If you caught a tagged fish please reference the chart below as to who to contact.
Please have the species, capture date, total length, tag number, tag color,
and catch location ready for the contact. Algae may have to be scraped off to
read the tag number. Various species of fish are tagged by the Department in
an effort to obtain data such as movement, mortality, habitat use, and growth
Tags were applied as part of a fishing contest but data are still being collected to determine sasonal movements.
Fishermen are still eligible for a modest reward.
T-bar Tag - Yellow
Internal Anchor Tag- green*
*Choptank fish greater than 12" were double tagged. First with a yellow T bar tag and second with an internal anchor tag on the left side of the fish posterior of the pectoral fin. The tag is green in color and has the telephone number of the Wye Mills office on it.
Joe Love if caught in the Potomac River or its tributaries.
Joe Love for Upper Bay, Chester River, and Choptank River
Pink - Internal Anchor Tag
Green - Internal Anchor Tag
Florescent - Old Diamond Jim Tag, Internal Anchor
Tagging data are used to determine migration rates, migration patterns, growth rates, and mortality rates.
The reward for calling in a tag is a certificate with information about the tagged fish and a hat with a picture of a striped bass on it. There are also high reward tags worth $125.
For Live Sturgeon Reward Program(Terminated) contact
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 1-800-448-8322.
Horseshoe Crab Tags: If you should find a tagged horseshoe
crab, record the tag number, location of observance, and condition of animal,
and report this information online - Horseshoe Crab Resighting Form. It is not necessary
to remove the tag. Those who report a tagged horseshoe crab may receive a
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