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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. Warren Zinck, Recreational Angler
  2. Millersville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on December 1, 2014 | Permalink

88 Years Old But Still Reeling Them In

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Mattapeake

Warren was fishing on on 11 / 25, double header 11 and 12 incher. Nice White perch in 45-55 feet south of Mattapeake on east channel edge. Took some searching with fishfinder schools are thick but spread out. Anchoring over them is well worth the effort drifting sometimes moves bait/lures too fast since water is below 50 feet.

Tags: white perch


  1. Thomas Sova, Recreational Angler
  2. Roanoke, VA
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on December 1, 2014 | Permalink

Cold Day To Be Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Deer Creek/Rocks State Park

I caught this rainbow trout the day after Thanksgiving. It was tough fishing, temps in the low 30s. I caught this trout using a 4 wt fly rod with a #14 olive green wooly bugger on 3x tippet. Ice was forming in the guides between casts. This was a nice holdover from the Fall stocking. License fees well spent! Thanks for maintaining a first class trout stocking program.

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. David Redden, Recreational Angler
  2. St. Leonard, MD
  3. Total Reports: 18
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Posted on December 1, 2014 | Permalink

Thanksgiving Fishing

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Pemberton Park

I had some time this morning so I headed out to Pemberton Park, in Salisbury, this morning. I spent about 30 minutes throwing a 1/8 oz jig with a green tube and caught one small crappie. I changed locations so that I could do a better job casting. I switched up to a beetle spin I use for white perch. After a couple of casts I was hooked up. I thought it was a largemouth and was surprised to find it was this guy. Happy Thanksgiving.

Tags: chain pickerel, crappie


  1. Nick Cotter, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on December 1, 2014 | Permalink

Nice Rocky Gorge Striper

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Rocky Gorge Reservoir

Fishing out of my kayak early this morning, I caught this 32" striper at Rocky Gorge Reservoir on a Berkley Flicker Minnow.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Zach Blessing, Recreational Angler
  2. Havre de Grace.
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on December 1, 2014 | Permalink

Loch Raven Largemouth

Type: Freshwater
Region:
Location: Loch Raven

I was fishing at Loch Raven Reservoir on 11/24/14 when I caught this largemouth using a white and blue jerkbait.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Randy Richie, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 4
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Posted on December 1, 2014 | Permalink

Sandy Point Striped Bass

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Sandy Point State Park

70 degree weather brought a few stripers closer to shore. Caught several on a mag darter including this 6.5 pounder.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Tylor Kirklin, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 25
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Posted on December 1, 2014 | Permalink

Catfishing Has Been Good

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Swan Harbor

I've managed to do some fishing over the very cold past couple of weeks and the catfishing has been pretty good along with the rockfishing I've seen a few people had some success jigging deep around the pier and catching some nice sized rockfish.

Tags: channel catfish


  1. Chris Sadler, Recreational Angler
  2. Annapolis, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on November 24, 2014 | Permalink

Timing is Everything

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Bay Bridge

A buddy of mine and my dad went out the morning of Sunday the 24th. We were trolling with Storm swim shads near the bridge. Plenty of birds around showing you where the fish were. We caught a total of about 15 fish pretty quickly and kept our limit of 6. All of the fish were caught in 50' of water and they were all holding the bottom. As quick as we were bringing them in, that's how quick the bite died. Believe the tide went slack and they stopped. Glad we got out there at the right time.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Leonard Fewster, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on November 24, 2014 | Permalink

Susquehanna Flats Rockfish

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Susquehanna Flats

Susquehanna Flats caught and released this 46.5" striped bass while kayak fishing.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Caz Kenny, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on November 24, 2014 | Permalink

Another Successful Charter

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Solomon's Island

We were back at it again out of Solomon's Island on Thursday...the bird show was incredible!...the fish were stacked from the top to the bottom!...a serene sunrise!...God's country at its best!...5'-6' swells and we still got it done!..what a awesome day on the Brawler!...Capt Bo knows how to catch them...looks like I'll be eating lots of rockfish this winter!

Tags: striped bass

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