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

Melwood Pond will not receive it's scheduled pre-season stocking due to low dissolved oxygen levels. It will be monitored and evaluated prior to further scheduled stocking dates. Locations stocked on 01/24/2018 received the extra fish that were scheduled for Melwood.
2/21/2018FrederickFountain Rock Park Pond200 RB/GN
2/21/2018FrederickFrank Bentz Pond 200 RB
2/21/2018WashingtonLower Beaver Creek 450 RB/GN
2/21/2018WashingtonLicking Creek 450 RB/GN
2/20/2018AlleganyEvitts Creek900 RB/GN
2/20/2018AlleganyJennings Run 1,100 RB/GN
2/20/2018AlleganyNorth Jennings Run Watershed300 RB/GN
2/20/2018AlleganyWills Creek 900 RB/GN
2/20/2018BaltimorePatapsco River, Daniels - 2 fish/day1,800 RB/GN
2/20/2018CarrollMorgan Run - catch and return900 RB
2/15/2018AlleganyTown Creek - Delayed Harvest2,700 RB/GN
2/14/2018FrederickMiddle Creek900 RB/GN
2/14/2018WashingtonAntietam Creek 450 RB/GN
2/7/2018CarolineTuckahoe Creek 1,050 RB/GN
2/7/2018CecilOctoraro Creek300 RB/GN
2/6/2018Queen AnnesUnicorn Branch - 2 fish/day200 RB/GN
2/6/2018WicomicoBeaverdam Creek 450 RB/GN
2/6/2018WorcesterShad Landing Pond 450 RB/GN
2/2/2018CarrollSouth Branch Patapsco River (River Road)400 RB/GN
2/2/2018CharlesHughesville Pond75 RB/GN
2/2/2018FrederickCatoctin Creek(Catoctin Creek Park) - Delayed Harvest900 RB
2/2/2018FrederickCatoctin Creek(Doubs Meadow) - Delayed Harvest200 RB
2/2/2018HowardElkhorn Lake750 RB/GN
1/30/2018BaltimoreStansbury Park Pond 750 RB/GN
1/30/2018CalvertCalvert Cliffs Pond75 RB/GN
1/30/2018HowardLittle Patuxent River - 2 Fish/Day1,100 RB/GN
1/30/2018MontgomeryLake Needwood750 RB/GN
1/29/2018CalvertCalvert Cliffs Pond 225 RB/GN
1/25/2018CharlesHughesville Pond300 RB/G
1/25/2018CharlesMyrtle Grove Pond700 RB/G
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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.