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Trout – Cabin Branch (MD)

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Approximate Boundary: 39.266019,-77.102666 to 39.276733,-77.104651 (4,982 feet)

DNR Guidance: Cabin Branch from its confluence with the Patuxent River upstream to Hipsley Mill Road.

At the junction of Hipsley Mill and Annapolis Rock, Cabin Branch follows the road and hints at the challenge farther downstream. It is 15 feet across with an ideal streambed consisting of a mix of large rocks and cobble. Although there is a trail that starts adjacent to the intersection of the two roads, it does not initially parallel the stream and is sometimes hard to find. The stream tends to stay cooler than the Patuxent and, assuming there is adequate water, trout migrate into the stream during the heat of the summer. This is tight water! It is surrounded and protected by thick vegetation and endless pricker bushes. Short casts rule the day, be prepared for highly technical, highly accurate fishing and shredded waders.

Getting There:  From I-270, take exit 9 onto I-370 east. It eventually merges into MD 200. Take exit 9B for MD 97N. Turn north on MD 650/New Hampshire Avenue. New Hampshire eventually becomes Damascus Road. Turn north on Hipsley Mill Road. The upper end of Cabin Branch is at the intersection of Hipsley Mill Road and Annapolis Rock Road. To fish from the junction with the Patuxent, park at the Hipsley Mill Road bridge crossing.

Access Point:

·Hipsley Mill Road and Annapolis Rock Road (39.276795,-77.104743)

·Hipsley Mill Road Patuxent River bridge (39.26552,-77.114693)

Secrets Revealed? No. This is a very public location that is documented in the Guide to Maryland Trout Fishing

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Unless stated otherwise, this article was authored by Steve Moore

Disclaimer and Warning:  The contents of this site reflect the opinion of the author and you, the reader, must exercise care in the use and interpretation of this information.  Fishing is a dangerous sport.  You can slip and fall on rocks and sustain severe injury.  You can drown.  You can get hooks caught in your skin, face, eyes or other sensitive places.  All sorts of bad things can happen to you when to go into the woods to visit the places documented here.  Forests, streams and lakes are wild areas and any number of bad things can happen.  You must make your own judgment in terms of acceptable behavior and risk and not rely on anything posted here.  I disclaim all liability and responsibility for any actions you take as a result of reading the articles on this site.  If you do not agree with this, you should not read anything posted on this site.

Disclaimer and Warning:  The contents of this site reflect the opinion of the author and you, the reader, must exercise care in the use and interpretation of this information.  Fishing is a dangerous sport.  You can slip and fall on rocks and sustain severe injury.  You can drown.  You can get hooks caught in your skin, face, eyes or other sensitive places.  All sorts of bad things can happen to you when to go into the woods to visit the places documented here.  Forests, streams and lakes are wild areas and any number of bad things can happen.  You must make your own judgment in terms of acceptable behavior and risk and not rely on anything posted here.  I disclaim all liability and responsibility for any actions you take as a result of reading the articles on this site.  If you do not agree with this, you should not read anything posted on this site.

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