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To post a report please email your name, hometown, photos, location information, and the content for your report to fishingreports.dnr@maryland.gov. All information is optional, but encouraged.

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There will be a 2014 end-of-year random drawing from angler's participating in any of the Volunteer Angler Surveys. We encourage anglers to continue to report snakehead catches through the Inland Freshwater survey in addition to their Angler's Log submission. The information helps our biologists better understand the various species and water systems they utilize.

Maryland Fishing Challenge Logo showing striped bassA new component of the Maryland Fishing Challenge includes invasive species reports submitted to the Angler's Log. Beginning during the 2013/2014 tournament, Angler's Log entries which include Blue Catfish, Northern Snakehead or Flathead Catfish, at any length in size, will be eligible for up to two prizes via a random drawing at the annual Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale. Fish must be kept and a photo showing the kept fish is mandatory. Multiple entries are allowed, but each fish can only be entered once. Remember, all invasive species must be dead to be entered and there is no catch and release category. Visit the Maryland fishing Challenge web site to read the complete set of rules.

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  1. Jack Reilly, Youth Angler
  2. Salisbury, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 20, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Award Size Striper at Deal Island

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Deal Island

Jack was trolling with his Dad off Deal Island with a white parachute lure when he caught this 40.5 inch striped bass.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Wayne Young, Recreational Angler
  2. Annadale, VA
  3. Total Reports: 17
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Posted on April 20, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Calvert Cliffs Opening Day

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Calvert Cliffs

I timed my arrival at Breezy Point to miss the morning rush hour at the ramp. 3 fishers jigged the Calvert Cliffs discharge stream from about 0930 until 1400. A couple of boats anchored just out of the stream near the discharge outlet, partially obstructing access. We found creative ways in, though. Very little on the scope, a few small pods way out on the edges of the stream, nothing in close. Jigging unproductive. I tried an alternate rock fishing technique which paid off just after the flood started with a 35.5" striper over very rough bottom. Again, nothing on the scope. Fish didn't want to come to the boat, giving my Mitchell 300 a good test. The anti-reverse release feature allowed line in or out without flipping the bale, which aided in adjusting to depth changes during the drift. Had a second good hit but no hookup. Then the mini bite went cold. A little bit of trolling on the way back with no results.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Pat Griffith, Recreational Angler
  2. Harmans, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 20, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Antietam Creek Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Antietam Creek

I fished Antietam Creek for the first time this year and only the second time ever. First time I was there, I only caught a small smallmouth, but this time was much better -- eight total over Saturday and Sunday with numerous near misses. Most were in the 10 to 12 inch range with one (pictured) measuring 14". Caught them on tube baits and Rooster Tails.

Tags: smallmouth bass


  1. Amanda Isom, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 20, 2015 | Permalink

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Panfishing

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Hanover, MD

Amanda had a lot of fun catching these pan sized bluegill on the trusty night crawler, also the red eared sliders love night crawlers.

Tags: bluegill, red ear slider, turtle


  1. Bryce Mason, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on April 20, 2015 | Permalink

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Snakehead for Dinner

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: South of Alexandria

1st of the year south of Alexandria, caught on long jerkbait. He now is on ice waiting for his new home in my buddy's belly.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Phillip Vass Jr., Recreational Angler
  2. Aberdeen, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 20, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Lure of the Day - Silver Minnow Jerkbait

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Bush River

Fishing in the Bush River off of Edgewood Proving Ground, caught 4 of these decent sized largemouths. They ranged between 3-4 pounds when the tide stared coming in around 6:30pm. Also ran into white perch and shad but no rockfish up that far yet. Silver minnow jerkbait seems to be the default winning lure.

Tags: largemouth bass, white perch, shad


  1. John Horgan, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 17
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Posted on April 20, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Mallows Bay Crappie

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mallows Bay

John caught this 13 inch crappie in Mallows Bay on 4/18/15 using live minnows.

Tags: crappie


  1. Aaron Mullis, Recreational Angler
  2. Odenton
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 20, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Rock n Roll Opening Day

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Eastern
Location: Kent Narrows Bridge

Rockfish caught opening day by Doug Mullis of Odenton trolling near the Kent Narrows Bridge.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Richard H. Anacker, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 20, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Openind Day Angler Award

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Calvert Cliffs

Fishing the Rough C's with Capt Kolby and caught this 41" rockfish on opening day - beautiful!

Tags: striped bass


  1. Montana Grant, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 10
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Posted on April 20, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Deer Creek Fishing Fun

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Deer Creek

Montana Grant being checked for the 6th time this season by Officer Ward along Deer Creek. Thanks to our DNR Police for being so diligent in protecting our natural resources and making sure that I have a fishing license and trout stamp! Officer Ward was a perfect gentleman and very professional as he made sure we were all safe and having fun. Thank you for your service!

Also, Bill Mitzel caught this great 17 inch golden rainbow trout and his limit along Deer Creek yesterday. He was so excited to catch his first golden rainbow trout that he was stopping along the road to show it off. Fishing is supposed to be fun and Bill was having a great time. Thanks for stocking such a unique trout that so many anglers enjoy and appreciate.

Tags: rainbow trout, golden rainbow trout

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