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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 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. Ryan Cooper, Recreational Angler
  2. Oakland, Maryland
  3. Total Reports: 6
  4. View all reports by Ryan Cooper →

Posted on May 16, 2014 | Permalink

Nice Rainbow From Casselman

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Casselman River

I decided to fish the Casselman River before the rain hit hard today (5/15/14) and had a pretty good day of nymph fishing. There were a good bit of caddis hatching and a few fish rising here and there but I stuck with my nymphs because they keep producing. Caught a total of 20 fish with 15 of them being rainbows and the biggest pictured below. Lost another one that was slightly bigger than the pictured as I was bringing it to the net. These rainbows were some of the hardest fighting trout I have caught in a while!

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Joe Haines, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
  3. View all reports by Joe Haines →

Posted on May 16, 2014 | Permalink

Nice Rainbow at Owens

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Owens Creek

Stopped by Owens Creek for a bit last night.. Caught a nice rainbow by the tressel bridge..!!! Was about 17"... Didn't see a whole lot of fish but they are there..!!! Lots of anglers out trying their luck..!! I'm on the hunt for some good browns...!!! Tight lines all..!!!!!

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Ed Dalkiewicz, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 2
  4. View all reports by Ed Dalkiewicz →

Posted on May 15, 2014 | Permalink

Owen Golden Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Owens Creek

15.5", 2lb Golden Rainbow Trout caught on Owens Creek in Frederick County.

Tags: Golden Rainbow Trout


  1. Jacob Holtz, Fisheries Service
  2. Silver Spring
  3. Total Reports: 8
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Posted on May 14, 2014 | Permalink

Nice Trout at Daniels

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Daniels

I went fishing at the Daniels area of the Patapsco River State Park on 5/9 and again found success. Caught one rainbow and one brown. Missed a few more while I was at it. Also caught a handful of sunfish and a baby Smallmouth Bass, all on various inline spinners.

Tags: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Sunfish, Smallmouth Bass


  1. Jeff Waggy, Recreational Angler
  2. Baltimore, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 14, 2014 | Permalink

Big Gunpowder, Big Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Big Gunpowder River

Jeff caught a Rainbow Trout that weighed 5.7 Lbs, 23.6 inches long, and 14 inches in girth. This trout was caught at Big Gunpowder River.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Montana Grant, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on May 13, 2014 | Permalink

Gunpowder Rainbows

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Lower Gunpowder River

I fished the Lower Gunpowder River the other day! The river was so high, I could have rowed a drift boat down it. Once I located the fish, I had a great time. The Fisheries Warden checked me. He was professional and courteous! I didn't see another fisherman along the river. The Warden was probably bored looking for fair weather fishermen. Good fishermen adapt to the conditions. High water means more weight and a different approach. Corn and orange Power Bait were the ticket.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Jay Pickett, Recreational Angler
  2. Westminster, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Jay Pickett →

Posted on May 13, 2014 | Permalink

Big Patapsco Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: South Branch Patapsco River

I took my son and his friend fishing on 5/10/2014, not knowing what might be left, since the river was stocked last Monday. On the first cast, I hooked and landed this 23 inch, 5+ lb. rainbow! I check the angler's log regularly and have seen the numerous whopper trout the past couple years, hoping I would eventually catch one. Finally! We caught several other trout as well, so it was a GREAT day! Thanks to DNR for putting in these nice surprises around the state. Special thanks to my son, Daniel for the stellar netting job on this big rainbow.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Alan Klotz, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 67
  3. View all reports by Alan Klotz →

Posted on May 12, 2014 | Permalink

Going the extra mile - by Railroad Cart!

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: North Branch Potomac River

The Inland Fisheries Service recently stocked the North Branch Potomac River Delayed Harvest Trout Fishing Area by using a rail cart towed by a CXS Rail Truck. This cooperative effort between CXS and DNR allowed us to stock 1500 Rainbow Trout in this remote section of the river adjoining Potomac State Forest. Anglers can access the river by the Forest Service Roads at Lostland Run, Laurel Run, and the Wallman Area. Once at these easy access points, anglers can hike along the river to find some spectacular water with plenty of elbow room to fish. Pictured are: 1) Fisheries Service staff Marcus Wilson, Jonathon Folk, and Jody Johnson loading up the stock tank with trout from the Bear Creek Hatchery; 2) Jody Johnson and Kenny Wampler loading up a tub of trout ready to be stocked in the river 3) the North Branch Potomac River Delayed Harvest Trout Fishing Area near the Laurel Run access area.

Tags: Trout Stocking


  1. John White, Recreational Angler
  2. Frederick, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 12, 2014 | Permalink

Look at this Rainbow!

Type: Freshwater
Region:
Location:

John caught this 28.5 inch Rainbow Trout.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. James Armentrout, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 11
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Posted on May 8, 2014 | Permalink

Catfish ID

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Columbia Pond

I caught two little catfish today and was wondering what kind they are. I was at a pond in Columbia, MD using night crawlers.

DNR Response:They are both brown bullheads and are very common. Brown bullheads can be found in both tidal freshwater and nontidal rivers, streams and ponds.

Tags: Brown Bullhead Catfish

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