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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. Darren Haitmanek, Recreational Angler
  2. Dundalk
  3. Total Reports: 20
  4. View all reports by Darren Haitmanek →

Posted on June 2, 2015 | Permalink

Baltimore County Blitz

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven, Gunpowder

Last week, I fished a few spots in Baltimore County. The first stop was Loch Raven, where I caught and released several largemouth bass. I also caught a brown trout in one of the feeder creeks that runs into the reservoir. After landing the fish, you could see it still had a half eaten minnow in its mouth. After trying Loch Raven, I visited two areas of the Gunpowder, in Sparks, MD. I was able to get another brown trout, as well as a golden (rainbow) trout. Plenty of eager trout still left after the spring stockings. Tight lines!

Tags: largemouth bass, brown trout, golden rainbow trout


  1. Walter Weese, Recreational Angler
  2. Paw Paw, West Virgina
  3. Total Reports: 5
  4. View all reports by Walter Weese →

Posted on June 1, 2015 | Permalink

Golden Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Barnum

This golden rainbow trout was caught in Barnum on 5/29/15 using trout magnets.

Tags: golden rainbow trout


  1. Jacob Holtz, Fisheries Service
  2. Silver Spring
  3. Total Reports: 9
  4. View all reports by Jacob Holtz →

Posted on May 29, 2015 | Permalink

Memorial Day Outing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Northwest Branch

Made it out on the Northwest Branch on Memorial Day afternoon with my wife. She managed to catch one of the remaining trout that had been stocked earlier in the spring on a white Rooster tail spinner, which we enjoyed with dinner that night. None of the sunfish I caught could compete with hers size-wise, but I had her beat on numbers!

Tags: rainbow trout, sunfish


  1. Morgan Handy, Recreational Angler
  2. North East, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 29, 2015 | Permalink

25 Inch Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region:
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Morgan caught this 25 inch rainbow trout on 5/24/2015 and is now entered into the Maryland Fishing Challenge.

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Noah Holloway, Recreational Angler
  2. Scaggsville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
  4. View all reports by Noah Holloway →

Posted on May 28, 2015 | Permalink

Snakehead Found in Little Patuxent River

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Found in Little Patuxent River

I was fishing at the Little Patuxent River in Savage, MD when my buddy noticed a fish, resembling a snakhead come to the top for air. In disbelief, I climbed a tall boulder and put on my fishing glasses. Sure enough what looked to be about a 30 inch snakehead was laying on a sandy bottom in about two feet of water. The hunt was on to try to capture this savage fish. After throwing a gulp minnow near the sighting, I was able to catch a much smaller 15 inch snakehead. Not the fight I was hoping to get on my first snakehead, but none the less, one more dead snakehead. I have fished this pool and the surrounding ones all spring and this is the first I have seen or even heard of in this river. Probably the reason why I didn't catch any trout there today…

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive


  1. Walter Weese, Recreational Angler
  2. Paw Paw, West Virgina
  3. Total Reports: 5
  4. View all reports by Walter Weese →

Posted on May 27, 2015 | Permalink

Western MD Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: 15 Mile Creek

I caught this 19 inch rainbow at 15 Mile Creek.

Tags: rainbow trout


  1. Ryan Cooper, Recreational Angler
  2. Oakland, Maryland
  3. Total Reports: 7
  4. View all reports by Ryan Cooper →

Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Lower Savage River Browns

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: lower Savage River

I had a pretty good day on the lower Savage River fishing both nymphs and Dries. Had a crazy midge hatch from about 2:30 - 5:30 pm. During that hatch they were taking size 20 Griffiths gnats pretty well. I was fishing with a friend from Denmark and he had a good day on the water as well landing fishing in the 10-14 inch range.

Tags: brown trout


  1. Ron Wheeler, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Trout Hike

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Garrett County Stream

Caught these beautiful brook and rainbow trout in a very secluded stream in Garrett county. My second time out to this stream and boy what a hike to get here but well worth it.

Tags: rainbow trout, brook trout


  1. Al Budinsky, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 26, 2015 | Permalink

Brook Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Savage River

Wild trout fishing is slow at the Savage River but the tribs were fishing well.

Tags: brook trout


  1. Alan Klotz, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 73
  3. View all reports by Alan Klotz →

Posted on May 21, 2015 | Permalink

Deep Creek Lake's Diverse Fishing Opportunities

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Deep Creek Lake

Inland Fisheries staff recently conducted the annual Deep Creek Lake fish population survey within 20 stations representing all habitat types. The lake continues to support a diverse fishery: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegills, pumpkinseeds, black crappie, walleye, yellow perch, chain pickerel, northern pike, and rainbow trout were the more popular sportfish collected – with some exceptional specimens! Now is definitely the time to fish Deep Creek Lake!

Pictured is Fisheries Tech Kenny Wampler with yellow perch and black crappie, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and walleye.

Tags:  largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegills, pumpkinseeds, black crappie, walleye, yellow perch, chain pickerel, northern pike, and rainbow trout

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