Maryland Area Fishing Reports

Maryland Area Fishing Report


White Marlin Open - 2020

The White Marlin Open is the worlds largest billfish tournament.

The 2020 White Marlin Open wrapped up Sunday night August 10th with 2 new tournament record fish, (97 & 77 LB White Marlin). The 433 registered boats braved the COVID-19 world pandemic and a menacing hurricane to haul in fish that were collectively worth $6.8 million dollars during the weeklong event – it represents the most tournament money ever awarded in fishing.

Congratulations to Liquidaddicted and crew aboard "The Unreel" for grabbing 3rd place in the Small Boat daily tuna category....


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Chesapeake Bay & Tributaries

Saw this on Twitter today "Eric Clyne caught this blue catfish in the Lower Potomac River on Sunday, August 16. We believe it was close to 70 lbs and it measured 50 inches".



REMINDER - Rockfish season closed until September 1st

Chesapeake Bay & Tributaries

Lots of other action to be had with Large Drum being caught in the lower bay with blues and spanish mackerel mixed in. Lots of invasive species to target as well especially upper bay and tributaries. DNR is asking anglers to voluntarily participate in a survey to determine the numbers, size and location of invasive species such as snakeheads, blue catfish and flatheads.


Maryland anglers are encouraged to submit their catch information to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources volunteer angler surveys. These mobile-friendly volunteer surveys can easily help turn a fishing trip into a scientific expedition by submitting basic data directly from a smartphone.

The department has sever

al volunteer angler surveys for various species and programs, including artificial reef initiative, freshwater fisheries and striped bass. New this year, anglers can submit a catch of the invasive northern snakehead

“Data collected from snakehead anglers will help out significantly in understanding the species, their movement, and size,”

Inshore - Winter Quarter was slow last week with the storms and wind over the weekend one fishzooer reported catching a few keeper sea bass and one trigger.

Ocean City Inlet - busy weekend with the airshow but one fishzooer managed to catch a nice 19" in flounder drifting white gulps

Fishzoo angler Mike-o shown below with this huge red drum