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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. Charles Upperman, Recreational Angler
  2. Baltimore, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Ocean City Sting Ray

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Ocean City

Charles caught this sting ray on 5-23-15 on the route 50 bridge in Ocean City. Almost caught a second larger one.

Tags: sting ray


  1. Ron Wheeler, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Trout Hike

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Garrett County Stream

Caught these beautiful brook and rainbow trout in a very secluded stream in Garrett county. My second time out to this stream and boy what a hike to get here but well worth it.

Tags: rainbow trout, brook trout


  1. Al Budinsky, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Brook Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Savage River

Wild trout fishing is slow at the Savage River but the tribs were fishing well.

Tags: brook trout


  1. Brad Babylon, Recreational Angler
  2. Westminster
  3. Total Reports: 12
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Good Mix at Liberty

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Liberty Lake

I was able to hit Liberty Lake the other day for a few hours to try to nab a big smallie which has eluded me so far this tough Spring. Caught a few smaller bass on plastics and jerkbaits before I decided to downsize and just try to nab some crappie. That was the trick. Landed a 15+ crappie on a 2 inch plastic minnow jig as well as numerous nice white perch, yellow perch, a 20 catfish and to top it all off a 6 pound 8 ounce largemouth (my digital scale is very close to dead on) my personal best LM ever! All on 6 pound test and an ultralight 5 rod. What a blast. Everything was related to downed trees and timber in about 6-10 of water. Good time!!

Tags: largemouth bass, crappie, white perch, yellow perch, catfish


  1. Jason Haney, Recreational Angler
  2. Bel Air, MD
  3. Total Reports: 9
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Youth Fishing

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Susquehanna Flats

My son Jason, age 12 and I were fishing in my boat on the flats. We wanted to get out at first light and the action was pretty nice throughout most of the morning!

Fishing lures, BKD's , Jerk Bait

Tags: striped bass


  1. Ken Kopro, Recreational Angler
  2. Towson, MD
  3. Total Reports: 24
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Catfish Was a Good Fighter

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Conowingo Dam

I always thought that catfish were famous for being finicky and only would go for big homemade stinky baits placed securely on the bottom with a heavy sinker. Imagine my surprise when this fat 27 incher grabbed my fast moving 1/4 ounce shad dart at Conowingo Dam last week. He gave a great battle, even better than most of the larger shad I've caught there in the past. Sadly, after seven trips during this season's run, I have yet to bag my first American Shad of 2015. But I'll keep trying on into June!

Tags: catfish


  1. Matthew Page, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Little Ones First Fish

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Stoney Creek

This is my 1 1/2 year old nephew Ashton, his dad, brother, and I went fishing yesterday around Stoney Creek. It isn't big by any stretch, however my little nephew might as well been fighting a White Marlin. Instead he got a little 6 inch White Perch. As his uncle and Capt. My hat is off to this wonderful little boy and his first of many catches. Kudos Ashton.

Tags: white perch


  1. Shaun McKim, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Fish ID

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Skyesville Park

I was fishing in one of Skyesville's parks that Piney Run (stream) goes through and caught this minnow on a crappie jig and was trying to identify it. Any information would be welcome.

DNR Response: You caught a Creek Chub. The Creek Chub is a common minnow, its back is olive-colored, it has silvery sides, and it has a long blackish-brown stripe down the side. Creek Chubs can grow to 12 inches, but they are usually much smaller.

Tags: creek chub


  1. Alan Klotz, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 73
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Posted on May 21, 2015 | Permalink

Deep Creek Lake's Diverse Fishing Opportunities

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Deep Creek Lake

Inland Fisheries staff recently conducted the annual Deep Creek Lake fish population survey within 20 stations representing all habitat types. The lake continues to support a diverse fishery: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegills, pumpkinseeds, black crappie, walleye, yellow perch, chain pickerel, northern pike, and rainbow trout were the more popular sportfish collected with some exceptional specimens! Now is definitely the time to fish Deep Creek Lake!

Pictured is Fisheries Tech Kenny Wampler with yellow perch and black crappie, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and walleye.

Tags:  largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegills, pumpkinseeds, black crappie, walleye, yellow perch, chain pickerel, northern pike, and rainbow trout


  1. Ronald Tibbens, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 21, 2015 | Permalink

Big Brown at Beaver Creek

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Beaver Creek

Ronald caught this 25.5 inch brown trout on 5/20/2015 in Beaver Creek.

Tags: brown trout

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