Trout Stocking in Maryland

Fall Trout Stocking Update

UPDATE: We reported the Youghiogheny Catch & Return area was stocked on Oct 1, it was not, Glades Park was the area stocked. The Youghiogheny Catch & Return area will be stocked at a later date.

The 2015 fall trout stocking is scheduled to commence the week of September 27 and continue through October. The fall stocking is significantly smaller (25,300 fish) with fewer stocked locations than the spring edition.  Though small, the fall trout fishing experience is exciting, fish are actively feeding and colors are at their best.

While the Department makes every attempt to meet a schedule; weather conditions, water temperatures, stream and river levels, and vehicle availability can delay or alter some stockings.  For a daily update of actual stockings sign up for our nontidal recreational fisheries email list​. Anglers may also call 800-688-3467 and press option #1 to get a recorded weekly update.​​ 

11/4/2015Casselman River - (Delayed Harvest)Garrett
11/4/2015Piney ReservoirGarrett
11/3/2015Jennings Randolph LakeGarrett
11/3/2015North Br. Potomac River - BarnumGarrett
11/3/2015North Br. Potomac River - WesternportGarrett
11/2/2015North Br. Potomac River - KitzmillerGarrett
10/25/2015Melwood Pond Prince Georges
10/25/2015Allens PondPrince Georges
10/25/2015Schoolhouse PondPrince Georges
10/25/2015Cosca LakePrince Georges
10/25/2015Greenbelt Lake Prince Georges
10/25/2015Lake Artemesia Prince Georges
10/25/2015Howards Pond Cecil
10/25/2015Rising Sun Pond Cecil
10/25/2015Tuckahoe CreekCaroline
10/25/2015Deer Creek Harford
10/25/2015Big Elk Creek Cecil
10/25/2015Wheatley Lake Charles
10/25/2015Hughesville Pond Charles
10/25/2015Calvert Cliffs Pond Calvert
10/25/2015Hutchins Pond Calvert
10/25/2015Myrtle Grove Pond Charles
10/18/2015Friends CreekFrederick
10/18/2015Owens Creek Frederick
10/18/2015South Branch Patapsco River, Upper Carroll
10/18/2015Patapsco River, Daniels Baltimore
10/18/2015Patapsco River, Avalon Baltimore
10/18/2015Middle CreekFrederick
10/18/2015Big Hunting CreekFrederick
10/18/2015Carroll Creek Frederick
10/18/2015Centennial Lake Howard
10/18/2015Little Patuxent River Howard
10/18/2015Piney Run Reservoir Carroll
10/18/2015Middle Patuxent RiverHoward
10/18/2015Cunningham Falls Lake Frederick
10/18/2015Greenbrier Lake Washington
10/18/2015Blairs Valley Lake Washington
10/11/2015Town Creek Allegany
10/11/2015Glades Park PondGarrett
10/11/2015Stansbury Park PondBaltimore
10/11/2015Great Seneca Creek Montgomery
10/11/2015Wills Creek Allegany
10/11/2015Evitts CreekAllegany
10/11/2015Gunpowder Falls, Upper Baltimore
10/11/2015Morgan RunCarroll
9/27/2015Savage RiverGarrett
9/27/2015Bear Creek Garrett
9/27/2015Casselman RiverGarrett
9/27/2015Youghiogheny RiverGarrett
9/27/2015Youghiogheny River, OaklandGarrett
9/27/2015Youghiogheny River C&RGarrett
9/27/2015Youghiogheny River, FriendsvilleGarrett
VariousBeaver Creek (lower half)Washington
VariousAntietam Creek Washington
VariousRainbow Lake Frederick
VariousN.B.P.R. WesternportGarrett
VariousN.B.P.R. Upper C&RGarrett
VariousCotton CoveAllegany
VariousLion Park PondAllegany
VariousParkview PondGarrett
VariousN.B.P.R. BarnumGarrett
VariousEvitts PondsAllegany
VariousLake Habeeb (Rocky Gap)Allegany

General Stocking Information

For reference, the full 2015 spring stocking schedule is available online. 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 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.

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.