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Everyone at the Fisheries Service would like to express our sincerest thank you to all the parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, neighbors and friends who made the time to take our young anglers fishing this past year. The smiling faces below are worth a 1,000 words of gratitude.

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Latest Youth Angler's Log Reports from Youth Anglers


Skylar Hepner
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
5
Sent in on: July 23, 2014 Permalink

No Fish Just Ponies at Assateague

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Assateague Island, MD
Tags: Catfish, White Perch, Striped Bass

Last week my mom and dad took me to Assateague Island State Park to fish, see the ponies, and to do the Park Quest. We didn't catch any fish but we did see a couple of ponies.

I also visited my mom and dad's friends Bob and Sandy. Bob took us fishing at Crosswicks Creek in his boat. I caught a lot of fish (catfish, white perch, and one small rockfish). I released everything that I caught. I had a great day at both the places that I went to.

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Ben Philip
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: July 21, 2014 Permalink

Father and Son Fishing

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Near Bay Bridge
Tags: Catfish

Ben and his dad, Joel went fishing on Saturday morning July 12th, 2014 near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge before the weather rolled in. We were chumming for rockfish, and using cut bait. No luck with the rockfish, but Ben did catch a nice 18" catfish! Great job Ben!

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Tyler Lee Collier
Youth Angler
Fayetteville, PA
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: July 21, 2014 Permalink

Solomons Striped Bass

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Solomons Island
Tags: Striped Bass

Tyler caught this 40.5 inch Striped Bass at Solomons Island.

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Jeremiah Harrington
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
3
Sent in on: July 17, 2014 Permalink

My First Smallmouth

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Monocacy River
Tags: Smallmouth Bass

Jeremiah was pre-gaming for the state championship when he caught his first smallmouth in the Monocacy River, near Urbana District Park.

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Ethan Fike
Youth Angler
Finzel / Frostburg MD
Total Reports:
16
Sent in on: July 17, 2014 Permalink

Two Good Days Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Youghiogheny Reservoir
Tags: Crappie, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Sunfish

I had two good days fishing on the Maryland portion of the Youghiogheny Reservoir near Friendsville this past Saturday and Sunday. I landed this dandy 13 3/4" Crappie and then this nice 19" Smallmouth Bass. Dad and I also caught many perch, sunfish and smaller bass.

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Brady Barrick
Youth Angler
Hagerstown, MD
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: July 15, 2014 Permalink

My Largest Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Near Bay Bridge
Tags: Striped Bass

Brady fished with his dad, Troy Barrick, on Saturday morning July 12th, 2014 near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Brady hooked and landed a 36” rockfish using light tackle (Backyard Custom Rod) and 15lb test line. The bait was a 5” Mirrolure Chartreuse soft plastic with a 5/8oz jig head. The fish was caught suspended as he was jigging near the Bay Bridge. This is Brady’s largest fish he has ever landed. The fish was photographed and then released!

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Justin Johnson
Youth Angler
Elkridge, MD
Total Reports:
5
Sent in on: July 10, 2014 Permalink

Lost Lake Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Lost Lake
Tags: Largemouth Bass

Two Bass in the heat of the day. I was on fire.

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Skylar Hepner
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
5
Sent in on: July 10, 2014 Permalink

Lots of Bluegills at Gilbert Run

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Gilbert Run Park
Tags: Bluegill

I went fishing yesterday at Gilbert Run Park with my dad. I caught a lot of Bluegill and I saw a lot of ducks too. I had a really fun day and I can't wait to go back.

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Duncan Houp
Youth Angler
Baltimore, MD
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: July 8, 2014 Permalink

My First Fish

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Patterson Park Boat Lake
Tags: Sunfish

I caught my first fish with my new fishing rod! I went fishing in the park with my dad, brother Grayson and my Uncle Chris on the Fourth of July. I was the first one to catch a fish with my new scum frog lure. It was a little sunnie. It is great that there are good places to fish in the city. Can’t wait to do it again!

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Skylar Hepner
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
5
Sent in on: July 8, 2014 Permalink

Love at First Sight

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Greenwell State Park
Tags: White Perch

I went fishing with my mom and dad on Saturday at Greenwell State Park. I caught a fish on my first cast. It was a White Perch. I gave it a kiss for good luck and put it back in the water. After fishing we hiked the Green Trail and the River Trail. It was a really fun day.

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