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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

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Latest Youth Angler's Log Reports from Youth Anglers


Nicholas Pirchio
Youth Angler
Owings, MD
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: September 24, 2014 Permalink

My First Spanish Mackerel

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Chesapeake Beach
Tags: Spanish mackerel, bluefish, shad, bay anchovies

On Friday evening, ten year old Nicholas from Owings, Maryland landed this 20 inch Spanish mackerel. This was his first Spanish mackerel ever caught and was the first of two boated that evening, along with a number of bluefish. We were trolling the ledge just off Chesapeake Beach using #1 and #2 planers with spoons. There were numerous schools of shad and bay anchovies active that evening that we found by looking for the diving birds. After trolling for a couple hours, we broke out the light-action poles and cast into the bait fish schools with lures nabbing several Bluefish. A great time was had that evening!

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Ethan Fike
Youth Angler
Finzel / Frostburg MD
Total Reports:
21
Sent in on: September 24, 2014 Permalink

Smoked Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Savage River Dam
Tags: rainbow trout

My family and I went to Savage River Dam on 9-12-14 for some fishing. We did prety good between 4 of us we caught 15 rainbow trout. The picture is of me and family friend Dalene Garlitz holding the fish on the stringer. Dad put this batch of trout on the smoker this weekend, I like to snack on smoked trout YUMMM.

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Lorenzo Sanz
Youth Angler
Glen Arm, MD
Total Reports:
6
Sent in on: September 23, 2014 Permalink

Perfect Day For Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven Reservoir
Tags:

I went fishing today with my dad. We went to our favorite fishing spot at Loch Raven Reservoir. I caught two fish. I used the new bait I bought from the suggestion of Ron the awesome customer representative in the Fishing Department at Bass Pro in Arundel Mills, Hanover, Maryland. I went shopping on Saturday with my Bass Pro Gift Card I won. Ron was awesome and he spent a long time giving me fishing tips to catch that big bass one day! The weather today was a perfect day to be fishing. I also met a new friend fishing today. It was another great day at Loch Raven Reservoir.

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Makenzie Barrick
Youth Angler
Unionville, MD
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: September 23, 2014 Permalink

Lots of Blues and Rocks

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Patapsco River
Tags: striped bass, bluefish

Makenzie, age 9 fished the Patapsco River on 9/19/14 with her dad and brother. She caught lots of rockfish and blues casting artificial baits. Top water poppers, and plastics.

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Mason Barrick
Youth Angler
Unionville, MD
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: September 23, 2014 Permalink

Family Fishing Fun

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Patapsco River
Tags: striped bass, bluefish

Mason, age 11 fished the Patapsco River on 9/19/14 with his dad and sister. He caught lots of rockfish and blues casting artificial baits. Top water poppers, and plastics.

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Nathan Williams
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
10
Sent in on: September 22, 2014 Permalink

Surf Fishing at Flag Harbor

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Flag Harbor Beach
Tags: Striped Bass, Spot, Bluefish, Whiting

Location: Flag Harbor Beach in Late Evening
Tide: Flood and the Wind: 15-20 NE
Method: Surf fishing using Blood worms/ Cut Bait

On Saturday evening, Nathan tried out his new fishing reel combo he won from the Maryland Fishing Challenge off the beach at Flag Harbor. He caught a lot of spot, bluefish, and whiting. The big surprise was a nice 19 in rockfish that gave his new rod/reel combo a fighting challenge but Nathan came out on top and landed the fish. Thank you to DNR and Bass Pro Shop for sponsoring this great youth program!

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Justin Johnson
Youth Angler
Elkridge, MD
Total Reports:
10
Sent in on: September 22, 2014 Permalink

Nice Lost Lake Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Lost Lake
Tags: Largemouth Bass

Fishing with my Dad again on Lost lake on 9/1. Caught this nice bass on a wacky.

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Eric Connolly
Youth Angler
New Market, MD
Total Reports:
2
Sent in on: September 15, 2014 Permalink

Hooked on Fishing After First Catch

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Ocean City, MD
Tags: Croaker

My son Eric, age 12 has Autism and my dad (69 years old) is an avid fisherman. During the last 12 years Eric has never had an interest to fish. I know that has always broken my dad's heart. He has tried for many years to get him to fish or at least go in a boat. This summer we were in Ocean City, Maryland for vacation. One evening our family (grand-dad & grand mom included) went out on the beach to fish and told Eric what we were doing. He seemed to like the idea and we asked him if he wanted to hold the rod. He complied and within 5 minutes he caught a fish. Well that's all it took. He was hooked. He caught another one within 5 minutes and another one. It was an exciting night to say the least, especially to have his grandfather present. The smiles on everyone's faces that night was priceless. I have attached 3 pictures. One picture shows his first fish and the 2nd photo is his 2nd fish (I think both croakers) and the 3rd photo is something I never thought I would get a picture of….and that was Eric holding a rod and looking off into the ocean. It was an amazing site.

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Lorenzo Sanz
Youth Angler
Glen Arm, MD
Total Reports:
6
Sent in on: September 15, 2014 Permalink

Fishing with my New Awesome Fishing Rod

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven Reservoir
Tags: Maryland Fishing Challenge, Maryland Youth Fishing Club

I went to Loch Raven Reservoir to try out my new fishing rod that I won at the Maryland Youth Fishing Awards Ceremony. I had a blast at the Maryland Seafood Festival and the Maryland Awards Ceremony last weekend. I am so excited about my fishing trip. Thank you Maryland DNR!

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Ethan Fike
Youth Angler
Finzel / Frostburg MD
Total Reports:
21
Sent in on: September 15, 2014 Permalink

Savage River Reservoir Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Savage River Dam
Tags: Rainbow Trout, Maryland Youth Fishing Club, Maryland Fishing Challenge

We figured out the fall pattern for catching rainbow trout. Dad and I fished the Savage River Reservoir from our Canoe on Saturday 9-6-14 and caught our limit of trout. I caught this nice 18" trout. We saw an American Bald Eagle flying in to land and I grabbed the camera and got these pictures of it, he is in the center of the one picture sitting on a tree branch. The next day we headed to the fishing challange finale where I won a fishing rod, a tackle box, and best of all a fishing trip on the Baltimore Harbor. Thanks to the DNR for having the fishing challenge and a great big thanks to captain Tom Hughes for donating the fishing trips and to Matt from the Fisheries Service who presented the youth awards. I am very excited about the fishing trip with Captain Tom and can hardly wait until next year to go on it. Matt, we are looking forward to learning ice fishing this year and hope to see you out there.

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