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.

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Preseason Trout Stocking​​

Preseason trout stocking is currently underway, the following table lists all locations stocked with trout. The Fall Stocking Summary​ shows what areas were stocked during the Fall 2017 Stocking season.

Species Codes:
RB = Rainbow Trout; GN = Golden Trout; BN = Brown Trout

1/12/2018WashingtonGreenbrier Lake2,650 RB/GN
1/11/2018WashingtonBlairs Valley Lake2,700 RB/GN
12/22/2017GarrettDeep Creek Lake4,350 RB/GN
12/19/2017GarrettYoughiogheny River - Delayed Harvest900 BN

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.