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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. Robert Bruce, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 21
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Posted on April 17, 2015 | Permalink

Diversity Fishing on the Potomac

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

While bass fishing I caught a 42 inch gar, what a fight. Very difficult to land these fish as every inch of their body, and mouth, is hard as a rock. I also wrestled this feisty flathead into the boat last week. Both fish caught on the Potomac River near the Occoquon.

Tags: Flathead Catfish, Longnose Gar


  1. Graham Tapscott, Recreational Angler
  2. Derwood
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 17, 2015 | Permalink

Brown Trout on the Fly

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Patuxent River State Park

Beautiful afternoon fishing in the Patuxent River State Park. This was my fourth trip there, and I finally got my first trout on a fly today! It was about a 12" Brown Trout (I believe) on a wet fly he was hiding in a deep pool under an undercut bank. I saw numerous trout rise today, which helped me figure out where they were hanging out.

Tags: Brown Trout


  1. Alan Englebrecht, Recreational Angler
  2. Frederick MD
  3. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on April 17, 2015 | Permalink

Carroll Creek Success

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Carroll Creek

Took my son back to Carroll Creek on Thursday and he limited out in roughly 30 minutes! His friend came along and did likewise.

Thanks again DNR, great job stocking this creek for the youth and blind. It really helps get the kids into fishing when they donít have to compete with all the adults for such great fish.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Jacob Smith, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 16, 2015 | Permalink

Kayak Fishing turns up a Striped Bass

Type: Chesapeake
Region: South Central
Location: Mouth of Severn River

I caught this Rockfish near the Severn River fishing off of a kayak on Wednesday 4/15/15 around 14:30. I used an umbrella rig with a violet moon paddle tail. The fish was released after a photo. Tight lines!

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Mike Irons, Recreational Angler
  2. Queenstown, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on April 16, 2015 | Permalink

Caught and Released Rockfish by Young Angler

Type: Chesapeake
Region: South Central Bay
Location: Bloody Point

Jonathan Irons age 11 from Queenstown, MD caught and released this 45Ē +/-, 40 lb plus rockfish. Fish was caught in area of Bloody Point on a white parachute off a planer board rod. Fish was photographed , measured quickly and safely returned to the water. The fish was an obvious pre-spawn female full of eggs.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Peter Congedo, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 16, 2015 | Permalink

Father & Son Outing on Rocky Gorge

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Rocky Gorge

Father and son foursome, Kell and Kenny Ridings and Peter and Peter Congedo caught 11 bass on Rocky Gorge last weekend on plugs.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. David Sohns, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on April 16, 2015 | Permalink

Piscataway Creek/Potomac River at Fort Washington

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac/Piscataway Cr

A great day on the Piscataway/Potomac. Started the day casting jerk baits and scored this nice 4 pound bass in the shallows in Piscataway Creek. Finished the day in the Potomac catching blue cats on cut shad. Pictured is Russ Kay and David Sohns

Tags: Largemouth Bass, Blue Catfish


  1. Rebecca Cox, Recreational Angler
  2. Dundalk
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 16, 2015 | Permalink

Angler Award Winning Chain Pickerel

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven Reservoir

Rebecca Cox of Dundalk caught a 25" pickerel on April 12 and entered the catch for a Angler Award and subsequent entry into the Maryland Fishing Challenge.

Tags: Chain Pickerel


  1. Kevin Crone, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 14, 2015 | Permalink

First Catch!

Type: Freshwater
Region: Northern
Location: Harford County

Wanted to thank the MD DNR for all their hard work. Took my son (2 1/2 yrs old) fishing in Harford County Monday 4-13-15 and he reeled in three really nice trout (with some help from daddy), this one was about 14"! This was his first time fishing ever, and we had the time of our lives, it was truly unforgettable. Mommy couldn't believe it either! Thanks for making life long memories for our family. Kevin, Chichi & Alex.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Robert Peters, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 14, 2015 | Permalink

24" Rainbow Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Lower Patapsco River

Sunday evening 4/12/15 I caught these two rainbows on the lower Patapsco River. Thank You DNR for the stocking!

Tags: Rainbow Trout

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