Trout Stocking in Maryland

General Stocking InformationSport Fish Restoration

For reference, the full 2018 spring stocking schedule ​is available online. In addition to this page, the Department of Natural Resources Fishing & Boating Services posts stocking updates ​on Facebook and Twitter and through its email news service. Lastly, anglers may also call 800-688-3467 and press option #1 to get a recorded weekly update when stocking is in process (usually updated on Fridays).

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.

​Some Trout fishing areas are subject to the 2018 Closure Schedule. Closure 0 means no restrictions and trout fishing is allowed. All fishing is prohibited in Closure Period 1 areas from 10:00 p.m. March 11 - 5:30 a.m. March 31, 2018 and Closure Period 2 areas from 10:00 p.m. March 25 - 5:30 a.m.March, 31, 2018. All areas are open to fishing at 5:30 a.m. on March 31, 2018. Please visit the 2018 Maryland Guide to Hunting and Fishing for specific rules and regulations.

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2018 Spring Trout Stocking​​

Locations listed in table below were open to fishing on the date stocked. Locations subject to a closure period (at time of stocking) are not listed.

Update - Due to low water at Schoolhouse Pond, the pond only received half of its allocation (approximately 370 fish) on April 4, 2018. The rest of the ponds allocation was distributed evenly between Melwood and Allens Pond in southern Maryland.

Species Codes:

RB = Rainbow Trout; GN = Golden Trout; BN = Brown Trout​​

4/24/2018AlleganyFifteen Mile Creek1,350 RB/GN
4/24/2018CecilHowards Pond 250 RB/GN
4/24/2018CecilPrincipio Creek 450 RB/GN
4/24/2018CecilRising Sun Pond - Under 16, over 65 or blind300 RB/GN
4/24/2018FrederickFishing Creek650 RB/GN
4/24/2018FrederickFrank Bentz Pond 200 RB/GN
4/24/2018FrederickHamburg Pond200 RB/GN
4/24/2018FrederickRainbow Lake 400 RB/GN
4/24/2018FrederickCunningham Falls Lake650 RB
4/24/2018GarrettMill Run450 RB/GN
4/23/2018BaltimoreGunpowder Falls, Upper 2,200 RB/GN
4/23/2018FrederickFriends Creek 900 RB/GN
4/23/2018FrederickOwens Creek 900 RB/GN
4/23/2018GarrettAccident Pond 450 RB/GN
4/23/2018GarrettParkview Pond - Under 16 or blind200 RB/GN
4/23/2018WashingtonSideling Hill Creek900 RB/GN
4/20/2018CarrollSouth Branch Patapsco River (Marriottsville Road)1,000 RB/GN
4/20/2018CarrollSouth Branch Patapsco River (River Road)300 RB/GN
4/20/2018GarrettBear Creek 900 RB/GN
4/20/2018MontgomeryGreat Seneca Creek 2,000 RB/GN
4/20/2018MontgomeryIzaak Walton Pond 450 RB/GN
4/19/2018AlleganyEvitts Creek1,350 RB/GN
4/19/2018AlleganyEvitts Creek Ponds 650 RB/GN
4/19/2018AlleganyFlintstone Creek 900 RB/GN
4/19/2018CalvertCalvert Cliffs Pond150 RB/GN
4/19/2018CalvertHutchins Pond450 RB/GN
4/19/2018CarrollBeaver Run450 RB/GN
4/19/2018CarrollFarm Museum Pond450 RB/GN
4/19/2018CarrollPiney Run Reservoir450 RB/GN
4/19/2018CharlesHughesville Pond 250 RB/GN
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