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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. David Barron, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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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
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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


  1. Stephen Mac, Recreational Angler
  2. Silver Spring
  3. Total Reports: 12
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Posted on April 21, 2014 | Permalink

Award Size Bass in Lake Elkhorn

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Lake Elkhorn

On Friday the 18th, I decided to go check out how Elkhorn was doing. Bass were in the shallows getting ready to spawn. Most of my bass came off of the KVD red eye shad. This was probably my third 5 lb + bass in this lake. I haven't seen one in here since 2006. Total catch was around 25-30 bass. Biggest being this image below which weighed around 5 and a half pounds.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. James Armentrout, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on April 21, 2014 | Permalink

Lunchtime Success

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Little Patuxent River

I went fishing at lunch time on 4/18/2014 at Savage Mills on the little Patuxent River in Laurel, MD. I caught this trout on rainbow power bait drifting down river. It was 14 inches and 1.4 lbs. I caught many others but this is the only one I kept.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Frankie Sears, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 21, 2014 | Permalink

Tuckahoe Fish ID

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Tuckahoe Creek

I caught these two guys fly fishing on a beadhead nymph. Hoping for some help identifying them. Shad or Striped Bass, maybe?

DNR Response: Frankie, they look like they are a thin White Perch.

Tags: White Perch


  1. Mike Wagus, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 21, 2014 | Permalink

Evitts Pond Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Evitts Pond

I caught two nice Brown Trouts on Thursday evening at Evitts Pond in Western Maryland. The larger one was 17 inches and weighed 2 lbs. 4 oz., the other one was 16 inches and weighed 1 lb. 5 oz.

Tags: Brown Trout


  1. Anthony Williams, Recreational Angler
  2. N/A
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 18, 2014 | Permalink

Large White Cat

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Kings Landing State Park

On 4/14/2014 at 11am I went fishing at Kings Landing State Park. The tide was high and the wind at 15-20 kt. I was fishing with rod and reel with a basic bottom rig using shrimp for bait and caught this flathead.

DNR Response: Anthony, you actually caught a very large White Catfish. We havenít seen any flatheads in the Patuxent yet and hope we donít. The only way they can get in there is if someone stocks them. Hereís hoping that they donít!

Tags: White Catfish


  1. Reason Freeman, Youth Angler
  2. Savage, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 18, 2014 | Permalink

Trout Fishing with Dad

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Daniels River

3 1/2 year old Reason was fishing with his dad and caught his first trout/brown trout at the Daniels River in Baltimore County. Dad caught a Rainbow Trout as well, the trout here like to put up a good fight and bringing them in was awesome.

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout


  1. Jeremiah Harrington, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 18, 2014 | Permalink

Calvert County Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Local Pond

Jeremiah was fishing with his dad and caught this crappie and two largemouths on three separate days this April at their local pond in Calvert County.

Tags: Crappie, Largemouth Bass


  1. Bill Bolyard, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 18, 2014 | Permalink

Western Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location:

Bill had a good day in Western, MD catching trout.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

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