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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. Steve Gorrick, Recreational Angler
  2. Baltimore, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 15, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Brown Trout Was a Fighter

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Patapsco

I caught a bunch of trout out on the Patapsco on April 14 including this beauty that put up an awesome fight. Thanks for stocking those trout!

Tags: Brown Ttout


  1. Bill Kerns, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 14, 2014 | Permalink

Does MD Stock Brook Trout?

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Antietam

I caught this Brook Trout in the Antietam. It was estimated to be in the 15-17 inch range (released without measuring). Are Brook Trout stocked in the creek? I have caught dozens of trout out of the creek over the years, but never a Brook Trout, only rainbows and browns.

DNR Response: Hi Bill, Maryland does not stock Brook Trout anywhere within our state, and our native Brook Trout have been extirpated in the Antietam Creek mainstem in Maryland. However within the Antietam watershed upstream in Pennsylvania, the PA Fish Commission does stock many hatchery reared Brook Trout of this size and this is likely where this fish came from, and from its appearance it is indicative of a hatchery trout. Regardless it is a great catch!

Tags: Brook Trout


  1. Colton Maans, Youth Angler
  2. Ridgely, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 11, 2014 | Permalink

Tuckahoe Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Tuckahoe

Colton caught this beautiful Rainbow Trout measuring 11.25 inches at Tuckahoe.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Jason Haney Jr., Youth Angler
  2. Bel Air, MD
  3. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on April 10, 2014 | Permalink

Opening Day Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Deer Creek

Jason was fishing with his father Jason Haney Sr. on opening day of trout season in Deer Creek . Jason caught all of the trout on spinners.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Ken Kopro, Recreational Angler
  2. Towson, MD
  3. Total Reports: 15
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Posted on April 8, 2014 | Permalink

Weekend Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Morgan Run and Little Falls

Finally, after our long cold winter, we had some perfect fishing days this week. I got out to Morgan Run on Saturday, April 5th, where I caught and released a Rainbow Trout and a Brown Trout with spinners. Then at Little Falls on Sunday, April 6th, I managed this small but chunky Rainbow Trout on a piece of nightcrawler. Thanks DNR for all the stockings you did during all the rough weather!

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Golden Rainbow Trout


  1. Grant Soukup, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 8, 2014 | Permalink

Best Part of Trout Fishing is Teaching Others

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Jones Falls

Each season, I invite new fishermen to try trout fishing. David Diggs landed this 15 inch rainbow at Jones Falls and on opening day, Jesse Lowers caught his first trout of the year. His 16 inch Golden Rainbow Trout was a great beginning to a new season.The best part of fishing is showing others how to enjoy something that is so much fun!

I also use the name "Montana Grant", which is my freelance writing name. My blog is montanagrantfishing.com, check it out for current stories, tips, and ideas on how to enjoy the outdoors .

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Golden Rainbow Trout


  1. Mike Janney, Recreational Angler
  2. Sparks, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on April 8, 2014 | Permalink

Upper Gunpowder Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Upper Gunpowder

These fish were caught while fishing the stained waters of the upper Gunpowder!

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Golden Rainbow Trout


  1. Mark Chavis, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 7, 2014 | Permalink

Award Sized Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Hutchins Pond

Mark was fishing with his friends, Tres, Justin and Jykiel on 4/1/2014 at Hutchins Pond in Calvert County when he caught this 22" Rainbow Trout.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Richard Bosley, Recreational Angler
  2. Phoenix, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 7, 2014 | Permalink

Gunpowder Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Gunpowder Falls

My dad and I caught these on opening day. In addition to the trout we saw a pair of wood ducks in the marshes along the NCR trail.

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Golden Rainbow Trout


  1. Matthew Bishop, Youth Angler
  2. Hagerstown, MD
  3. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on April 4, 2014 | Permalink

Fun Fishing with Friends

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Little Antietam Creek Youth and Blind

Matthew Bishop, age 11 in the white shirt and younger brother Ryan, age 4, blue and white shirt went fishing on 4/2/2014 at Kids Stream with friends Andrew Dudley, age 12, black shirt and Sayge Dudley, age 9, grey shirt. They caught a bunch of Rainbow Trout. This was also the first fish caught for Andrew and Sayge.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

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