The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and
lake trout. Brown trout are considered the most difficult to catch
and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival
of the trouts and the brook trout is the most sensitive to temperature.
The others are comfortable in slightly warmer waters.
Maryland Trout Fishing Rivers & Lakes
The Potomac River has nice populations of brook, brown and cutthroat
trout and holds the state record for all three. Savage River Reservoir
served up the Maryland state record for rainbow trout. Other major
reservoirs with healthy populations of trout include Deep Creek
Lake, Liberty Reservoir, Rocky Gorge Reservoir, Triadelphia Reservoir
and Youghiogheny River Lake.
Maryland stocks 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.
Organizations & Resources
The states list to the left can direct you to information about
trout fishing in other states.
All About Fishing for Trout in Maryland.