Trout Stocking in Maryland

General Stocking InformationSport Fish Restoration

Fall trout stocking generally takes place during late September through October.  We do not have pre-determined fall schedule and the department 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 Mary​land Guide to Fishing and Crabbing ​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. 
  • Closure 1 means areas are closed from 10pm March 11 until 5:30 am March 31, 2018 
  • Closure Period 2 means areas are closed from 10pm March 25 until 5:30 am March, 31, 2018

All areas are open to fishing at 5:30 a.m. on March 31, 2018. 

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2018 Fall Trout Stocking​​

Stay tuned for daily updates once stocking begins​.

Species Codes:

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

10/17/2018CarrollPiney Run Reservoir 400 RB/BN
10/17/2018FrederickCarroll Creek - Youth or Blind300 RB/BN
10/17/2018FrederickCunningham Falls Lake 1,000 RB
10/17/2018FrederickMiddle Creek (Closure 1)500 RB/BN
10/17/2018HowardCentennial Lake 400 RB/BN
10/17/2018HowardLittle Patuxent River - 2/Day400 RB/BN
10/17/2018HowardMiddle Patuxent River - Delayed Harvest400 RB/BN
10/16/2018BaltimoreGunpowder Falls - Lower (Closure 1)500 RB/BR
10/16/2018BaltimorePatapsco River, Daniels (2/Day)400 RB/BN
10/16/2018CarrollSouth Branch Patapsco River - River Rd. (Closure 1) 500 RB/BN
10/16/2018FrederickFriends Creek (Closure 1)500 RB/BN
10/16/2018FrederickOwens Creek (Catch and Release)500 RB/BN
10/16/2018WashingtonBlairs Valley Lake 825 RB/BN
10/15/2018BaltimoreStansbury Park Pond400 RB
10/15/2018MontgomeryGreat Seneca Creek (Closure 1)500 RB
10/11/2018BaltimoreGunpowder Falls, Upper (Closure 1)300 RB/GN
10/10/2018AlleganyEvitts Creek (Closure 1)800 RB
10/10/2018AlleganyWills Creek (Closure 1)800 RB
10/10/2018AlleganyTown Creek - Delayed Harvest700 RB
10/4/2018GarrettCasselman River - Delayed Harvest700 RB
10/4/2018GarrettNorth Branch Potomac River - Delayed Harvest500 RB
10/3/2018GarrettGlades Park Pond - Youth or Blind300 RB
10/2/2018FrederickRainbow Lake (Closure 2)400 RB/GN/BN
10/2/2018GarrettYoughiogheny River - Delayed Harvest500 RB
10/2/2018GarrettYoughiogheny River - Catch and Release500 RB
10/2/2018GarrettYoughiogheny River, Friendsville800 RB
10/2/2018GarrettYoughiogheny River, Oakland800 RB
10/2/2018WashingtonAntietam Creek 500 RB/GN/BN
10/1/2018GarrettBear Creek - (Closure 1)1,000 RB
10/1/2018GarrettParkview Pond - Youth or Blind300 RB
10/1/2018GarrettSavage River - (Closure 1)500 RB/GN
9/17/2018GarrettNorth Branch Potomac River - Barnum500 RB
9/17/2018GarrettNorth Branch Potomac River - Upper, Catch and Release500 RB
9/17/2018GarrettNorth Branch Potomac River - Westernport800 RB

Help To Stop Poachers

Reminder - If you spot poaching please place a call to our Catch a Poacher Hotline at 1-800-635-6124 - a cash reward is available for information leading to an arrest and conviction of a violator.

Felt Soled Waders and Shoe Ban

Felt-soled waders and wading shoes are now banned in the State of Maryland. Further information can be found through our FAQ on the felt sole ban.