Trout Stocking in Maryland

General Stocking Information

For reference, the full 2016 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.

2016 Spring Trout Stocking

02.08.2016FrederickFountain Rock Park Pond (2 fish/day)
02.08.2016FrederickFrank Bentz Pond
02.08.2016WashingtonLicking Creek
02.08.2016WashingtonLittle Tonoloway Creek - Upper (2 fish/day)
02.08.2016BaltimorePatapsco River - Daniels (2 fish/day)
02.08.2016MontgomeryLake Needwood
02.08.2016Prince GeorgesGreenbelt Lake
02.08.2016Prince GeorgesLake Artemesia
02.05.2016WashingtonBeaver Creek (lower half)
02.02.2016HowardLake Elkhorn
02.02.2016CarrollSouth Br. Patapsco River (River Rd)
02.01.2016FrederickMiddle Creek

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.