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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


Jayden Venable
Youth Angler
Eldersburg, MD
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: June 23, 2014 Permalink

Junior Fishing Club Log

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Central
Location: Private Pond in Carroll Co
Tags: Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Youth Fishing Club, Youth Angler's Club

Fishing at private pond in Carroll County

Gear - The Dock Demon kids rod 4 lb line. Used a few different color rubber minnows with a lead head.

Spotted a Lunker that day and kept chasing him and throwing in front of him, but could not get him to hit anything. I did catch 6 bass with 2 of them pretty nice maybe pounds. I caught my largest blue gill ever, it was a hand size. The best part of the day was when my Papaw lost a nice bass 3 feet from the bank and I ran over where he was fishing and cast right in the spot he post it. Bam, he hit my jig and then it was "Fish On". I took a few minutes to land him guiding him away from getting tangled in the moss area. Another great day to fishing!

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Jennifer Bertha
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 20, 2014 Permalink

Father’s Day Fishing at Lake Waterford Park

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Lake Waterford Park
Tags: Bluegill

Jenny caught her first (and second) fish at Lake Waterford, a pair of sunfish. She caught them both right near the shore. She was very excited and now that she has caught a fish, she can’t wait to try again.

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Sam Vehorn
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 20, 2014 Permalink

43 Inch Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region:
Location: The Bay
Tags: Striped Bass

Sam caught this 43 inch Striped Bass in the Bay.

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Ryley McCardell
Youth Angler
Thurmont, MD
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 17, 2014 Permalink

Youth Catching Large Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Chesapeake Beach
Tags: Striped Bass

Ryley McCardell, 7 yrs old went fishing in the Chesapeake Bay aboard the Wound Tight Charter Boat on May 10th 2014.

“I caught this 37 and a half inch Striped Bass with my Dad and brother Jacob. It was bigger than a yard stick and almost as big as me! The picture is me with my fish and Scottie from the boat.”

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Nathan Smith
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
9
Sent in on: June 17, 2014 Permalink

Hacketts Still Good

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Middle Bay
Location: Hacketts
Tags: Striped Bass

Nathan still doing very well chumming near Hackett's. We limited out with six nice fish on Sunday, June 15th.

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Jacob LaPorta
Youth Angler
Freeland, MD
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 16, 2014 Permalink

Hooked For Life!

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Prettyboy Reservoir
Tags: Bluegill

Two year old Jacob headed out to Prettyboy Reservoir in early June to break in his new fishing vest and DockBuster fishing rod. He was rewarded with his first Bluegill ever and made dad very proud! It's obvious he's hooked for life and dad has a new fishing pal!

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Nash Parker
Youth Angler
Centreville, MD
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 13, 2014 Permalink

Fishing with Dad

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Centreville Wharf Docks, and Northbrook Ponds
Tags: Bluegill, Rock Bass, Catfish, Carp

My daddy took me fishing several times in one day, we hit the local ponds where we scored a 10"+ fat Bluegill. We moved over to the Centreville docks when it warmed up and I caught a big ol' Mud Catfish and a bunch more Bluegills. I even snagged a baby Rock Bass. We saw lots of HUGE Carp feeding near shore, but I am glad I didn't hook one of them, I don't think my rod could have taken it. I love fishing, and I especially love fishing here in Maryland.

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Josiah Hawkins
Youth Angler
Baltimore, MD
Total Reports:
4
Sent in on: June 12, 2014 Permalink

3rd Place in Youth Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Patterson Park Pond
Tags: Largemouth Bass, Bluegill

On 6/7/14 Josiah, 4 yrs. old captured 3rd Place in the Baltimore City Recreation & Parks Youth Fishing Program at Patterson Park Pond! He was presented a nice trophy. He caught 1 Largemouth Bass , and 5 Bluegill while practicing catch and release, his bait was white bread and whole kernel corn. Everyone had tons of fun ! A day to remember!

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Cody Adkins
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: June 12, 2014 Permalink

Potomac Blue Cat

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River
Tags: Blue Catfish

Here is a picture of Cody near Fort Washington on the Potomac with his 36 inch catfish. Not a bad day fishing!

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Nathan Smith
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
9
Sent in on: June 11, 2014 Permalink

Hacketts the Place to Be

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Hacketts Bar
Tags: Striped Bass

Nate is still catching his fish while chumming near Hackett's. So far no need to look anywhere else. Limited out in a little over an hour.

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