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Posted on July 17, 2014 | Permalink

Two Good Days Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Youghiogheny Reservoir

I had two good days fishing on the Maryland portion of the Youghiogheny Reservoir near Friendsville this past Saturday and Sunday. I landed this dandy 13 3/4" Crappie and then this nice 19" Smallmouth Bass. Dad and I also caught many perch, sunfish and smaller bass.

Tags: Crappie, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Sunfish

Posted on May 30, 2014 | Permalink

Pile of Perch

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Savage River Reservoir

Me and my dad fished at the Savage River Reservoir from our canoe on Memorial Day. We caught a mess of perch using worms and spinners. I hope we have a fish fry in a couple of days.

Tags: Yellow Perch

Posted on May 28, 2014 | Permalink

Western MD Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Upper Savage River and Glendenning Park Pond

Me and my Dad fished Savage River last weekend on 5-17-14 during the high water flow. Between Dad and I we caught 8 Rainbow Trout in the main stream and then I landed and released this nice native Brook Trout in one of the small feeder streams. The next morning 05-18-14 Dad took me down to Frostburg and I caught 5 nice Rainbow Trout from the fishing peir at Glendenning Park Pond.

Tags: Brook Trout, Rainbow trout

Posted on May 5, 2014 | Permalink

Trout Fishing on the Savage River

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Upper Savage River

Me, Dad, and family friend Dalene Garlitz went fishing at Savage River after I got home from School. Dalene and I caught 9 trout between the two of us.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

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

Posted on March 24, 2014 | Permalink

Exploring Swallow Falls

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Swallow Falls / Yough River

I fished at Swallow Falls on 03-15-14, didn't catch any fish but had a good time exploring.

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Posted on March 4, 2014 | Permalink

Rain and Snow Doesn't Stop This Kid

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: North Branch of Potomac River, Barnum area

I fished at Barnum on 3-2-14 and caught 5 nice Rainbow Trout. The weather was cold, cloudy and rainy and then started to snow. We got a message from Mom saying the roads were getting snow covered up where I live so me and Dad headed home.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

Posted on February 25, 2014 | Permalink

Upper Savage Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Upper Savage River

With a break in the weather we were able to get out and do some stream fishing today. I caught 3 Rainbow Trout, 1 Golden Trout and 1 native brook and Dad caught 1 rainbow. There is still a lot of snow and ice along the streams and we saw some places that the ice jams were 4 to 5 foot high.

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Golden rainbow Trout, Brook Trout

Posted on January 9, 2014 | Permalink

First Fish of the Year

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Savage River

First fish of the year for me and dad, we got out to do some fishing on New Years Day 2014. We caught a nice stringer of Rainbow Trout. We also caught and released 3 very colorful native Brook Trout.

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout

Posted on November 18, 2013 | Permalink

Do Female Trout Reproduce in the Wild?

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Western MD Streams

The nice weather on Saturday allowed us one more stream fishing trip in western Maryland. Me and Dad both did pretty good for trout but I ended up catching the two largest. One was a 17 inch Golden Trout it was a male and had a hooked jaw. The other was a 17 inch Rainbow Trout that was a female and was loaded with eggs. Dad said that he didnít think the female would be able to reproduce in the wild streams because it was a stocked trout and the stream conditions are not good for Rainbow Trout reproduction. Could you tell me if Dad was right on this?

DNR Response: Your Dad is right again. Rainbow Trout do not reproduce well anywhere in Maryland for multiple reasons. Hatchery trout often have eggs in the fall but do not successfully spawn because they are semi-domesticated and donít have the correct instincts or behaviors. Stream conditions in most of our put and take streams are not good enough for successful trout reproduction, due to too much sediment and water temperatures that are too warm during the summer months.

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Golden Rainbow Trout

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