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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.

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. All Photos will be made available on Fisheries Service Flickr Page.

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. John Mister, Recreational Angler
  2. Lusby, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 23, 2015 | Permalink

52 Inch Rockfish at the Gas Docks

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Gas Docks

John was fishing on 4/18/15 aboard the Shea-D-Lady in the Chesapeake Bay / Appr. 200 yards from gas docks when he caught this 52 inch, 51 pound striped bass.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Alan Klotz, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 71
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Posted on April 22, 2015 | Permalink

Earth Day Celebration Along the Yough River C&R Trout Fishing Area

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Yough River C&R Trout Fishing Area

Many thanks goes out to the Youghiogheny River Watershed Associated for hosting a trash clean-up along the Youghiogheny River Catch and Return Trout Fishing Area in observance of Earth Day. Several volunteer organizations joined the effort including members from the Snowy Creek 4-H Club, Northern Garrett High School’s Envirothon Club, Garrett College’s Wildlife Club, Frostburg State University’s Geography Club, Youghiogheny Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Maryland DNR Fisheries Service, and local citizens.

Earth Day, April 22, was founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, and is now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended to Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on “green” awareness. By raising public awareness of air and water pollution, Earth Day founder Sen. Gaylord Nelson hoped to bring environmental causes into the national spotlight. The volunteers separated the aluminum cans for recycling, with the proceeds donated to the Timothy Umbel Memorial Scholarship at Northern Garrett High School. Tim attended Northern Garrett High School, and he was known for his love of the outdoors.

Tags: Earth Day Celebration


  1. Riley Simmons, Youth Angler
  2. Keedysville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 22, 2015 | Permalink

Big Fish for this Youth

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Little Antietam Youth Fishing Area

Riley caught a 25 inch, 7 lb. rainbow trout on Sunday, April 19 in the Little Antietam Youth Fishing Area. Riley landed the trophy catch using a spinner.

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Don Halverson, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 22, 2015 | Permalink

85 Years Young and Still Fishing

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: South of Bay Bridge

"Eel man” Don Halverson, 85 of Lewis Del caught his bigest Chesapeake striper so far while fishing south of the bay bridge on opening day. The fish hit a tandem parachute rig in 47 feet of water.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Michael Sweitzer Jr., Recreational Angler
  2. Frostburg, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 22, 2015 | Permalink

Western MD Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Piney Reservoir

Caught and released this 23" bass weighing 6.2 pounds on 4-20-15.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Cindy Remington, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 22, 2015 | Permalink

Tangier Trolling on Opening Day

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Tanger Sound

Cindy caught this striped bass on opening day, 45 inches and 35 pounds. She was trolling Tanger Sound with bucktails.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Myroslav Tarnovetskyy, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 22, 2015 | Permalink

Award Size Pickerel at Loch Raven

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven Reservoir

I caught this fish at 8:30am using a #2 rooster tail (Aglia Maps). I was surprised, it measured 25 inches.

Tags: chain pickerel


  1. Trevor Tufty, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 20
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Posted on April 22, 2015 | Permalink

Catch and Release

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: South of Old Town Alexandria

12 inch black crappie on a 1/2 oz Spro bucktail of all things! Crazy how aggressive mother nature is. Just south of Old Town Alexandria. Always catch and release.

Tags: crappie


  1. Richard Norris, Recreational Angler
  2. Silver Spring, MD
  3. Total Reports: 9
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Posted on April 22, 2015 | Permalink

Great Weekend of Fishing at Rocky Gorge

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Rocky Gorge Reservoir

It was a beautiful day on Saturday, April 18th to go fishing. Here are the highlights from the day. My friend Josh caught this 20" largemouth on a fire tiger Spinnerbait and I caught a 26" pike on a fire tiger Spinnerbait as well.

Then it was another great day on Sunday April 19th. Here are the highlights of the day. My friend Chris caught a 20" Largemouth on a Jerkbait and I caught a 29" Pike on a fire tiger Spinnerbait. Good day for us.

Tags: northern pike, largemouth bass


  1. Lacy Hanna, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 21, 2015 | Permalink

Huge Golden in Seneca

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Great Seneca Creek

With my daughter and good luck charm Delaney by my side me we caught this 25 inch 8.2 pound golden rainbow trout out of Great Seneca Creek. We caught her Sunday morning around 7 after 3 days of trying. I am sure glad I trout fish in Maryland!

Tags: Golden Rainbow Trout

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