Maryland Angler's Log - Share Your Catch!

Maryland Angler's Log Logo showing image of Angler

To post a report please email your name, hometown, photos, location information, and the content for your report to 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.

search the logs: 

  1. Chris Brown, Recreational Angler
  2. Sykesville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
  4. View all reports by Chris Brown →

Posted on April 22, 2014 | Permalink


Caught Dinner Before Breakfast

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Piney Run

Caught dinner before having breakfast this morning. Put a line in at 5:30am and had 2 rainbows on the stringer by 6:00am. Missed about 10 more. Fished Piney Run stream with Powerbait. Bigger one on yellow, smaller one on pinků I don't think it matters what color you use. As soon as the sun came up the bite stopped.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

  1. Smiley Hsu, Recreational Angler
  2. Bethesda, MD
  3. Total Reports: 8
  4. View all reports by Smiley Hsu →

Posted on April 22, 2014 | Permalink


Shad and Cats in the Potomac

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potoamc River

I trekked up to Fletchers to check out the shad action. There are some really chunky shad running right now. Pictured is an 18" shad. Question, is that a Hickory Shad or an American Shad? After having fun with the shad, I decided to go for something a little bigger. Using cut perch, I got what I was looking for. Biggest cat was 48" and I would guess about 50 lbs.

DNR Response: Smiley, it looks like you caught an American Shad.

Tags: American Shad, Blue Catfish

  1. John Tucker, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 3
  4. View all reports by John Tucker →

Posted on April 21, 2014 | Permalink

Opening Day Family Fun

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Breezy Point

My son's and I caught this 38" rock on opening day out of Breezy Point Marina, Maryland. Each boy had a turn getting this trophy in the boat.

Tags: Striped Bass

  1. Dave Strevig, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
  3. View all reports by Dave Strevig →

Posted on April 21, 2014 | Permalink

Rock Hall Opening Day

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Rock Hall

Opening day of rockfishing from right to left Steven, Kevin, Bill & Dave off of Rock Hall.

Tags: Striped Bass

  1. Billy Hahn, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
  3. View all reports by Billy Hahn →

Posted on April 21, 2014 | Permalink

44 Inch Striped Bass

Type: Chesapeake
Location: Chesapeake Bay

Billy caught this 44" Striped Bass on 4/19/2014 in the Chesapeake Bay.

Tags: Striped Bass

  1. Taha Karimi, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
  3. View all reports by Taha Karimi →

Posted on April 21, 2014 | Permalink

One Good Fight

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Northwest Branch Park

On April 8, 2014, I was in Silver Spring, MD at Northwest Branch Park off of Randolph Rd. around 12:30. By 2:30 I was on my fourth catch 26 Inches long and boy was it a heck of a fight, when I hooked him he was in 3 feet off water I thought I was gonna lose him, 3 min into the fight my buddy called and says he's around the corner and I hadn't brought my net to fish it out myself.

I had no choice but to hold on and after 5 minutes my buddy showed up and he's walking down the trail about 50 yards away. I yelled out to him to hurry because I caught state trophy. Then he dropped all his tackles and ran towards me with the net, I was thinking at any moment the fish was gonna jump off the line. 3 minutes after he watched me fight it and reel it in he grabbed a net and fished it out.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

  1. Mike Rose, Recreational Angler
  2. Salisbury, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Mike Rose →

Posted on April 21, 2014 | Permalink

Eastern Shore Blue Cats

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Below Sharptown

I was fishing for White Perch below Sharptown last Saturday and caught quite a few fat blue cats up to around 10 pounds. They are showing up more and more frequently. We were dunking bloodworms. My neighbor loves catfish so I gave 6 blue cats and a few channels. Those blue cats put up a great fight on the very light tackle we were using.

Tags: Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Invasive

  1. Jacob Holtz, Fisheries Service
  2. Silver Spring
  3. Total Reports: 6
  4. View all reports by Jacob Holtz →

Posted on April 21, 2014 | Permalink

Good Friday on the Patapsco

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Daniels at Patapsco River State Park

Went out to the Daniels area of the Patapsco River State Park and had some success. I caught a mix of Brown and Rainbow Trout over the course of three hours with most of the success coming on a gold Panther Martin.

Tags: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

  1. David Barron, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
  3. View all reports by David Barron →

Posted on April 21, 2014 | Permalink

Mass of Carp

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Middle Branch

I work for the MTA and while doing maintenance on the light rail system over the Middle Branch we saw this massive fish gathering. I was wondering if this was a mass spawning of carp? The mass of fish were probably about 50 ft wide and extended from where the metal structure is in the Middle Branch all the way under the elevated track area and went towards the island and the Resco facility! Sorry for the poor quality of pictures but all we had were spot lights and cell phone cameras.

DNR Response: Dave, it's difficult to tell but carp do behave in this manner while spawning in shallow tidal waters throughout the bay region so they could very well be common carp.

Tags: Common Carp

  1. Richard Gunion, Recreational Angler
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Total Reports: 40
  4. View all reports by Richard Gunion →

Posted on April 21, 2014 | Permalink

Nice End of Day Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Central
Location: Middle Creek, Friend's Creek and Owen's Creek

I just returned from a fishing trip from northern Maryland on 4/17/2014. The fishing was not easy but in the end worthy with 2 nice Rainbow Trouts - one around 14". I started the day at Middle Creek only to find most of the holes devoid of life. I tried fishing with streamers and nymphs but no luck. I only saw two golden trout in one of the holes up stream. This same pattern repeated itself at Friend's Creek with no fish visible in any of the holes nor any bites. Finally I tried Owen's Creek and I fished one of the large holes by the railroad bridge. I caught one rainbow on a streamer tipped with a night crawler and then hooked another but lost it. That was it for that hole. Went upstream and fished a smaller pool under a railroad bridge and hooked a nice 14" rainbow on a muddler minnow. This fish made the day worthwhile in spite of the slow fishing. There may be some trout left but they are really fussy eaters. I continued fishing trying many places including the hole by Roddy Road bridge but no luck. Saw a few trout. Looking forward to the next stocking. Photo is of what looks like to be a male rainbow trout. Tight lines all.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

Page:  1  2  3  4  5
<< Previous  |  Next Page >>