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  1. Tenley Kline, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 6, 2020

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Tenley Kline's FishMaryland Award Fish

Type: Nontidal
Region: Western
Location: Deep Creek Lake

Tenley Kline, age 8, caught an 11" bluegill while fishing in Deep Creek Lake on August 5, 2020. After we got a measurement and a picture, the fish was released back into the lake. We sincerely appreciate the FishMaryland certificate of recognition for Tenley's great catch, she is beyond excited. I have never seen her brother give her a bigger hug than when she reeled it in.

Tenley received a FishMaryland certificate for this catch. Congratulations!

To see if your catch might be eligible for a certificate and to find out how to submit it for consideration visit dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/Pages/FishMaryland.aspx

Tags: Bluegill, Youth Fishing


  1. Jessie Baugher, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 6, 2020

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Jessie Baugher's Blue Catfish

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Conowingo

Jessie Baugher, age 11, caught a 15.5 pound blue catfish near the Conowingo Dam on August 1, 2020.

Tags: Invasive, Blue Catfish, Youth Fishing


  1. Steven Wolinski, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on August 6, 2020

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Surprise Catch

Type: Nontidal
Region: Western
Location: Little Hunting Creek

This was a surprising catch from Little Hunting Creek in Thurmont. I caught a 19.5 in Brown Trout, previously my personal best may have possibly pushed 12 in. it was a big surprise to catch a fish of this caliber in this stream!

Tags: Brown Trout


  1. Eric Packard, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 248
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Posted on August 6, 2020

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Fishing Mill Creek

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mill Creek

The weather of course is better today so I headed out to fish Mill Creek. I had hoped to catch a bunch of different species but in the end only catching four. Two redfish, six rockfish (schoolies), nine white perch and a cownose ray (actually snagging his wing). I was trying to show the diversity in the creek. Iíve caught largemouth bass, snakehead, Seatrout, cownose ray, striped bass, white perch, bluefish, mackerel, cutlassfish, Atlantic lizard fish, puffers, spot, croaker etc. So Iím feeling that I had a poor showing. Anyway, the upper end of the feeder creeks to Mill Creek were rather muddy and full of leaf debris. Only catching a few white perch up in them. I caught the other fish off rip rap points and under piers. The ray came off a sea wall. It turned to eat the bait but snagged itself. I fought it for fifteen minutes or so. I beached myself, got out of the kayak, but when I got him into one foot of water he wasnít having it. He then broke me off. In the end it was a great morning on the water!

Tags: Kayak Fishing, Red Drum, White Perch, Cownose Ray


  1. Nathan Horton, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 6, 2020

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Brennan and Jace's Blue Crab Haul

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Tilghman, MD

My two sons, Brennan Horton, age 10 and Jace Horton, age 7 caught three dozen keepers after a few hours on a trot line. We fish out of Tilghman MD.

Tags: Blue Crab, Youth Anglers


  1. Eric Packard, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 248
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Posted on August 6, 2020

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Snakehead Before the Storm

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Calvert County

Yesterday afternoon I headed up the road to make a few cast on snakehead here in Calvert County. Casting a small white frog did the trick. Landing two fish, losing a few, they came unbuttoned and I had several short strikes. The area I fished was heavenly choked with weeds, arrowhead plants and lilies too. So there was very limited open water to cast into. Fun action before the storm moved in. I did get soaked by the early storm rain at 3:15.

Tags: Invasive, Snakehead


  1. Dennis Mangold, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 4, 2020

Rewards

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Central
Location: Chesapeake Bay

After being out on August 1, I'm enjoying the rewards of a successful day crabbing on the bay.

Tags: Blue Crab


  1. Erik_Zlokovitz, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 29
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Posted on August 4, 2020

Fishing and Pizza Party

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Central
Location: Dock in Trappe

White perch are the ideal summer fish for families and kids. Pictured are Vinny and Mia Spilker with white perch. They were at a waterfront family gathering for some pizza and did some fishing in the Trappe area. Vinny Spilker holds a white perch and his sister, Mia, is admiring her first ever white perch. Congrats! Their father Paul Spilker is also in each picture. Together, they caught numerous white perch and spot on spinners and bloodworms from their great uncle's pier. Great family get together!

Tags: White Perch, Youth Angler


  1. David Miller, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 3, 2020

Atlantic Cutlassfish - Patuxent River

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Southern
Location: mouth of the Patuxent River/Chesapeake Bay

We caught Atlantic cutlassfish while fishing on Aug 1st 2020 at the mouth of the Patuxent River/Chesapeake Bay. 3 were caught trolling Clarks Spoons.

Tags: Cutlassfish


  1. Martin Deleonibes, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 3, 2020

Cutlassfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Central
Location: Chesapeake Bay - Hacketts Bar

I caught this fish today, Aug. 1, while trolling a gold Clark spoon for Spanish mackerel near Hacketts Bar and the Bay Bridge I believe it is a cutlassfish. I hear they are good to eat but I released it because I didnít know the regulations on harvest.

DNR RESPONSE: This fish is actually a Atlantic cutlassfish Trichiurus lepturus, also known as ribbonfish or hairtail. They have become more common in the last couple of years during the heat of mid-summer and into early fall. We have confirmed this species in both Chesapeake Bay and the Ocean City area. They often strike shiny spoons meant for Spanish mackerel, and other artificial lures.

For more info about cutlassfish in the mid-Atlantic region, please see this website.
www.vims.edu/research/departments/fisheries/programs/multispecies_fisheries_research/speciesofinterest/atlantic-cutlassfish.php

Tags: Cutlassfish

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