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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@maryland.gov. All information is optional, but encouraged.

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Latest Youth Angler's Log Reports from Youth Anglers


Matthew Bishop
Youth Angler
Hagerstown, MD
Total Reports:
14
Sent in on: June 29, 2015 Permalink

Crabbing on the West River

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: West River
Tags: Blue Crab

Matthew Bishop age 13 caught a bushel of crabs with his Dad on Sunday June 28th using a trot line on the West River.

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Steven Snyder
Youth Angler
North East
Total Reports:
14
Sent in on: June 25, 2015 Permalink

Practicing Catches Some Nice Bass

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Susquehanna and North East Rivers
Tags: largemouth bass

Steven took the opportunity to fish with some locals and brought home some nice bass from the Susquehanna and North East Rivers. With some upcoming tournaments he takes casting seriously but still manages to use his skills to do demonstrations at the local Cabelas for fun.

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Dan Horgan
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: June 23, 2015 Permalink

Nice Looking Crappie

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Private pond
Tags: black crappie

Dan caught this black crappie in Bel Air, MD at a private pond. He was using a Mr Twister 2 inch chartreuse grub.

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Matthew Bishop
Youth Angler
Hagerstown, MD
Total Reports:
14
Sent in on: June 23, 2015 Permalink

At It Again

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: West River
Tags: blue crabs

Matthew and Ryan Bishop went crabbing on the West River with their parents on Saturday June 20. They caught 18 crabs using a trout line.

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Wyatt Hall
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
5
Sent in on: June 23, 2015 Permalink

Waiting on Croaker, Caught a Perch

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Patuxent River
Tags: white perch

Wyatt caught a perch in the Patuxent River. We were patiently waiting for the croaker to make there way up to us, they have yet to arrive.

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Steven Snyder
Youth Angler
North East, MD
Total Reports:
14
Sent in on: June 18, 2015 Permalink

Fishing in the Rain

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Eastern
Location: North East River
Tags: largemouth bass

Slipping into some rain gear and heading to the North East River, Steven managed to find the bass in the pouring rain. Using an orange crawdad under the docks seemed to be an attractant they couldn't resist this morning.

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Steven Snyder
Youth Angler
North East, MD
Total Reports:
14
Sent in on: June 17, 2015 Permalink

Young Mans Dedication to Fishing has taken him to New Levels

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Tags: largemouth bass

Waiting patiently for fish to bite from the shore, when that strike happens it's a rewarding accomplishment for a young angler. This young man's dedication to fishing has taken fishing to new levels recently on the upper Chesapeake. Steve has been invited to join two youth anglers clubs, he has been featured in the Woods & Water column of the local news paper. Steve has managed to hop aboard some of the fastest bass boats with some very talented anglers fishing in tournaments in recent weeks - from amateur and college anglers to a professional angler. Meeting anglers of all levels highlights Steve's day. Learning new techniques and strategies have created excitement of an all new level.

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Morgan Macallair
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 17, 2015 Permalink

Youth Kayak Fishing Success

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Cypress Creek
Tags: chain pickerel

Morgan Macallair caught this nice pickerel in Cypress Creek while Kayak fishing for the first time with her Dad and brother. During the battle the fish dragged her kayak down the creek while the neighbor (in the background) cheered her on!

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Marcelo Stenzel
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: June 17, 2015 Permalink

Another Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Little Patuxent River
Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

Attached is a picture of another snakehead that I caught in the Little Patuxent River in the Piney Orchard Nature Preserve in Odenton. This one was 16 inches long.

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Eric Connolly
Youth Angler
New Market, MD
Total Reports:
3
Sent in on: June 16, 2015 Permalink

Pond Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Pond in Adamstown, MD
Tags: largemouth bass

I went fishing with my family to my grand-dad's friends house. Mr. Joe has a nice pond with plenty of fish. I caught about 15 largemouth bass. I didn't catch any keepers but it was fun catching them.

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