For many anglers in the Potomac-Patuxent chapter, the Patuxent Special is a pattern that holds a lot of good memories and has caught a lot of fish over the decades. The pattern was developed by long time PPTU member and past President Jay Sheppard. Here, Jay tells the story of how and where the pattern was first developed.
By Jay Sheppard:
Below is the place on the upper Savage River where the f... more
Trout Unlimited will be realeasing 10 reports on what they view as "Special Places" here in the East and how they could be affected by natural gas drilling. The reports will be released on a weekely basis.
As the TU national office writes, "This report from Trout Unlimited looks at places where expanding natural gas drilling operations in the East could pose risks to fishing and hunting opportuni... more
A late summer evening on the Gunpowder River near the Masemore Road Bridge. The area holds a large number of trout that are difficult to catch.
The Gunpowder River’s Catch and Release host to a wild, stream-bred population of Brown Trout. Consistent Coldwater releases from Prettyboy Reservoir create an cold water habitat that has landed the Big Gunpowder Falls River in Field and Streams Top 5 U.... more
One of Maryland's many wild browns. Only brook trout are native to Maryland. With the exception of Western Maryland and small streams along the northern tier of the state, brookies have been supplanted by wild browns and stocked rainbows. Protecting brook trout habitat is a primary goal of state Trout Unlimited chapters.