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Posted on March 28, 2011 | Permalink

Opening Day of Trout Season

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central

A brisk 30 degree morning could not keep anglers from their appointment with Patapsco trout at 5:30 am on Saturday. We have spent the last month stocking trout all over Central MD, and I was glad to see so many people out enjoying the Patapsco. I arrived at the Avalon area of Patapsco State Park about 7 am and found approximately 80 anglers within sight along roughly 1 mile of river.

Mike Dugan and his son John of Halethorpe were fishing a quiet section of the river and enjoying some flyfishing action.

Marilyn Topper and Cori Bohn, two students at McDaniel College, limited out before the male members of their party and were quite happy about it.

Doug Pearson outdid some fierce competition to catch one of our big holdover rainbows at the Swinging Bridge and also received some press in the Baltimore Sun.

The parking lots were full of fishermen and vehicles at Marriottsville Rd along the upper Patapsco and Piney Run.

Tags: Trout Stocking, Opening Day

Posted on May 06, 2010 | Permalink

Watersnake at Great Seneca

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Great Seneca Creek in Montgomery County

We stocked Great Seneca Creek in Montgomery County with rainbow trout this morning. Within moments of releasing the trout, we observed this large watersnake had caught and killed a 10 inch trout. I was able to get a few photos before he swam away with his dinner.

Tags: Trout Stocking, Watersnake, Rainbow Trout

Posted on March 29, 2010 | Permalink

Trout Opening Day at Northwest Branch

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Northwest Branch

Parker Maschauer, a young angler from Cambridge, MD, traveled to NorthWest Branch to sample the trout fishing on opening day this Saturday. Parker was up at 3:20 am and on the stream by 5 and was fishing with his dad, Neil, and his grandfather and mother.

I encountered several other families of trout fishermen on NorthWest Branch. Many people that fish for Put and Take trout view opening day as a tradition they share with their parents and children. It was gratifying to see so many young anglers out on a chilly morning learning to fish with their parents and family.

Tags: Trout, Opening Day, Northwest Branch

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