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To post a report please email your name, hometown, photos, location information, and the content for your report to 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: 16
  4. View all reports by Darren Haitmanek →

Posted on October 28, 2014 | Permalink

Eager Rainbow Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Upper Gunpowder River

I caught these rainbow trout last week, in the Upper Gunpowder River.They eagerly hit the spinner lure I was casting and drifting through the current. Thanks to the DNR for the fall trout stocking in one of my favorite spots!

Tags: rainbow trout

  1. Ethan Fike, Youth Angler
  2. Finzel / Frostburg MD
  3. Total Reports: 26
  4. View all reports by Ethan Fike →

Posted on October 27, 2014 | Permalink

Limited Out at Lions Park

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Lions Park Pond

I caught my limit of trout at Lions Park pond today, most fish took a fly spinner. Thanks for the fall stockings.

Tags: trout

  1. Keith Craig, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 7
  3. View all reports by Keith Craig →

Posted on October 21, 2014 | Permalink

Big Beaver Creek Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Beaver Creek

Keith caught this beautiful 6.7 lb rainbow in Beaver Creek on 10-16-14. The fish managed to not be caught since the spring stocking of 2014.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

  1. Alan Klotz, Fisheries Biologist
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 68
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Posted on October 16, 2014 | Permalink

Fisheries Management Class Helps with Surveys

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: North Branch Potomac River

The Garrett College Fisheries Management Class has been busy assisting the Western Region DNR staff with trout population surveys this month. We surveyed the upper Catch and Return Trout Fishing Area downstream of Jennings Randolph Lake recently and found a trout population density of more than 500 trout per mile. This is one of the highest trout densities in recent years. We collected rainbow trout measuring up to 20 inches, brown trout up to 15 inches, and even a couple of beautiful brook trout. After the survey was completed, about 500 adult rainbow trout were stocked in the river to make the fishing even better.

Pictured are 1) brook trout 2) trophy rainbow trout 3) Garrett College students with trophy rainbow and golden trout 4) Garrett College students stocking the North Branch Potomac River.

Tags: Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Golden Trout

  1. Alan Klotz, Fisheries Biologist
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 68
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Posted on October 14, 2014 | Permalink

Youghiogheny Catch and Release Trout Fishing Area

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Youghiogheny River

The Youghiogheny River Catch and Release Trout Fishing Area was recently surveyed with the help of the Garrett College's Fisheries Management Class. The upper station near Hoyes contained the highest density of trout, and some very nice trophy sized brown trout and rainbow trout. Even one brook trout was collected at this station. The lower Sang Run station had fewer trout, however we did collect some nice size rainbow trout and brown trout between twelve and fifteen inches.

Pictured is a 24.5 inch trout brown trout and a 16 inch rainbow trout from the Youghiogheny River C&R Trout Fishing Area.

Tags: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

  1. Solomon Jovenal, Recreational Angler
  2. Westminster
  3. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on October 10, 2014 | Permalink

Fall Trout Catch

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Patapsco River

Nice trout from under the 70 bridge in Howard County.

Tags: Brown Trout

  1. Delaney Hanna, Youth Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on October 9, 2014 | Permalink

Trout in Frederick

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Middle Creek

Delaney Hanna caught these trout out of Middle Creek in Frederick on Oct. 8th

Tags: Rainbow Trout

  1. Don Howley, Recreational Angler
  2. Dundalk
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on October 7, 2014 | Permalink

Award Winning Speckled Trout

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Eastern Shore
Location: Smith Island

Spotted seatrout caught off Smith Island 10/02/2014 with a lenth of 26.75".

Tags: Spotted Seatrout, Speckled Trout

  1. Sean O'Keefe, Recreational Angler
  2. Middletown
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on October 7, 2014 | Permalink

Fall Trout in Garrett County

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Garrett County

I fly fished a creek in Garrett County on October 4th, and caught two rainbow trout. One was caught on a foam beetle, and the other on a black stonefly nymph. It looked like the trout were feeding on ants or something falling from tree branches because when the wind picked up and the leaves fell the fish would strike the surface near the overhanging trees. Other exciting sights that day included two young/small black bears, four white tailed deer, and a turkey.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

  1. Gary Estremsky, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on October 1, 2014 | Permalink

Award Size Seatrout

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Hoopers Island

On Sunday Sept 28, Anna, age 11 caught and released this 26.25 speckled trout (spotted seatrout) caught on Gulp 4 white swimming mullet on a red jig head near Hoopers Island.

This is her 10th Maryland citation, including 5 unique species: White Perch, Striped Bass, Red Drum, Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel

Tags: spotted seatrout, speckled trout

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