- Last Updated: 19 October 2020 19 October 2020
Maryland Trout Stocking
2020 Fall STOCKINGS
October 16, 2020
Approx. 400 brown trout were float stocked in the Middle Patuxent Delayed Harvest section. Lures and flies only, no kill until next June 1--NO BAIT. Best fishing will be the mile or so downstream from Eden Brook--Kindler Road area. Other access points are at New Grace Mews and Sweet Hour. Best to review Google Earth/Maps or the Gelso-Coburn guide to MD trout streams for maps, etc.
Potential for poachers is high in this large residential area...so more legitimate fly/lure fishers will help suppress these characters. Do not forget the DNR poacher hotline 24/7 number: 800-825-7275. And keep your cell phone with you in a ziplock!!!
The browns were 10-15" in good looking shape! They will be dazed with finding no pellets and strange surroundings. With the cold front coming over us tonight, might also put a hindrance on getting their attention. Whatever lure/fly you try--DEAD drift or hanging steady in front of them are best tactics for such freshly stocked trout. They have never had to CHASE their food in the hatchery!! They are very shy about attacking any moving object relative to the current.
Flows are low, but should improve over the next month or two. We need to thank our volunteers who pulled the boxes downstream today: Lee Canby, Bryan Sirotkin, Chris Imhoff, and Mike Bovich. Alan Burrows supplied the boxes to this crew.
For up-to-date stocking information throughout the state, go to the Maryland DNR website.
Photos from 2019 Stockings
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.