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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. Randy Richie, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
  3. View all reports by Randy Richie →

Posted on October 30, 2014 | Permalink

North Eastern Striper Action

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Elk/Bohemia River

I caught and released around 20 stripers using a Yo-Zuri 3DB Pencil over the course of 2 days. I have never seen this much topwater action in a long time. The largest striper weighed in at 6.5 pounds.

Tags: striped bass


  1. Jamey Hamilton, Recreational Angler
  2. Colonial Beach, VA
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on October 30, 2014 | Permalink

Potomac Striper Action

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

I appoligize that I donít have any photos, but October 28, 2014 I fished between Colonial Beach, VA and Cobb Island in about 24 ft of water, I was alone and all of the sudden the water started breaking off my bow and the birds appeared so I went through the birds and all 5 rods hit, what a thrill this was, all rockfish! I had 5 fish on boat, kept the biggest 2 about 26 inchers and released the smaller 16-18 inchers. The tide was dead low as well. Good luck fellow Anglers!

Tags: striped bass


  1. Bill Boteler, Recreational Angler
  2. New Market
  3. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on October 30, 2014 | Permalink

Fall Action

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Lake Linganore

Myself and Pat the Cat Baseler had some fine action on Lake Linganore in the evening hours. We caught numerous crappie and bluegills along with some nice size channel cats. The weather was great and the scenery beautiful. The panfish were caught with small tube jigs suspended under a bobber. The cats were caught with fresh cut bluegill on circle hooks. The bite is really good in the fall. There are many choices for the outdoors person, with fish biting and bucks moving around the woods.

Tags: crappie, bulegill, channel catfish


  1. Laura Downey, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on October 30, 2014 | Permalink

Weems Creek Pickerel

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Weems Creek

Laura caught this 24" chain pickerel from her kayak on Weems Creek in Annapolis.

Tags: chain pickerel


  1. Lita Denny, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on October 28, 2014 | Permalink

Big Black Drum

Type: Chesapeake
Region:
Location: Chesapeake Bay

Lita caugh this 48.25" 62lb black drum with no assist in the Chesapeake Bay aboard the Karen Ray II with Captain Curtis Johns on 10/18/2014.

Tags: black drum


  1. Lorenzo Sanz, Youth Angler
  2. Glen Arm, MD
  3. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on October 28, 2014 | Permalink

Fishing at Loch Raven

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven Reservoir

I went fishing today with a friend. Only caught one small fish. It was a great late afternoon day at Loch Raven Reservoir. We had a blast walking through the woods along the trails exploring. You can see by the photo the beautiful sun setting along the shore.

Tags: sunfish


  1. Austin Cascia, Recreational Angler
  2. Westminster, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Austin Cascia →

Posted on October 28, 2014 | Permalink

Spectacular Bite This Fall

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Liberty Reservoir

Caught this heavyweight around 7:30 am today on a spinnerbait at Liberty Reservoir. The bite has been spectacular this fall.

Tags: largemouth bass


  1. Darren Haitmanek, Recreational Angler
  2. Dundalk
  3. Total Reports: 15
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Posted on October 28, 2014 | Permalink

Eager Rainbow Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Upper Gunpowder River

I caught these rainbow trout last week, in the Upper Gunpowder River.They eagerly hit the spinner lure I was casting and drifting through the current. Thanks to the DNR for the fall trout stocking in one of my favorite spots!

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Roger Watkins, Recreational Angler
  2. Inwood, WV
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on October 28, 2014 | Permalink

Upper Potomac Walleye

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Dam No. 4

Caught this nice 27" 5lb 12oz walleye at Dam 4 Friday evening. After taking some pics, revived and released her.

Tags: walleye


  1. John Horgan, Recreational Angler
  2. Abingdon MD
  3. Total Reports: 11
  4. View all reports by John Horgan →

Posted on October 28, 2014 | Permalink

Bush River Variety

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Bush River

We had a great day fishing despite the wind. We caught some nice channel cats the biggest was about 8lbs. We caught some stripers too. We also caught some yellow perch. We caught about 30 fish total all on minnows. The 10 inch perch pictured was caught on a 6inch minnow.

Tags: channel catfish, striped bass, yellow perch

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