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There will be a 2014 end-of-year random drawing 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. Jamie Lowery, Recreational Angler
  2. Essex
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 13, 2015 | Permalink

Beastly 'Bow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Gunpowder River

Hey there, here is the rainbow trout that I caught this morning on the Gunpowder River in Baltimore County. I caught this fish on the "Bubble Gum" color Berkley's power bait rubber worms and a #8 hook with 4 lbs test line. This fish was weighed and measured at Feral's bait and tackle in Edgemere, it was measured at 22 3/4" and weighed 7 lbs.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Shawn Golden, Recreational Angler
  2. N/A
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 13, 2015 | Permalink

Washington County Hog of a Fish

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Beaver Creek

Shawn Golden with a 29.5" trout that weighed 12.3 lbs , Shawn caught the fish at Beaver Creek in Washington County.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Richard Gunion, Recreational Angler
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Total Reports: 51
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Posted on April 9, 2015 | Permalink

Limited Out

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Northwest Branch - Central Montgomery Co.

I tried the Northwest Branch near Riggs Road by the mill the other day and limited out by days end. The fishing was slow at first with just a few fish caught in the rapids at the head of pools on a wooly bugger. I decided to take a hike and go up to the bridges under New Hampshire Avenue. I saw what appeared to be a trout but on second thought maybe a nice smallmouth bass. I had this fish on for a second but could not hook it. It looked fatter than a trout. I had a DNR officer check my license and he mentioned that the white perch are starting to run with 1 out of 10 being a large female. Maybe I will try some white perch fishing later. I went back to near where I parked and found a pool full of rainbow and golden rainbow trout. Hooked a golden but this fish got free at the end of the fight. Caught some more rainbows and then a spirited gold trout which jumped out of the water at least 3 feet. Finally I got my limit. The fishing is good in Maryland put and take streams. I might try another trip. Tight lines all.

Tags: rainbow trout, golden rainbow trout, white perch


  1. Jim Horwath, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 9, 2015 | Permalink

Award Size Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Little Gunpowder

Here are some pictures of my trout. I caught it in the Little Gunpowder on April 8, 2015. It was 25 inches long and weighed 9 pounds!! Thanks for stocking this awesome fish for me to catch!!

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Chris Brown, Recreational Angler
  2. Sykesville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on April 9, 2015 | Permalink

Fishing With My Wife at Piney Run

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Piney Run Stream

Bought my wife a license and trout stamp and convinced her to go to the stream. She caught her first ever rainbow trout. I added 2 more. We fished from about 6:00pm-7:30pm. 2 of the 3 fish seemed a little banged up and pale but still tasted just fine. Piney Run stream sees a lot of pressure that first weekend so probably not the first hook they've seen.

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Eduardo Marte, Recreational Angler
  2. Middle River, MD
  3. Total Reports: 4
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Posted on April 8, 2015 | Permalink

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Little Gunpowder Falls

I truly missed the opening of trout fishing in Maryland last week but not the excitement. I caught these four rainbow trout today, April 7th at the Little Gunpowder Falls below the bridge of Jerusalem road. Thanks for all your effort in stocking these fish.

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Jeremiah Robinson, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 8, 2015 | Permalink

Native Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Fishing Creek

Hooked into some rainbows this past Saturday at Fishing Creek, this little guy couldn’t resist joining the action. I love catching these natives, they have the coolest patterns.

Tags: brook trout, rainbow trout


  1. Chris Brown, Recreational Angler
  2. Sykesville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on April 8, 2015 | Permalink

Opening Day Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Piney Run Stream

Got to my spot about 4:15am March 28th for the end of the closure period. By 4:20am others were already showing up at the stream. I dropped my line in at 5:30am and had a limit by 7:00am. Stream was packed with other fishermen by the time I left. A few flurries and a great day!

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Carson Mayer, Recreational Angler
  2. Elkton, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on April 8, 2015 | Permalink

Fun Day at Big Elk Creek

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Eastern
Location: Big Elk Creek

I went out fishing on Wednesday, April 1st at Big Elk Creek. The weather was awesome and despite a slow start, I managed to get two average sized rainbows, plus a midsize 16" rainbow.

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Malachia Evans, Recreational Angler
  2. Terra Alta, WV
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 7, 2015 | Permalink

Awesome Brook Trout on the Upper Savage

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Mainstem of the Upper Savage River

Went fly fishing on the Upper Savage April 3rd with my boyfriend Ryan Cooper and hooked into my personal best brook trout at 12.5 inches. This beast of a brookie was an awesome fight on the 3 wt rod I was using.

Tags: brook trout

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