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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.

Important Note: If anyone in your picture is under 18 years of age, we must have a photo release signed by a parent/guardian before we can post your picture. By sending any photos or art to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources you are giving DNR permission to use the image(s) online and in print. You are also giving DNR permission to distribute the photo for non-commercial purposes to other media, print, digital and television for their use. You are not giving up your copyright, but are allowing the photo(s) to be used for educational and news purposes. All Photos will be made available on Fisheries Service Flickr Page.

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. Scott Savage, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 6, 2015 | Permalink

20 Lines, 1 Striper

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Out of Solomons

We went out of Solomon’s yesterday morning with Bunky’s Charters at 6AM and with over 20 lines in the water we only caught one striped bass by 12PM. It was 48” and 43lb. The fish took the lure at about 9AM. Captain Mitch and First Mate Clay were our hosts on the Kathy C.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Andrew Ashby, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 12
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Posted on May 6, 2015 | Permalink

Straight from Work...Putting in Work at Rocky Gorge

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Rocky Gorge

Got on a few nice largemouths Friday evening. Spinnerbaits and jerk baits were the ticket.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Sheldon Flood, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on May 6, 2015 | Permalink

Nice Carp at Jug Bay

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Jug Bay

Nice 14 lbs carp caught on a nightcrawler at Jug Bay.

Tags: carp


  1. Lorne Streets, Recreational Angler
  2. Salisbury, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on May 6, 2015 | Permalink

Stripers on the Eastern Side of the Bay

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Matapeake

I caught all 3 fish on white tandem rigs on eastern side of the Bay near Matapeake. Two were 37 inches, one was 41 inches. All 3 were released on May 3rd.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Michael Chandler, Recreational Angler
  2. Gaithersburg, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on May 6, 2015 | Permalink

Great Seneca Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Great Seneca Creek

I caught this one on a Trout Magnet Saturday, May 3rd in Great Seneca Creek just below the Black Rock Road bridge

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Jim Gronaw, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 52
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Posted on May 6, 2015 | Permalink

Panfish Explosion

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Local Ponds

By now, most Mason Dixon/central Maryland waters are hosting a strong crappie run as guardian males protect eggs and fry. This is a great time to test your sight-fishing skills as spooky/picky males are hard to catch at times. In the mix are bluegills and pumpkingill hybrids...a natural hybridization of a pumpkinseed sunfish and a bluegill...producing almost all male offspring that grow fast and fight hard. Try 1/80th oz hairjigs for the fish and the bluegill spawn won't be far behind with the projected warm week upcoming.

Please release those guardian male crappies that will protect and ensure a quality gene pool in our local waters.

Tags: bluegill, pumpkingill hybrids, crappie


  1. Shawn Lucas, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on May 5, 2015 | Permalink

Snakehead Removal

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Anacostia River

2 snake heads caught at bladensburg waterfront park 5/2/2015. 30" and 24" . They have both been killed.

DNR Response: Thank you Shawn for removing and killing the invasive northern snakehead from Maryland waters, every fish removed helps to reduce their numbers.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Spencer Byrge, Youth Angler
  2. Winchester, VA
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 5, 2015 | Permalink

Young Angler Gets a Beauty

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Southern Bay
Location: Reedsville, VA

Spencer, age 11, caught this beauty while fishing on Fishers Bay Charters with Capt. David Fisher on board.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Tom Cullum, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 5, 2015 | Permalink

First Striped Bass

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Love Point

Maryann Amend with her first Rockfish! Caught at Love Point on 5/3/15.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. James Berry, Recreational Angler
  2. Chesapeake Beach, Md
  3. Total Reports: 35
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Posted on May 5, 2015 | Permalink

Bow Fishing for Snakeheads

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

I went bow fishing on Saturday 5-2-15 on the Potomac and was able to get some snake head fish.

DNR Response: As a reminder, if you catch a tagged snakehead be sure to contact through the information on the tag. The purpose of the tagging study is to determine patterns of movement, estimate population size, and individual growth rates.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

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