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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. John Horgan, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 23
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Posted on June 26, 2015 | Permalink

Winters Run Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Winters Run

We fished Winters Run today for about three hours and caught about 15 smallmouth on minnows. The biggest were about 12-13 inches. There was also a mix of about 10 fallfish, and bluegills too.

Tags: smallmouth bass, fallfish, bluegill


  1. Zeljko Koretic, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 12
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Posted on June 25, 2015 | Permalink

Father's Day Rockfish in the Middle River

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Middle River

I had a great Father's Day on Middle River with old friends and ended up with some fish for dinner with Djula V. And Milan B.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Alfred Matthews, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 25, 2015 | Permalink

Mattawoman Catfishing

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mattawoman Creek

We went fishing June 24th at Mattawoman Creek and caught 5 cats in about 1 1/2 hours. I let the girls reel in their first fish of the year.

Tags: catfish


  1. Steven Snyder, Youth Angler
  2. North East
  3. Total Reports: 13
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Posted on June 25, 2015 | Permalink

Practicing Catches Some Nice Bass

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Susquehanna and North East Rivers

Steven took the opportunity to fish with some locals and brought home some nice bass from the Susquehanna and North East Rivers. With some upcoming tournaments he takes casting seriously but still manages to use his skills to do demonstrations at the local Cabelas for fun.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Matt Helmick, Recreational Angler
  2. Baltimore
  3. Total Reports: 10
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Posted on June 25, 2015 | Permalink

Father's Day Fishing

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Joppatowne

On Father's Day my son and daughter tell me daddy we want to take you fishing. So we went out to Joppatowne and had a good day. We caught 9 catfish and 1 pumpkinseed. Another proud daddy moment when my daughter caught her first catfish a nice 24" and a pumpkinseed. My son pulled in another 18" catfish and I pulled in 3 catfish between 14" - 16" and 4 baby catfish between 8" - 11".

Tags: catfish, pumpkinseed


  1. Kurtis LeMaire, Recreational Angler
  2. Chestertown, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on June 24, 2015 | Permalink

Fishing in the Chester River

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Chester River

I had a nice surprise with this nice 23 inch rock on the "fishin d lite" while catfishing north of Cliff City. Also observed loads of peanut bunker in bait balls boiling on surface.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Walter Weese, Recreational Angler
  2. Paw Paw, West Virgina
  3. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on June 24, 2015 | Permalink

OC Flounder

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Ocean City Inlet

I caught these flounder at Ocean City, MD inlet, under the bridge.

Tags: flounder


  1. 123 Fishing Rigs, Recreational Angler
  2. Fort Washington, MD
  3. Total Reports: 10
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Posted on June 24, 2015 | Permalink

Uncle, Uncle!!!

Type: Chesapeake
Region:
Location: Point Lookout State Park

I went fishing the late evening of 6/22/2015 at Pt. Lookout State Park. Fished several location throughout Cornfield Harbor before settling on a location about a mile or two right outside the ramp entrance. Bottom fished while drifting and caught croakers until we had to say uncle after reaching our limits. Tried a few different techniques: Salted last week’s bloodworms using sea salt and they surprisingly caught more croaker than the fresh bloodworms and squid, stayed on the hook longer too. Also, instead of using a single bait per hook, we put 3 to 5 smaller pieces of bait on a single hook. This prevented the fish from stealing all of our bait at one time. Really worked well with our circle hooks, rarely retrieved an empty hook. For ice we used frozen water in recycled Gatorade bottles. Filled our Engle Deep Blue Coolers with sea water and the frozen water bottles to keep the temperature a very cold 40 degrees.

Tags: croaker


  1. Stephen Dean, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on June 24, 2015 | Permalink

Mill Creek Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mill Creek

I caught this 25.5 inc, 5lbs 5oz snakehead in Mill Creek on live minnow.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Matt Helmick, Recreational Angler
  2. Baltimore
  3. Total Reports: 10
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Posted on June 24, 2015 | Permalink

Joppatowne Mix

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Joppatowne

It was a little slow but I caught 2 pumpkinseed, 1 bluegill, 1 yellow perch, 1 turtle and 1 baby duck lol. The turtle and duck were safely released back to see another day.

Tags: pumpkinseed, bluegill, yellow perch, duck, turtle

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