Maryland Spring Trout Stocking

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service will stock about 338,000 rainbow, golden, and brown trout throughout the state beginning in February.

Following the popularity of previous years’ weekly deliveries to Antietam Creek, department crews will do the same during the spring stocking season at Bear Creek in Garrett County, South Branch Patapsco River at River Road in Carroll County, and at Lake Artemesia in Prince George’s County.

The department has added Unicorn Branch in Queen Anne’s County to the delivery list with the planned introduction of 600 trout downstream of Unicorn Lake, a two-fish per day area.

Additionally, the previous seasonal closures of New Germany Lake and Herrington Creek in Garrett County have been removed. Anglers may fish these waters year round.

The list of stocked locations is available at area tackle shops, Department of Natural Resources service centers and on its interactive Trout Stocking Map and Angler Access Map. The department also provides recorded weekly updates at 800-688-3467.

The exact timing for specific locations is dependent on weather, stream flow and ground conditions.

source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources