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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.

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There will be random drawings throughout the year from angler's participating in any of the Volunteer Angler Surveys. We encourage anglers to continue to report snakehead catches through the Inland Freshwater survey in addition to their Angler's Log submission. The information helps our biologists better understand the various species and water systems they utilize.

Maryland Fishing Challenge Logo showing striped bassA new component of the Maryland Fishing Challenge includes invasive species reports submitted to the Angler's Log. Beginning during the 2013/2014 tournament, Angler's Log entries which include Blue Catfish, Northern Snakehead or Flathead Catfish, at any length in size, will be eligible for up to two prizes via a random drawing at the annual Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale. Fish must be kept and a photo showing the kept fish is mandatory. Multiple entries are allowed, but each fish can only be entered once. Remember, all invasive species must be dead to be entered and there is no catch and release category. Visit the Maryland fishing Challenge web site to read the complete set of rules.

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  1. Ron Wheeler, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Trout Hike

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Garrett County Stream

Caught these beautiful brook and rainbow trout in a very secluded stream in Garrett county. My second time out to this stream and boy what a hike to get here but well worth it.

Tags: rainbow trout, brook trout


  1. Al Budinsky, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Brook Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Savage River

Wild trout fishing is slow at the Savage River but the tribs were fishing well.

Tags: brook trout


  1. Alan Klotz, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 74
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Posted on May 21, 2015 | Permalink

Deep Creek Lake's Diverse Fishing Opportunities

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Deep Creek Lake

Inland Fisheries staff recently conducted the annual Deep Creek Lake fish population survey within 20 stations representing all habitat types. The lake continues to support a diverse fishery: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegills, pumpkinseeds, black crappie, walleye, yellow perch, chain pickerel, northern pike, and rainbow trout were the more popular sportfish collected – with some exceptional specimens! Now is definitely the time to fish Deep Creek Lake!

Pictured is Fisheries Tech Kenny Wampler with yellow perch and black crappie, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and walleye.

Tags:  largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegills, pumpkinseeds, black crappie, walleye, yellow perch, chain pickerel, northern pike, and rainbow trout


  1. Ronald Tibbens, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 21, 2015 | Permalink

Big Brown at Beaver Creek

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Beaver Creek

Ronald caught this 25.5 inch brown trout on 5/20/2015 in Beaver Creek.

Tags: brown trout


  1. Robert Madison, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 21, 2015 | Permalink

23 Inch Brownie

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Beaver Creek

Robert caught this 23 inch trout on 5/4/15.

Tags: brown trout


  1. Darren Haitmanek, Recreational Angler
  2. Dundalk
  3. Total Reports: 20
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Posted on May 21, 2015 | Permalink

Gunpowder Falls Mix

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Gunpowder Falls

I caught this golden rainbow trout in the Gunpowder Falls a few days ago. Three other rainbows, and several fallfish were also caught that day too. All the fish hit on live worms drifted along the bottom.

Tags: golden rainbow trout, rainbow trout, fallfish


  1. Shawn McCardell, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on May 18, 2015 | Permalink

Big Brown Trout at Owens Creek

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Owens Creek

So this morning I decided to stop off and do some quick fishing on Owens Creek. I managed to pull in a nice size brownie on a white spinner. Then I switched it up to an orange spinner with a gold blade. After a few casts…WHAM! This monster hit - 23 inches and 6.75 lbs. It took me a while to tire it out and pull it towards the bank. I didn’t have a net so I had to pull it downstream and hop out onto a rock and scoop down and lift her out. Biggest trout of my life!

Tags: brown trout


  1. Morgan Kupfer, Recreational Angler
  2. Annapolis, MD
  3. Total Reports: 4
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Posted on May 15, 2015 | Permalink

Snakehead on the Fly

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Little Patuxent River

After work two weeks ago I decided to stop and fish a section of the Little Patuxent River that I always pass over and believe is stocked with trout. I headed down to the river and fished my most productive trout flies to no avail. As I was heading back to my car, I walked near an area that looked like an old feeder creek to the main stem. There was an overpass that crossed over this stagnant feeder, which was full of Purple Martins. Just as I was walking up, one of the birds fell and hit the water and as soon as it did, it looked like someone dropped a cinder block where the bird landed. I had to go investigate and what I found was amazing.I only had my 3wt fly rod with me, but that didn't stop me from tying on a big Clouser Minnow and finish the day with 6 Northern Snakeheads in the bag and eventually in my frying pan. Amazing fight on the 3wt and since the first trip, I've landed nearly 30.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive


  1. Adam Aghion, Recreational Angler
  2. Baltimore County
  3. Total Reports: 4
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Posted on May 14, 2015 | Permalink

Nice Baltimore County Mix

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Local Pond

More Rainbows caught in Baltimore County! Huge, thank you to DNR for their stocking efforts over the last few weeks! Even caught a Brown and a decent Smalley too!

Tags: rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass


  1. Adam Fancovic, Recreational Angler
  2. Silver Spring, MD
  3. Total Reports: 8
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Posted on May 13, 2015 | Permalink

Nice Trout on the Little Patuxent

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Little Patuxent at Savage Mill

I headed out to get in a little late Spring trout fishing at Savage Mill on Sunday afternoon. The fish were in a cooperating mood and caught several through the afternoon including this guy. This is the prettiest stocked rainbow I have ever caught. Thanks DNR for providing some great trout fishing this spring. I didn't catch any lunkers but plenty of fish for the frying pan. Looking forward to getting up to the Gunpowder soon for wild browns and the Savage River for my first wild brook.

Tags: rainbow trout

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