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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.

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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. Noah Tomasik, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on August 29, 2013 | Permalink

Succesful Speckled Trout Fishing

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Holland and Spring Island

On July 26 we went speckled trout fishing with Captain Walleye Pete it was calling to be windy. So we left at about 8:30 am we ran across the bay, we fished around Holland and Spring Island when we got there the bite was on. Almost immidiatly we started catching fish. At about 1 pm we started moving from the spot we were at and the fish were slowing down, we fished about 6 more hours and at the end of the day we had about 40 big specs, 2 rockfish and a mess of croaker so it was a great day on the bay.

Tags: Speckled Seatrout, Spotted Seatrout, Striped Bass, Atlatntic Croaker


  1. Alan Klotz, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 60
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Posted on August 27, 2013 | Permalink

Savage River Trophy Trout Fishing Area

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Savage River

The Inland Fisheries Service recently surveyed the Savage River Trophy Trout Fishing Area. We electrofished one station within the Fly-Only section and one station in the Artificial Lures and Fly section, and both areas contained an impressive trout population. The estimated density within the Fly-Only section was 1,434 adult trout per mile and 766 young of year trout per mile. The Artificial Lure/Fly section has a density of 1,302 adult trout and 326 young of year trout per mile. Brown Trout are the dominate species, comprising about 84% of the population, followed by 13% Brook Trout, and 2% Rainbow Trout. One Cutthroat Trout was collected in each station, and these fish were stocked in the North Branch Potomac River as fingerlings a couple of years ago. Due to recent heavy rains, the Savage River Tailwater will be flowing higher than normal for this time of year until ample water storage in the Savage Reservoir is available.

Pictured are: 1. Kyle Klotz with Brook Trout 2. Ryan Cooper with Brown Trout 3. Cutthroat Trout 4. Drew Miller with Rainbow Trout

Tags: Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Brown Trout


  1. Darren Haitmanek, Recreational Angler
  2. Dundalk
  3. Total Reports: 11
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Posted on August 19, 2013 | Permalink

Nice Looking Brown Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Upper Gunpowder

I caught this Brown Trout from the Upper Gunpowder on Sunday, August 11th. My brother also caught a Rainbow Trout from the same area. Both fish hit on pieces of nightcrawlers, bottom rigged and drifted through the current.

Tags: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout


  1. Roger Stumbaugh, Recreational Angler
  2. Cumberland, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 19, 2013 | Permalink

Bear Creek Brookie

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Bear Creek

I caught this awesome Brookie yesterday. This was my first time on Bear Creek. I wasn't far from 219 just before Accident, near the Hatchery. It was a beautiful spot with quick water, good depth and cold as heck! I even put him back so someone else could have the same fun I did. I also missed several nice sized fish as well and caught plenty of fingerlings (ok, very small Brookies).

Tags: Brook Trout


  1. Joe Ambrogi, Recreational Angler
  2. Gaithersburg, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on August 15, 2013 | Permalink

Plenty of Fish at Little Seneca Lake

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Little Seneca Lake

I went bass fishing for 2 hours with no luck despite lunkers jumping all around me. I spotted a lone timber standing in lake and tied the boat to it. Tried vertical jigging with trout worms, size 8 hook and a spli shot. I caught 15 crappies, 1 bullhead, 1 Bluegill, and a perch in about an hour. Very tasty fish in this drinking water resevoir.

Tags: Crappie, Bullhead Catfish, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Largemouth Bass


  1. Mike Ritter, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 9, 2013 | Permalink

Cumberland Brown Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: umberland Outdoor Club

Mike caugh this Brown Trout at the Cumberland Outdoor Club. It was 24in and 6.5lb.

Tags: Brown Trout


  1. James Wellings, Recreational Angler
  2. Lonaconing, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on August 6, 2013 | Permalink

Sizable Barnum Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Barnum

James caught this large Rainbow Trout in the Barnum area.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Brian Lovelace, Recreational Angler
  2. Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on August 6, 2013 | Permalink

Fly Fishing At Devils Backbone Park

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Antietam Creek

Visiting from North Carolina, Fly Fishing with Dad on Antietam Creek just below Devils Backbone Park. Caught and released quite a few. Unable to positively identify these. Shad?

DNR Response: Brian, looks like you caught a Fallfish, this is a resident species of Antietam Creek, occasionally mistaken as trout.

Tags: Fallfish


  1. Christopher Wilkins, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on July 30, 2013 | Permalink

What Are these Bumps?

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Patapsco River

My son and I were fishing at the McKeldin area in Marrotsville. We got this trout and it has weird raised bumps on the head. Could you possibly let me know what this is?

DNR Response: You caught a male River Chub exhibiting nuptial tubercles, which are small conical protuberances on the surface of the fish’s snout. Nuptial tubercles primarily function to facilitate contact between individuals for breeding.

Tags: River Chub


  1. Derek Lockard, Recreational Angler
  2. Ridgeley, WV
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on July 29, 2013 | Permalink

Award Size Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Westernport, MD

Derek caught this 22.75 Rainbow Trout on 7/25/2013 at Westernport, MD.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

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