Maryland Angler's Log - Share Your Catch!
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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.
A 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.
Alan Englebrecht, Recreational Angler
- Frederick MD
- Total Reports: 9
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Posted on April 17, 2015 | Permalink
Carroll Creek Success
Location: Carroll Creek
Took my son back to Carroll Creek on Thursday and he limited out in roughly 30 minutes! His friend came along and did likewise.
Thanks again DNR, great job stocking this creek for the youth and blind. It really helps get the kids into fishing when they donít have to compete with all the adults for such great fish.
Kevin Crone, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 14, 2015 | Permalink
Location: Harford County
Wanted to thank the MD DNR for all their hard work. Took my son (2 1/2 yrs old) fishing in Harford County Monday 4-13-15 and he reeled in three really nice trout (with some help from daddy), this one was about 14"! This was his first time fishing ever, and we had the time of our lives, it was truly unforgettable. Mommy couldn't believe it either! Thanks for making life long memories for our family. Kevin, Chichi & Alex.
Robert Peters, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 2
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Noah Holloway, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 3
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Trout with odd Shape
Location: Savage River
It has been productive trout fishing at the Savage River this spring thanks to your stocking efforts. Caught an odd shaped trout and I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on it. Caught on wax worm with light spinning combo around 4 p.m. on April 4, 2015.
DNR Response: This is a hatchery-origin rainbow trout exhibiting probable genetic anomalies. In the wild, these fish would not survive very long. However, in a hatchery these fish do stand a better chance of survival to adulthood, since there is plenty of available food and less predation.
Jamie Lowery, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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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.
Shawn Golden, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Richard Gunion, Recreational Angler
- Washington, D.C.
- Total Reports: 53
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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.
Jim Horwath, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 1
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Award Size Rainbow
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!!
Chris Brown, Recreational Angler
- Sykesville, MD
- Total Reports: 5
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Fishing With My Wife at Piney Run
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.
Eduardo Marte, Recreational Angler
- Middle River, MD
- Total Reports: 4
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Posted on April 8, 2015 | Permalink
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.