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Winter Fly Fishing

Winter Fly Fishing Western Maryland


Winter Fly Fishing

Fish On! Crabtree Creek Western MD

Winter Fly Fishing

Rainbow Trout, Crabtree Creek Western MD.

The MD DNR stocks the reservoir with Rainbows and this may be a stocker that swam upstream and made its home in the bridge pool.

Winter Fly fishing

Brook Trout, Crabtree Creek MD


I did some Winter Fly Fishing in western Maryland over the weekend,the Savage was running high so I decided to fish some new water.  With over 100 miles of Brook Trout streams in the Savage River watershed, as well as a beautiful strain of wild Brook Trout, it is one of the few intact Brook Trout systems in the country. There is a zero creel limit on Brook Trout so as to ensure good populations of fish. I decided to fish Crabtree Creek, it feeds the western arm of the Savage reservoir, it is a good size stream with Brookies in the 12″ class.  The nicest fish was a Rainbow, it looked very healthy and wild but whether it is wild or stocked is not clear to me.  Beautiful winter day fly fishing Crabtree Creek in western Maryland!