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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. 123 Fishing Rigs, Recreational Angler
  2. Fort Washington, MD
  3. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on July 21, 2014 | Permalink

Spot and Croaker Trip

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

I boat fished the lower Potomac between Cobb Island and 301 bridge in 15 17 feet of water. I fished from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Caught 32 jumbo Spot and 5 keeper croakers. Not too bad for a 2 hour trip.

Tags: Atlantic Croaker, Spot

  1. Bryan Dorman, Recreational Angler
  2. California, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 21, 2014 | Permalink

Mid Bay Success

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Mouth of Choptank

Here are pictures of my 43 inch and 39 inch Striped Bass. They were caught aboard the Widow Maker with Captain Bill Bonner in the Chesapeake Bay by the mouth of the Choptank.

Tags: Striped Bass

  1. Solomon Jovenal, Recreational Angler
  2. Westminster
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 21, 2014 | Permalink

Susquehanna Rockfish

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Conowingo Dam

Here is a picture of the fish I caught at the Conowingo Dam. It was caught with a small buck tail.

Tags: Striped Bass

  1. Tyler Lee Collier, Youth Angler
  2. Fayetteville, PA
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 21, 2014 | Permalink

Solomons Striped Bass

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Solomons Island

Tyler caught this 40.5 inch Striped Bass at Solomons Island.

Tags: Striped Bass

  1. Jeremiah Harrington, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on July 17, 2014 | Permalink

My First Smallmouth

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Monocacy River

Jeremiah was pre-gaming for the state championship when he caught his first smallmouth in the Monocacy River, near Urbana District Park.

Tags: Smallmouth Bass

  1. Laura Gill, Recreational Angler
  2. Sykesville
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 17, 2014 | Permalink

Piney Run Largemouth

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Piney Run Park

My first Largemouth Bass in many years. Caught just before we got caught in a torrential downpour at Piney Run Park using a maribou jig.

Tags: Largemouth Bass

  1. Jason Walker, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 17, 2014 | Permalink

Hot Family Fishing at Ft. Carroll

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Fort Carroll

We were fishing at Ft. Carroll on Sunday 7/13/14 in the early morning. All fish were caught on bottom rigs with nightcrawlers. 60 fish in 5 hours, 2 nice catfish lots of nice spot in the 10 - 12 inch range and some small White Perch. Couldn't ask for a better family day.

Tags: White Perch, Spot, Catfish

  1. Ethan Fike, Youth Angler
  2. Finzel / Frostburg MD
  3. Total Reports: 16
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Posted on July 17, 2014 | Permalink

Two Good Days Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Youghiogheny Reservoir

I had two good days fishing on the Maryland portion of the Youghiogheny Reservoir near Friendsville this past Saturday and Sunday. I landed this dandy 13 3/4" Crappie and then this nice 19" Smallmouth Bass. Dad and I also caught many perch, sunfish and smaller bass.

Tags: Crappie, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Sunfish

  1. Trevor Tufty, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 16
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Posted on July 17, 2014 | Permalink

Old Town Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: South of Old Town Alexandria

I hit the banks just south of Old Town and hooked into this 31in, 7.13lb Northern Snakehead. It inhaled a plastic crawfish. Was able to get out there before the storms rolled in.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

  1. Raymond Drayer, Recreational Angler
  2. Nanjemoy, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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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.

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