Maryland Angler's Log - Share Your Catch!
To post a report please email your name, hometown, photos, location information, and the content for your report to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
Andrew Ashby, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 10
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Rocky Gorge Report
Location: Rocky Gorge
The afternoon of Sunday April 19th, conditions were windy with cloudy skies, water around 58 degrees. No big ones but it was nice to get on the board with 3 largemouths all averaging 2lbs.
Frank Rotondo, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Nathan Williams, Youth Angler
- Total Reports: 11
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Opening Day Rockfish
Region: Mid Bay
Location: St. Leonard, MD
Nathan went fishing on opening day of rockfish season with his dad and brother Landon in St. Leonard, MD. He was lucky enough to catch this 29 inch rockfish from the beach just before sun down . He was using bloodworms and a bottom rig.
Mark Horning, Recreational Angler
- Timonium, MD
- Total Reports: 1
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Region: North Eastern
Location: Susquhanna River
Caught a dozen shad on the Susquehanna just downstream from the mouth of Deer Creek. Here is a picture. The water was very low at 630 am Saturday. Shad fishing was good, then pretty much stopped when they opened the dam gates, too muddy. Also landed a nice 24 inch rock. Had two much larger rockfish, but couldn't land with my light spinning tackle/rod.
Peter Cannavino, Recreational Angler
- California, MD
- Total Reports: 4
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SoMD Pond Bass
Location: Local Pond
I caught this big female off a bed on April 19th while fishing a farm pond in Southern Maryland. Caught using a green pumpkin paddle tail worm. It was the big fish of the day, the picture does not do the fish justice as it was very thick. Great day!
Jeff Guy, Recreational Angler
- Queenstown, MD
- Total Reports: 1
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Location: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
I visited the refuge on Saturday, April 18th and on two different occasions, and spotted a Northern Snakehead fish.
The pictures I am submitting are both of the same fish which was the second fish I spotted.
The first one I saw was much larger and was in the main section of the refuge. I did not get a picture of that one.
Unfortunately, I only “saw” them and didn’t catch either one.
John Horgan, Recreational Angler
- Abingdon, MD
- Total Reports: 18
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James Run Report
Region: North Central
Location: James Run
Today I took this picture of what I think is herring in James Run in Abingdon from the Hookers Mill Road Bridge near route 136. I have never seen herring that far up from the bay before. I thought James Run in this area was "a non tidal stream" I have fished it many times over the years. A friend of mine has even caught trout from James Run in this area.
DNR Response: Hello John, it is possible they could be herring but my guess is that they are gizzard shad. They are spawning now also.
Coy Mills, Youth Angler
- Total Reports: 2
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Award Winners, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 14
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Congratulations To These Anglers For Award Size Catches
Congratulations to these anglers who are now enterd into the Maryland Fishing Challenge for their award size catches:
- Corey Mensinger of Spring Grove, Pa caught this 41.5 inch striped bass on 4/18/2015 while fishing at Solomons.
- T. J. Swiney III of Severn, MD caught this 47 inch striped bass on 4/18/2015.
- Caleb Sturgill of Cecilton, MD caught and released this 23 inch largemouth bass at Unicorn Lake on 4/15/2015.
Jack Reilly, Youth Angler
- Salisbury, MD
- Total Reports: 1
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