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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. Scott Pratt, Recreational Angler
  2. Cresaptown, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 23, 2014 | Permalink

Wills Creek Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Wills Creek

I was fishing Wills Creek in Ellerslie, MD on 04-19-2014 when I caught this 26.25 inch, 10 pound rainbow.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Adam Fancovic, Recreational Angler
  2. Silver Spring, MD
  3. Total Reports: 7
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Posted on April 22, 2014 | Permalink

Fantastic Morning on Great Seneca Creek

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Great Seneca Creek

I had a great morning trout fishing with my fiancé Katarina Milosevich on Saturday. The morning started out very slow with her only catching one trout in the first two hours. We then found a honey hole and limited out in 45 minutes on some nice sized trout. Thank you DNR for stocking these great fish and allowing my fiancé to enjoy what trout fishing is all about. When I was cleaning them when I got home I found a screw in the stomach of one of the fish.

I have a couple questions about what I was told by my fellow fishermen on Saturday. Do I need to have a separate stringer for each angler or can I have 10 trout on one stringer for both of us? Also do I have to stop fishing for trout in put & take areas once I have reached my limit? Thanks again DNR.

DNR Response: Always keep your catch separate from others, the Natural Resource Police would have no idea whose fish are whose and would be forced to write a ticket if for example the second angler wasn’t nearby when the officer checked your catch.

Do you have to stop fishing once you meet your creel limit in a put & take area? While there is no regulation in place which prohibits an angler from continuing to fish a put & take area once their limit is reached, the Department recommends the angler switch from bait to artificial in order to minimize mortality rates and avoid unnecessary wasting of fish. Additionally, it is still against the law to cull or hand caught fish to someone else once a creel is met.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Megan Koceva, Recreational Angler
  2. Ruffs Dale, PA
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 22, 2014 | Permalink

My First Golden Rainbows

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Bear Creek

These were my first Golden Rainbow Trouts I’ve ever caught. I’ve only been fishing for 2 years. I was at Bear Creek in Garrett County, MD on April 19, 2014. The male is 17 ½ inches long and the female is 13 inches. I caught them one right after the other. It was a very exciting day!

Tags: Golden Rainbow Trout


  1. Chris Brown, Recreational Angler
  2. Sykesville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on April 22, 2014 | Permalink

Caught Dinner Before Breakfast

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Piney Run

Caught dinner before having breakfast this morning. Put a line in at 5:30am and had 2 rainbows on the stringer by 6:00am. Missed about 10 more. Fished Piney Run stream with Powerbait. Bigger one on yellow, smaller one on pink… I don't think it matters what color you use. As soon as the sun came up the bite stopped.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Taha Karimi, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 21, 2014 | Permalink

One Good Fight

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Northwest Branch Park

On April 8, 2014, I was in Silver Spring, MD at Northwest Branch Park off of Randolph Rd. around 12:30. By 2:30 I was on my fourth catch 26 Inches long and boy was it a heck of a fight, when I hooked him he was in 3 feet off water I thought I was gonna lose him, 3 min into the fight my buddy called and says he's around the corner and I hadn't brought my net to fish it out myself.

I had no choice but to hold on and after 5 minutes my buddy showed up and he's walking down the trail about 50 yards away. I yelled out to him to hurry because I caught state trophy. Then he dropped all his tackles and ran towards me with the net, I was thinking at any moment the fish was gonna jump off the line. 3 minutes after he watched me fight it and reel it in he grabbed a net and fished it out.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Jacob Holtz, Fisheries Service
  2. Silver Spring
  3. Total Reports: 8
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Posted on April 21, 2014 | Permalink

Good Friday on the Patapsco

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Daniels at Patapsco River State Park

Went out to the Daniels area of the Patapsco River State Park and had some success. I caught a mix of Brown and Rainbow Trout over the course of three hours with most of the success coming on a gold Panther Martin.

Tags: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout


  1. Richard Gunion, Recreational Angler
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Total Reports: 46
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Posted on April 21, 2014 | Permalink

Nice End of Day Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Central
Location: Middle Creek, Friend's Creek and Owen's Creek

I just returned from a fishing trip from northern Maryland on 4/17/2014. The fishing was not easy but in the end worthy with 2 nice Rainbow Trouts - one around 14". I started the day at Middle Creek only to find most of the holes devoid of life. I tried fishing with streamers and nymphs but no luck. I only saw two golden trout in one of the holes up stream. This same pattern repeated itself at Friend's Creek with no fish visible in any of the holes nor any bites. Finally I tried Owen's Creek and I fished one of the large holes by the railroad bridge. I caught one rainbow on a streamer tipped with a night crawler and then hooked another but lost it. That was it for that hole. Went upstream and fished a smaller pool under a railroad bridge and hooked a nice 14" rainbow on a muddler minnow. This fish made the day worthwhile in spite of the slow fishing. There may be some trout left but they are really fussy eaters. I continued fishing trying many places including the hole by Roddy Road bridge but no luck. Saw a few trout. Looking forward to the next stocking. Photo is of what looks like to be a male rainbow trout. Tight lines all.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. James Armentrout, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 11
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Posted on April 21, 2014 | Permalink

Lunchtime Success

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Little Patuxent River

I went fishing at lunch time on 4/18/2014 at Savage Mills on the little Patuxent River in Laurel, MD. I caught this trout on rainbow power bait drifting down river. It was 14 inches and 1.4 lbs. I caught many others but this is the only one I kept.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Mike Wagus, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 21, 2014 | Permalink

Evitts Pond Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Evitts Pond

I caught two nice Brown Trouts on Thursday evening at Evitts Pond in Western Maryland. The larger one was 17 inches and weighed 2 lbs. 4 oz., the other one was 16 inches and weighed 1 lb. 5 oz.

Tags: Brown Trout


  1. Reason Freeman, Youth Angler
  2. Savage, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 18, 2014 | Permalink

Trout Fishing with Dad

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Daniels River

3 1/2 year old Reason was fishing with his dad and caught his first trout/brown trout at the Daniels River in Baltimore County. Dad caught a Rainbow Trout as well, the trout here like to put up a good fight and bringing them in was awesome.

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout

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