Maryland Angler's Log - Share Your Catch!

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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.

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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. Walter Weese, Recreational Angler
  2. Paw Paw, West Virgina
  3. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on June 29, 2015 | Permalink

Western Walleye

Type: Freshwater
Region: Weatern
Location: Upper Potomac River

Walter caught a nice 29" walleye on 6/26/2015 in the Potomac River.

Tags: walleye

  1. Jim Gronaw, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 59
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Posted on June 29, 2015 | Permalink

More Big Bluegill

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Mason Dixon Area Ponds and Lakes

Despite the heat and round after round of heavy thunderstorms we have continued to enjoy an excellent year fishing for large bluegills. In many Mason Dixon area lakes and ponds these fish have already spawned twice during each of the full moon periods of May and June and they could possibly spawn a third time in July. Most of our recent catches are in and around known bedding areas, yet with few fish visibly 'on bed'. Most of the larger males are slightly deeper and a few yards beyond the nesting sites. Gulp! redworms and angle worms fished whacky-rigged on a # 8 Aberdeen fine wire hook and 30 to 40 inches below a bobber continues to take a lot of fish in these shallow, dishpan shaped lakes.

We have recently enjoyed telescoping poles and fixed line applications to finesse bull bluegills from marshy, shallow areas with some wet wading tactics as well. Small jigs, 1/80 and 1/64th ounce, tipped with bait, is a solid tactic for these fish. Please be sure to release the majority of the bigger, 10-inch plus bluegills to ensure great future angling for these outstanding fish. Keep more numerous 8 inch class fish for the pan.

Tags: bluegill, pumpkinseed

  1. Sarah Howe, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 26, 2015 | Permalink

OC Blue Marlin

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Ocean City

Sarah caught and released this 108 inch Blue Marlin on 6/16/15 in Ocean City, MD. She was on "That's Right" fishing charter boat.

Tags: Blue Marlin

  1. Mark Crowe, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on June 26, 2015 | Permalink

Beautiful Day Near Podickery Point

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Podickery Point

When storms knocked out power to work Tuesday night, it was a summertime version of a snow day on Wednesday. Normally being in the trolling camp, we visited Bud at Fishbones Tackle in Pasadena for some tips. With his guidance, we left with frozen chum, Alewife and a plan. The fish turned on in the afternoon, and we had dinner. We were treated to a beautiful unexpected day on the water near Podickery Point.

Tags: striped bass

  1. Robert Conway, Recreational Angler
  2. Crofton, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 26, 2015 | Permalink

Patuxent Snakehead

Type: Non-tidal
Region: Central
Location: Patuxent River

Robert caught this northern snakehead in the Patuxent River near Crofton.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive

  1. Trevor Tufty, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 23
  3. View all reports by Trevor Tufty →

Posted on June 26, 2015 | Permalink

Little Hunting Creek Bass

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Little Hunting Creek

I took the canoe out with a buddy last night and hooked into some nice tug. Little Hunting Creek, low tide=tightlines. As always catch and release.

Tags: largemouth bass

  1. John Horgan, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 24
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Posted on June 26, 2015 | Permalink

Winters Run Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Winters Run

We fished Winters Run today for about three hours and caught about 15 smallmouth on minnows. The biggest were about 12-13 inches. There was also a mix of about 10 fallfish, and bluegills too.

Tags: smallmouth bass, fallfish, bluegill

  1. Zeljko Koretic, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 13
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Posted on June 25, 2015 | Permalink

Father's Day Rockfish in the Middle River

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Middle River

I had a great Father's Day on Middle River with old friends and ended up with some fish for dinner with Djula V. And Milan B.

Tags: striped bass

  1. Alfred Matthews, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 25, 2015 | Permalink

Mattawoman Catfishing

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mattawoman Creek

We went fishing June 24th at Mattawoman Creek and caught 5 cats in about 1 1/2 hours. I let the girls reel in their first fish of the year.

Tags: catfish

  1. Steven Snyder, Youth Angler
  2. North East
  3. Total Reports: 14
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Posted on June 25, 2015 | Permalink

Practicing Catches Some Nice Bass

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Susquehanna and North East Rivers

Steven took the opportunity to fish with some locals and brought home some nice bass from the Susquehanna and North East Rivers. With some upcoming tournaments he takes casting seriously but still manages to use his skills to do demonstrations at the local Cabelas for fun.

Tags: largemouth bass

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