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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.

Important Note: If anyone in your picture is under 18 years of age, we must have a photo release signed by a parent/guardian before we can post your picture. By sending any photos or art to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources you are giving DNR permission to use the image(s) online and in print. You are also giving DNR permission to distribute the photo for non-commercial purposes to other media, print, digital and television for their use. You are not giving up your copyright, but are allowing the photo(s) to be used for educational and news purposes.


Latest Youth Angler's Log Reports from Youth Anglers


Joshua Pepin
Youth Angler
New Market, MD
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: July 15, 2015 Permalink

Nice Bass Caught at Derby

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Piney Run Park
Tags: largemouth bass

Joshua caught this bass in the recent kids fishing derby at Piney Run Park in Sykesville, MD. While it didn't count for the derby (panfish only) he went home feeling like a winner! 18" largemouth caught on a weightless 3" creature bait.

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Wyatt Hall
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville
Total Reports:
7
Sent in on: July 14, 2015 Permalink

Weekend Fishing with My Brother

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

Wyatt was fishing over the weekend with his brother Ryder and caught some perch and catfish.

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Ryder Hall
Youth Angler
Mechanicsville, MD
Total Reports:
8
Sent in on: July 13, 2015 Permalink

Family Fishing Fun

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

This weekend Ryder and his brother Wyatt went fishing and caught perch and catfish.

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Lorenzo Sanz
Youth Angler
Glen Arm, MD
Total Reports:
13
Sent in on: July 10, 2015 Permalink

Went Fishing and Caught Turtles

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Spring Lake Pond
Tags: turte

On 6/6/2015 I caught several turtle and they were strong. Here is one turtle I caught. He was fine and I released him safely back in the pond.

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Steven Snyder
Youth Angler
North East, MD
Total Reports:
14
Sent in on: July 9, 2015 Permalink

North East Bass

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

On July 1, 2015, 10 lbs of bass were brought in by Steven and boater Harry after a night of very strong thunder storms and damaging winds ripped apart a marina on the North East River.

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Lorenzo Sanz
Youth Angler
Glen Arm, MD
Total Reports:
13
Sent in on: July 9, 2015 Permalink

Caught a Fish on First Try

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Robert Lee Park
Tags:

This was my first time at the Robert E. Lee Park in Baltimore County. I caught this fish on my first try. It was a blast.

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Devyn Jones
Youth Angler
Nyack, NY
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: July 8, 2015 Permalink

Pine Lake Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Pine Lake at Wheaton Regional Park
Tags: largemouth bass

My dad and I went fishing at Pine Lake in the morning on the 4th of July. I caught this bass on a black plastic worm.

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Lorenzo Sanz
Youth Angler
Glen Arm, MD
Total Reports:
13
Sent in on: July 8, 2015 Permalink

July 4th Fishing Fun

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Terrapin Park in Kent Island
Tags: bluegill

Here is a 5.25 inch Sunfish/Bluegill fish I caught on the 4th of July at the Terrapin Park in Kent Island, Maryland. It was a blast.

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Quinn Law-Knotts
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: July 6, 2015 Permalink

Fishing Fun at Woodsboro Pond

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Woodsboro Pond
Tags: bluegill

Hi! My name is Quinn Law-Knotts and I am 11 years old.

I was fishing in the Woodsboro Pond on July 4, 2015. It was only my second time fishing so I didn’t expect to catch anything. I got to the pond and tried one spot. Nothing. Not even a nibble. Then I moved to another spot. I saw some fish so I cast out. I waited for about 5 minutes and nothing happened. So I moved to yet another spot. I cast out again and as I was reeling my line in I saw that the fish seemed interested. So I ran over and put a worm on the hook. Then I got an idea. I could cast out and then reel it back in so the worm would be in the fish's face. I got a fish to nibble. I reeled in but all I got was pond weed. I tried again and suddenly I felt a pull.

"Mama! I think I got a fish!" I yelled. She hurried over to look as I reeled it in. Sure enough I had caught a bluegill. It was really pretty. It had cool orange eyes and it was a blue green color. My Mom took a picture of me with it, but it kept surprising me because it would just randomly start flapping. We took my fish off the hook and released it back in the lake. I looked at my hook and realized there was fish lip skin on it Ewww! ?

I always have a great time fishing and catching my bluegill today made it that much better!

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Laila Pascucci
Youth Angler
Total Reports:
1
Sent in on: July 6, 2015 Permalink

Big Fish for this Kid

Type: Coast
Region: Eastern
Location: Assawoman Bay
Tags: summer flounder

Laila, age 7 was fishing in Assawoman Bay near Hoopers with her buddies Meera and Izzy when she caught this 24.25 " summer flounder. She caught it on a Chartreuse Gulp on a plain flounder hook.

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