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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. Phillip Meredith, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 40
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Posted on April 2, 2015 | Permalink

Beaver Dam Creek Mix

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Beaver Dam Creek

I was fishing Beaver Dam Creek on Tuesday and caught a crappie, a golden rainbow trout and a few bluegills using a trout magnet pink grub.

Tags: crappie, golden rainbow trout, bluegill


  1. Nolan Dunphy, Recreational Angler
  2. Fallston, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 2, 2015 | Permalink

Deer Creek Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Deer Creek

I caught a 11" brook trout and 4 nice sized rainbow trout in the Rock State Park section of Deer Creek.

Tags: brook trout, rainbow trout


  1. Patrick Garvey, Recreational Angler
  2. Kent Island
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 2, 2015 | Permalink

Eastern Shore Variety

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Leonard's Mill Pond

A buddy and I got the afternoon off and headed over to Leonard's Mill Pond. We landed two nice bass and a solid pickeral. We also came across a large school of these (picture below). Ended up catching one but not sure what type of fish it is. Even saw a banded goose…..maybe next year!

DNR Response: You caught a gizzard shad. They are a resident species found in fresh and lower salinity estuarine waters. They are an abundant species in many of our tidal rivers and creeks, but rarely take a baited hook. Most often they are snagged by fishermen targeting other species.

Tags: largemouth bass, chain pickerel, gizzard shad


  1. Jason Haney, Recreational Angler
  2. Bel Air, MD
  3. Total Reports: 8
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Posted on March 31, 2015 | Permalink

Opening Day of Trout season

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Rocks State Park - Deer Creek

My son Jason and I went out for our annual opening day trip at Deer Creek (Rocks State Park). Needless to say it was the coldest opener that I recall in a good while! The fishing was very slow which was odd because we normally have a limit by 9. My son did manage to hook up with a rainbow trout which was the oddest one I’ve ever seen, it was a short but fat trout! We left a short time later so we could warm back up. We came back out later on Saturday and I managed to catch another nice one. We used Berkley Powerboats (white). We will be back out fishing this week!

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Jim Gronaw, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 47
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Posted on March 31, 2015 | Permalink

Micro-Light Bass and Panfish

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Local Ponds

Fishing with 2 pound test and a variety of 1/80th ounce jigs has resulted in some quality largemouths and panfish recently. We fish them on a 'near-neutral' float that just barely holds the tiny jig in the water column. Fished 4 to 6 feet below the surface, and tipped with a single maggot, we have caught and released bluegills, crappies, redears, hybrid sunfish and bass…totaling almost 200 fish in the past four trips. Make sure you have a proper drag setting on those smaller UL reels as the cold can cause them to 'tighten up' when a cold front kicks in. When a bigger bass hits, you'll want to take some pictures!

Tags: largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, crappie, hybrid sunfish


  1. Dan Brooks, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on March 31, 2015 | Permalink

Late Afternoon Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Allen Pond Park

I had a little bit of time Sunday afternoon to go fishing, so I went to Allen Pond Park with a couple friends to fish for stocked trout. Once we found the spot they were hanging out at, we caught a limit of trout in 15-20 mins on rainbow colored powerbait. We also tried jigging for a few minutes for bass or crappie. We got a couple hits, but no hookups.??

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Raymond Drayer, Recreational Angler
  2. Nanjemoy, MD
  3. Total Reports: 8
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Posted on March 31, 2015 | Permalink

Rainbow Trouts at Myrtle Grove

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Myrtle Grove

The fishing required patience, but the rainbow trout were biting at Myrtle Grove today. In five hours, our party caught nine trout. Thanks for stocking them!

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Ronny Rice, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on March 31, 2015 | Permalink

Big Rainbow at Gunpowder

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Gunpowder

This is the biggest trout I have ever caught at Gunpowder on 3/30/15!! 27" and 6.5 pounds!!!!

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Danny Villanueva, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 8
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Posted on March 31, 2015 | Permalink

Cold weekend of Troutfishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Riverfront Park, Savage Mill and Patterson Park Pond

My son Neil Villanueva and his good friend Brandon Collins, had a good weekend of catching trout even though it was cold enough for ice to form in the fishing rod guides! They caught their rainbows starting on Saturday morning at Riverfront Park in Laurel, then later at Savage Mill. When the temperature started to rebound, the trout were biting well at the Patterson Park Pond on Sunday afternoon. All in all it was a very successful weekend !

Tags: rainbow trout, golden rainbow trout


  1. Caz Kenny, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 10
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Posted on March 30, 2015 | Permalink

Get Out There and Fish

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Various

I don't even know where to start...white perch...crappie...bass...it's bust-in loose folks…get your license and get your you know what out there…Transquakin River…Blackwater…Tuckahoe…Marshyhope…Upper Choptank…even the Reservoirs are on fire…here's a few within the last week…get out there and Fish Forward!!!

Tags: crappie, white perch, largemouth bass, striped bass

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