Trout Stocking

Trout Stocking in Maryland

General Stocking InformationSport Fish Restoration

For reference, the full 2017 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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2017 Fall Trout Stocking​​

The 2017 fall trout stocking is complete, the following table list all locations stocked with trout.


10/27/2017BaltimoreStansbury Park Pond
10/26/2017WashingtonBlairs Valley Lake
10/26/2017CalvertCalvert Cliffs Pond
10/26/2017CalvertHutchins Pond
10/26/2017CharlesHughesville Pond
10/26/2017CharlesMyrtle Grove Pond
10/26/2017CharlesWheatley Lake
10/25/2017FrederickRainbow Lake
10/25/2017CecilRising Sun Pond (Under 16, Over 65 or blind)
10/25/2017CecilHowards Pond
10/25/2017HarfordDeer Creek
10/25/2017HarfordBig Elk Creek
10/24/2017WashingtonBeaver Creek - Lower Half
10/24/2017Prince GeorgesCosca Lake
10/24/2017Prince GeorgesGreenbelt Lake
10/24/2017Prince GeorgesLake Artemesia
10/24/2017CarolineTuckahoe Creek
10/23/2017Prince GeorgesAllens Pond
10/23/2017Prince GeorgesGovernors Bridge (2/day)
10/23/2017Prince GeorgesMelwood Pond
10/23/2017Prince GeorgesSchoolhouse Pond
10/20/2017FrederickCunningham Falls Lake
10/18/2017FrederickCarroll Creek (Youth and Blind)
10/18/2017FrederickMiddle Creek
10/18/2017WashingtonAntietam Creek
10/18/2017HowardCentennial Lake
10/18/2017HowardLittle Patuxent River (2/day)
10/18/2017HowardMiddle Patuxent River (Delayed Harvest)
10/18/2017CarrollPiney Run Reservoir
10/17/2017GarrettNorth Branch Potomac River (Delayed Harvest)
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News Update

​Washington County’s Albert Powell Hatchery Working on Water Quality and Quantity Issues

Response Included Early Stocking to Relieve Overcrowding

Albert Powell Hatchery, the largest Department of Natural Resources trout production facility, is investigating and has taken corrective actions following a recent disruption to its water quality and quantity. Read more here.​

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.