Trout Stocking in Maryland

DNR To Stock Trout For Fall Fishing Season

Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service will begin stocking for the 2014 fall season the week of September 14. Hatchery staff will stock approximately 33,000 trout into freshwater streams and ponds across the state.

Stocking dates and locations are dependent on water flow and temperatures.

*Cotton Cove - Cotton Cove in Frostburg is unstockable, the allotment for this location in now allocated to Dans Mountain Pond outside Lonaconing.

**Howards Pond - The City of Elkton has closed the park where Howards Pond is located to complete repairs to its water supply canal. It is highly unlikely that the repairs will be completed by the scheduled date. The trout scheduled to be stocked there will be diverted to Rising Sun Pond and Big Elk Creek, both of which are located nearby.

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The DNR telephone line, 1-800-688-3467, will be updated each Friday beginning September 19 so that anglers may find out if their favorite area has been stocked. ​

14-SepGarrettNorth Br. Potomac River, Westernport
GarrettSavage River
28-SepGarrettBear Creek
GarrettNorth Branch Potomac River (Delayed Harvest)
GarrettNorth Br. Potomac River, Upper (Catch & Return)
5-OctAllegany*Cotton Cove - replaced with Dan's Mountain Pond
AlleganyEvitts Ponds
AlleganyLake Habbeb (Rocky Gap)
AlleganyLion Park Pond
GarrettGlades Park Pond (Youth & Blind)
GarrettParkview Pond (Youth & Blind)
GarrettNorth Br. Potomac River, Barnum
GarrettYoughiogheny River, Oakland
GarrettYoughiogheny River (Catch & Return)
GarrettYoughiogheny River, Friendsville
FrederickBig Hunting Creek (Catch & Return)
FrederickCarroll Creek (youth & Blind)
FrederickFriends Creek
FrederickMiddle Creek
FrederickOwens Creek (Catch & Return)
CarrollPiney Run Reservoir
CarrollSouth Branch Patapsco River, Upper
BaltimorePatapsco River, Avalon
BaltimorePatapsco River, Daniels (2 Fish/day)
HowardCentennial Lake
HowardLittle Patuxent River (2 Fish/day)
HowardMiddle Patuxent River (Delayed Harvest)
12-OctGarrettCasselman River (Delayed Harvest)
GarrettYoughiogheny River (Delayed Harvest)
AlleganyEvitts Creek
AlleganyTown Creek (Delayed Harvest)
AlleganyWills Creek
BaltimoreGunpowder Falls, Upper
BaltimoreStansbury Park Pond
CarrollMorgan Run (Catch & Return)
MontgomeryGreat Seneca Creek
19-OctHarfordDeer Creek
CecilBig Elk Creek
Cecil**Howards Pond - Allotment moved to Rising Sun Pond and Big Elk Creek
CecilRising Sun Pond
CarolineTuckahoe Creek
CharlesMyrtle Grove Pond
CharlesWheatley Lake
CharlesHughesville Pond
CalvertCalvert Cliffs Pond
CalvertHutchins Pond
Prince GeorgesAllens Pond
Prince GeorgesCosca Lake
Prince GeorgesGreenbelt Lake
Prince GeorgesLake Artemesia
Prince GeorgesMelwood Pond
Prince GeorgesSchoolhouse Pond
Various DatesFrederickCunningham Falls Lake
FrederickRainbow Lake
WashingtonAntietam Creek
WashingtonBeaver Creek (lower half)
WashingtonBlairs Valley Lake
WashingtonGreenbrier Lake

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.

Stocking Hotline

During the stocking season updates are posted on the website daily and on the phone line (1-800-688-3467) weekly.