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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.

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 random drawings throughout the year 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. Wesley Hughes, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 30, 2015 | Permalink

Tyaskin Creek Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Tyaskin Creek

I caught 2 snakeheads in one week in Tyaskin Creek. That is 3 total so far.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, invasive


  1. J Moss, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 30, 2015 | Permalink

Barren Creek Snakehead

Type: Non-tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Barren Creek

Two boys in a canoe caught this Northern Snakehead in Barren Creek just down stream of Bridge St. in Mardela Springs, MD.

Tags: northern snakehead


  1. Paul Martin, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on July 28, 2015 | Permalink

Susky Smallmouth

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Susquehanna River

Paul Martin, originally from Delta, PA and currently from good ol' Harford County took a trip out on the Susky River Sunday - say no more Smallmouth.

Tags: smallmouth bass


  1. Mike Andrews, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on July 28, 2015 | Permalink

Hot Heat Bassin' at Lake Allen

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Lake Allen

It was a hot Sunday but the bass were hungry and aggressive. I landed all 3 after 12 p.m. on 7/26. Another good summer outing.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Nikita Oskolkov, Recreational Angler
  2. Reisterstown, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 28, 2015 | Permalink

Cunningham Falls Largemouth

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Cunningham Falls Lake

I caught this 5.5 lbs largemouth bass on Cunningham Falls Lake (Cunningham Falls State Park) on July 26.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Matt Helmick, Recreational Angler
  2. Baltimore
  3. Total Reports: 11
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Posted on July 28, 2015 | Permalink

Local Pond Full of Bluegill

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Local Ponds in Parkville, MD

I was fishing in local ponds in Parkville, MD and I caught 7 bass and over 30 bluegill.

Tags: largemouth bass, bluegill


  1. Erin Horgan, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 28, 2015 | Permalink

Deer Creek Smallmouth Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Deer Creek

Erin caught this 18 inch smallmouth bass at Deer Creek near route 136 on live minnows.

Tags: Smallmouth Bass


  1. Skylar Hepner, Youth Angler
  2. Mechanicsville
  3. Total Reports: 10
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Posted on July 28, 2015 | Permalink

More Perch at Wicomico Pier

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Wicomico Pier

I went fishing today with my dad at Wicomico Pier. I caught some more perch today and I saw the water snake again. This time I was able to take a picture of it. I was wondering what type of snake it is? Can you please tell me?

DNR Response: The picture is not great, but from what we can tell, it resembles a northern watersnake (Nerodia sipedon).

Tags: watersnake, white perch


  1. Chris Abbott, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 28, 2015 | Permalink

Chicamacomico Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Chicamacomico River

I was fishing the Chicamacomico River at the bridge on New Bridge Road in Dorchester County Sunday morning between 6:00 am and 7:00 am and caught 2 snakeheads. The first one I was unable to land but I did get him out of the water long enough to identify it and estimate it's weight at 6-7 lbs. The second was roughly 12" long and 1-2 lbs. I did not return it to the water. I enclosed a picture of the smaller one for identification purposes.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Lena Harbaugh, Recreational Angler
  2. Sabillasville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 27, 2015 | Permalink

Another Invasive Out of the Water

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Just off of River RD.

I caught this just over 16 lb, 34" flathead catfish just off of River RD. My husband, Jesse Hoffman, and I spent about four hours of no action before catching this guy. We tag teamed the catch, me with the pole and Jesse with the net making sure this one didnít get away. We used live bluegill caught out of the Monocacy to catch him. We took it to Fox's Sport and Bait in Frederick, MD to have it registered.

Tags: flathead catfish, invasive

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