Central Maryland

Discussion in 'Maryland' started by rockfish, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. rockfish

    rockfish Morel Enthusiast

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    Well, spent yesterday searching in several places around Frederick and though seeing lots of skunk cabbage and may apples coming up in addition to leaves popping on poplars still haven't seen hide nor hair. Visiting a friend in NoVA hiking, I kept an eye out just for yucks, but all I found was a box turtle who'd clearly just excavated himself from his hibernation burrow. Kinda cool that. I feel like we get some rain and things'll really start to pop
     
  2. forestgirl

    forestgirl Morel Enthusiast

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    They are poppin'! Found whites and black, but not together....Off to a slow start!
     

  3. rockfish

    rockfish Morel Enthusiast

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    Nice. Found just one black, the first for this season. Interestingly, last year my first was on the 19th. This one was in a poplar grove though not really near one, growing up next to a thick grape vine. I found several last year under similar circumstances. How about yours?
     
  4. jarvis

    jarvis Young Morel

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    Just searched a bit in Patapsco today. Some may apples popping up, but no sign of any morels. Will keep looking over the next few weeks.
     
  5. rockfish

    rockfish Morel Enthusiast

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    Put in 5 mi around Loch Raven and a couple at Patapsco-zilch
     
  6. jarvis

    jarvis Young Morel

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    Hoping the rain tomorrow will help!
     
  7. rockfish

    rockfish Morel Enthusiast

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    Spent 5 hrs looking north of baltimore in a few different locations. I seem to be extremely talented at avoiding morels at all costs
     
  8. jarvis

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    No luck for me either. Searched for 4 hours in lower Patapsco. I am thinking that maybe northern Patapsco might have more? I am headed out again before nightfall. Wish me luck!
     
  9. bbooker

    bbooker Young Morel

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    I was birding, mountain biking, and mushroom hunting today in northern Patapsco and didn't have any luck at all : (
     
  10. rockfish

    rockfish Morel Enthusiast

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    You didn't see any birds and a mountain bike fail too? On top of the lack of mushrooms, that is a lousy day. I'm hoping all that rain we're supposed to get this week will kick it into high gear
     
  11. bbooker

    bbooker Young Morel

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    good point...there were a so many birds/warblers in the trees it was making my head spin! And I rode my mountain bike to several places where I found morels last year. So 2 out of 3 were a success!
     
  12. cjpatster

    cjpatster Young Morel

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    I checked a spot near Patapsco that produced last year and I found 5 small (1.5 - 2.5'' tall) grey's. Every other spot I looked was zilch. That was 6 hours hiking on Saturday and another 3 hours walking around on private land I have permission to hunt on Sunday. Slow start? Seems those guys in Western Maryland are doing just fine though!
     
  13. forestgirl

    forestgirl Morel Enthusiast

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    Had some great luck this weekend! Huge grays which were yummy with wild turkey. Also found some blacks but not as hearty as last year.
     
  14. supajoeshs04

    supajoeshs04 Young Morel

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    found a patch of about 15 yesterday right by where i park my truck. they were on a field edge that butts upto maulberry trees and an occasional box elder. i became excited that they were here then searched another 2 hours around the rest of the property and found no more.
     
  15. dontforgettheknife

    dontforgettheknife Young Morel

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    Scored a new honeyhole in Howard County yesterday. 54 big yellows/whites, under Ash. Some covered mostly in silt from the big rain's runoff but still standing strong.
     
  16. cjpatster

    cjpatster Young Morel

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    Walking my dogs in my suburban neighborhood in Anne Arundel County I came across 12 big yellows growing under a box elder yesterday afternoon! Exciting little treat for the afternoon walk, normally I drive 30 min to an hour to go hunting. Its always nice when they pop up a block away from your house. Scoured the area further but found no more, seems like an isolated event. AA Co doesn't normally produce many morels for me.
     
  17. forestgirl

    forestgirl Morel Enthusiast

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    WoW! The torrential rains popped up some ginormous whites and grays! I mean stuffers! Found at least 100! Yummy!
     
  18. rockfish

    rockfish Morel Enthusiast

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    Nice. Went out and found around 3 dozen peckerheads and a few small and medium greys. Left the little ones to grow a bit
     
  19. rockfish

    rockfish Morel Enthusiast

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    Weird week. Tuesday, tried one place I loaded up with big yellows last year and found only a few. Tried a new spot a few miles away and loaded up on 64 yellows, then tried several nearby spots and zeroed. The next day, day a buddy found over 100 100 ft from the parking lot in a spot miles away. I met him and searched over 4 mi. all around that patch and besides that spot found nothing. Went to my best spot today and found three. Frustrating and feel like I'm running out of options and time before the season runs out
     
  20. rockfish

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    Hmmm, tried a new spot. Hiked an hour and a half finding one. As I was checking one last section of trees before I left, I ran into a nice patch of yellows, 47 in all. Guess you never know