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Share Your Invasive Catch on the Maryland Invasive Angler's Log

Maryland Fishing Challenge Logo showing striped bassWelcome to the Invasive Species' Angler's Log component of the Maryland Fishing Challenge! These entries must contain Blue Catfish, Northern Snakehead or Flathead Catfish. Beginning during the 2013/2014 tournament, Angler's Log entries which include any of the invasive species listed, at any length in size, will be eligible for a prize via random drawing at the annual Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale.

To be eligible the entry must include a clear photo of the fish and the fish must be killed by one of the following methods:
  • The head is severed from the dorsal area in line with the pectoral fins completely through the spinal vertebrae; the head does not have to be detached from the fish.
  • At least two gill arches are completely removed from the gill area.
  • The fish has all of its internal organs removed.

Fish must be caught using legal recreational fishing methods. All legal recreational fishing methods and gear are allowed.

Multiple entries are allowed, but each fish can only be entered once. Visit the Maryland fishing Challenge web site to read the complete set of rules.

To post a report please email your name, hometown, photos, location information, and a description of your fishing trip 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.


Latest Invasive Angler's Log Reports


Kevin Crowley
Recreational Angler
Beltsville
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 27, 2014 Permalink

Snakehead Bite Continues

Type: Tidal
Location: Mallow's Bay
Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive, Largemouth Bass

Caught on n spinner bait. Released the largemouth, ate the snakehead.

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Chris O'Haver
Recreational Angler
Bowie
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 27, 2014 Permalink

Mallow's Bay Report

Type: Tidal
Location: Mallows Bay
Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive, Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish

I fished Mallow's Bay for the first time Saturday with my brother and two fishing buddies. Cool location for kayaks. I pulled in a 21.5 inch largemouth on a rattle crank bait, and a nice 23 inch snakehead on a popper. I released the bass. I steamed the snakehead with ginger and scallions, and served with a sake/lemon/soy sauce. First snakehead I ever caught, and the largest largemouth I ever caught! Great day! My buddies also caught a few other LMBs and a channel catfish.

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Alex Hrycak
Recreational Angler
Gaithersburg
Total Reports:
11
Sent in on: June 23, 2014 Permalink

Invasive Catch

Type: Tidal
Location: Mattawoman Creek
Tags: Invasive, Invasives, Northern Snakehead

Got out on Mattawoman Creek June 21 at 5 o'clock to fish for snakehead and got six of them by 1:30pm. All caught on topwater by rod n reel.

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Tony Edmonds
Recreational Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 18, 2014 Permalink

Susquehanna Mix

Type: Tidal
Location: Millard Tydings Memorial Park
Tags: Blue Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Invasive

I went fishing at Millard Tydings Memorial Park out Havre De Grace, MD …Susquehanna River and fished off land…caught a couple catfish but my prize was the Largemouth Bass…it was my first and I caught it with a baitcaster rod n reel while learning…great experience.

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Nathan Franco
Recreational Angler
NA
Total Reports:
4
Sent in on: June 17, 2014 Permalink

Two Nice Snakeheads

Type: Tidal
Location: Potomac River
Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive, Largemouth Bass

6/14 was a very windy day and the fishing was tough in the lower Potomac. We caught a couple bass the biggest one weighing 4 pounds. Again Team Slayer managed to land 2 nice size snakeheads on rod and reel NOT bowhunting. That’s jesse with the 29.5 inch and me with the 27 inch snakehead.

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Brian Tsai
Recreational Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 16, 2014 Permalink

Big Blue Cat

Type: Tidal
Location: Potomac River
Tags: Blue Catfish, Invasive

I landed this 42.75 inch Blue Catfish in the Potomac River while fishing in a rowboat. It was fought on a custom striper jigging rod with a Shimano Sahara 3000.

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Taylor Mooney
Recreational Angler
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: June 12, 2014 Permalink

Snakehead Caught in Wicomico

Type: Tidal
Location: Wicomico River
Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

Taylor caught this snakehead on 6/11/14 at 7:30 p.m in Wicomico River, Salisbury, MD using a dark green and neon green tube. It was low tide, dropping barometer, mid to low 70's just before sunset approximately 20 yards off the shore slow jigging. Reported to the D.N.R via phone and photographed by a D.N.R officer the night of the catch. Dispatched directly after catching and placed in cooler for fisheries.

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Dutch Baldwin
Recreational Angler
Indian Head
Total Reports:
24
Sent in on: June 10, 2014 Permalink

1st Place in Snakehead Tournament

Type: Tidal
Location: Potomac River
Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

Our team the Nockturnal Misfits took 1st place in the Whackfactor Tournament this past weekend. We shot 32 fish weighing in at 240lbs.

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Jorden Smith
Recreational Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 10, 2014 Permalink

28 Inch Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Location: Chopawamsic Creek
Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

Here is a 28 inch 10 lb snakehead I caught on Marine Corps Base Quantico. I caught it right behind the airfield, I think the actual name is Chopawamsic Creek. Also my neighbor pulled a 11 lbs snakehead out of there and we have gotten two smaller ones.

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Stephanie De La Paz
Recreational Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 9, 2014 Permalink

Early Father's Day Snakehead Dinner

Type: Tidal
Location: McIntosh Run, Breton Bay
Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

Stephanie took her Dad (Freddie) for an early Father's Day fishing outing at McIntosh Run, Breton Bay, Leonardtown, Maryland this morning and caught this 24.5" pregnant snakehead. We took it home, clean and fillet the fish for an early Father's Day dinner, yummy!

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