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Posted on May 16, 2014 | Permalink

Gold Trout are Fun to Catch

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Friend's Creek

I just returned from a trip to Friend's Creek in northern Maryland. I had a rewarding day filling out my limit catching 3 different varieties of trout. Fishing was slow but toward the end of the day things picked up. I found out that my waders were shot leaking the whole day and the slippery going on the rocks did not help. I hooked several trout which just snapped my line as soon as I set the hook several times that day. There are some nice fish in there. The most memorable catch was a nice 15" plus Golden Rainbow Trout that I tried to grab with my hands after a tough battle. The fish struggled and flopped back into the stream-maybe someone else will catch it. I caught one brown and three rainbows. I ended the day hooking a nice Golden Rainbow Trout on a muddler minnow. This trout I managed to land even though it fell out of my hands but I managed to grab it in time. Filling out my limit I went back to my car and talked to an angler who filled out his limit in 15 minutes using power bait. Some anglers are taking the whole day, others just 15 minutes to catch their limit. I just wonder if the golden trout fight harder than other varieties. Please keep stocking them, they are a blast to catch. There is a second stocking and maybe next week after the rains will be good. Tight lines.

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Golden Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout