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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


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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Laura O'Connell
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
4
Sent in on: March 13, 2014 Permalink

My First Perch of the Year!

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

I went fishing for Yellow Perch with my brother, dad, sister, and my dad's friend on March 11, 2014 in Hillsboro. We didn't catch a lot, but me and my brother caught a few perch big enough to keep. I caught 1 perch big enough to keep and 2 other small ones that I had to throw back. The perch that I caught was 9 1/2 inches.

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Laura O'Connell
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
4
Sent in on: March 12, 2014 Permalink

My First Largemouth Bass!

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Pond
Tags: Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Largemouth Bass

I caught this bass in my neighbor's pond and the bass was 16 1/2 inches. I was fishing with my brother and my dad using worms. I caught 3 other Bluegills and Pumpkinseeds plus I got a lot of bites.

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Ethan Fike
Youth Angler
Finzel / Frostburg MD
Total Reports:
12
Sent in on: March 4, 2014 Permalink

Rain and Snow Doesn't Stop This Kid

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: North Branch of Potomac River, Barnum area
Tags: Rainbow Trout

I fished at Barnum on 3-2-14 and caught 5 nice Rainbow Trout. The weather was cold, cloudy and rainy and then started to snow. We got a message from Mom saying the roads were getting snow covered up where I live so me and Dad headed home.

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Jacob Ehm
Youth Angler
Monkton, MD
Total Reports:
12
Sent in on: February 26, 2014 Permalink

Come on Spring!

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Harford County Pond
Tags:

I finally had a chance to go fishing this month. I went for a few hours and we had a few bites but did not catch anything. Most of the pond was still frozen. Come on springtime!

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Rachel Ehm
Youth Angler
Monkton, MD
Total Reports:
9
Sent in on: February 26, 2014 Permalink

Family Fishing in Harford County

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Harford County Pond
Tags:

I got out to go fishing with my brother Saturday. It was a nice day but I still did not catch anything. I only had a few bites. The Harford County pond still had ice & snow on it.

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Ethan Fike
Youth Angler
Finzel / Frostburg MD
Total Reports:
12
Sent in on: February 25, 2014 Permalink

Upper Savage Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Upper Savage River
Tags: Rainbow Trout, Golden rainbow Trout, Brook Trout

With a break in the weather we were able to get out and do some stream fishing today. I caught 3 Rainbow Trout, 1 Golden Trout and 1 native brook and Dad caught 1 rainbow. There is still a lot of snow and ice along the streams and we saw some places that the ice jams were 4 to 5 foot high.

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Nathan Williams
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
8
Sent in on: February 25, 2014 Permalink

Warm Day…Let's Fish

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Kings Landing Park
Tags: Channel Catfish

Date: 2/22/2014, Time: 12:30 pm, Temp: 61, Wind: 15 kt, Tide: Ebb

Nathan took advantage of the break in cold temperatures to get out and do some fishing today. We went to Kings Landing State Park around 12:30 pm at low tide and fished from the pier. We were using fresh shrimp on a basic bottom rig with double hooks. Nathan caught two nice size channel cats and a couple of smaller ones. Great first day of fishing for the season. Nathan can't wait for the trout stockings to begin and the opening day of rockfish season. Today took care of the itch for now.

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Jacob Ehm
Youth Angler
Monkton, MD
Total Reports:
12
Sent in on: January 21, 2014 Permalink

Fishing in the New Year

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Bynum Pond
Tags: Catfish

I went fishing today after school, and caught 2 catfish my first ones for this year. The pond still had ice on it. Can't wait for it to get warm so the fish will bite better.

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