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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. Alan Klotz, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 60
  3. View all reports by Alan Klotz →

Posted on September 27, 2013 | Permalink

Youghiogheny River C&R Trout Fishing Area Survey

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Youghiogheny River C&R Trout Fishing Area

The Inland Fisheries Service with the valuable assistance of Garrett College's Fisheries Management Class recently conducted fish population surveys in the Youghiogheny River Catch and Return Trout Fishing Area. We collected a lot of recently stocked Rainbow Trout in the 8 - 10 inch size class as well as a lot of Brown Trout in the 6 - 8 inch size class from fingerling stockings during the summer, showing good growth and survival rates. The best part of the surveys were the trophy sized Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout at each station we sampled. Brown Trout measuring up to 23 inches and Rainbow Trout measuring up 18 inches were collected. Several chunky Smallmouth Bass were collected, providing additional fishing opportunities.

Pictures 1) Trophy Rainbow Trout 2) Garrett College students posing with trophy Brown Trout 3) Smallmouth Bass 4) Fisheries Tech Jon Folk with lunker Brown Trout

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass


  1. Darren Streets, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on September 26, 2013 | Permalink

Eastern Shore Speckled Trout

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Mount Vernon

Darren caught his first Speckled Trout. It was a 25 inch award size fish caught in the bay at Mount Vernon on cut spot in the evening.

Tags: Spotted Seatrout, Speckled Trout


  1. Steve K, Recreational Angler
  2. Baltimore MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
  4. View all reports by Steve K →

Posted on September 26, 2013 | Permalink

22 Inch Brown Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region:
Location:

I caught this 22" Brown Trout in a spot I wish to remain anonymous. These trout produce in the wild and it is important to me that we preserve these beautiful specimens. I caught it on a chartruce joes fly on 4lb test. It fought like a monster.

Tags: Brown Trout


  1. Ethan Fike, Youth Angler
  2. Finzel / Frostburg MD
  3. Total Reports: 12
  4. View all reports by Ethan Fike →

Posted on September 24, 2013 | Permalink

Rock Bass at Savage River

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Savage River

On 9-22-13, I went to Savage with my Dad to try for some more trout. The lake is getting too low to put the Canoe in without going through the mud so we decided just to try the streams. I caught and released this big 11" Rock Bass, the bigest one I ever caught. I think it might qualify for an award. The trout must be moving up into the streams, we caught 6.

Tags: Rock Bass


  1. Matt Baden, Recreational Angler
  2. Annapolis, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on September 24, 2013 | Permalink

5 Award Sized Seatrout

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Eastern
Location: Lower Eastern Shore

Matt caught and released 5 award sized seatrout this past weekend on the lower eastern shore. They were all Spotted Seatrout in the range of 24 - 27.5".

Tags: Spotted Seatrout


  1. Adam Fancovic, Recreational Angler
  2. Silver Spring, MD
  3. Total Reports: 6
  4. View all reports by Adam Fancovic →

Posted on September 23, 2013 | Permalink

Upper Gunpowder Brown Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Gunpowder Catch and Release Section

I went fishing for the second time last weekend at the Upper Gunpowder Catch and Release Section. I went for the first time this past spring and didn't catch anything but knew this section held lots of browns. I made my way slowly up river from many of the parking areas along the way finally ending up at the dam. The river was very low so had to keep my profile low approaching the river. I managed to pull 9 beautiful brown's out of the river over the course of the day. One hole held at least 15 trout with 3 or 4 being well over 16 inches but none of the big ones would look at anything I threw at them. Will definitely be headed back soon to try to land one of those lunkers.

Tags: Brown Trout


  1. Ethan Fike, Youth Angler
  2. Finzel / Frostburg MD
  3. Total Reports: 12
  4. View all reports by Ethan Fike →

Posted on September 17, 2013 | Permalink

Fishing With Dad

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Savage Reservoir

On 9-14-13 Me and Dad fished at Savage River Dam from our canoe. Again we caught our limit of some nice Rainbow Trout. We caught some nice perch, here is a picture of two of them. We also caught some Rock Bass and Smallmouth Bass. We noticed a turtle on a log and got close enough to get a good picture before he jumped into the water. Im not sure what kind of turtle this was, could you please let me know what kind of turtle he is?

DNR's Response: Hello Ethan, DNR has a web site listing all the species of turtles/tortoises within Maryland click here to view. We believe you saw a redeared slider, thanks for the inquiry.

Tags: Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Redeared Slider


  1. David Redden, Recreational Angler
  2. St. Leonard, MD
  3. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on September 16, 2013 | Permalink

First Speckled Trout of the Year

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Southern
Location: Flag Harbor

Sunday Sept. 8th I took the opportunity to try a little fishing at the inlet leading into Flag Harbor Marina in St. Leonard, MD. I decided to try from shore and it looked like I made the right decision since I had a pretty good time. I ended up catching a handful of spot and a few croakers. But I also caught my first speckled trout of the year. He was only about 8 inches long so he was returned to the water. I then hooked up with a little black drum. (Again the first I've caught of them ever.) My son came and joined me and ended up bringing a nice bluefish. It was a great afternoon of fishing.

Tags: Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Bluefish, Spot, Croaker


  1. Patrick Butler, Recreational Angler
  2. Odenton
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on September 16, 2013 | Permalink

Fishing Related Waters

Type: Chesapeake
Region: South
Location: Mouth of Chesapeake Bay

Had a nice day of fishing at the chesapeake bay bridge-tunnel this past weekened 9/8/2013, where we caught a four foot Sandbar Shark, a few Stingrays, some flounder and a few seatrout. Take advantage of the fishing opportunities offered there, the MD saltwater license is valid in the Virginia's portion of the bay and vice versa. But beware that there can be heavy seas around there, especially when the tide is running against the wind.

Tags: Sandbar Shark, Stingray, Summer Flounder, Speckled Seatrout


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

Posted on September 12, 2013 | Permalink

Beautiful Brookies

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Poplar Lick

My girlfriend (Malachia) and I decided to fly fish Poplar Lick on Monday. We did very well catching 22 Brookies between the two of us and missing many more. Caddis and stimulatior patterns were the hot flies. The fish are definitely starting to show their fall colors. All the bigger fish in the pictures were caught by Malachia .of course :)

Tags: Brook Trout

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