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 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.
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.
Jim Gronaw, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 19
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Mason Dixon Ice Fishing
Location: Local Pond
Ice Fishing Report…
Just thought I'd drop a note about ice fishing in the northern and western parts of the state. I ice fished a local pond on January 10, 2014 and picked up these nice largemouths on a Kastmaster spoon tipped with maggots in shallow 4 foot depths. The ice thickness was 5 inches, clear and hard. Please do not attempt to fish on anything less than 4 inches of clear, hard ice. Always test ice with a friend and in the shallow areas first in case you have a 'break through'. Here are the pics…
Jacob Ehm, Youth Angler
- Monkton, MD
- Total Reports: 11
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Rachel Ehm, Youth Angler
- Monkton, MD
- Total Reports: 9
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Jerry Hehring, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Ryan Cooper, Recreational Angler
- Oakland, Maryland
- Total Reports: 3
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Location: Upper Savage River
I caught this big Brook Trout using a double nymph rig on the Upper Savage River this afternoon 1/15/14. The fish was a MEASURED 12 1/2 inches. It took a hare's ear nymph. This was my first fishing trip of the year and my second fish of the year was my personal best Brook Trout, what a way to start!
Bill Boteler, Recreational Angler
- New Market
- Total Reports: 2
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Cold Water Blues
Location: Lower Potomac
Since hunting season is over for me, I decided to try the Blue Catfish fishery in the lower Potomac on a warm day in mid January. I am glad I did. The big boys were still on the bite in the cold water. I fished with my buddies Pat the Cat Baseler and Mark Smith. Mark caught the pool winner which was over 40 lbs. We caught 17 more between 5 and 30 lbs. The Blue Catfish really prefer fresh cut bait, which is pretty hard to come by this time of the year. Back in November I vacuum packed some bait and it worked well. We are looking forward to some more warm days this winter to try for a bigger one.
John Merson, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Ethan Fike, Youth Angler
- Finzel / Frostburg MD
- Total Reports: 10
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First Fish of the Year
Location: Savage River
First fish of the year for me and dad, we got out to do some fishing on New Years Day 2014. We caught a nice stringer of Rainbow Trout. We also caught and released 3 very colorful native Brook Trout.
Paul Musser, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 4
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Danny Villanueva, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 6
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