Trout Stocking in Maryland

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 schedule. 

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 

Thank you for your patience and happy fishing.

Spring Trout Stocking Daily Updates

03.26.2015FrederickUrbana Lake
03.26.2015GarrettPiney Reservoir
03.26.2015GarrettSavage River Reservoir
03.26.2015BaltimoreGwynn Oak Pond
03.26.2015BaltimoreGwynns Falls
03.26.2015BaltimoreJones Falls
03.26.2015CecilHowards Pond
03.26.2015CecilRising Sun Pond (<16, >65 & Blind)
03.25.2015GarrettDeep Creek Lake
03.25.2015WashingtonAntietam Creek
03.23.2015FrederickCunningham Falls Lake
03.23.2015CarrollTaneytown Pond (Roberts Mill Pond)
03.20.2015HowardLittle Patuxent River (2 fish/day)
03.19.2015AlleganyDans Mountain Pond
03.19.2015GarrettJennings Randolph Lake
03.19.2015GarrettYoughiogheny River - Oakland
03.19.2015WashingtonBlairs Valley Lake
03.19.2015WashingtonLittle Tonoloway Creek (Youth & Blind)
03.19.2015CecilOctoraro Creek (2 Fish/day)
03.19.2015WicomicoBeaverdam Creek
03.19.2015WorcesterShad Landing Pond
03.18.2015FrederickCatoctin Creek - Catoctin Crk Park (Delayed Harvest)
03.18.2015HowardCentennial Lake
03.18.2015HowardLittle Patuxent River (2 Fish/day)
03.18.2015Prince GeorgesGreenbelt Lake
03.18.2015Prince GeorgesLake Artemesia
03.18.2015Prince GeorgesLaurel Lake
03.17.2015AlleganyTown Creek (Delayed Harvest)
03.17.2015FrederickBrunswick Pond (2 Fish/day)
03.17.2015FrederickMiddletown Comm Pond
03.17.2015WashingtonBlairs Valley Lake
03.17.2015WashingtonGreenbrier Lake
03.17.2015CarrollPiney Run Reservoir
03.17.2015CalvertCalvert Cliffs Pond
03.17.2015CalvertHutchins Pond
03.17.2015CharlesHughesville Pond
03.17.2015CharlesMyrtle Grove Pond
03.17.2015Prince GeorgesGovernor Bridge Pond (2 fish/day)
03.16.2015CharlesMyrtle Grove Pond
03.16.2015CarrollMorgan Run (Catch & Return)
03.16.2015BaltimoreAvalon Pond (Lost Lake)
03.16.2015GarrettHerrington Lake
03.16.2015GarrettGlades Park Pond (Youth & Blind)
03.16.2015GarrettBroadford Lake
03.13.2015GarrettCasselman River (Delayed Harvest)
03.12.2015AlleganyBattie Mixon
03.12.2015AlleganyLake Habeeb (Rocky Gap)
03.12.2015Prince GeorgesTucker Pond
03.12.2015Prince GeorgesMelwood Pond
03.12.2015Prince GeorgesCosca Lake
03.12.2015Prince GeorgesAllens Pond
03.12.2015CharlesWheatly Lake
03.12.2015CharlesHughesville Pond
03.12.2015GarrettSavage River
03.11.2015AlleganyFlintstone Creek
03.11.2015GarrettNorth Br. Potomac River - Kitzmiller
03.11.2015GarrettYoughiogheny River - Oakland
03.11.2015WashingtonSideling Hill Creek
03.10.2015GarrettNorth Br. Potomac River - Barnum
03.10.2015GarrettNorth Br. Potomac River - Westernport
03.10.2015GarrettYoughiogheny River (Delayed Harvest)
03.09.2015AlleganyLaurel Run (<16, >65 & Blind)
03.09.2015FrederickFountain Rock Park Pond (2 fish/day)
03.09.2015FrederickFrank Bentz Pond
03.04.2015GarrettYoughiogheny River, Delayed Harvest
03.04.2015GarrettNorth Branch Potomac River, Barnum
03.04.2015GarrettNorth Branch Potomac River, Westernport
03.04.2015GarrettYoughiogheny River, Friendsville
03.04.2015AlleganyEvitts Creek
03.04.2015WashingtonLittle Tonoloway Creek, Upper (2 fish/day)
03.04.2015WashingtonSideling Hill Creek
03.04.2015Frederick Catoctin Creek
03.03.2015HowardMiddle Patuxent River (Delayed Harvest Area)
03.03.2015MontgomeryPatuxent River (Catch & Return Area)
03.02.2015CarolineTuckahoe Creek
02.25.2015WashingtonAntietam Creek
02.25.2015HowardLake Elkhorn
02.12.2015BaltimorePatapsco River at Daniels (2 fish/day)
02.11.2015AlleganyJennings Run
02.11.2015AlleganyNorth Jennings Run
02.11.2015AlleganyWills Creek
02.11.2015WashingtonAntietam Creek
02.10.2015WashingtonBeaver Creek (Upper)
02.10.2015WashingtonLicking Creek
02.09.2015WashingtonBeaver Creek (Lower)
02.04.2015FrederickMiddle Creek

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.

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.