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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.

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 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. Chad McCormick, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 18, 2014 | Permalink

Avalon Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Avalon

Here is a pic of a 20.25" rainbow I caught at Avalon area of the Patapsco on April 3rd 2014.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

  1. Grant Soukup, Recreational Angler
  2. Baltimore
  3. Total Reports: 5
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Posted on April 17, 2014 | Permalink

Fishing with Friends

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Central
Location: Friends Creek

Attached is a picture of my Fishing Buddy Frank Tewey with his first limit of trout this season. We fished the Friends Creek and had a great time. The Golden Trout was a challenge all afternoon but Frank was patient and persistent! Great fishing is always about great friends!

Tags: Rainbow Trout

  1. Paul Musser, Recreational Angler
  2. NA
  3. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on April 17, 2014 | Permalink

Large Trout in Montgomery County

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Issac Walton Pond

Paul musser 4lb trout caught @ issac walton pond

Tags: Rainbow Trout

  1. Bill Boteler, Recreational Angler
  2. New Market
  3. Total Reports: 4
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Posted on April 17, 2014 | Permalink

Delicious Orange Fillets

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Woodsboro Pond

It is the time of year that many tables in Maryland are graced with fresh trout. I caught several limits last week at Woodsboro pond using light line and power bait. We like the fillets simply broiled with season all. Two of the stocked trout were packed full of row. DNR, could you please comment on the edibility and viability of the trout caviar?

DNR Response by Biologist Susan Rivers: I had a friend who tried to eat trout roe or “caviar” in the past by preserving it first and then tried to eat it. Unfortunately, she used commercially purchased eggs that had been fertilized. At a certain point the eggs are impermeable and the preserving process didn’t work for her eggs, so they had become mushy and poorly flavored. The fresh eggs are a different matter. I looked this up online and there are several good sites that contain information. The key is to remove the ovary containing the eggs and to separate the membrane that surrounds the eggs. The membrane is clear, but full of veins. Tease this away from the eggs and rinse them well. After rinsing, the link below says to add 10 percent by weight of salt to the eggs and let them sit for a few hours. They are best consumed shortly after salting, but they can last 4-5 days according to the article. Based on what I’ve heard, eat them within the next 24 hours.

Be sure to preserve and eat eggs that are bright yellow. Those that have turned white have been attacked by fungus and should not be eaten.

Tags: Trout, Rainbow Trout

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

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: 21
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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: 5
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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, check it out for current stories, tips, and ideas on how to enjoy the outdoors .

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Golden Rainbow Trout

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