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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. Ryan Bishop, Youth Angler
  2. Hagerstown
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on June 15, 2015 | Permalink

These Boys are Catching Crabs

Type: Tidal
Region: Southenr
Location: West River

Matthew and Ryan Bishop caught 20 crabs on Saturday, June 13, 2015 on the West River using a trout line baited with chicken necks. The boys were crabbing with their parents.

Tags: blue crabs


  1. Booker Earl Reese, Recreational Angler
  2. Forestville, Md
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on June 15, 2015 | Permalink

Nice Evening at the Pond

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: PG County

I caught this nice bluegill as well a 10 others at a local pond in PG County.

Tags: bluegill


  1. Marcelo Stenzel, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on June 15, 2015 | Permalink

Little Patuxent Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Little Patuxent River

Marcelo caught this asian snakehead (about 12 inches long) in the Little Patuxent River just off the WB & A Trail in the Piney Orchard Nature Preserve in Odenton. We wanted to report this catch and we have seen several others in the river.

Tags: northen snakehead, invasive


  1. Johnny Yesker, Youth Angler
  2. Grasonville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on June 15, 2015 | Permalink

Stoney Creek Cat

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Stoney Creek

Johnny caught this Channel Cat from a pier in Stoney Creek using fresh grass shrimp he caught just a few minutes before using a roller net!!

Tags: channel catfish


  1. Hank Blaney, Recreational Angler
  2. Annapolis
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 15, 2015 | Permalink

Bit Off More Than He Could Chew

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Hacketts Bar

Thought you might find this photo interesting. Took it Sunday afternoon (6/14) off Hacketts Bar. Looks to me like this nice striper bit off a little more than he could chew. Sad to see, but there must be a life lesson here. Oh well, he caught more than I did today.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Jeff Elmer, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on June 15, 2015 | Permalink

Two Nice Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Black Hills

Caught these two pigs on June 11th using an 1/8oz shaky head with a trick worm in the South Africa Special color. The first was out of Black Hills, weighed 4.3lbs, and measured 19.5in. The second was out of a local pond, weighed 3.6lbs, and measured 18in.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Dylan Nickoles, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on June 15, 2015 | Permalink

Conowingo Carp

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Conowingo

24lb, 35" carp from Conowingo taken on St. Croix surf rod using teaser skirts.

Tags: carp


  1. Jim Gronaw, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 57
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Posted on June 15, 2015 | Permalink

Thought I was in Dixie…

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Local Ponds

Had a good day panfishing at a Mason Dixon area pond on June 9th with an abundance of southern panfish species and bass. We were pleasantly surprised with decent 9-inch class coppernose bluegills along with numerous 10 to 11 inch red ear sunfish...both appeared to be in spawning phase with dark males dominating the catch. We caught them on worm tipped Dixie Cricket jigs of 1/64th ounce below bobbers. Those red ears are great fighting fish! My friend Loren displays a fine 11-incher.

Surely a stocked fish, I believe this is about as far north as coppernose bluegills have been observed on the Eastern portion of the nation, or Mid Atlantic area. A question for the DNR...could there be any native strains of coppernose gills in, say, the Pocomoke or Saint Marys river systems in southern Maryland? Have you seen any of these elsewhere?

DNR Response: "Coppernose" bluegill are a subspecies of bluegill that are native to Florida and southern Georgia and are not native to any part of Maryland. Much like the "Florida" largemouth bass subspecies, they were introduced. Identification of "coppernose" bluegills is difficult, especially when they have crossed with the "northern" subspecies.

Tags: bluegill, coppernose bluefill, redear sunfish


  1. Tom Addison, Recreational Angler
  2. Sykesville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on June 15, 2015 | Permalink

Great Morning at Liberty

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Liberty Reservoir

Caught 10 bass this morning in 1.5 hours on Liberty Reservoir. Green weedless Senko worm. Anywhere from 1lb to the largest 3.5 lbs. Fun morning.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. John Wilson, Recreational Angler
  2. Finksburg, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on June 15, 2015 | Permalink

Nice Carroll County Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Robert Mills Pond

I went fishing at Robert Mills Pond in Carroll County Maryland with my friend Anne. She landed this huge largemouth bass using an ultralight and a KVD finesse worm.

Tags: largemouth bass

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