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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. Wayne Young, Recreational Angler
  2. Annadale, VA
  3. Total Reports: 15
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Posted on November 12, 2014 | Permalink

Calvert Cliffs Bite

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Calvert Cliffs Power Plant Discharge

Seeing no breaking fish heading south from Chesapeake Beach in a 22' walkaround, we jigged the discharge stream from about 0830 to 1330. There was a good bite during the early and late ebb and a slow bite in between. We landed 10 (5 keeper size) and had 4 break off with a good number of missed bites as well. Landed fish were 16" (3), 17" (2), 18" (2), 20.5", 23.5", 31.5". The fish bit on hotrodded yellow and hotrodded green 6" BKDs and 7" Hogy Baits on hotrodded green and yellow jig heads. Bigger fish bit midday during the last hour or so of the ebb. Steve Criste is shown holding the 31.5" striper that hit a yellow hotrodded Hogy Bait on a yellow hotrodded jighead. It can (and did) get pretty bouncy in the discharge stream, and one could get easily pulled under. A standard practice since my Coast Guard search and rescue days, I always wear a PFD or float coat for an added margin of safety.

Comparing notes with other fishers at the end of the day, another boat landed 30 stripers, mostly schoolies, jigging and topwater bite, in vicinity of Stone Rock. The jig and plastic trailer color de jour over there was white. One fisher advised that his 30" striper took a white clouser tied on as a trailer to a popper.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Richard Wright, Recreational Angler
  2. Glenn Dale
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on November 12, 2014 | Permalink

Fishing Hot in OC

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Ocean City

Fishing is still hot on the wrecks out of Ocean City. Went out Saturday Nov. 8 on the Angler headboat and it was nonstop action from the first drop until we called it quits at noon. Everyone had a limit of nice sea bass, a decent number of flounder came over the rails and it wouldn’t be a party without a few slammer size bluefish. I even heard the mate say someone had a hubcap sized porgy! I include pictures of a couple of nice sea bass and flounder that went home with me. Most fish were caught on squid but I also jigged up a few with Lucanus and Acme Kastmaster jigs once I got close to my limit. Tight lines!

Tags: flounder, black sea bass, bluefish, porgy


  1. Gary Stamoulis, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on November 12, 2014 | Permalink

Rock the Dock Tournament

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Bay Bridge

This was from Saturday November 8th, fishing in the Rock the Dock Tournament, team Reel Lucky caught this whopper fishing near the bay bridge, fish was 48 inches and 50 lbs.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Terri Marsh, Recreational Angler
  2. Exton, PA
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on November 12, 2014 | Permalink

Followed the Birds

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: South of Tilghman Island

We took your advice and followed the birds today (Sunday, November 9th)! Caught this 21 inch striper south of Tilghman island at the mouth of the Choptank. We were trolling with buck tails. Water temp was 53 degrees and we were in 24ft. It was a great afternoon!

Tags: striped bass


  1. Rev Ryan Johnson, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 16
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Posted on November 12, 2014 | Permalink

Ocean City Bluefish

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Ocean City

I caught this 34" bluefish off the coast of Ocean City with the Morning Star crew. Sunny a bit windy catching seabass, heads and Blues.

Tags: bluefish, black sea bass


  1. Bill Kapner, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on November 12, 2014 | Permalink

Tridelphia Largemouth Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Tridelphia Reservoir

I caught this bass on November 5, on a windy cold day fishing from my kayak in a cove off Tridelphia Reservoir. I originally assumed of course that it was a largemouth. I am wondering now if it was actually a spotted bass. Are they ever found this far North? It has a smaller mouth than a typical lmb and has the coloration and pattern of a spotted bass. Maybe. Can you help me here?

DNR Response: Based upon what we can see in the photo, it appears to be a largemouth bass. A spotted bass should have rows of black spots on the lower half of its body. I don't think we have documented any spotted bass in MD yet.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Christopher Marmolejo, Recreational Angler
  2. El Paso, TX
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on November 10, 2014 | Permalink

Striper Schoolies

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Severn River (Naval Academy Hospital Point)

I was fortunate enough to catch some striper schoolies yesterday from the seawall. They are pretty fun to fish for! Variety of lures caught them: Strike King Black and Chartreuse 8 ft Crankbait, Baitfish Lipless Crankbait, and jigging with a Zoom "Baitfish" Super Fluke Jr. Threw them all back so they could grow up and bite again in spring!

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Ken Kopro, Recreational Angler
  2. Towson, MD
  3. Total Reports: 22
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Posted on November 10, 2014 | Permalink

My Biggest Loch Raven Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven

When November comes around I like to go shore fishing at Loch Raven just before sunset. Usually a pickerel is lurking for one last meal before the cold of night takes over. But on Friday Nov. 7th, I was surprised that it was a Largemouth Bass that took my white Joe's Fly in-line spinner. He measured out at 17 inches with a 12 inch girth. The basic formula calculated a weight of 3.06 pounds, my biggest bass ever out of Loch Raven.

Tags: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel


  1. Ron Wheeler, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on November 10, 2014 | Permalink

Trout Hike

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Garrett County Stream

Caught these beautiful wild brook, brown and rainbow trout on a very secluded stream in Garrett County, MD on 11/8/2014.

Tags: Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout


  1. Justin Kerns, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on November 10, 2014 | Permalink

Bowie Crappie

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Bowie

Here is a nice size crappie caught yesterday in Bowie, MD.

Tags: Crappie

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