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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. Roberto Bembo, Recreational Angler
  2. Waldorf, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Roberto Bembo →

Posted on May 18, 2015 | Permalink

Point Lockout Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Point Lookout State Park

My father-in-law and I went fishing along the rock piles at Point Lookout State Park when we caught this 33" Striped Bass.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Troy Stanley, Recreational Angler
  2. Pasadena, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
  4. View all reports by Troy Stanley →

Posted on May 18, 2015 | Permalink

Blue Cat for Dinner

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

I caught this blue cat around National Harbor on the Potomac River. It was 28.75" and 12 pounds 9 ounces. Catch date 5-15-2015. We named the fish Dinner.

Tags: blue catfish, invasive


  1. Joey Love, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 42
  3. View all reports by Joey Love →

Posted on May 15, 2015 | Permalink

Potomac Snakehead Tournament

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

Last year the Potomac Snakehead Tournament rose awareness on invasive species, provided support for Maryland college student research, and encouraged anglers and archers to lower biomass of invasive fishes in Potomac River. This year's tournament is May 30 - 31. Register at http://potomacsnakehead.com/ and check it out at Smallwood State Park.

Tags: Northern Snakehead


  1. Morgan Kupfer, Recreational Angler
  2. Annapolis, MD
  3. Total Reports: 4
  4. View all reports by Morgan Kupfer →

Posted on May 15, 2015 | Permalink

Snakehead on the Fly

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Little Patuxent River

After work two weeks ago I decided to stop and fish a section of the Little Patuxent River that I always pass over and believe is stocked with trout. I headed down to the river and fished my most productive trout flies to no avail. As I was heading back to my car, I walked near an area that looked like an old feeder creek to the main stem. There was an overpass that crossed over this stagnant feeder, which was full of Purple Martins. Just as I was walking up, one of the birds fell and hit the water and as soon as it did, it looked like someone dropped a cinder block where the bird landed. I had to go investigate and what I found was amazing.I only had my 3wt fly rod with me, but that didn't stop me from tying on a big Clouser Minnow and finish the day with 6 Northern Snakeheads in the bag and eventually in my frying pan. Amazing fight on the 3wt and since the first trip, I've landed nearly 30.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Rev Ryan Johnson, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 17
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Posted on May 15, 2015 | Permalink

My First Blue Cat For Dinner

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

It's been awhile but I'm back. I believe this is a blue catfish. It was my first catfish ever caught and it was delicious. Caught it on the Potomac under the Woodrow Wilson bridge.

I also went to Lakefront in Columbia and caught 6 bass on craw pattern shallow crank.

Tags: blue catfish, invasive, largemouth bass


  1. Brian Byrd, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 15, 2015 | Permalink

41 Inch Striped Bass

Type: Chesapeake
Region:
Location:

Brian caught this 41 inch striped bass on 5/10/2015 and is now entered into the Maryland Fishing Challenge.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Joe Gorleski, Recreational Angler
  2. Bel Air, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Joe Gorleski →

Posted on May 14, 2015 | Permalink

Conowingo Carp

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Conowingo Dam

I was fishing at Conowingo Dam off the bank by the fishing pier. The carp were really active. I hooked the largest carp that I have ever caught. 24 inches 10 pounds. I was using light tackle and 6lb test which made for a fun fight.

Tags: carp


  1. Adam Aghion, Recreational Angler
  2. Baltimore County
  3. Total Reports: 4
  4. View all reports by Adam Aghion →

Posted on May 14, 2015 | Permalink

Nice Baltimore County Mix

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Local Pond

More Rainbows caught in Baltimore County! Huge, thank you to DNR for their stocking efforts over the last few weeks! Even caught a Brown and a decent Smalley too!

Tags: rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass


  1. Sheldon Flood, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 7
  3. View all reports by Sheldon Flood →

Posted on May 14, 2015 | Permalink

Selby Cats

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Selby Landing

Excellent fishing at Selby Landing today. Caught about 30 - 40lbs of channel catfish just after low tide to high tide change.

Tags: channel catfish


  1. Mark Hoekzema, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 9
  3. View all reports by Mark Hoekzema →

Posted on May 14, 2015 | Permalink

Fun Fishing for Bluegill

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Seneca Lake

Caught some nice big bluegills on Seneca Lake fishing simulators and streamers. They are guarding the beds so these went back in real quick. Lots of fun though!

Tags: bluegill

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