General Stocking Information
The department is not publishing a 2022 stocking schedule. All stocked locations that fall under a closure period will be announced prior to the traditional opening day March 26, 2022.
The department posts stocking updates on
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 Guide to Fishing and Crabbing 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.
New brook trout regulations are now in effect requiring catch and release only in all put-and-take trout areas and all waters east of Interstate 81. Anglers should take time to properly identify brook trout -- which are not stocked by the department, -- when fishing in catch-and-release waters.
Some trout fishing areas are subject to the 2022 Closure Schedule.
Closure 0 means no restrictions and trout fishing is allowed.
Closure Period 1 means areas are closed from 10 pm March 6 until 5:30 am March 26, 2022
Closure Period 2 means areas are closed from 10 pm March 20 until 5:30 am March 26, 2022
All areas are open to fishing at 5:30 a.m. on March 26, 2022.
2021/2022 Trout Stocking
RB = Rainbow Trout;
GN = Golden Trout;
BN = Brown Trout
trout stocking locations map. The trout stocking map will be upgraded on March 28, the new product is more responsive and has enhanced features for a better experience.