Trout Stocking Info – Maryland
With the resumption of recreational fishing in Maryland, the department encourages anglers to take advantage of the incredible fishing opportunities the state has to offer, provided all practice social distancing, avoid crowded areas, and minimize social interaction.
General Stocking Information
Spring trout stocking generally takes place during the middle of March through late May. The department 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 Guide to Fishing and Crabbing 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.
- Closure 0 means no restrictions and trout fishing is allowed.
- Closure Period 1 means areas are closed from 10 pm March 8 until 5:30 am March 28, 2020
- Closure Period 2 means areas are closed from 10 pm March 22 until 5:30 am March 28, 2020
RB = Rainbow Trout; GN = Golden Trout; BN = Brown Trout
View the trout stocking locations map.
Help To Stop Poachers
Felt Soled Waders and Shoe Ban
Felt-soled waders and wading shoes are now banned in the State of Maryland. Further information can be found through our FAQ on the felt sole ban.
READ MORE at dnr.maryland.gov