The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) kicked off the fall trout stocking season last week, releasing roughly 3,500 rainbow trout in Western Maryland.
“When and where we stock is largely dependent on weather conditions, water flow and temperatures,” DNR Inland Fisheries Manager Tony Prochaska said. “If the weather cooperates, we will release about 25,000 trout by the end of October.”
Fall stocking locations include popular fishing areas such as Bear Creek, Big Elk Creek, Blairs Valley Lake, Deer Creek, Great Seneca Creek, Greenbelt Lake, Gunpowder Falls, Lake Artemesia, Morgan Run, North Branch Potomac, Patapsco River, Town Creek, Tuckahoe Creek and Wheatley Lake.
Some stocked streams have seasonal restrictions so anglers should consult the 2015 Maryland Fishing Guide for all related fishing regulations and restrictions.
For weekly stocking updates, subscribe to DNR Fisheries e-newsletter, visit the trout webpage, or call the Trout Hotline at 800-688-3467.