Maryland Trout Fishing
All about fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown, golden and lake trout in area lakes and streams.
Many of the major reservoirs with healthy populations of trout include Deep Creek Lake, Jennings Randolph Lake, Lake Habeeb, Liberty Reservoir, Piney Run Lake, Rocky Gorge Reservoir, Triadelphia Reservoir and Youghiogheny River Lake. The Potomac River also has quality trout fishing. Maryland has a stocking program for ponds, rivers and lakes with trout. Visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Fisheries Service website for details and schedules on trout stocking in Maryland.
Trout Species In The State
World record: 42 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 14.2 lbs
World record: 14 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 6.1 lbs
World record: 40 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 18.2 lbs
World record: 41 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 7.6 lbs
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Maryland State Record Trout
The state record rainbow trout was caught from Savage River Reservoir.
The state record brook trout was taken out of the Potomac River.
The state record brown trout came from the Potomac River.
The state record cutthroat trout came from the Potomac River.
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Additional trout information
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.
Trout locations and info, by state.
The habits of trout.
Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Maryland waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.