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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.

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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. Lee Cox, Recreational Angler
  2. Upper Marlboro, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 14, 2014 | Permalink

Navy Solomons Pier is Damaged

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Navy Solomons Recreation Center Fishing Pier and Point Look Out Pier

Navy Solomons Recreation Center Fishing Pier Is Damaged. We checked the pier this morning, and WHOA! Last year we lost the top of the "T." Now the whole thing is gone! A few gents were "fishing" off the north side of the length of the pier with no luck. No one was around who knew what had happened to the "T." But looks like it will be out for an extended period. My wife and I love fishing this pier. Oh well. Gonna have to start spending more time on NAS PAX River.

We left that pier and went to the fishing pier at Point Lookout. My first time at Point Lookout. Alone. Aaaah. Only had about 30 minutes to fish. Caught and released a beautiful little 20" striper and had some other good bites as I was packing to leave. (Hmmm? Croaker? Hmmm?). By the way, I used bloodworm, shrimp and squid. Every bite came on the bloodworm. I headed to work at 12:30pm. What a WONDERFUL DAY!

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Tim Linton, Recreational Angler
  2. Pasadena, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 14, 2014 | Permalink

Lake Waterford Carp

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Lake Waterford

Tim caught this carp mid day at Lake Waterford using corn.

Tags: Carp


  1. Colton Maans, Youth Angler
  2. Ridgely, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 11, 2014 | Permalink

Tuckahoe Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Tuckahoe

Colton caught this beautiful Rainbow Trout measuring 11.25 inches at Tuckahoe.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Tanadalaya Poge, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 11, 2014 | Permalink

Mallows Bay Largemouth

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mallows Bay

On my first Mallows Bay trip this year I caught this 20" 5 1/2lb Largemouth Bass by accident while crappie fishing with a beetle spin spinner bait. Great start to my season.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. Charles Hirst, Recreational Angler
  2. Catonsville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 11, 2014 | Permalink

Caught My First Fish of the Season

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven Reservoir

I tried again today, 4/10/2014 for the first fish of the season and that was exactly what I got. I caught one very nice Chain Pickerel which annihilated a Rapala Countdown, perch colored one of the smaller sizes, either 8 or 6. I had a couple more pickerel chase it all the way boatside but didn't strike. Caught him along the rocky flats of the lake on the southeast side between the shore and the sunken islands around the golf course. Other fishermen were having no luck at all, water still a little chilly only in the 40s.

Tags: Chain Pickerel


  1. Jason Haney Jr., Youth Angler
  2. Bel Air, MD
  3. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on April 10, 2014 | Permalink

Opening Day Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Deer Creek

Jason was fishing with his father Jason Haney Sr. on opening day of trout season in Deer Creek . Jason caught all of the trout on spinners.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Steve Donaho, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on April 10, 2014 | Permalink

Catching Cats on the Potomac

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

We went fishing on the lower Potomac River on 4/7/2014. We fished around the Fort Washington area. We caught several nice catfish on cut shad. Biggest was almost 50 lbs and just about wore out my fiance during the fight.

Tags: Blue Catfish, invasive


  1. Justin Heslop, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 10, 2014 | Permalink

40 Inch Pike

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Deep Creeek Lake

Justing caught this Northern Pike on April 9, 2014 in McHenry Cove, Deep Creek Lake, MD. The Pike was 40" long.

Tags: Northern Pike


  1. K C Lee, Recreational Angler
  2. Columbia MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on April 10, 2014 | Permalink

Shad ID

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Patapsco river, Avalon

I hooked up this shad last Sunday. I wonder what kind of the shad this is. Can you ID this fish for me?

DNR Response: You caught a Gizzard Shad. They are a resident species found in fresh and lower salinity estuarine waters. They are an abundant species in many of our tidal rivers and creeks, but rarely take a baited hook. Most often they are snagged by fishermen targeting other species.

Tags: Gizzard Shad


  1. Richard Koller, Recreational Angler
  2. Parkville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 10, 2014 | Permalink

Loch Raven Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Centreal
Location: Loch Raven Reservoir

I caught this bass at Loch Raven Reservoir.

Tags: Largemouth Bass

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