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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.state.md.us. All information is optional, but encouraged.

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There will be a 2013 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. Bill Kerns, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 14, 2014 | Permalink

Does MD Stock Brook Trout?

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Antietam

I caught this Brook Trout in the Antietam. It was estimated to be in the 15-17 inch range (released without measuring). Are Brook Trout stocked in the creek? I have caught dozens of trout out of the creek over the years, but never a Brook Trout, only rainbows and browns.

DNR Response: Hi Bill, Maryland does not stock Brook Trout anywhere within our state, and our native Brook Trout have been extirpated in the Antietam Creek mainstem in Maryland. However within the Antietam watershed upstream in Pennsylvania, the PA Fish Commission does stock many hatchery reared Brook Trout of this size and this is likely where this fish came from, and from its appearance it is indicative of a hatchery trout. Regardless it is a great catch!

Tags: Brook Trout


  1. Steve Spellman, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 14, 2014 | Permalink

Eastern Shore Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Creek off of Blackwater River

Steve Spellman caught, killed and ate this 16 inch Snakehead from a small creek off of Blackwater River in Dorchester County on Saturday, April 13, 2014. He caught it on a crappie jig and minnow while fishing for Crappie and White Perch. It was the first one that he has caught.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Nick Trageser, Recreational Angler
  2. Baltimore
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 14, 2014 | Permalink

Starting the Season at Loch Raven

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven Reservoir

I went fishing on 4/13 at the Loch Raven Reservoir, with the hope of bringing in my first fish of the season. I arrived around nine o'clock, rented a boat and got to work. Around one o'clock the fish started biting. My friend hooked a pickerel on a spinner bait but was unable to land it. I ended up landing a pickerel that was around 12'' and a largemouth around 15''. Both fish were caught on a Texas rig with plastic worms and safely released. All and all I'd say it was a good start to the season. Fish on!

Tags: Chain Pickerel, Largemouth Bass


  1. John Horgan, Recreational Angler
  2. Perryman, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on April 14, 2014 | Permalink

Bush River Channel Cat

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Bush River

I caught this 10 lb Channel Catfish on 4/13/2014 using cut bait. This fish pulled my rod into the water. I thought I lost my rod. I casted out another rod and snagged the first one. I reeled the rod in then the fish. Some days I guess you are just lucky.

Tags: Channel Catfish


  1. Stephen Mac, Recreational Angler
  2. Silver Spring
  3. Total Reports: 12
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Posted on April 14, 2014 | Permalink

Little Tough at Loch Raven Today

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven Reservoir

Fishing was little tough, but I was able to catch some nice bass. Here is a picture of a 4 pounder and the other is almost 3 pounds. I caught them with a shakey head and crawdad combination. Good luck out there.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. Justin Johnson, Youth Angler
  2. Elkridge, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 14, 2014 | Permalink

Youth Fishing for Bass

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Central
Location: Fish-in-barrel

Justin Johnson, 11 years old caught this nice bass at Fish-in-Barrel.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. Lee Cox, Recreational Angler
  2. Upper Marlboro, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 14, 2014 | Permalink

Navy Solomons Pier is Damaged

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Navy Solomons Recreation Center Fishing Pier and Point Look Out Pier

Navy Solomons Recreation Center Fishing Pier Is Damaged. We checked the pier this morning, and WHOA! Last year we lost the top of the "T." Now the whole thing is gone! A few gents were "fishing" off the north side of the length of the pier with no luck. No one was around who knew what had happened to the "T." But looks like it will be out for an extended period. My wife and I love fishing this pier. Oh well. Gonna have to start spending more time on NAS PAX River.

We left that pier and went to the fishing pier at Point Lookout. My first time at Point Lookout. Alone. Aaaah. Only had about 30 minutes to fish. Caught and released a beautiful little 20" striper and had some other good bites as I was packing to leave. (Hmmm? Croaker? Hmmm?). By the way, I used bloodworm, shrimp and squid. Every bite came on the bloodworm. I headed to work at 12:30pm. What a WONDERFUL DAY!

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Tim Linton, Recreational Angler
  2. Pasadena, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 14, 2014 | Permalink

Lake Waterford Carp

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Lake Waterford

Tim caught this carp mid day at Lake Waterford using corn.

Tags: Carp


  1. Colton Maans, Youth Angler
  2. Ridgely, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 11, 2014 | Permalink

Tuckahoe Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Tuckahoe

Colton caught this beautiful Rainbow Trout measuring 11.25 inches at Tuckahoe.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Tanadalaya Poge, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 11, 2014 | Permalink

Mallows Bay Largemouth

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mallows Bay

On my first Mallows Bay trip this year I caught this 20" 5 1/2lb Largemouth Bass by accident while crappie fishing with a beetle spin spinner bait. Great start to my season.

Tags: Largemouth Bass

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