The State of Maryland's Volunteer Angler Surveys

Recreational Anglers, here is your chance to participate directly in fisheries management. Help the Maryland Department of Naural Resources characterize recreational catch and harvest by submitting data from your fishing trip.

The Department relies on data from your catch to manage many species. The surveys include: Striped Bass, Brook Trout, Summer Flounder, Bluefish, Yellow Perch, Blue Crab, Smallmouth Bass, Shad and two Multispecies Surveys. Once logged in below, you can choose from the various surveys listed then just follow the quick and easy instructions.

Attention Muskie (muskellunge) fishermen! Check out the new addition to our volunteer angler survey family, if you target muskie please print off our survey form and send back to or mail in to address provided on form.

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Prize winners are randomly drawn from those who filled out any of the Volunteer Angler Surveys, on a quarterly basis.

Click here to Login to the Volunteer Angler Survey.

The latest volunteer angler survey winners are listed below, winners are chosen randomly from all participants, currently winners received the latest hat style from ​our sponsor, Costa!

Artificial Reefs (MARI)Travis Long
Blue CrabGeorge Bauersfeld
BluefishNo Submissions
Brook TroutCurtis Heckert
FreshwaterTom Bell
MuskyNo Submissions
ShadJay Breen
Smallmouth BassBill Pearl
Striped BassSteve Schneider
Summer FlounderNo Submissions
Yellow PerchSteve Niu