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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


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. Canít 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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Mark Anders
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: July 7, 2014 Permalink

Diamond Jim Tagging Trip

Type: Chesapeake
Region:
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Tags: Striped Bass, Diamond Jim Tagging

Mark, 10 years old was fishing on June 26 aboard the Red Osprey with the DNR tagging Diamond Jim fish. Here is his catch.

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Skylar Hepner
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
5
Sent in on: July 3, 2014 Permalink

Hot, Humid and No Fish

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Leonardtown Wharf
Tags: Blue Crab

Skylar went fishing yesterday at Leonardtown Wharf. We went at lunch time and it was hot, hazy, humid, and not a fish to be found in Leonardtown. She did catch one curious crab.

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Jeremiah Harrington
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
3
Sent in on: June 30, 2014 Permalink

Calvert County Largemouth

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Calvert County Pond
Tags: Largemouth Bass

Jeremiah caught this largemouth on a popper after dinner in his local pond in Calvert County.

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Skylar Hepner
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
5
Sent in on: June 27, 2014 Permalink

Fish on a Stick

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Fishing Pier
Tags: White Perch,

I went fishing with my dad on 6/25/14 at the local fishing pier in Southern Maryland. I had a fun time catching and releasing white perch. I even caught one with a tree branch (I thought at first it was a catfish because it was really tough reeling it in). I called the catch "fish on a stick".

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Shayla Nguyen
Youth Angler
Gaithersburg
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: June 26, 2014 Permalink

Crabbing in Ocean City

Type: Coast
Region: Coastal
Location: Sinepuxent Bay
Tags: Blue Crab, Youth Angler

I went camping in ocean city at Sinepuxent Bay, my name is Shayla Nguyen, I'm 12 years old and I had an amazing time crabbing for this crab that is 6.75 inches long. I was very excited when I caught it! I enjoyed my time there.

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Nathan Smith
Youth Angler
NA
Total Reports:
9
Sent in on: June 24, 2014 Permalink

Learning the Ropes

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Southern
Location: Near Hackett's Bar
Tags: Striped Bass

Nathan is still catching his fish chumming near Hackett's. Had another great Saturday, the boat limited out with six nice fish. Nathan is learning there is more to fishing then just catching the fish and sitting down to dinner, he is now responsible for filleting his own fish. He's actually pretty good at it.

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