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​​

6/6/2018AlleganyWills Creek 1,200 RB (Bonus Fish)
6/6/2018FrederickOwens Creek 1,200 RB/BR (Received a surplus of 750 fish)
6/6/2018GarrettYoughiogheny River - Catch and Return1,000 RB (Bonus Fish)
6/5/2018GarrettBear Creek 1,000 RB (Bonus Fish)
6/4/2018WashingtonBeaver Creek700 RB (Bonus Fish)
6/1/2018GarrettNorth Branch Potomac River, Upper - Catch and Release2,000 RB (Bonus Fish)
5/30/2018CecilBig Elk Creek1,000 RB (Bonus Fish)
5/29/2018GarrettNorth Br. Potomac River, Barnum1,500 RB/GN (Recieved a surplus of 600 fish)
5/29/2018GarrettNorth Branch Potomac River, Westernport1,000 RB/GN (Recieved a surplus of 150 fish)
5/23/2018GarrettYoughiogheny River - Catch and Return2,000 RB (Recieved a surplus of 2,000 fish)
5/22/2018AlleganyEvitts Creek850 RB/GN
5/22/2018AlleganyWills Creek 850 RB/GN
5/21/2018AlleganyFifteen Mile Creek850 RB/GN
5/21/2018FrederickMiddle Creek 800 RB/BN (Recieved a surplus of 800 fish)
5/21/2018GarrettYoughiogheny River, Friendsville 400 RB/GN
5/21/2018GarrettYoughiogheny River - Oakland850 RB/GN
5/17/2018FrederickBig Hunting Creek - Catch and Return500 RB (Recieved a surplus of 200 fish)
5/17/2018GarrettSavage River1,250 RB/GN
5/16/2018FrederickFishing Creek450 RB
5/16/2018FrederickFriends Creek 700 RB
5/16/2018FrederickOwens Creek 450 RB
5/16/2018GarrettBear Creek 900 RB/GN
5/16/2018WashingtonAntietam Creek 450 RB
5/16/2018WashingtonSideling Hill Creek850 RB/GN
5/15/2018AlleganyEvitts Creek850 RB/GN
5/15/2018AlleganyJennings Run 650 RB/GN
5/15/2018AlleganyNorth Jennings Run Watershed200 RB/GN
5/15/2018BaltimoreGunpowder Falls, Upper 1,000 RB (Recieved a surplus of 350 fish)
5/15/2018BaltimoreLittle Falls 1,000 RB (Recieved a surplus of 350 fish)
5/15/2018FrederickFriends Creek 650 BN
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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.