Every year I always make time to explore smaller streams throughout the region in search of wild trout. Fishing small streams, especially for the first time, can lead to incredibly scenic places where few trout are pressured by anglers. Exploring unknown water is a gamble, as many hours or even days can be spent hiking along small streams with few or no trout caught. The anglers who stumble onto small streams with good numbers of trout, often find a piece of paradise to themselves. Over the course of 2009 I fished a number of small wild brown and brook trout streams in Maryland, and wanted to share some photos of these little gems that didn’t make it into a website report. While I spend the bulk of my time fishing the Gunpowder, I’ll be sure to return to these streams in 2010.