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Posted on June 23, 2015 | Permalink

Trophy Brown

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Gunpowder River

I caught this brown trout in the Gunpowder River in Sparks, MD last week, on 6/13/15. It weighed over 5 lbs, and measured 24". Despite the 90+ degree summer weather, the fish were still biting actively on live nightcrawlers.

Tags: brown trout

Posted on June 2, 2015 | Permalink

Baltimore County Blitz

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven, Gunpowder

Last week, I fished a few spots in Baltimore County. The first stop was Loch Raven, where I caught and released several largemouth bass. I also caught a brown trout in one of the feeder creeks that runs into the reservoir. After landing the fish, you could see it still had a half eaten minnow in its mouth. After trying Loch Raven, I visited two areas of the Gunpowder, in Sparks, MD. I was able to get another brown trout, as well as a golden (rainbow) trout. Plenty of eager trout still left after the spring stockings. Tight lines!

Tags: largemouth bass, brown trout, golden rainbow trout

Posted on May 21, 2015 | Permalink

Gunpowder Falls Mix

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Gunpowder Falls

I caught this golden rainbow trout in the Gunpowder Falls a few days ago. Three other rainbows, and several fallfish were also caught that day too. All the fish hit on live worms drifted along the bottom.

Tags: golden rainbow trout, rainbow trout, fallfish

Posted on April 29, 2015 | Permalink

Slow Fishing at Gunpowder

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Gunpowder

Last week, I took a trip after work to fish for trout in the Gunpowder .The fish were stocked a few days prior, but the cooler weather and wind seemed to slow the "bite" down a bit. I did catch a few rainbows, and my brother caught (and released) this native brook trout.

Tags: brook trout, rainbow trout

Posted on December 23, 2014 | Permalink

Gunpowder Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Gunpowder River

I caught a rainbow trout in the Gunpowder River along with a few others this past Monday, December 15th. Who could pass up an opportunity to catch fish on a 50 winter day? Spinners were the preferred lure of the day. Thanks to the DNR stocking efforts, there are plenty of fish to last the entire year!

Tags: rainbow trout

Posted on October 28, 2014 | Permalink

Eager Rainbow Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Upper Gunpowder River

I caught these rainbow trout last week, in the Upper Gunpowder River.They eagerly hit the spinner lure I was casting and drifting through the current. Thanks to the DNR for the fall trout stocking in one of my favorite spots!

Tags: rainbow trout

Posted on August 22, 2014 | Permalink

Bite Best After Sunset

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Susquehanna River

I caught this 19" Channel Catfish in the Susquehanna River, near the Conowingo Dam. While using nightcrawlers for bait on an ultra light rig, I was able to catch and release a few small Channel Catfish, rockfish, and White Perch. The "bite" was best around sunset. Tight lines!

Tags: Channel Catfish, Striped Bass, White Perch

Posted on July 24, 2014 | Permalink

Bay Bridge Fishing

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Bay Bridge

This past weekend, my brother and I fished around the pilings at the Bay Bridge. No rockfish, but got a few large Spot and White Perch. Also released a small Bluefish.

Tags: Spot, White Perch, Bluefish

Posted on July 9, 2014 | Permalink

Balto County Mixed Bag

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven and Upper Gunpowder

This report is from the past holiday weekend. Caught a few Chain Pickerel from Loch Raven, while running spoons over the grass beds. Catch and release of course. Also fished in the upper Gunpowder, near the NCR trail, in various put and take areas. The trout bite was excellent in the morning hours. Kept a few hatchery raised fish for eating, and released all the smaller browns, along with a few tiny Smallmouth Bass. Drifting small nightcrawler pieces along the bottom was the most effective technique. Tight lines!

Tags: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Chain Pickerel, Smallmouth Bass

Posted on November 18, 2013 | Permalink

Tautog Fishing in Ocean City

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
Location: Inlet in Ocean City

Saturday, November 9th, my brother Kevin Haitmanek and myself fished the inlet in Ocean City for Tautog. They were biting all day on green crabs along the rock walls, pilings, bulkheads with the ideal water depth around 25'. We ended the day with three legal sized fish at 16", 16.5", and 17" respectively. Lots of fish were released, and even more broke off.

Tags: Tautog

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