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.
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.
RB = Rainbow Trout; GN = Golden Trout; BN = Brown Trout
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 wading shoes are now banned in the State of Maryland. Further information can be found through our FAQ on the felt sole ban.
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