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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. Lorenzo Sanz, Youth Angler
  2. Glen Arm, MD
  3. Total Reports: 12
  4. View all reports by Lorenzo Sanz →

Posted on July 10, 2015 | Permalink

Went Fishing and Caught Turtles

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Spring Lake Pond

On 6/6/2015 I caught several turtle and they were strong. Here is one turtle I caught. He was fine and I released him safely back in the pond.

Tags: turte


  1. Donna A. Williams, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on July 9, 2015 | Permalink

Nine Inch Blue Crab

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Thompson Creek

This 9 inch crab was caught on Thompson Creek this past Sunday 7/5/15. It was caught by Charlie Page of Columbia, MD while crabbing with Mike & Donna Williams

Tags: blue crab


  1. Sherri Freund, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 9, 2015 | Permalink

Eastern Shore Fishing

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Cedar Hall Wharf

I took my son Ryan Kerr fishing on July 2, 2015 at Cedar Hall Wharf, located on the Pocomoke River in Worcester County. We ran out of worms but had some ham so we used that. To my surprise my son pulled in this Striped Bass. He was so excited I could hardly get him to sit still to take a picture.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Steven Snyder, Youth Angler
  2. North East, MD
  3. Total Reports: 14
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Posted on July 9, 2015 | Permalink

North East Bass

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: North East River

On July 1, 2015, 10 lbs of bass were brought in by Steven and boater Harry after a night of very strong thunder storms and damaging winds ripped apart a marina on the North East River.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Lorenzo Sanz, Youth Angler
  2. Glen Arm, MD
  3. Total Reports: 12
  4. View all reports by Lorenzo Sanz →

Posted on July 9, 2015 | Permalink

Caught a Fish on First Try

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Robert Lee Park

This was my first time at the Robert E. Lee Park in Baltimore County. I caught this fish on my first try. It was a blast.

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  1. Joey Love, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 48
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Posted on July 8, 2015 | Permalink

In High School and Want to Go Fishing for Bass?

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Elk Neck State Park

Get ready for the 2015 Quad-State High School State Championship, July 25th at Elk Neck State Park. For more information check out the flyer below or go to HighSchoolFishing.org.

Tags: Quad State High School Bass Fishing Tournament


  1. Devyn Jones, Youth Angler
  2. Nyack, NY
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 8, 2015 | Permalink

Pine Lake Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Pine Lake at Wheaton Regional Park

My dad and I went fishing at Pine Lake in the morning on the 4th of July. I caught this bass on a black plastic worm.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. James Strackbein, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 8, 2015 | Permalink

White Perch with Yellow Perch Markings?

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Severn River

I caught this perch in the Severn River, close to Arden. Thought I had a white perch until I was filleting it and realized the yellow perch markings. This was a first for me. Caught on 6/28/2015. Any feed back would be appreciated.

DNR Response: It is definitely a white perch. Often, discolorations occur post-mortem, especially if they are iced down. Similarly, exposure to air may cause the discoloration.

Tags: white perch


  1. 123 Fishing Rigs, Recreational Angler
  2. Fort Washington, MD
  3. Total Reports: 13
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Posted on July 8, 2015 | Permalink

The Night Bite was Right

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Cornfield Harbor

Fished Cornfield Harbor on 6/29. Not a great day of fishing but things turned hot in the evening. Caught fish consistently from 5:00 pm until sunset. Moonrise was 6:08 pm. For bait we used small pieces of sea-salted blood worm on hooks with rigid twisted leaders. The catch was a croaker/spot mix.

Tags: croaker, spot


  1. Smiley Hsu, Recreational Angler
  2. Bethesda, MD
  3. Total Reports: 23
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Posted on July 8, 2015 | Permalink

One Decent Largemouth

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

I took a friend on a tour of DC by water. We only fished for a few minutes and caught only one fish, but it was a pretty decent Largemouth. It was caught with a large crank bait in the Washington Channel.

Tags: largemouth bass

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