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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. Karl Jameson, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 8, 2015 | Permalink

Back Creek Cats

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Back Creek

Nice start to the holiday weekend the biggest was 27 inches and 8 pounds at Back Creek in Riveria Beach.

Tags: channel catfish


  1. Aaron Watkins, Recreational Angler
  2. Glen Burnie
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 8, 2015 | Permalink

Love Point Success

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Love Point

My buddies and I had success on the 4th at Love Point. 4 guys, 7 fish, all 20"-25". Made for a delicious dinner!

Tags: striped bass


  1. David Beach, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on July 8, 2015 | Permalink

Flounder Around Ocean City

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Ocean City

On 7/3/15 my Dad and I fished the bulkhead in Ocean City both the outgoing low tide and high incoming tide. We limited out with 8 flounder using minnows for bait. The biggest flounder was caught by my dad and it was 23.5 inches weighed 5.7 pounds, we weighed it at Coastal Fisherman. We also caught about 30 throwbacks on that same day. We also fished a few other days at the bulkhead and managed a couple more keeper size flounder and numerous abundance of throwbacks. All in all a great trip!

Tags: summer flounder


  1. Lorenzo Sanz, Youth Angler
  2. Glen Arm, MD
  3. Total Reports: 12
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Posted on July 8, 2015 | Permalink

July 4th Fishing Fun

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Terrapin Park in Kent Island

Here is a 5.25 inch Sunfish/Bluegill fish I caught on the 4th of July at the Terrapin Park in Kent Island, Maryland. It was a blast.

Tags: bluegill


  1. Quinn Law-Knotts, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 6, 2015 | Permalink

Fishing Fun at Woodsboro Pond

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Woodsboro Pond

Hi! My name is Quinn Law-Knotts and I am 11 years old.

I was fishing in the Woodsboro Pond on July 4, 2015. It was only my second time fishing so I didnít expect to catch anything. I got to the pond and tried one spot. Nothing. Not even a nibble. Then I moved to another spot. I saw some fish so I cast out. I waited for about 5 minutes and nothing happened. So I moved to yet another spot. I cast out again and as I was reeling my line in I saw that the fish seemed interested. So I ran over and put a worm on the hook. Then I got an idea. I could cast out and then reel it back in so the worm would be in the fish's face. I got a fish to nibble. I reeled in but all I got was pond weed. I tried again and suddenly I felt a pull.

"Mama! I think I got a fish!" I yelled. She hurried over to look as I reeled it in. Sure enough I had caught a bluegill. It was really pretty. It had cool orange eyes and it was a blue green color. My Mom took a picture of me with it, but it kept surprising me because it would just randomly start flapping. We took my fish off the hook and released it back in the lake. I looked at my hook and realized there was fish lip skin on it Ewww! ?

I always have a great time fishing and catching my bluegill today made it that much better!

Tags: bluegill


  1. Laila Pascucci, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 6, 2015 | Permalink

Big Fish for this Kid

Type: Coast
Region: Eastern
Location: Assawoman Bay

Laila, age 7 was fishing in Assawoman Bay near Hoopers with her buddies Meera and Izzy when she caught this 24.25 " summer flounder. She caught it on a Chartreuse Gulp on a plain flounder hook.

Tags: summer flounder


  1. Ryder Hall, Youth Angler
  2. Mechanicsville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on July 6, 2015 | Permalink

Patuxent Mix

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Patuxent River

Ryder was fishing on the 4th of July weekend when he caught a small rockfish in the Patuxent River. He also caught crabs, and perch.

Tags: striped bass, white perch, blue crab


  1. Nathan Franco, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on July 6, 2015 | Permalink

Worth the Trip!

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Love Point

We made the long trip from Breezy Point up to Love Point to live line on Sunday. Fishing was slow in the afternoon but the trip was worth it when we pulled in these 3 nice fish. The smaller two measured 29 and 30, and the monster came in at 36.5.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Bill Boteler, Recreational Angler
  2. New Market
  3. Total Reports: 11
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Posted on July 6, 2015 | Permalink

4th of July Perch and More

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Liberty Reservoir

Myself and Brian Miller took his two sons Jason and James to Liberty Reservoir for their first real fishing trip on a boat. We trolled spinners tipped with a piece of nightcrawler at about 20ft down. The boys did a great job catching a nice mixed bag of white perch, crappies, rock bass and yellow perch.

Tags: white perch, crappies, rock bass and yellow perch


  1. Wyatt Hall, Youth Angler
  2. Mechanicsville
  3. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on July 6, 2015 | Permalink

Patuxent River Perch

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Patuxent River

Wyatt caught some perch in the Patuxent River this 4th of July weekend.

Tags: white perch

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