Maryland Angler's Log - Share Your Catch!

Maryland Angler's Log Logo showing image of Angler

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 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.

search the logs: 

  1. Jay Pickett, Recreational Angler
  2. Westminster, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Jay Pickett →

Posted on May 13, 2014 | Permalink

Big Patapsco Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: South Branch Patapsco River

I took my son and his friend fishing on 5/10/2014, not knowing what might be left, since the river was stocked last Monday. On the first cast, I hooked and landed this 23 inch, 5+ lb. rainbow! I check the angler's log regularly and have seen the numerous whopper trout the past couple years, hoping I would eventually catch one. Finally! We caught several other trout as well, so it was a GREAT day! Thanks to DNR for putting in these nice surprises around the state. Special thanks to my son, Daniel for the stellar netting job on this big rainbow.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Alan Klotz, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 65
  3. View all reports by Alan Klotz →

Posted on May 12, 2014 | Permalink

Going the extra mile - by Railroad Cart!

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: North Branch Potomac River

The Inland Fisheries Service recently stocked the North Branch Potomac River Delayed Harvest Trout Fishing Area by using a rail cart towed by a CXS Rail Truck. This cooperative effort between CXS and DNR allowed us to stock 1500 Rainbow Trout in this remote section of the river adjoining Potomac State Forest. Anglers can access the river by the Forest Service Roads at Lostland Run, Laurel Run, and the Wallman Area. Once at these easy access points, anglers can hike along the river to find some spectacular water with plenty of elbow room to fish. Pictured are: 1) Fisheries Service staff Marcus Wilson, Jonathon Folk, and Jody Johnson loading up the stock tank with trout from the Bear Creek Hatchery; 2) Jody Johnson and Kenny Wampler loading up a tub of trout ready to be stocked in the river 3) the North Branch Potomac River Delayed Harvest Trout Fishing Area near the Laurel Run access area.

Tags: Trout Stocking


  1. John White, Recreational Angler
  2. Frederick, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by John White →

Posted on May 12, 2014 | Permalink

Look at this Rainbow!

Type: Freshwater
Region:
Location:

John caught this 28.5 inch Rainbow Trout.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. James Armentrout, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 11
  3. View all reports by James Armentrout →

Posted on May 8, 2014 | Permalink

Catfish ID

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Columbia Pond

I caught two little catfish today and was wondering what kind they are. I was at a pond in Columbia, MD using night crawlers.

DNR Response:They are both brown bullheads and are very common. Brown bullheads can be found in both tidal freshwater and nontidal rivers, streams and ponds.

Tags: Brown Bullhead Catfish


  1. John Tucker, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 4
  4. View all reports by John Tucker →

Posted on May 6, 2014 | Permalink

Did it Again

Type: Chesapeake
Region:
Location:

My boys and I pulled it off again Saturday morning with a 35" and a 38". We're trying hard to get that 40" citation so we can join in all the fun at the Maryland Seafood Festival. My youngest did it last year with a citation Rainbow Trout. My oldest has been trying ever since.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Dalene Garlitz, Recreational Angler
  2. Finzel / Frostburg MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Dalene Garlitz →

Posted on May 5, 2014 | Permalink

My First Golden Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Upper Savage River

I went fishing with family friends Mark and Ethan Fike and caught 5 Rainbow Trout. One of the trout was a Golden Rainbow, the first one that I have ever caught. Between Me and Ethan we caught a total of 9 trout.

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Golden Rainbow Trout


  1. Ethan Fike, Youth Angler
  2. Finzel / Frostburg MD
  3. Total Reports: 18
  4. View all reports by Ethan Fike →

Posted on May 5, 2014 | Permalink

Trout Fishing on the Savage River

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Upper Savage River

Me, Dad, and family friend Dalene Garlitz went fishing at Savage River after I got home from School. Dalene and I caught 9 trout between the two of us.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. James Armentrout, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 11
  3. View all reports by James Armentrout →

Posted on May 2, 2014 | Permalink

Variety in Bowie

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Patuxent River

I went fishing Sunday with my sister and my dad on the Patuxent River in Bowie, MD. They caught Hickory Shad, and I caught my first smallmouth as well as perch and fallfish. The shad were caught on chartreuse swimbaits on a jig head and the perch and fallfish on worms. We were there from 2-4 pm.

Tags: Hickory Shad, Smallmouth Bass, White Perch, Fallfish


  1. James Armentrout, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 11
  3. View all reports by James Armentrout →

Posted on May 1, 2014 | Permalink

Lunchtime Fishing at Elkhorn

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Lake Elkhorn

Today April 29 2014 I went fishing for a half hour on my lunch break. I was at Lake Elkhorn in Columbia, MD. I caught two Largemouth Bass, the biggest was 1.3 lbs the second was only .6. I was using a chartreuse swim bait on a jig.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. Brian Morgan, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
  3. View all reports by Brian Morgan →

Posted on May 1, 2014 | Permalink

Middle Creek Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Middle Creek

I landed this rainbow Saturday fishing Middle Creek using a Joe fly spinner. Went 17 in. put up a great fight with 3 high leaps.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

Page:  2 3 4  5  6  7  8
<< Previous  |  Next Page >>