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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.

Share your latest fishing experience on the Youth Angler's Log

To post a report please email your name, age, hometown, photos, location information, and a description of your fishing trip to fishingreports@dnr.state.md.us. All information is optional, but encouraged.

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Latest Youth Angler's Log Reports from Youth Anglers


Ethan Fike
Youth Angler
Finzel / Frostburg MD
Total Reports:
12
Sent in on: March 24, 2014 Permalink

Exploring Swallow Falls

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Swallow Falls / Yough River
Tags:

I fished at Swallow Falls on 03-15-14, didn't catch any fish but had a good time exploring.

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Nathan Williams
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
8
Sent in on: March 21, 2014 Permalink

Clavert Cliffs Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Calvert Cliffs State Park
Tags: Rainbow Trout

Nathan was able to get out before the storm and catch his limit of trout at Calvert Cliffs State Park. The bait of choice was green trout worms on a size 12 salmon egg hook with a single split shot weight. It was a great afternoon of fishing.

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Laura O'Connell
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
4
Sent in on: March 21, 2014 Permalink

No Fish At All!

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Local Pond
Tags:

I went to my neighbor's pond on March 20, 2014 with my dad and brother. I was fishing with worms at first but when my brother almost caught a bass with a minnow. I changed my bait to a minnow, too, but got less bites than I did with the worm.


Nathan Smith
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
3
Sent in on: March 21, 2014 Permalink

Hillsboro Perch

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Hillsboro
Tags: Yellow Perch

Nathan Smith, age 11 caught his limit of Yellow Perch with several throw backs on March 16, 2014. He was fishing with his grandfather in Hillsboro, MD near the bridge.


Tommy O'Connell
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
5
Sent in on: March 20, 2014 Permalink

Bass Named Fred

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Local Pond
Tags: Largemouth Bass

I went fishing on March 16, 2014 with my Dad and sister Laura at my neighbors pond. I caught a Largemouth Bass that was about 12 inches. I've never caught this bass before. I named this bass Fred.

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Tommy O'Connell
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
5
Sent in on: March 18, 2014 Permalink

A 5 Fish Species Day!

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Tuckahoe River
Tags: Striped Bass, White Perch, Channel Catfish, White Catfish, Yellow Perch

On February 22, 2014, I went fishing with my Dad and our friend, Mr. Keith Lockwood on the Tuckahoe River. We were bottom fishing using worms and cut bait, but the worms were working best. The three of us caught a total of 11 fish, and I caught 9 of them! We caught a Striped Bass, White Perch, Channel Catfish, White Catfish and a Yellow Perch. We released all of them except for one Channel Catfish and a few medium sized White Perch which I ate for dinner that night!

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Jacob Ehm
Youth Angler
Monkton, MD
Total Reports:
12
Sent in on: March 18, 2014 Permalink

Harford County Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Harford County Pond
Tags: Catfish, Bluegill, Crappie

I went out Saturday for a few hours had fun fishing at the pond with my sister in Harford County. Caught a few catfish, 1 sunfish and 1 crappie, the weather is getting a little better now so I hope I get out more.

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Laura O'Connell
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
4
Sent in on: March 17, 2014 Permalink

No Bites But Still Fun

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Hillsboro
Tags:

I went fishing on March 16, 2014 in Hillsboro. I was fishing with my mom and dad in our canoe. We were fishing with minnows and we didn't catch anything at all, not even a bite. Even though we didn't catch anything, I had a lot of fun because I never get to go fishing with just my mom and dad without my brother.

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Tommy O'Connell
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
5
Sent in on: March 17, 2014 Permalink

My First Largemouth Bass of the Year!

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Local Pond
Tags: Largemouth Bass

On March 2nd, I went fishing with my Dad and sister, Laura, at my neighbor's pond. I caught the bass on my fly rod using a foam fly pattern that I made called "the foam dragon". The bass was 16.5", and we released it so someone else can enjoy catching it another day.

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Tommy O'Connell
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
5
Sent in on: March 13, 2014 Permalink

My Double-Header

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Hillsboro
Tags: Yellow Perch

I went fishing with my dad, 2 sisters, and my dad's friend in Hillsboro. We were fishing for Yellow Perch on March 11, 2014. My first fish was a small Yellow Perch and then I caught a double-header which were both keepers. Then, I caught my last fish that was a small one. Both of my keepers were about 9 1/2 inches.

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