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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. Gary Laubach, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on November 13, 2014 | Permalink

Veterans Fishing for Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Belvedere Shoals

I took out four Veterans (myself included) yesterday and caught some really nice rockfish jigging metal lures under birds working some breaking fish in the Belvedere Shoals area yesterday. Most of the day we couldn't see more than 50ft in the dense fog, but we stuck close to the birds and left with our limit.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Jim Gronaw, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 42
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Posted on November 13, 2014 | Permalink

Ultra Light Fishing Fun

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Central
Location: Local Ponds

We used the standard 'float 'n fly' tactic last week by suspending 1/64th and 1/32 ounce jigs tipped with worm or Gulp! Alive minnow pieces for excellent coldwater bass and bluegill action. In four trips to three different bodies of water we totaled 171 bluegills and 20 bass. Fish were 4 to 5 feet deep in 6 to 8 feet of water. We fished the windward side of each lake where winds pushed warmer surface water up against the shoreline, creating a 'thermal bank' of warmer water by 3 to 5 degrees. Bass and bluegills were stacked thick into these areas and it was game on. We kept two dozen eaters for the pan and released the rest.

Once we get past this cold surge coming then fishing should still continue to be good if the temperatures can stabilize or else rise moderately. This past week was some of the fastest action we have had all year. Here's Matt and I with some of our bounty.

Tags: bluegill, largemouth bass


  1. Jacob Ehm, Youth Angler
  2. Monkton, MD
  3. Total Reports: 19
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Posted on November 13, 2014 | Permalink

Colder Weather, Less Bites

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Local Pond

Had a great time fishing today. Catfish weren't biting, but the panfish were. By the end of the day we finally caught some. The biggest one was a 9 incher. The cold weather is having effect on the fish not biting too well, but anytime I have a fishing pole in my hand I have a great time.

Tags: Sunfish, Catfish


  1. Raymond Drayer, Recreational Angler
  2. Nanjemoy, MD
  3. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on November 13, 2014 | Permalink

Nanjemoy Creek Blue Catfish

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Friendship Landing Park

This blue catfish was caught at Friendship Landing Park on the Nanjemoy Creek on November 11, 2014. This catfish was not weighed, but it was 36 inches long. Cut spot was used for bait. I am glad to have removed this invasive fish from the ecosystem.

Tags: blue catfish, invasive


  1. Paul A. Thomas, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on November 13, 2014 | Permalink

Great Day Charter Fishing

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Ocean City

Went fishing on the Ocean Princess out of Ocean City on Sunday 11-09. Caught 15-20 sea bass with 5 keepers and some small bluefish. It was a short trip 8:00 to 2:00 so I was pleased with the fishing results. Had bluefish dinner Sunday night / had blues and sea bass Monday Night / going to have sea bass tonight and will probably have enough for two more dinners. I prefer to eat them when there fresh rather than frozen.

Tags: black sea bass, bluefish


  1. Julie Anne Lynskey, Youth Angler
  2. Churchton, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on November 13, 2014 | Permalink

No Luck til After Dark

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Franklin Manor Pier

My dad and I were fishing on Franklin Manor Pier. We had no luck until it got dark. And then bluefish started biting. The biggest one we caught was a 17 inch blue fish and we took a quick picture before we put it back in the bay. We caught all the fish on one rod as it was the lucky one.

Tags: bluefish


  1. Seth McCauley, Recreational Angler
  2. Perry Hall, Maryland
  3. Total Reports: 12
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Posted on November 13, 2014 | Permalink

Sick Carp

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Below the Susquehanna Flats

Last Saturday my friend Matt and I were fishing for rock below the Susquehanna Flats. As nightfall approached Matt noticed what he thought was a tail splashing about 50 yards away near a shallow rock jetty. The binoculars confirmed what looked to be a carp. We decided to motor over to get a closer look thinking if it was a carp it was probably eating off the rocks, but it still looked strange. As we moved in I figured it would swim off but it did not. I noticed it was inverted (belly up) in 1.5 feet of water. Matt netted it and we took a quick picture. The carp did not look damaged and we placed it back in the water. It immediately inverted and started splashing its tail again. I thought it must have been sick and thought about a mercy killing but not knowing enough figured I would let nature take its course. DNR, any ideas? Carp do not eat inverted and this behavior is not "normal?"

DNR Response: As described, the fish was definitely under distress, you did the best thing by letting nature take it's course.

Tags: Carp


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

Rock Hall Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Rock Hall

My daughter Emily and her friend Maddi caught these two on a double hook-up trolling tsunami swim baits and bucktails on planner boards near Rock Hall. Water was dead flat with calm winds and nice sunshine.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Nicholas Suwito, Youth Angler
  2. Clarksburg, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on November 12, 2014 | Permalink

Local Pond Largemouth

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Local Pond

I went fishing with my dad on Saturday at a local pond near our house. I caught these two nice largemouth bass. These two are the biggest ones I've caught so far.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Julie Anne Lynskey, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on November 12, 2014 | Permalink

Doubler Bluefish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Franklin Manor Pier

My dad and I were fishing just as it was getting dark on the Franklin Manor Pier. One of the rods went way down. It was almost bent in half. We thought we had a huge whopper of a fish. I reeled it in while my dad held the rod. It put up quite a fight!!!

It was a 25 inch bluefish. In two parts a 13 inch and a 12 inch on the same line. We put them both back in the water quickly.

Tags: bluefish

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