Trout Stocking in Maryland

General Stocking InformationSport Fish Restoration

For reference, the full 2016 spring stocking schedule is available online. In addition to this page, DNR’s 

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

2016 Fall Trout Stocking​​

Stocking crews were able to move some fish prior to the anticipated October 9 start date, see list below.  Please continue to check this site for further updates.

10.27.2016CharlesWheatley Lake
10.27.2016CharlesHughesville Pond
10.27.2016CharlesMyrtle Grove Pond
10.27.2016CalvertCalvert Cliffs Pond
10.27.2016CalvertHutchins Pond
10.26.2016HarfordDeer Creek
10.26.2016CecilBig Elk Creek
10.26.2016CecilHoward's Pond
10.26.2016Garrett CountySavage River
10.25.2016Prince George'sCosca Lake
10.25.2016Prince George'sGreenbelt Lake
10.25.2016Prince George'sLake Artemesia
10.25.2016CarolineTuckahoe Creek
10.24.2016Prince George'sMelwood Pond
10.24.2016Prince George'sGovernors Bridge
10.24.2016Prince George'sAllens Pond
10.24.2016Prince George'sSchoolhouse Pond
10.21.2016FrederickCunningham Falls Lake
10.19.2016HowardCentennial Lake
10.19.2016HowardLittle Patuxent River
10.19.2016HowardMiddle Patuxent River - Delayed Harvest
10.19.2016FrederickMiddle Creek
10.19.2016FrederickCarroll Creek - Youth & Blind
10.19.2016GarrettNorth Branch Potomac River - Catch & Return
10.19.2016CarrollPiney Run Reservoir
10.18.2016Baltimore Patapsco River (Daniels)
10.18.2016BaltimorePatapsco River (Avalon)
10.18.2016CarrollSouth Branch Patapsco River (River Rd.)
10.18.2016FrederickFriends Creek
10.18.2016FrederickOwens Creek
10.18.2016GarrettNorth Branch Potomac River (Delayed Harvest)
10.17.2016WashingtonGreenbrier Lake
10.17.2016WashingtonBlairs Valley Lake
10.14.2016AlleganyTown Creek - Delayed Harvest
10.14.2016WashingtonBeaver Creek
10.13.2016GarrettCasselman River - Delayed Harvest
10.13.2016GarrettNorth Bridge Potomac River, Barnum
10.13.2016GarrettNorth Bridge Potomac River, Westernport
10.13.2016CarrollMorgan Run - Catch and Return
10.13.2016BaltimoreGunpowder Falls, Upper
10.12.2016AlleganyRocky Gap
10.12.2016WashingtonAntietam Creek
10.12.2016FrederickRainbow Lake
10.12.2016AlleganyWills Creek
10.12.2016AlleganyEvitts Creek
10.12.2016AlleganyCotton Cove
10.12.2016AlleganyLions Park Pond
10.12.2016AlleganyEvitts Creek Pond
10.11.2016BaltimoreStansbury Pond Park
10.11.2016MontgomeryGreat Seneca Creek
10.11.2016GarrettBear Creek
10.11.2016GarrettYoughiogheny River - Delayed Harvest
10.11.2016GarrettYoughiogheny River, Friendsville
10.06.2016GarrettYoughiogheny River at Oakland
10.06.2016GarrettYoughiogheny River Catch and Return area
10.06.2016GarrettGlade Park Pond

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. Click here to read news item. Further information can be found through our FAQ on the felt sole ban.