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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. Joe Haines, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on April 2, 2014 | Permalink

Woodsboro Pond Action

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Woodsboro Pond

I fished Woodsboro Pond tonight for a couple hours… Lots of anglers especially kids, and it was great to see them catching fish…!!! Trout turned on as the sun went down… Saw a few nice crappie caught as well…. Tight tight lines…!!!

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Chris Brown, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 2, 2014 | Permalink

Finally Caught a Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Carroll County

I got skunked opening day. Saw at least 10 trout caught all around me Saturday. Finally caught my first ever rainbow on 3/31 in Carroll County after not being able to sleep for 2 days and rain keeping me inside. I fished 3 hours in the only fishable section, stream very high and churned up from the rain. Only bite of the night, finally slept last night. Fish was 12 inches (Looks much bigger through my photo skills)

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Joe Haines, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on March 31, 2014 | Permalink

Opening Weekend Success

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Owens Creek

Great opening weekend...!!! Hit Owens Creek on Saturday at 4 am to get my spot.... Fishing was super.... Had my limit early... Went to Frank Bentz Memorial Pond Sunday evening in the sleet and snow and fishing was fast...!!! Done in 45 minutes..!!! Just want to thank the DNR and Albert Powell Hatchery for a super weekend...!!! Also, seems to be a common thing but please anglers take out what you take in...!!! I want my children to fish these wonderful creeks out there...!!! Tight lines......!!!!

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Ethan Fike, Youth Angler
  2. Finzel / Frostburg MD
  3. Total Reports: 16
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Posted on March 31, 2014 | Permalink

5 Trout Kind of Day

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Parkview Pond, Grantsville

I fished at Parkview Pond in Grantsville on 3-28-14 and caught 5 trout.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Mike Janney, Recreational Angler
  2. Sparks, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on March 31, 2014 | Permalink

Big Rainbows Two Years in a Row

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Baltimore County

Today I caught my second rainbow over 25 inches. Last year on opening day I caught my first. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK DNR!

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Golden Rainbow Trout


  1. Kenneth Gaigler, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on March 31, 2014 | Permalink

Opening Day Brownie

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Avalon

I was trout fishing opening day on the Patapsco at Avalon and caught this 22 inch, 5 lb 5 oz Brownie.

Tags: Brown Trout


  1. Nathan Williams, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 9
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Posted on March 21, 2014 | Permalink

Clavert Cliffs Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Calvert Cliffs State Park

Nathan was able to get out before the storm and catch his limit of trout at Calvert Cliffs State Park. The bait of choice was green trout worms on a size 12 salmon egg hook with a single split shot weight. It was a great afternoon of fishing.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. James Armentrout, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 9
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Posted on March 21, 2014 | Permalink

Columbia Pond Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Guilford Pond

Last week I stopped by Guilford Pond in Columbia for the first time on the way home from work. I only fished for about 45 minutes and I caught one small crappie and a 14 inch Largemouth Bass. I was using a small jig on ultra lite rod 4 pd line. The bass put up a good fight on ultra lite. I released them both.

Tags: Crapppie, Largemouth Bass


  1. Phillip Meredith, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 38
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Posted on March 20, 2014 | Permalink

Good Evening Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Salisbury

Thank you for stocking Rainbow Trout in Salisbury. I was fishing after work on Wednesday night and in two hours I caught 10 fish. I was using corn and nightcrawlers. The Chain Pickerel was 18'' and I caught 3 Golden Shinners a few Bluegills.

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Golden Shiner, Chain Pickerel, Bluegill


  1. Max Erickson, Recreational Angler
  2. Pasadena, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on March 19, 2014 | Permalink

Fly Fishing for Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Gunpowder River and Patapsco River Daniels

Recently I fly fished the Gunpowder River (march 15th). I fished the catch and release section where the river meets York Road. I fished most of the day and saw lots of bug action and only a few rises. No fish were caught but I had a great time. The next day (march 16th), I headed to the Patapsco River Daniels section. I only fished here for about an hour and a half but was very succesful. Two fish were caught, both on scud patterns and in deep pools. Overall it was a great was to kick off the start of the spring.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

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