March 11, 2015 Update:
Attention Deer Creek Trout Anglers,
Due to road construction/closure of MD Rt. 24 within Rocks State Park, Deer Creek will not be stocked from St. Clair Bridge Road downstream to Rocks/Chrome Hill Rd. No trout will be stocked in this section of Deer Creek and the area is closed to the public. Deer Creek will be stocked with the same number of trout as in past years. All other traditional Deer Creek stocking locations will be stocked and open to the public.
March 10, 2015 Update - Where are all the trout?
Due to the recent and extended bout of severe winter weather,
the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service was unable
to complete some of the scheduled pre-season stocking locations before the
March 8 closure day. Frozen conditions at the fish culture facilities and at
many of the stocking locations prevented completion of the pre-season stocking
Our priority at this time is to complete all stocking
locations for the March 28 opening day. Hatchery staff will then complete all of
the pre-season stocking locations during the spring season, so that proposed
totals are met for every location. In some cases, supplies of fish will need to
be rescheduled from alternative DNR culture facilities, which could impact the
average size of the stocked fish at select locations. All stocked trout will still
meet or exceed our 0.5 lb minimum size goal.
We are working hard to get the fish stocked as quickly as
possible to meet angler expectations. If you have any questions on the
progress, please check the DNR trout stocking web page at http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Fisheries/Pages/trout/stocking.aspx
Thank you for your patience and happy fishing.
The full 2015 spring stocking schedule is available online and at DNR service centers and license vendors. In addition to this page, DNR’s Fisheries Service posts stocking updates on Facebook and Twitter and through its email news service. Anglers may also call 800-688-3467 and press option #2 to get a recorded weekly update.
Put-and-take areas have a five-trout limit and specific closures depending on location. Consult the 2015 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.
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 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.
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