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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.

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. Raymond Drayer, Recreational Angler
  2. Nanjemoy, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
  4. View all reports by Raymond Drayer →

Posted on July 17, 2014 | Permalink

Point Lookout Variety

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Point Lookout State Park

Is this a kingfish? I caught two fish of this species this morning on the Potomac River at Point Lookout State Park using squid as bait. This one was 10 inches long, and the other one was 14 inches long. I released both of them because I was unsure of the fish's species and if there were any size limits.

In addition, I caught 5 Atlantic Croakers between 9-10 inches, one undersized Atlantic Croaker that was released, a White Perch, and an Oyster Toadfish.

DNR Response: Yes that is a kingfish, we're not sure which kingfish though because it's lacking some markings. In case you catch more, there is no size or creel limit for kingfish.

Tags: Atlantic Croakers, Kingfish, White Perch, Oyster Toadfish.

  1. Brady Barrick, Youth Angler
  2. Hagerstown, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Brady Barrick →

Posted on July 15, 2014 | Permalink

My Largest Rockfish

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

Brady fished with his dad, Troy Barrick, on Saturday morning July 12th, 2014 near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Brady hooked and landed a 36” rockfish using light tackle (Backyard Custom Rod) and 15lb test line. The bait was a 5” Mirrolure Chartreuse soft plastic with a 5/8oz jig head. The fish was caught suspended as he was jigging near the Bay Bridge. This is Brady’s largest fish he has ever landed. The fish was photographed and then released!

Tags: Striped Bass

  1. Juan Aguilar, Recreational Angler
  2. Olney Md,
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on July 15, 2014 | Permalink

Few Good Croakers at Night

Type: Chesapeake
Location: Eastern

I went out on the Choptank July 13, 2014 to do some night fishing with some friends. Caught a few good size croakers on bloods and on spot cut bait. Was out there from 10:30pm till 2am. Not many folks out. Fishing just isn't what it use to be.

Tags: Croaker

  1. Trevor Tufty, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 14
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Posted on July 15, 2014 | Permalink

Dodged the Major Storm

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Little Hunting Creek

Loaded up the Jon boat and ignored the weather reports. We were able to dodge the major storm cells and when it did rain we just posted up under some docks. Hooked into a total of 4 LMB. Water was clear and the tug was strong. As always catch and release.

Tags: Largemouth Bass

  1. Albert Hargrove, Recreational Angler
  2. Annapolis, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 15, 2014 | Permalink

Night Fishing For Croaker and Spot

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Severn River

A great night of fishing on the Severn River, caught plenty of croakers and spot.

Tags: Croaker, Spot

  1. Tim Campbell, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 7
  3. View all reports by Tim Campbell →

Posted on July 14, 2014 | Permalink

Bloodsworth Island Speckled Trout

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Bloodsworth Island

Caught and released this speckled trout on Friday, 07/11/14 in 4' of water using a 6" chartreuse BKD with a barbless hook. Special thanks to Captain "Walleye" Pete for a fun day in the marsh.

Tags: Speckled Trout, Spotted Seatrout

  1. Joshua Lerche, Recreational Angler
  2. Finksburg
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on July 14, 2014 | Permalink

Large Carroll County Largemouth

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Carroll County Farm Pond

I love fishing with my grandfather. He has done a lot in his lifetime and is a joy to be around. I decided to take him fishing at my friends farm pond in Carroll County Saturday morning. I made the declaration that I would either get him onto a large catfish or a huge Largemouth Bass. Needless to say here it is, he caught this beauty on a bobber with a nightcrawler; call him old-fashioned. Great day fishing as always. We caught tons of bass and sunfish but here is the standout winner. I didn't have a tape or scale with me so who knows but my best guess is that it was around 6-7 lbs. I could fit my whole fist in its mouth with some wiggle room.

Tags: Largemouth Bass

  1. Richard Norris, Recreational Angler
  2. Silver Spring, MD
  3. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on July 14, 2014 | Permalink

Upper Potomac Success

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Upper Potomac

Nice morning on the Potomac River at Edwards Ferry on Saturday July 12th. My boy Robert and I caught a bunch of smallies throughout the day but these were the best of the day for me a 17" largemouth & an 18" smallmouth. Both were caught behind Harrison Island on Strike King Bleeding Buzzbaits - Chartreuse Color.

Tags: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass

  1. Christina Little, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 14, 2014 | Permalink

Nice Charter Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Tilghman Island

32 Inch rockfish caought on July 6th 2014 on the Big Will Charter boat located in Tilghman.

Tags: Striped Bass

  1. 123 Fishing Rigs, Recreational Angler
  2. Fort Washington, MD
  3. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on July 14, 2014 | Permalink

Lower Bay Flounder

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Point Lookout

Nice flounder caught and released at Point Lookout on 7/11/2014 while bottom bouncing a multi-colored spinner rig in 15 feet of water.

Tags: Flounder

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