Invasive Catfish Cover Contest

It’s that time of year again—time to send in your submissions for the FishTalk Invasive Catfish Cover Contest presented by Fish and Hunt Maryland

Here’s How it Works:

  • Submit your favorite fishing photo now through September 15, 2024. One photo per person please.
    (*Contest participants must be 18 years or older. Submission of photos to the FishTalk Cover Contest grants implied consent for usage of images in FishTalk Magazine and
  • Your photo submission must include anglers with their catch of flathead catfish or blue catfish caught while fishing on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
  • Vertical photos work best, with room for our header and cover lines.
  • Only high-resolution (i.e. not blurry) photos will be considered for the cover.
  • If the angler is a child is on a boat, make sure he or she is wearing a lifejacket (properly) in accordance with state boating regulations, or we won’t consider it for the cover.
  • Once the submission period has ended, Team FishTalk will select finalists. Our graphic design team will disqualify any photos that do not meet our printing requirements (any images that are too low of a resolution, are blurry or too dark, if a child was pictured without a lifejacket, and if there was not enough room in the image for our FishTalk header, footer, and cover lines). We will then let you vote for the winning cover for the  November issue of FishTalk Magazine!
  • Voting period ends October 15 at 12 p.m.
  • Bonus prizes will also be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photos.

Need help finding that trophy catfish? Look no further than Maryland’s Catfish Trail from Fish & Hunt Maryland - the ultimate resource for anglers seeking the perfect spot to land their winning catch. 

Want to help collect important data for fishery managers? We also encourage you to log your catch of Flathead Catfish, Blue Catfish, and Northern Snakeheads to CCA Maryland's Great Chesapeake Invasive Count now through March 31, 2025. Anyone can participate by logging your catch through the iAngler app for a chance to win cool monthly prizes. Register for FREE today!


Even if your photo is not selected as a finalist, we do hope you will still vote for the winning cover. Stay tuned for the November FishTalk where we will share a selection of runners-up. And you can submit photos to [email protected] anytime for consideration to be used in FishTalk Magazine's fishing reports and reader photos section!

Images not meeting our print requirements unfortunately will be disqualified. 

FishTalk Magazine Cover Contest