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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.state.md.us. All information is optional, but encouraged.

Important Note: If anyone in your picture is under 18 years of age, we must have a photo release signed by a parent/guardian before we can post your picture. By sending any photos or art to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources you are giving DNR permission to use the image(s) online and in print. You are also giving DNR permission to distribute the photo for non-commercial purposes to other media, print, digital and television for their use. You are not giving up your copyright, but are allowing the photo(s) to be used for educational and news purposes. All Photos will be made available on Fisheries Service Flickr Page.

There will be a 2013 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. Paul Musser, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on January 9, 2014 | Permalink

Nice New Year's Fish

Type: Freshwater
Region:
Location:

Paul Musser caught this nice Rainbow Trout. Good start to the new year.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Danny Villanueva, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on January 9, 2014 | Permalink

First Day of Winter Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Little Patuxent River

On December 21st, I caught my limit of Rainbow Trout on the Little Patuxent River at Savage Mills.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Derek Lockard, Recreational Angler
  2. Ridgeley, WV
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on December 20, 2013 | Permalink

Will's Creek Brook Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Will's Creek

Native Brook Trout caught and returned to Will's Creek in the Narrows in Cumberland, MD.

Tags: Brook Trout


  1. Matthew Schenk, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on December 6, 2013 | Permalink

Fall Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Middle Patuxent

We got a few trout all out of one hole far away from any access points. One of the fish looked closer to 16 inches but he/she got off after jumping. The one I got a picture of was colorful almost looked wild.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Craig McHenry, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on November 20, 2013 | Permalink

Father and Son Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Cunningham Lake

Craig and his son, Devin did some fishing at Cunningham Lake and caught some nice trout.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Keith Craig, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on November 20, 2013 | Permalink

Trout Fishing at Cunninghman Lake

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Cunningham Lake

Keith Craig caught some trout at Cunningham lake iin Frederick County, MD.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Ethan Fike, Youth Angler
  2. Finzel / Frostburg MD
  3. Total Reports: 12
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Posted on November 18, 2013 | Permalink

Do Female Trout Reproduce in the Wild?

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Western MD Streams

The nice weather on Saturday allowed us one more stream fishing trip in western Maryland. Me and Dad both did pretty good for trout but I ended up catching the two largest. One was a 17 inch Golden Trout it was a male and had a hooked jaw. The other was a 17 inch Rainbow Trout that was a female and was loaded with eggs. Dad said that he didnít think the female would be able to reproduce in the wild streams because it was a stocked trout and the stream conditions are not good for Rainbow Trout reproduction. Could you tell me if Dad was right on this?

DNR Response: Your Dad is right again. Rainbow Trout do not reproduce well anywhere in Maryland for multiple reasons. Hatchery trout often have eggs in the fall but do not successfully spawn because they are semi-domesticated and donít have the correct instincts or behaviors. Stream conditions in most of our put and take streams are not good enough for successful trout reproduction, due to too much sediment and water temperatures that are too warm during the summer months.

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Golden Rainbow Trout


  1. Carson Mayer, Recreational Angler
  2. Elkton, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on November 8, 2013 | Permalink

Big Elk Browns

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Big Elk Creek

I landed these two nice Brown Trouts this week on the Big Elk during my third outing since the fall stocking. I also managed to pull in two smaller rainbows to add to the mix. The fish were very active at 1pm on a beautiful fall day hitting the mid 60's. Thanks to the DNR for a nice fall stocking!

Tags: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout


  1. Justin Butler, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on November 4, 2013 | Permalink

Mid Bay Mix

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Chesapeake Beach

Rock and perch are hitting small craink baits even a seatrout at the boat docks.

Tags: Striped Bass, White Perch, Spotted Seatrout


  1. Ethan Fike, Youth Angler
  2. Finzel / Frostburg MD
  3. Total Reports: 12
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Posted on November 4, 2013 | Permalink

Trout For Dinner Tonight

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Western MD Streams

Fishing after school today provided a good catch of trout for me and Dad. My cats are always happy to see me bring home fish, they get the left overs while Dad fillets.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

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