When you run a CAML query to retrieve items from a SharePoint list, make sure that your CAML query tag does not include the <Query></Query> tags. When you include this tag, the filters are disregarded and you will retrieve the entire list
A caml query like this
Will not retrieve the list item.
Remove the <Query></Query> tags and you should be able to retrieve the results according to the filter specified.
Here is a sample