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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. John McMullen, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on June 10, 2015 | Permalink

Few Nice Perryville Bass

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Perryville

Got a few nice bass in Perryville on 6/2/15. This was the largest one at around 20".

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Steven Snyder, Youth Angler
  2. North East, MD
  3. Total Reports: 13
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Posted on June 10, 2015 | Permalink

First Cast

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: North East River

Steven snagged this bass weighting in just over 2lbs and nearly 19 inches with his first cast in the North East River using a drop shot rig and a a clear KVD worm shortly before sunset.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Bob Wildberger, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on June 9, 2015 | Permalink

First Fish!

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Wilson Point Park

I took my 7 year old grandson (Dallas) fishing on 6/6/15 at Wilson Point Park. He caught his 1st fish ever, a blue gill.

Tags: bluegill


  1. Brian Roberts, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 9, 2015 | Permalink

Bay Bridge Striper

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Bay Bridge

Brian Roberts caught this 33" striper chunking near the Bay Bridge on June 4, 2015. Brian was fishing with Captain Tilghman Hemsley.

Tags: striped bass


  1. George Schroeder, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on June 9, 2015 | Permalink

First Golden Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Bynum Run

My son jake caught his first golden trout on 6/7/2015 in Bynum Run in Belair. It was was 18.5"

Tags: golden trainbow trout


  1. Ed Reed, Recreational Angler
  2. Eldersburg, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on June 9, 2015 | Permalink

Liberty Pickerel

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Liberty Reservoir

Liberty Reservoir Pickerel on Flat A Bomber.

Tags: chain pickerel


  1. Tylor Kirklin, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 29
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Posted on June 9, 2015 | Permalink

Conowingo Cats and Bass

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Conowingo Dam

I went out again on the kayak, I left out of Glen Cove right above Conowingo Dam. I tried for some big catfish but only got small ones. I caught 4 small channel cats. While heading back into the marina I threw out a white fluke and landed a nice little 2lb bass.

Tags: largemouth bass, channel catfish


  1. John Horgan, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 23
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Posted on June 9, 2015 | Permalink

Port Deposit Perch

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Port Deposit Fishing Pier

I caught this 10.5 yellow perch on 6/7/2015 on live minnows at the Port Deposit Fishing Pier on the Susquehanna River.

Tags: yellow perch


  1. George Johnson Jr., Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on June 9, 2015 | Permalink

What is this Baby Fish?

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: South River

I was catching grass shrimp for perch fishing yesterday (6/6/15) in the South River and I caught this in my net. I thought it was a minnow but a closer look at it made me think maybe a snakehead. It has similar colors and fin features but it was so small it was hard to tell. Was wondering if someone could tell me what it was.

DNR Response: That is a naked goby, commonly mistaken by anglers for a baby northern snakehead. The naked goby is a very common little fish in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries. The naked goby reaches a maximum size of about 2-1/2 and is very secretive; often hiding in oyster shell bars and various bottom debris and sea grass. They can be identified by 9 to 11 vertical dark bars on their sides. Their pelvic fins are shaped into suction like disc that helps them hold on to oyster shells. They often lay their eggs in a dead gaped oyster on the inside of the upper shell and males guard the nest aggressively.

Tags: naked goby


  1. Richard Lagana, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 8, 2015 | Permalink

Don't Let it Loose - Dispose of Aquatic Pets and Plants Properly

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Crofton Lake

What type of fish is this beautiful thing? He\she had three teeth, one on bottom two up top. Caught on 6/3/2015 at a lake in Crofton, MD. Wasn't sure the species of the fish so I put it back in. Hopefully that was the right choice. Thanks for any help.

DNR Response: The fish is apparently a jaguar cichlid which comes from Central America. They are very popular in the aquarium trade and it would appear someone was irresponsible in releasing it into the pond. Releasing exotic species into the environment is illegal and irresponsible. The jaguar cichlid is a highly predatory fish that eats primarily small fish. It can protrude it jaw over 6% of its body length to catch prey. Hopefully this specimen will die this winter when the water temperatures in the pond become too cold for it to survive.

Tags:  jaguar cichlid

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