Maryland Angler's Log - Share Your Catch!
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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.
A 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.
Jason Haney, Recreational Angler
- Bel Air, MD
- Total Reports: 10
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Opening Day of Trout season
Location: Rocks State Park - Deer Creek
My son Jason and I went out for our annual opening day trip at Deer Creek (Rocks State Park). Needless to say it was the coldest opener that I recall in a good while! The fishing was very slow which was odd because we normally have a limit by 9. My son did manage to hook up with a rainbow trout which was the oddest one Iíve ever seen, it was a short but fat trout! We left a short time later so we could warm back up. We came back out later on Saturday and I managed to catch another nice one. We used Berkley Powerboats (white). We will be back out fishing this week!
Dan Brooks, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 2
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Late Afternoon Trout Fishing
Location: Allen Pond Park
I had a little bit of time Sunday afternoon to go fishing, so I went to Allen Pond Park with a couple friends to fish for stocked trout. Once we found the spot they were hanging out at, we caught a limit of trout in 15-20 mins on rainbow colored powerbait. We also tried jigging for a few minutes for bass or crappie. We got a couple hits, but no hookups.??
Raymond Drayer, Recreational Angler
- Nanjemoy, MD
- Total Reports: 11
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Ronny Rice, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 2
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Danny Villanueva, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 10
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Cold weekend of Troutfishing
Location: Riverfront Park, Savage Mill and Patterson Park Pond
My son Neil Villanueva and his good friend Brandon Collins, had a good weekend of catching trout even though it was cold enough for ice to form in the fishing rod guides! They caught their rainbows starting on Saturday morning at Riverfront Park in Laurel, then later at Savage Mill. When the temperature started to rebound, the trout were biting well at the Patterson Park Pond on Sunday afternoon. All in all it was a very successful weekend !
Corey Schmidt, Recreational Angler
- Baltimore County
- Total Reports: 1
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Zeljko Koretic, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 13
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Montana Grant, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 12
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Location: Big Gunpowder
I fished along the Big Gunpowder this morning in the snow! The weather was cold and the fishing was hot. The Panther Martin worked great and then some corn and Power Bait. Most fishermen had some trout and were glad to be out. Thanks for another year of trout fishing fun!
James Armentrout, Recreational Angler
- Total Reports: 13
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Richard Gunion, Recreational Angler
- Washington, D.C.
- Total Reports: 53
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Posted on March 24, 2015 | Permalink
Looking For Rainbows
Location: Antietam Creek and Beaver Creek
I just got back from fishing Antietam Creek and the Catch and Release Fly Fishing section of Beaver Creek. I fished in the afternoon at Antietam Creek near the bridge hoping for some early season rainbows. I did not have much luck but managed to hook a pretty 12-13" smallmouth bass on a wooly bugger. The fish fought hard making me think it was a big rainbow trout. After a couple of photos I put it back.
The smallmouth was my first fish of 2015. I did not catch anything else at Antietam Creek so I decided to go up to the Catch and Release Fly Fishing Section of Beaver Creek to fish in the evening. Had a couple of small brown trouts bite on a nymph pattern but could not hook them. I am looking forward to the weekend and the opening of all the put and take trout streams in Maryland. It could snow on Saturday but maybe not too much. Tight lines.