted on April 22, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Good Evening Fishing all Weekend

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Wilson Point Park

Went fishing at Wilson Point Park each evening this weekend. Tide was up and fished until dark. 10 pickerel, 3 largemouth and a lot of White Perch and a few Yellow Perch. The largemouth in the picture still had a fish in its throat, I could see the tail sticking out.

Tags: Largemouth Bass, Yellow perch, Chain Pickerel


  1. Leandro de Oliveira, Recreational Angler
  2. Germantown, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 22, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Great Day. Great Fishing.

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

First time trolling for Rockfish on Opening Day (04/19/2014). We caught 7 nice fish. The smallest one was 30 inches long and the biggest was 40 inches long. We stayed closed to the bay bridge. We actually caught one more but we had to release because we had reached the limit. Great day. Great fishing.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Megan Koceva, Recreational Angler
  2. Ruffs Dale, PA
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 22, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

My First Golden Rainbows

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Bear Creek

These were my first Golden Rainbow Trouts I’ve ever caught. I’ve only been fishing for 2 years. I was at Bear Creek in Garrett County, MD on April 19, 2014. The male is 17 ½ inches long and the female is 13 inches. I caught them one right after the other. It was a very exciting day!

Tags: Golden Rainbow Trout


  1. James Lewis Jr., Recreational Angler
  2. Harrington, DE
  3. Total Reports: 7
  4. View all reports by James Lewis Jr. →

Posted on April 22, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Tilghman Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Tilghman

James caught this 38 inch rockfish from Bouy 10 out at Tilghman Island on April 19, 2014 in the afternoon. What A nice start to Opening Day !!

Tags: Striped Bass

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