Trout Stocking in Maryland

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.​

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. Anglers may also call 800-688-3467 and press option #1 to get a recorded weekly update (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.

UpdatesGirl with Trout

2017 Spring Trout Stocking​​

Please continue to check this site for further updates.


02.23.2017GarrettNorth Branch Potomac River -  Barnum
02.23.2017GarrettNorth Branch Potomac River - Westernport
02.23.2017MontgomeryMiddle Patuxent River
02.23.2017MontgomeryPatuxent River
02.22.2017AlleganyNorth Jennings Run Watershed
02.22.2017AlleganyJennings Run
02.22.2017AlleganyWills Creek
02.22.2017WashingtonLittle Tonoloway Creek (Upper Section - 2 Fish/Day)
02.22.2017FrederickFountain Rock Park Pond (2 Fish/Day)
02.22.2017FrederickFrank Bentz Pond
02.22.2017MontgomeryLake Needwood
02.21.2017BaltimorePatapsco River, Daniels - 2/day
02.21.2017FrederickCatoctin Creek(Catoctin Crk Park) - Delayed Harvest
02.21.2017FrederickCatoctin Creek(Doubs Meadow) - Delayed Harvest
02.21.2017GarrettCasselman River - Delayed Harvest
02.21.2017GarrettNorth Branch Potomac River - Kitzmiller
02.21.2017GarrettYoughiogheny River, Oakland
02.15.2017AlleganyLake Habeeb (Rocky Gap)
02.15.2017CarrollPiney Run Reservior
02.15.2017FrederickCunningham Falls Lake
02.15.2017WashingtonBlairs Valley Lake
02.15.2017WashingtonGreenbrier Lake
02.08.2017GarrettSavage River Reservoir
02.08.2017CecilOctoraro Creek
02.08.2017HowardLittle Patuxent River
02.08.2017CarolineTuckahoe Creek
02.08.2017Queen AnnesUnicorn Branch
02.02.2017WicomicoBeaverdam Creek
02.02.2017WorcesterShad Landing Pond
02.02.2017CarolineTuckahoe Creek
02.02.2017Queen AnnesUnicorn Branch - below lake (2 Fish/Day)
01.30.2017BaltimoreStansbury Park Pond
01.30.2017Howard CountyLake Elkhorn
01.30.2017CalvertCalvert Cliffs
01.30.2017CharlesHughesville Pond
01.30.2017CharlesMyrtle Grove Pond
01.30.2017CarolineTuckahoe Creek
01.26.2017Howard CountyCentennial Lake
01.26.2017CharlesMyrtle Grove Pond
01.26.2017Prince GeorgesGreenbelt Lake
01.26.2017Prince GeorgesLake Artemesia
01.25.2017CalvertCalvert Cliffs
01.25.2017CalvertHutchins Pond
01.25.2017Prince GeorgesPond at Governor Bridge Natural Area
01.25.2017CharlesHughesville Pond
01.25.2017CharlesWheatley Lake
01.25.2017Prince GeorgesAllens Pond
01.25.2017Prince GeorgesCosca Lake
01.25.2017Prince GeorgesMelwood Pond
01.25.2017Prince GeorgesTucker Pond
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