Spring Trout Stocking Begins in Maryland Lakes and Streams

Press Release DNR …

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has begun stocking about 338,000 brown, golden and rainbow trout throughout the state ahead of the 2017 fishing season.

“The trout stocking program raises several hundred thousand trout at our hatcheries, which are stocked for anglers of all ages and skill levels,” said Maryland Fishing and Boating Services Director David Blazer. “Our team provides anglers with diverse trout fishing experiences, from the solitude of a mountain stream to an outing at your locally stocked pond with family and friends.”

Most trout are grown at the department’s hatcheries, the Albert Powell Hatchery in Washington County and the Bear Creek Hatchery in Garrett County. Additionally, the department partnered with the private Mettiki Hatchery to rear trout for Garrett County. The stocking program is funded by the sale of nontidal fishing licenses, trout stamps and Federal Sport Fish Restoration Program funds.

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The list of stocked locations is available at bait and tackle shops, and department service centers. The department also provides weekly updates at 800-688-3467. The exact location and timing for stocking is dependent on ground conditions, stream flow, and weather.

Full 2017 spring stocking schedule ​for Maryland

2017 Spring Trout Stocking For January​​ …

Date
County
Location
01.04.2017 Garrett Deep Creek Lake
01.04.2017 Garrett Youghiogheny River (Catch and Return)
01.04.2017 Garrett Youghiogheny River, Friendsville
01.04.2017 Allegany Evitts Creek
01.04.2017 Washington Antietam Creek
01.04.2017 Washington Beaver Creek
01.04.2017 Washington Licking Creek
01.04.2017 Washington Sideling Hill Creek
01.04.2017 Frederick Middle Creek
01.25.2017 Calvert Calvert Cliffs
01.25.2017 Calvert Hutchins Pond
01.25.2017 Prince Georges Pond at Governor Bridge Natural Area
01.25.2017 Charles Hughesville Pond
01.25.2017 Charles Wheatley Lake
01.25.2017 Prince Georges Allens Pond
01.25.2017 Prince Georges Cosca Lake
01.25.2017 Prince Georges Melwood Pond
01.25.2017 Prince Georges Tucker Pond
01.26.2017 Howard County Centennial Lake
01.26.2017 Charles Myrtle Grove Pond
01.26.2017 Prince Georges Greenbelt Lake
01.26.2017 Prince Georges Lake Artemesia

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