Trout Stocking in Maryland

General Stocking InformationSport Fish Restoration

For reference, the full 2018 spring stocking schedule ​is available online. In addition to this page, the Department of Natural Resources Fishing & Boating Services posts stocking updates ​on Facebook and Twitter and through its email news service. Lastly, anglers may also call 800-688-3467 and press option #1 to get a recorded weekly update when stocking is in process (usually updated on Fridays).

Put-and-take areas have a five-trout limit and specific spring closures depending on location. Consult the Maryland Fishing Guide for closure dates and special management area restrictions.

The daily limit in areas (that are not put-and-take or special management areas) is two trout with no minimum size and no closed season, except in special trout management and put-and-take areas.

​Some Trout fishing areas are subject to the 2018 Closure Schedule. Closure 0 means no restrictions and trout fishing is allowed. All fishing is prohibited in Closure Period 1 areas from 10:00 p.m. March 11 - 5:30 a.m. March 31, 2018 and Closure Period 2 areas from 10:00 p.m. March 25 - 5:30 a.m.March, 31, 2018. All areas are open to fishing at 5:30 a.m. on March 31, 2018. Please visit the 2018 Maryland Guide to Hunting and Fishing for specific rules and regulations.

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2018 Spring Trout Stocking​​

Locations listed in table below were open to fishing on the date stocked. Locations subject to a closure period (at time of stocking) are not listed.

Update - Due to low water at Schoolhouse Pond, the pond only received half of its allocation (approximately 370 fish) on April 4, 2018. The rest of the ponds allocation was distributed evenly between Melwood and Allens Pond in southern Maryland.

Species Codes:

RB = Rainbow Trout; GN = Golden Trout; BN = Brown Trout​​

4/20/2018CarrollSouth Branch Patapsco River (Marriottsville Road)1,000 RB/GN
4/20/2018CarrollSouth Branch Patapsco River (River Road)300 RB/GN
4/20/2018GarrettBear Creek 900 RB/GN
4/20/2018MontgomeryGreat Seneca Creek 2,000 RB/GN
4/20/2018MontgomeryIzaak Walton Pond 450 RB/GN
4/19/2018AlleganyEvitts Creek1,350 RB/GN
4/19/2018AlleganyEvitts Creek Ponds 650 RB/GN
4/19/2018AlleganyFlintstone Creek 900 RB/GN
4/19/2018CalvertCalvert Cliffs Pond150 RB/GN
4/19/2018CalvertHutchins Pond450 RB/GN
4/19/2018CarrollBeaver Run450 RB/GN
4/19/2018CarrollFarm Museum Pond450 RB/GN
4/19/2018CarrollPiney Run Reservoir450 RB/GN
4/19/2018CharlesHughesville Pond 250 RB/GN
4/19/2018CharlesMyrtle Grove Pond850 RB/GN/BN
4/19/2018Prince GeorgesTucker Pond100 RB/GN
4/19/2018WashingtonBeaver Creek1,750 RB/GN
4/18/2018AlleganyBattie Mixon900 RB/GN
4/18/2018AlleganyGeorges Creek 900 RB/GN
4/18/2018FrederickCarroll Creek - Under 16 or Blind650 RB/GN
4/18/2018FrederickFountain Rock Park Pond150 RB/GN
4/18/2018GarrettYoughiogheny River - Oakland900 RB/GN
4/18/2018HowardLittle Patuxent River - 2 fish/day1,700 RB/GN
4/18/2018MontgomeryPatuxent River, Laurel650 RB/GN
4/18/2018Prince GeorgesCosca Lake450 RB/GN
4/18/2018Prince GeorgesGreenbelt Lake450 RB/GN
4/18/2018Prince GeorgesLake Artemesia350 RB/GN
4/18/2018Prince GeorgesLaurel Lake 200 RB/GN
4/18/2018Prince GeorgesMelwood Pond 200 RB/GN
4/18/2018Prince GeorgesSchool House Pond 400 RB/GN
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