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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.state.md.us. 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 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. Laura O'Connell, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 4
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Posted on March 21, 2014 | Permalink

No Fish At All!

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Local Pond

I went to my neighbor's pond on March 20, 2014 with my dad and brother. I was fishing with worms at first but when my brother almost caught a bass with a minnow. I changed my bait to a minnow, too, but got less bites than I did with the worm.

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  1. James Armentrout, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on March 21, 2014 | Permalink

Columbia Pond Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Guilford Pond

Last week I stopped by Guilford Pond in Columbia for the first time on the way home from work. I only fished for about 45 minutes and I caught one small crappie and a 14 inch Largemouth Bass. I was using a small jig on ultra lite rod 4 pd line. The bass put up a good fight on ultra lite. I released them both.

Tags: Crapppie, Largemouth Bass


  1. Nathan Smith, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on March 21, 2014 | Permalink

Hillsboro Perch

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Hillsboro

Nathan Smith, age 11 caught his limit of Yellow Perch with several throw backs on March 16, 2014. He was fishing with his grandfather in Hillsboro, MD near the bridge.

Tags: Yellow Perch


  1. Tommy O'Connell, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on March 20, 2014 | Permalink

Bass Named Fred

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Local Pond

I went fishing on March 16, 2014 with my Dad and sister Laura at my neighbors pond. I caught a Largemouth Bass that was about 12 inches. I've never caught this bass before. I named this bass Fred.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. Peter Schumacher, Recreational Angler
  2. Laurel, MD
  3. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on March 20, 2014 | Permalink

Ice Out Bass Fishing at Rocky Gorge

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Rocky Gorge

This ice out Largemouth Bass weighed 6 lbs on a Chatillon scale. It was caught from canoe in 39 degree water, tight to shore, on a wind-shielded shallow spot in the lower lake.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. Phillip Meredith, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 36
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Posted on March 20, 2014 | Permalink

Good Evening Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Salisbury

Thank you for stocking Rainbow Trout in Salisbury. I was fishing after work on Wednesday night and in two hours I caught 10 fish. I was using corn and nightcrawlers. The Chain Pickerel was 18'' and I caught 3 Golden Shinners a few Bluegills.

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Golden Shiner, Chain Pickerel, Bluegill


  1. Tim Linton, Recreational Angler
  2. Pasadena, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on March 19, 2014 | Permalink

Cool Looking Albino Catfish

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Lake Waterford

A good start to 2014. Albino channel cat?? Caught on live nightcrawler. Fought very hard almost thought it was a snapping turtle. Released her happily shortly after!

DNR Response: Yes, you did indeed catch an Albino Channel Catfish. What a great find.

Tags: Albino Channel Catfish


  1. Max Erickson, Recreational Angler
  2. Pasadena, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on March 19, 2014 | Permalink

Fly Fishing for Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Gunpowder River and Patapsco River Daniels

Recently I fly fished the Gunpowder River (march 15th). I fished the catch and release section where the river meets York Road. I fished most of the day and saw lots of bug action and only a few rises. No fish were caught but I had a great time. The next day (march 16th), I headed to the Patapsco River Daniels section. I only fished here for about an hour and a half but was very succesful. Two fish were caught, both on scud patterns and in deep pools. Overall it was a great was to kick off the start of the spring.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Benjamin J. Powell, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on March 19, 2014 | Permalink

Bank Fishing the Upper Potomac

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Upper Potomac River

Caught these fish on the upper Potomac River on March 16th. River is a little high from the snow melt but we worked the banks fishing every little eddy we can find and were able to wrestle in a couple Walleye, one was 4 pounds, and a young Tiger Muskie.

Tags: Walleye, Tiger Muskie


  1. Rev Ryan Johnson, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 11
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Posted on March 19, 2014 | Permalink

Lost Lake Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Patapsco's Lost Lake

First fish of the year. Rainbow Trout out of Patapsco's Lost Lake.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

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