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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. Ethan Fike, Youth Angler
  2. Finzel / Frostburg MD
  3. Total Reports: 12
  4. View all reports by Ethan Fike →

Posted on September 17, 2013 | Permalink

Fishing With Dad

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Savage Reservoir

On 9-14-13 Me and Dad fished at Savage River Dam from our canoe. Again we caught our limit of some nice Rainbow Trout. We caught some nice perch, here is a picture of two of them. We also caught some Rock Bass and Smallmouth Bass. We noticed a turtle on a log and got close enough to get a good picture before he jumped into the water. Im not sure what kind of turtle this was, could you please let me know what kind of turtle he is?

DNR's Response: Hello Ethan, DNR has a web site listing all the species of turtles/tortoises within Maryland click here to view. We believe you saw a redeared slider, thanks for the inquiry.

Tags: Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Redeared Slider


  1. David Redden, Recreational Angler
  2. St. Leonard, MD
  3. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on September 16, 2013 | Permalink

First Speckled Trout of the Year

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Southern
Location: Flag Harbor

Sunday Sept. 8th I took the opportunity to try a little fishing at the inlet leading into Flag Harbor Marina in St. Leonard, MD. I decided to try from shore and it looked like I made the right decision since I had a pretty good time. I ended up catching a handful of spot and a few croakers. But I also caught my first speckled trout of the year. He was only about 8 inches long so he was returned to the water. I then hooked up with a little black drum. (Again the first I've caught of them ever.) My son came and joined me and ended up bringing a nice bluefish. It was a great afternoon of fishing.

Tags: Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Bluefish, Spot, Croaker


  1. Patrick Butler, Recreational Angler
  2. Odenton
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on September 16, 2013 | Permalink

Fishing Related Waters

Type: Chesapeake
Region: South
Location: Mouth of Chesapeake Bay

Had a nice day of fishing at the chesapeake bay bridge-tunnel this past weekened 9/8/2013, where we caught a four foot Sandbar Shark, a few Stingrays, some flounder and a few seatrout. Take advantage of the fishing opportunities offered there, the MD saltwater license is valid in the Virginia's portion of the bay and vice versa. But beware that there can be heavy seas around there, especially when the tide is running against the wind.

Tags: Sandbar Shark, Stingray, Summer Flounder, Speckled Seatrout


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

Posted on September 12, 2013 | Permalink

Beautiful Brookies

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Poplar Lick

My girlfriend (Malachia) and I decided to fly fish Poplar Lick on Monday. We did very well catching 22 Brookies between the two of us and missing many more. Caddis and stimulatior patterns were the hot flies. The fish are definitely starting to show their fall colors. All the bigger fish in the pictures were caught by Malachia .of course :)

Tags: Brook Trout


  1. Alan Klotz, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 60
  3. View all reports by Alan Klotz →

Posted on September 11, 2013 | Permalink

Good Day on the Youghiogheny River C&R Trout Fishing Area

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Yough River C&R Trout Fishing Area

My son Kyle and I recently had a great afternoon fly-fishing the Yough River C&R Trout Fishing Area. The trout were eagerly taking green-bodied Elk hair Caddis fished across the current, then "skittered" back upstream. We ended up each catching more than a dozen trout, a mix of Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout, the largest being about 14 inches.

Pictures 1) Rainbow Trout 2) Brown Trout 3) Kyle with Rainbow Trout

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout


  1. Ethan Fike, Youth Angler
  2. Finzel / Frostburg MD
  3. Total Reports: 12
  4. View all reports by Ethan Fike →

Posted on September 10, 2013 | Permalink

Good Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Savage River Dam

I traveled to Sandy Point State Park on Saturday 9-7-13 and enjoyed the Fishing Challenge Finale with my family, then back to my home area, Western MD to do some trout fishing with dad on Sunday 9-8-13. Me and Dad each caught our 5 trout limit jigging worms out on the lake.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  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
  3. View all reports by Alan Klotz →

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

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