General Stocking Information
The department 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 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.
2023 Trout Stocking
View the trout stocking locations map.
Some trout fishing areas are subject to the 2023 Closure Schedule.
Closure 0 means no restrictions and trout fishing is allowed.
Closure Period 1 means areas are closed from 10 pm March 5 until 5:30 am March 25, 2023
Closure Period 2 means areas are closed from 10 pm March 19 until 5:30 am March 25, 2023
All areas are open to fishing at 5:30 a.m. on March 25, 2023.
RB = Rainbow Trout; GN = Golden Trout; BN = Brown Trout
All areas that are under closure are stocked and are ready for fishing on March 25, 2023 at 5:30 AM