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