- Last Updated: 12 March 2019 12 March 2019
Maryland Trout Stocking
Please note that during construction at the Brighton Dam, the fly fishing only section below Brighton Dam will not be stocked.
2019 SPRING STOCKINGS
On February 22nd, PPTU and friends help stock the upper Patuxent special area (NO KILL) and the Delayed Harvest section of the Middle Patuxent. Approx. 650 were stocked in the first and 600 in the second.
Because of the high flows all trout were directly stocked from the truck into the water, except as noted below. The access points where the rainbows were dumped are as follows:
rt 94/Annapolis Rock bridge
Hipsley Mill bridge--main stem
Hipsley Mill--Cabin Branch
Howard Chapel--float box only and taken upstream for approx. 1/3 mile
Old Columbia Pike
Because of the high flows, these trout are expected to drift downstream as much as a mile or more in the next few days from where they were released. We did not intentionally stock the holes under the bridges, etc., but a few did escape..Not all places listed above received the same numbers of trout....some got 100-150, other access points up to 450....
The final stocking of these two streams is scheduled for April 3rd. If you are not on my mailing list for stockings, please contact me directly if you are interested in helping on this stocking.
For up-to-date stocking information throughout the state, go to the Maryland DNR website.
Photos from 2018 Spring Stockings
A Video and Photos from Previous Years
In the spring of 2015, Ron Brooks made this excellent video of PPCTU Stocking Below Brighton Dam.
Thanks Ron for your efforts!
Joe Kunsman provided the following photos and footnotes of their crew stocking below Brighton Dam. Thanks Joe.