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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.

Additionally, random drawings are held quarterly from the list of angler's participating in each of the Volunteer Angler Surveys. We encourage anglers to continue to report snakehead catches through the Freshwater Multispecies Survey in addition to their Angler's Log submission. The information helps our biologists better understand the various species and water systems they utilize.

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  1. Lucy Perez, Youth Angler
  2. Cecil County
  3. Total Reports: 13
  4. View all reports by Lucy Perez →

Posted on May 17, 2022 | Permalink

Snakehead Catch by Lucy

Type: Nontidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Sassafras River

Lucy Perez with a nice snakehead she caught out of the Sassafras River on Sunday, 5/15. Fish blasted a frog and the fight was on.

Tags: Invasive, Snakehead, Youth Fishing


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

Posted on May 16, 2022 | Permalink

Deep Creek Lake Weekend

Type: Nontidal
Region: Western
Location: Deep Creek Lake

Fished main lake docks and grass with small finesse worms, jigs and minnow imitators. I donít have an accurate water temp as I fished without my electronics Ė but I guess mid 60ís. Caught 5 species this weekend. Largemouth, Smallmouth, Pickeral, Walleye and Rock Bass. Including a 10-3/4Ē Citation qualifying Rock Bass.

Wayne 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: Chain Pickerel, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye


  1. Eric Packard, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 401
  3. View all reports by Eric Packard →

Posted on May 16, 2022 | Permalink

Sunday Snakehead

Type: Nontidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Little Blackwater

On 5/15 I fished with friends Vadim and Zach on the Little Blackwater. We went out of the soft launch at the Chesapeake Forest entrance off Egypt Rd today. The bite was horrible. We only caught two fish. But they were nice heavy fish, mine measured in at 28Ē and Zachís catch was 26Ē.

We spoke to seven other anglers, which between them, caught four fish. And three of those were caught by one angler. The water temperature was cold to the touch. For a good snakehead bite the water temperature needs to be 68 degrees up to 80 degrees. The current weather has kept the fish at bay, ugh. Iím catching fish but itís hasnít been easy. I've been having success catching them on swim jigs 4Ē white paddle tail.

Tags: Invasive, Northern Snakehead, Kayak Fishing


  1. John Horgan, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 97
  3. View all reports by John Horgan →

Posted on May 16, 2022 | Permalink

15lb. Blue Catfish/ 10" Yellow Perch

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Susquehanna River

I caught a 15 pound blue catfish on jello kool-aid anise chicken on 5/15/22 on the Susquehanna River in Port Deposit. I also got a 10 inch yellow perch on worms.

Tags: Invasive, Blue Catfish, Yellow Perch


  1. Glenn Simpkins, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
  3. View all reports by Glenn Simpkins →

Posted on May 16, 2022 | Permalink

Father/Daughter Fishing

Type: Nontidal
Region: Central
Location: Harford County

I took this nice photo in Harford County, MD with my daughter and a nice sized crappie. It was a day of father and daughter fishing at its finest.

Tags: Crappie


  1. Eric Packard, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 401
  3. View all reports by Eric Packard →

Posted on May 13, 2022 | Permalink

My 400th Submission!

Type: Nontidal
Region: Southern
Location: St. Mary's Lake

I canít believe that Iíve submitted so many reports, I bet, neither can you! HA!

I fished St Maryís Lake a second day in a row. I figured the bite wound be somewhat better today than yesterday with the weather changing for the worse, more rain. I fished the upper end of the lake, but I did catch a few fish on the way up lake and back down to the ramp.

I was casting a small square billed plug and a 1/8oz lead head jig with a 3Ē Kietech Electric Blue/Chartreuse paddle tail. I ended up catching another flier fish too! A Fun surprise. Also Catching 14 largemouth bass, 15 crappie, 6 yellow perch and 3 pickerel. Most of the crappie I caught today were a better class of fish then when I fished for them last.

Tags: Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Largemouth Bass, Flier Fish, Kayak Fishing, Yellow Perch


  1. Greg Gatto, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
  3. View all reports by Greg Gatto →

Posted on May 12, 2022 | Permalink

Little Falls Catch

Type: Nontidal
Region: Central
Location: Little Falls

I caught these in the Little Falls off of Graystone Road. I do need help identifying the one that has the spikes on its head. Looks like a fallfish but I have never seen one like that.

DNR RESPONSE: These fish are river chub (Nocomis micropogon). Read more here https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/view/206

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout


  1. Eric Packard, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 401
  3. View all reports by Eric Packard →

Posted on May 12, 2022 | Permalink

St Maryís Lake Bass Fishing

Type: Nontidal
Region: Spouthern
Location: St. Mary's Lake

On Wednesday 5/11, I fished St Maryís Lake in the wind. Iíve been off the water for the past few days because of the weather, only some pond fishing from the shoreline.

I fished for four hours on the lake and caught 10 largemouth bass. I lost two others as they came out of the water to do a tail dance. They were caught on square billed crankbait and one on a wacky rig. I also caught one pickerel too. I spoke to another guy and he said that he caught 20 largemouth bass, and one pickerel on a jerk bait.

I saw a small boat with two guys, they were trolling crappie jigs, I saw them catching crappie, perch and a few bass.

Tags: Kayak Fishing, Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel


  1. Eric Packard, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 401
  3. View all reports by Eric Packard →

Posted on May 9, 2022 | Permalink

Calvert Pond Fishing

Type: Nontidal
Region: Southern
Location: Calvert County Pond

I took 1.5hrs in the cold and wind to target bluegill on 5/8 at a pond on the golf course in Lusby. I ended up catching 9 bluegill, 10 small crappie and a very small bass on a fly and then a very small shad dart under a bobber.

Fun in the cold!

Tags: Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass


  1. Eric Packard, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 401
  3. View all reports by Eric Packard →

Posted on May 9, 2022 | Permalink

SFAC

Type: Nontidal and Tidal
Region:
Location:

I took an oath yesterday (5/6) to serve on the Sports Fisheries Advisory Commission for another term. I am honored to have received the appointment by the Governor to serve the people of Southern Maryland as their commissioner.

Tags: SFAC

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